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Company nameWavin N.V.
Company typeNaamloze vennootschap
HeadquartersZwolle, Netherlands
Key peopleHenk ten Hove (CEO), Paul van den Hoek (Chairman of the supervisory board)
Revenue-1.231 billion (2010)
Operating income-37.9 million (2010)
Net income-5.8 million (2010)
Total assets-1.361 billion (end 2010)
Total equity-578.9 million (end 2010)
Employees6,450 (end 2010)

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Wavin N.V. is a Dutch manufacturer of pipes (mainly for drainage and water supply purposes). Wavin is the leading supplier of plastic pipe systems and solutions in Europe. The company was officially founded on 5 August 1955, its name deriving from WAter and VINyl chloride. Wavin provides essentials: plastic pipe systems and solutions for tap water, surface heating and cooling, soil and waste, rain water, distribution of drinking water and gas and telecom applications.

Wavin is headquartered in Zwolle, Netherlands and is active in 29 European countries. Via its central export organisation Wavin Overseas, the company has a network of over 120 agents and licensed partners who are active in Asia, Australia, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and North America. The Group also has a production facility in Foshan, China.

Due to the common use of Wavin products, the name has become genericised in some parts of Ireland to refer to any manufacturer of orange-coloured drainpipes. Wavin operates in three locations in Ireland. The main manufacturing and distribution plant in Ireland is located in Balbriggan, North County Dublin with additional offices in Lisburn and Cork


The Wavin Group invests considerably in the development of new products and processes. Wavin's own Technology and Innovation Centre (Wavin T&I), employs more than 50 people who develop new products and systems in close partnership with local Wavin companies. Some of the latest innovations for the European market are Wavin smartFIX, a unique push-fit fitting, the Wavin Tempower surface heating and cooling solution, Wavin Tegra manholes and inspection chambers and the Wavin SiTech low noise in-house soil and waste system.

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