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History

Headquartered in Canada, Corma Inc. was founded in 1973 by Manfred Lupke, the company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and has been a leading provider of corrugated plastic pipe manufacturing machinery and equipment for 40 years.

A family-owned and managed business, Corma today remains strongly committed to our global vision: to develop and produce superior pipe manufacturing equipment to pipe manufacturers, to provide excellent, ongoing service for what we sell, and to advance the pipe manufacturing industry with innovative engineering skill and technological achievement.

Corma Awards Highlights:

  • 2016 Leadership Award of Excellence – Ontario Export Awards
  • 2016 Award for Innovation in Production or Technological Advancement – Vaughan Chamber of Commerce
  • 2015 Plastics Hall of Fame Induction – Manfred Lupke
  • 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award – Vaughan Chamber of Commerce
  • 2011 Technological Excellence Award – Vaughan Chamber of Commerce
  • 2010 Federation des Plastiques et Alliances Composites, Honoris Innova Award – Commercialization
  • 2009 Exporter of the Year Award—Vaughan Chamber of Commerce
  • 2007 CPIA Award—“Leader of the Year—Manfred Lupke”
  • 2006 Finalist, Manufacturing and Technological Excellence—Vaughan Chamber of Commerce
  • 2005 Exporter of the Year Award—Vaughan Chamber of Commerce
  • 2003 Company of the Year Award—Vaughan Chamber of Commerce
  • 2000/2001 Finalist, Exporter of the Year Award—Vaughan Chamber of Commerce
  • 2000 Presidents Award—Poland
  • 1999 Exporter of the Year Award—Vaughan Chamber of Commerce
  • 1998 CCPA 25th Anniversary Award
  • 1998 CCPA Special Achievement Award
  • 1985 Outstanding Manufacturing Award Design—City of Vaughan

Old Corrugator of Corma

Corma Company Highlights:

2012 - 2016

2016

Corma is the winner of the Leadership Award of Excellence from the Ontario Export Awards

Corma is the winner of the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce Business Achievement Award for Innovation in Production or Technological Advancement

2015

Manfred Lupke, President and CEO of Corma, was inducted into the Plastics Hall of Fame by SPI and the Plastics Academy

2014

Corma received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce.

2010 - 2011

2011

Office expansion for better service to customers

Press Release, April 28, 2011, Corma partners with Alom Poly Extrusions Ltd.

Press Release, February 3, 2011, Corma partners with Groupo Fersil.

2010

Federation des Plastiques et Alliances Composites, Honoris Innova Award – Commercialization


2000 - 2009

2009

Corma is the Winner of the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce Exporter of the Year Award.

2008

Corma establishes a new sales and service office in Schweinfurt, Germany.

2007

Corma founder, President and CEO, Manfred Lupke, is honored by the Canadian Plastic Industry Association as the winner of the “Leader of the Year Award”.

2006

Corma establishes the Corma Shanghai Co. Ltd. sales/service office and manufacturing center in the People’s Republic of China.

Corma Deutschland is expanded to become a full sales and service centre to support customers in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

2005

Corma develops the first pulsating corrugator for large diameter pipe production.

2004

Corma delivers the first 6030 corrugator.

Corma introduces Reshaping of Double Wall Pipe.

2003

Corma develops a new cooling method- the “Cooling Enclosure” – to further enhance the cooling capacity of the corrugator. The new system incorporates an enclosure, temperature control system, high pressure blowers and mold block design to optimize cooling and productivity.

Cormas Head Office and Foundry Division both transition to ISO 9001-2000 certification.

Corma introduces a compact die design for large diameter pipe production.

2002

Corma invents the mold block insert technology. Pipes of various stiffness classes can be produced in one set of mold blocks, simply by exchanging the inserts.

Corma introduces the smallest corrugated tubing in the world. The 1 mm tubing is produced on Corma’s 052 vertical corrugator.

2001

Corma’s headquarters building undergoes its third expansion.

2000

Corma introduces a multi-layer pipe with metal insert.

Corma introduces an adjustable pipe perforator that can accommodate in-line couplings.

Corma introduces a disk extruder with cylindrical metering.


1990 - 1999

1999

Corma introduces a new in-line pipe coupling, which incorporates both layers of the double-wall pipe and is of the same diameter as the pipe itself.

1998

Corma’s headquarters building undergoes its second expansion.

Corma introduces SuperCooling.

Corma introduces universal mold blocks.

Corma introduces the vertical corrugator.

Corma introduces its patented die spider with revolutionary new spider leg design.

1994

Corma introduces the mold-block quick-return system.

1992

Corma invents the multi-cavity vacuum-forming mold block with vacuum that can be adjusted for the different profiles.

1991

Corma invents the multi-layer polypropylene rib pipe.

1990

Corma invents the vacuum cooling plug, which gives the inside layer of the pipe a smooth surface.

Corma introduces the 6020 corrugator for very large diameter corrugated double-wall pipes.


1980 - 1989

1988

Corma introduces a vacuum-forming corrugator in which the vacuum is created through the mold block carrier bases.

1986

Corma’s headquarters building undergoes its first expansion.

Corma invents a double-wall pipe die with just one flow channel.

This die is soon widely regarded as the best die design available for PVC double-wall pipe.

Corma applies for a patent on rib pipe.

1983

Corma creates an adjustable-diameter cooling plug for double-wall pipe.

1982

Corma introduces a new double-wall pipe production system.

Corma creates a system of molding couplings in-line in which the wall of coupling incorporates both layers of the double-wall pipe.

1981

Corma builds new headquarters facilities in Concord (Toronto), Ontario, Canada.

1980

Corma introduces spiral wound rotary machines for large diameter pipes.

Corma invents the chainless corrugator with permanently installed mold blocks.


1973 - 1979

1978

Corma applies for its first patent in double-wall pipe production.

Corma introduces its first rotary perforator for drainage pipe.

Corma applies for its first vacuum forming patent.

1974

Corma’s first M600 corrugator (pictured above) is delivered to Akatherm in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada.

1973

Corma’s first sale – A perforated saw is purchased by DOM Plastics.

JUNE 26th, 1973

Corma Inc. is incorporated. Operations commence in a rented factory space.