GF Piping Systems’ factory in Seewis (Switzerland), celebrates its 50th anniversary as a high-tech plastic valve and actuator manufacturer. The team has pioneered many firsts, transforming and sustainably leading the plastic valve industry.
What started as an idea during a foggy day at the edge of the forest in 1967 is today an almost fully automated injection-molding site, hosting 170 team members in GF Piping Systems’ flagship valve and actuator producing facility.
Thanks to the great progress in manufacturing technologies, automation, and robotization since its inauguration in March 1971, the company continues to produce to the highest quality standards, providing highly skilled jobs in automation and information technology, plastics technology, and polymechanics to the surrounding community.
“In our 50th anniversary year, the innovations made in Seewis continue to set a benchmark for our industry and showcase the capabilities of the people of Graubünden, that is the secret ingredient behind the factory’s success,” says Andreas Pauli, Head of Plant Seewis for GF Piping Systems. “The pioneering NeoFlow pressure regulating valve (PRV), developed to support utilities in fighting leakage and water losses, and the all-plastic Butterfly Valve 565 that will help to revolution the water treatment market; as a cost-effective, corrosion-free lightweight alternative to metal are great examples.”
To celebrate the 50th anniversary, the Seewis plant entrance has been redesigned, ready for the return of post-covid customer visits and maybe one or the other new talent from the region. GF is proud to support, among them, Graubünden’s star, World Champion freestyle skier, and GF ambassador Andri Ragettli.