Piping Systems Manufacturer Victaulic Extends Facilities in Belgium


Victaulic, the world’s leading manufacturer of mechanical pipe-joining and fire protection systems, has expanded and refurbished its European headquarters as part of a major investment programme. The facility supports customers within Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India.

Improvements to the premises, located near Gent, Belgium, include a 600 square-metre extension that provides customer demonstrations and installer training. Offices at the site, which Victaulic has occupied since 1998, have also been upgraded to better accommodate the company’s expanding workforce and offer additional meeting facilities.

Victaulic has refurbished customer demonstration areas at its European headquarters

A new ground-floor visitor centre displays the company’s extensive range of pipe-joining products and models to demonstrate the benefits of grooved piping systems over flanging and welding. Demonstration areas for Victaulic fire protection devices have been completely refurbished, along with the prefabrication shop where customers can see the application of grooved pipe-joining systems. Mark Gilbert, Victaulic Vice President and General Manager for Europe, Middle East, Africa and India, commented: “The changes we have made here in Belgium give us not only a much-improved European headquarters to benefit our global status but also a first-class branch facility to help us better serve our customers, as the demand for our products continues to grow in the region.”

The Victaulic visitor centre at its European headquarters includes the latest product displays

This latest global investment follows the opening of a new Victaulic branch in Pune, India, at the end of 2012, along with new locations in Dalian, China; Queretaro, Mexico; and Chihuahua, Mexico.