The spread of COVID-19 has recently been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. Corma is committed to adapting our business practices to actively serve our customers and ensure minimal disruptions.
While Corma remains open for business, we want to make you aware that we have created our own pandemic plan and how it affects the services we provide.
Corma supports the public health recommendations to reduce the spread of COVID-19. As such, we:
▪require all of our staff to comply with Social distancing (minimizing close contact with others)
▪have implemented appropriate sanitation practices throughout our facility.
▪require all employees who have potentially been exposed to the virus to self-isolate for the recommended 14 day period.
Inter-Action with Our Customers and Suppliers
All internal and external meetings are cancelled and, where applicable, will be moved to teleconference. In addition, there will be no site visits by customers or suppliers, nor will our employees visit supplier or customer facilities.
This is obviously a difficult time for all of us. We want to assure you that we remain available to respond to all questions and concerns by telephone, conference call and/or email. Kindly contact your normal resource at Corma in order to address any issues.
On Oct. 2, 2019, the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) recognized twenty outstanding individuals and businesses for their commitments and dedication to the growth and sustainability of the Canadian plastics industry at its annual Plastics Industry Leadership Awards Dinner in Vaughan, Ont.
As a specialist in corrugated plastic pipe manufacturing equipment for over 40 years, family-owned Corma is building on its international reputation.
Last year Corma was presented with the Leadership Award of Excellence at the 2016 Ontario Export Awards and the company is today recognized as a leading producer of machinery and die tooling equipment for the corrugated plastic pipe manufacturing industry.
“We were a very small start-up when we began in 1973,” recalls Manfred Lupke, Founder, President, Chief Executive Officer and an inductee into the Plastics Academy Hall of Fame.
“Our company consisted of myself – a mechanical engineer, a colleague of mine and my wife who was responsible for the entire office.”
Today, the company employs over 250 people and has delivered over 1,300 machines to more than 100 countries. With headquarters in Concord, Ontario, Canada, Corma has regional sales and services offices in Europe, Asia and Latin America and a manufacturing facility in China.
“Over 20 years ago, we were invited to join one of the first delegations to China to explore investment and manufacturing opportunities,” says Lupke. “This initial introduction to the Chinese market and later experiences prompted us to invest in China around 10 years ago. Corma Shanghai is an important link in our supply chain.”
Corma’s machinery features the latest cutting-edge technology designed to help companies produce high-quality pipes with optimal efficiency, cost-effectiveness and space requirements while minimizing downtime.
“Plastic corrugated pipes and tubing produced on our machines range from 1 mm to 3,000 mm in diameter and we are able to customize production systems and auxiliary equipment to meet the specific requirements of our clients,” says Lupke.
“Our machines can be engineered to work with a variety of materials to ensure requisite pipe stiffness, adherence to worldwide standards and material cost savings.”
In recognition of the company’s technical innovations, Corma was awarded the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce Business Achievement Award for Innovation in Production or Technological Advancement last year.
By delivering a patented range of pipe manufacturing machinery, dies and die tooling equipment, downstream equipment for manufacturing PVC pipes and polyethylene and polypropylene plastic tubing, Corma is winning new customers.
“We are driven to innovate, deliver quality products and be a reliable partner for our existing and future customers,” says Lupke. “We have over 1,000 international patents and many more in various stages, and from a manufacturing perspective, China remains a very important part of our value chain. We are proud to have been one of the earlier Canadian companies to visit the country and we are more than happy with the close relationship we enjoy with our friends in China.”
Corma Proudly Accepts the Ontario Export Leadership Award as a World Leading Corrugator Manufacturer
Corma was presented with the Leadership Award of Excellence at the 2016 Ontario Export Awards. The award recognizes an organization known for championing the cause of exporting in Ontario within their field of expertise.
Corma – A Canadian Family Owned and Operated Business Driven by Innovation
The company began in 1973 as a three-man operation in a small rented factory space. Since then the company has remained as a Canadian family owned and operated business, showing continuity in ownership and management that is unrivaled in the industry.
With its office and manufacturing facility headquartered in Ontario, Corma also maintains regional sales offices in Europe, Asia and Latin America with a multilingual staff to better serve its customers overseas.
Over the past 43 years, Corma has delivered more than 1,300 machines to over 100 countries spanning 6 of the 7 continents.
To date, Corma has been granted over 850 patents around the world. Our machinery features the latest cutting edge technology designed help clients produce high quality pipes with optimal efficiency, cost-effectiveness and space requirements while minimizing downtime. This has proven to be an universal formula of success for our customers.
Plastic corrugated pipes and tubing produced on Corma machines range from 3mm all the way up to 1,800mm in diameter. They are used for a wide variety of applications such as cable ducting, automotive and medical tubing as well as drainage and sewage pipes.
We are honored to accept the Leadership award as a representative of the plastics industry alongside other innovative Ontario exporters from various different sectors. We would like to thank the event organizers from CanadianManufacturing.com, Plant and Annex Business Media, event sponsors as well as the panel of judges for presenting us with this award.
Corma was featured in the July 2015 issue of Business View Magazine. The article outlines how Manfred Lupke, Plastics Hall of Fame inductee and President of Corma, started the business in 1973 and grew it into an industry leading multinational company today.
We will be exhibiting at NPE 2015 – one of the world’s largest plastics trade show and conference taking place from March 23-27, 2015 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. Come join us at Booth 2431 located in Hall B, we hope to see you there!
Part of our philosophy is to continuously invest in R&D to keep improving our machinery and provide advantages to help our customers succeed. We will be launching the new Corma 40 Series Corrugators as an addition to our 30 Series lineup, featuring new technologies such as a brand new mold track system that increases speed by extending the molding channel. The new 40 series machines will be branded as the 2040, 3040, 4040 and 6040 corrugators.
Stay tuned for more technical information that will be available on our website shortly. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions in the meantime.
Plastics Industry Hall of Fame
We are proud to announce that Mr. Manfred Lupke, CEO of Corma, has been inducted into the SPI Plastics Industry Hall of Fame for his innovations and achievements in the field of corrugated plastic pipe manufacturing.
The Plastics Hall of Fame Reception and Ceremony will be held on Sunday, March 22 from 6:00PM-9:00PM, please visit www.npe.org/plastics-hall-fame for more information.
As an engineering focused company, we take great pride in our ability to develop machines specifically designed to meet varying requirements and standards around the world. For example, our new drill perforator is designed to produce circular perforations, meeting AASHTO M252 and M294 standards for drainage applications. Please feel free to contact us to learn more about Corma solutions for your corrugator production lines.
Large Diameter Corrugated Pipe Production
The Corma 6030 is one of the world’s largest corrugators, producing PE, PP or PVC pipes ranging from 450mm i.d. to 1,800mm o.d. There are currently 15 production lines with the 6030 currently running at customer sites in North America, South America, Europe and Asia as well as more units in production. Pictured on the left is the latest 6030 commissioned with 60” HDPE pipe with in-line double layer bell and spigot coupling.
Corma Celebrates 60th Anniversary of Colombiaplast
We would like to thank our customers for showing us tremendous support by providing us with pipe samples for display, including a large diameter 48” PVC pipe. We were glad to be a part of the 60th anniversary celebration of Colombiaplast this year which featured an appearance by Mr. Juan Manuel Santos, the President of Colombia.