Polypipe helps professionals create sustainable, engineered water management and climate management solutions for the built environment. We are one of Europe’s largest and most innovative manufacturers of piping, underfloor heating and energy-efficient ventilation.

FINANCIAL
HIGHLIGHTS

OPERATIONAL
HIGHLIGHTS

Investment Proposition

CHAIRMAN'S
introduction

"With a clear strategy, a continued focus on continuing to grow the M&A agenda as well as continuing to invest in and develop the Group’s current solutions, alongside its experienced and dedicated senior management team and workforce, I am confident that the Group will continue to thrive during 2019."

CHIEF EXECUTIVE
OFFICER'S REVIEW

"Polypipe’s balanced exposure to the different elements of the UK construction market, together
with its long-term growth drivers of legacy material substitution,
legislative tailwinds, and its acquisition strategy to provide
our customers with a ‘one-stop shop’ and geographic reach, delivered another record performance in 2018.”"

CHIEF FINANCIAL
OFFICER'S report

"Group revenue growth again outperformed the market
and cash generated
remains strong."

Creating the competitive advantage

The long-term value of our business model is in placing our customers' needs, their market trends and the protection of the environment at the heart of everything that we do.

This is Supported by Our Competitive Advantage

Vision

To be the leading provider of sustainable water and climate management solutions for the built environment.

We will do this by:

  • Building a world class sustainable business
  • Developing cost efficient solutions to substitute legacy materials
  • Leveraging our core UK competencies across key markets around the world

Two target product sectors

SUSTAINABLE WATER MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS

plumbing, water quality

drainage, soil & waste

external("roof to river) solutions: drainage, sewer

rainwater retention

flow control, treatment

stormwater attenaution

Blue-Green solutions

SUSTAINABLE CLIMATE MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS

high-efficiency, low-energy, high air quality ventilation, with heat recovery

underfloor heating

Blue-Green placemaking solutions, encouraging biodiversity, helping to tackle the Urban Island heating effect

Reduced-temperature (low-CO2) heat distribution

Five Strategic Growth Drivers

Using engineered plastics rather than traditional materials such as concrete or clay can lead to innovative project solutions that offer transportation, installation and cost-saving benefits. As thermoplastic pipes are inherently lighter in weight than legacy materials, they are quicker and easier to install. Polypipe produces pipes and fittings utilising recycled materials where appropriate and all products are recyclable at the end of their useful life. These benefits combined with Polypipe’s strong brand and technical expertise, offer potential for Polypipe’s propositions to penetrate further against legacy materials such as concrete, clay, or copper pipes.

As legislation continues to tighten to meet the international performance targets on water management, air quality, carbon reduction, and city resilience, Polypipe continues its long-term investment into Water Management and Climate Management solutions.

For example, Government planning policy has defined the need for sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) to ensure that flood risk is taken into account during all stages of the planning process. This planning policy is further interpreted into national frameworks, local legislation and regulations, which provide a dynamic legislative environment. Polypipe’s solutions are engineered to address these challenges, providing an effective controlled retention, attenuation or infiltration system to suit site-specific requirements

Through our focused research and development, our proven design expertise, patented technologies, detailed understanding within our sectors and our own award-winning delivery fleet, Polypipe provides solutions that integrate the latest technologies to tackle challenges faced by design engineers and drive efficiencies in our internal processes.

Polypipe has extensive expertise in the plumbing, drainage and ventilation aspects of projects, and by working closely with specifying engineers, local authorities, and installation contractors, we provide a broad ranges of solutions that are value-engineered to reduce whole life costs (addressing ease of installation and cost of maintenance in service, for example) as well as providing a proven level of performance, and as such we provide a ‘one-stop shop’ proposition.

With Polypipe’s UK standard-based products, and the esteem that UK manufacturing is held in within a number of growing markets around the world, the Group seeks to expand in selected markets overseas. Many factors supporting Polypipe’s growth are not unique to the UK, such as urbanisation, managing water as a scarce resource, combined sewer systems already at capacity, urban island heat effect, and poor air quality.

Our track record of growth in the UK, along with our experience of working with the technology licensing model deployed by the Permavoid business, form the basis of a set of unique competencies across the Group, which position Polypipe well for future development outside the UK.

At Polypipe, we endeavour to build and develop a sustainable business, whilst taking solutions to market that are by nature of their application enabling a sustainable and resilient built environment.

Water Management Solutions

As cities become more populated and as weather events become more extreme more frequently, no single technical solution can claim to resolve these issues by itself. Nevertheless, steps can be taken to mitigate the potential impact. Polypipe’s extensive range of Water Management solutions are designed to reduce or intercept the potential impact of extreme flooding and to help cities recover more quickly. In fact, to help cities become ever more resilient, Polypipe has developed systems to manage surface water, flooding, rainwater harvesting and treatment as well as recycling for reuse.

Climate Management Solutions

As with our Water Management solutions, Polypipe’s Climate Management solutions satisfy the most stringent of Government legislation. We continue to invest in developing products and systems that enable and control heating, ventilation and cooling. Such solutions make built environments more energy efficient, cleaner and more comfortable to live in. This results in a more sustainable and resilient built environment, not just for the benefit of Governments, but for everyone.

Sustainability