This year, AGRU celebrates a very special anniversary: 70 years ago, back in 1948, Alois Gruber senior laid the foundations for a success story which...Read more
And the Oscar goes to... AGRU!
AGRU wins the „USA Biz Award 2018“!
On March 4, agru Kunststofftechnik Gesellschaft m.b.H. won the coveted USA BIZ AWARD 2018 in Los Angeles for Austrian excellence in the American market. The so-called WirtschaftsOskar of the AUSSENWIRTSCHAFT AUSTRIA (Austrian Economic Chamber) brings the outstanding achievements of Austrian companies on the highly competitive US market on the red carpet and in the medial spotlight. AGRU won the "WirtschaftsOskar" in the category "Investment". Top companies from all over Austria applied for this award, which AGRU was able to gain thanks to the investment in a plant, the AGRU XXL PIPE PRODUCTION FACILITY, for the production of the world's largest HDPE pressure pipes.
Winner in the investment category
In 2017, agru Kunststofftechnik Gesellschaft m.b.H. opened a new large-diameter pipe plant in Charleston, South Carolina. With the 40 million dollar investment, The Plastics Experts are expanding their presence in the United States and setting a milestone unseen before in the industry. The AGRU XXL PIPE PRODUCTION FACILITY allows the extrusion of the world’s largest high-density polyethylene pressure pipe with outside diameter ranges up to 3500 mm and continuous lengths up to 610 m. AGRU XXL pipes are also used in an extraordinary mission, which has set itself the goal of permanently liberating the oceans from plastic waste. In the visionary project "The Ocean Cleanup" AGRU XXL pipes form a floating barrier in the Pacific garbage patch. In addition, large-diameter pipes from the new factory make a significant contribution to the sustainable use of the world's increasingly scarce freshwater resources. Line losses due to ailing drinking water networks are driving cities such as Sao Paulo, Cape Town or Rome into the drinking water emergency during the summer months. But with AGRU XXL pipes, not only will drinking water supply be safeguarded for the next generations, but also the wastewater from entire metropolises can be safely disposed of without any risk to the environment or groundwater. The environmentally friendly power generation in power plants is ensured by cooling systems consisting of AGRU XXL pipes.