GRP pipes for our infrastructure

Amiblu develops and produces pipe systems made of glass fiber reinforced plastic (GRP) for the most important infrastructure systems in our society. GRP scores with an exceptionally long service life, which is attributable to the high quality of the material as well as its resistance to a wide range of loads and influences.
Their high flexibility makes Amiblu products ideal for many important future investments: For example, the increasing challenges associated with climate change – cue droughts and flooding – as well as aging inner-city infrastructure, which necessitates many renovations and replacements of pipe systems.
Amiblu GRP pipe systems have the lowest life-cycle costs, making them an ideal solution for any industry, community or city facing these challenges. They are a reliable solution for generations to come.
Amiblu manufactures in six plants in four countries, with a team of experts working in the background at the R&D development center in Norway. Around 1500 employees are there for you: from professional advice, planning and production to sales – we want our customers to be more than satisfied, because we also know what we are transporting in our pipes: Water. And water is precious.

O-tek – GRP filament wind pipes for highest static demands

With around 600 employees in Colombia, Mexico and Argentina, the O-tek Group serves sales markets in numerous Latin American countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Peru and Paraguay.

The glass-fiber-reinforced plastic pipes with diameters ranging from 30 centimeters to 3 meters and pressure ratings of up to 32 bar are used primarily in infrastructure projects in the drinking water and wastewater sectors. In both segments, but also in the field of hydropower, the Latin American market offers huge potential here. The pipes are manufactured in individual lengths of up to 15 meters on a project-by-project basis.

O-Tek GRP pipes are manufactured using the patented Flowtite technology and, like all GRP pipes, weigh around ¼ of comparable cast iron pipes and 1/10 of comparable concrete pipes. The CO2 footprint of Flowtite pipes is only 1/3 of the footprint of comparable pipes – the advantages are obvious: lower energy consumption in the production of the required raw materials, significantly lower weight of the finished product, thus logistical advantages and last but not least longer life cycle.

Our headquarters in the US is in Houston, Texas. It all began over 30 years ago ….

Since our HOBAS plant was erected on the outskirts of Houston (TX, USA) in 1987, HOBAS pipes have been produced using centrifugal technology for over 30 years and are primarily sold in North America. US water suppliers and waste water disposal companies know what they can rely on: top quality products that meet customer expectations and have an exceptionally long product life. In respect of the overall costs, that is, the long lifecycles and low maintenance requirements, HOBAS Pipes are not just one step ahead of the competition but have the further advantage that they can (depending on geology) also be laid without trenches. Especially in densely populated areas, this is a decisive advantage, with minimum inconvenience during the construction / laying phase.
In 2017, 70 million Euros worth of pipes left the factory for all parts of the US, Canada, and Hawaii. Over the course of 30 years, more than 3,000 kilometres of pipes (wastewater and pressure pipes in various diameters and pressure ratings) were laid. Ongoing climate changes and growing population density demand improved water management to ensure that there are sufficient safe water supplies in the future.