UNATHERM GmbH was founded in 1965 as a family business. From the beginning, the company has focused on providing its customers with the most advanced and efficient products for plumbing and heating. From the production of electric underfloor heating systems to the processing of polypropylene pipe and the custom manufacturing of heating mats, the company has developed over the years into a specialist in the production of polyethylene pipes. UNATHERM has been located in Reichshof-Wehnrath in the Oberbergisches Land region since 1993, where the pipe production facilities have been continuously expanded ever since the company moved into the property.
Just a few weeks after the takeover, the planned restructuring and expansion of the production site began. It can be divided into two key initiatives.
On the one hand, the existing production lines will be modernized, automated and converted to the production of 5-layer pipe. This will enable more energy-efficient processes and lower scrap rates. On the other hand, as part of the Group’s sustainability initiative, investments are being made in in-house recycling processes, which will allow excess pipe pieces to be recycled. This reduces overall material usage and prevents valuable plastic from ending up in incinerators.