Group is one of the fastest growing plastic pipe and hose systems manufacturers
worldwide, currently employing app. 1,500 people. Our global presence is
supported through eleven manufacturing facilities in six countries and a
comprehensive distribution network of subsidiaries and agents that extends to
Europe, South Africa, America, Australia and the Middle East.
product portfolio includes:
PE and PP pipe systems used in water and sewage reticulation, telecommunication
networks, natural gas distribution, drainage and discharge systems, building
construction applications, advanced irrigation and mining applications.
- PVC and PU
flexible hoses reinforced with steel or plastic composites are used in most
industrial, agriculture and household applications.
Group's parent company, Aristovoulos G. Petzetakis S.A. was established in
Greece in 1960, by Aristovoulos Petzetakis, Chemical Engineer. As early as 1961,
the founder established A.G. Petzetakis S.A. as a world-class innovator in the
plastics industry through a revolutionary patented production method for the
manufacture of flexible plastic hoses reinforced with a rigid PVC spiral. The
company's products became world famous under the brand name HELIFLEX and since
then, this technology was licensed to major multinational companies like
Goodyear, Pirelli, Dunlop & Toyo.
Later on in 1969,
became the first
Greek-based multinational company when it
operations in Portugal through HELIFLEX PORTUGUESA LDA (known today as HELIFLEX
PETZETAKIS TUBOS), which nowadays is the market leader in the local flexible
In 1971, the Group
expanded in the production of rigid PVC pipes by
setting up a second production
unit in Greece. Today this unit constitutes part of a greater industrial complex
in Thebes, which manufactures PVC, PE and PP pipes as well as flexible PVC
hoses. This industrial unit in Thebes, Greece constitutes the biggest production
site of the Petzetakis Group, in terms of production capacity.
In 1972, the
Petzetakis Group expands its presence in the European flexible hose market
through a commercial subsidiary in Germany, A.G. Petzetakis GmbH (also known as
Heliflex GmbH). The Group's long lasting presence and commitment to this
important market was further enhanced in 2001 through the acquisition of Behka
Plast GmbH, a niche producer of plastic flexible hoses.
2000 and ever since, the Group has long established its ongoing commitment for
international growth; a commitment that has been demonstrated though several
acquisitions and strategic participations around the world.
In 2001, two
acquisitions were successfully completed. More specifically, the Petzetakis
Group acquired Main Pipesystems (currently known as Petzetakis Africa Ltd) in
South Africa. This company was established in 1959 and is the largest producer
of plastic pipe systems in South Africa. Petzetakis Africa currently operates
four plants for the manufacture of PVC and HDPE pipes and PVC flexible hoses. It
also has a comprehensive sales network covering S. Africa with eleven
distribution centres, ten exclusive agents and three empowerment ventures. The
Group's decision to invest in South Africa stems from the significant growth
potential that exists in the region as regards to building and infrastructure
development. Furthermore, the company's geographic location allows for further
expansion into South America and Australia.
In the same year,
2001, the Group proceeded with the acquisition of Induplas SpA in Italy,
S.A. in Spain and Eurohose Ltd in the UK. These companies formed the Induplas
Group, a major European flexible hose and electrical conduit producer with
leading market shares in Italy, Spain and certain central European countries.
Consequently, the Petzetakis Group established itself as one of the most
important European hose manufacturers, with strong market presence all over
Europe and a wide range of PVC and PU products.
taking advantage of its significant global presence and highly competitive
structure is currently expanding its shares in all markets where it operates,
accelerating thus the improvement of all its financial figures. The group offers
a unique solution to the largest OEMs and wholesale customers not only in Europe
but also in the Eastern countries as well as the North African and potentially
the North American ones. The Groupís mission is to apply a focused strategy in
each geographical region and offer a highly competitive full range of quality
products, using our high-tech know-how and extracting all synergies and
economies of scale that a leading multinational conglomerate like the Petzetakis
Group can achieve.