DUBAI, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Future Pipe Industries Group (FPIG), as part of the execution of its global growth strategy, has acquired 100% of the fiberglass pipe manufacturing business, Protecciones Plásticas, S.A.U., which carries on business under the trading name "Protesa".
Protesa has its headquarters in Barcelona, Spain, with facilities in Zaragoza, Spain; Pune, India and Jorf Lasfar, Morocco. The takeover is a major strategic addition to FPIG's composite pipe business and adds considerably to its ability to service its clients particularly in the water, desalination, industrial and infrastructure sectors in Europe, North West Africa and Latin America as well as provide FPIG with its first manufacturing facility in India.
"This acquisition marks an important step in our strategy to diversify outside of our core market in the GCC" said Fouad Makhzoumi, Chairman and CEO of Future Pipe Industries Group. "Protesa has been manufacturing GRP (Glass Fiber Reinforced Polyester) composite pipe systems for over 50 years and is one of the leaders in its field, with a strong network of clients across Europe, North Africa and globally. We are therefore very pleased to have been able to conclude this acquisition and are excited about the potential it brings to our growing group of companies, particularly as it significantly increases our ability to service our clients from a dedicated GRP facility in Europe."
"The acquisition of Protesa continues our strategy of organic growth coupled with the acquisition of other complementary businesses which enable us to extend our global reach. This is the second such acquisition this year after the acquisition of Specialty Plastics, Inc. in April 2013."
Future Pipe Industries Group was established in 1984 and has since grown to become a global leader in anti-corrosive fiberglass pipe system design and manufacturing. FPIG offers a complete product range and solutions to complex engineering projects for a wide variety of applications in the Oil & Gas, Marine, Industrial, and Infrastructure sectors. FPIG currently operates 9 factories around the world with more than 3500 employees and serves more than 300 major customers in over 50 countries.
Protesa is a Spanish company which was founded in 1959 with the aim of researching, designing, producing, marketing and installing GRP pipes and fittings.
Protesa is active in sectors that require advanced technological solutions, such as those involving sewage networks, wastewater treatment plants, water supply networks, transmission lines, irrigation networks, purification plants, power plants, desalination plants, fire protection systems, industry, etc.
Today, Protesa has 285 highly skilled employees and carries out large-scale projects throughout the world, in among other Australia, Chile, Algeria, Morocco, Panama, the UK, France, and Switzerland. Furthermore, the company has a network of international agents in several countries, including Germany, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Bulgaria, the UK, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Portugal and Australia.
SOURCE Future Pipe Industries Group (FPIG)