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The Pursuit of Innovation and Quality – Corma featured in the Latest Issue of the Beijing Review

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.

Manfred Lupke Inducted into Plastics Hall of Fame

Corma President Manfred Lupke, Plastic Hall of Fame Member

“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.”

Corma 6030 Pipe Corrugator

Corma 6030 corrugator line producing 60″ ID HDPE double layer corrugated pipe with patented in-line coupling technology.

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.”

Source: Beijing Review

 

Corma Recognized as a Leading Ontario Exporter

Corma is the winner of the Leadership Award of Excellence at the 2016 Ontario Export Awards

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.comPlant and Annex Business Media, event sponsors as well as the panel of judges for presenting us with this award.

Corma Featured in Business View Magazine

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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.

Corma March 2015 Newsletter

Visit us at NPE 2015 in Orlando

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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!

For more information, please visit www.npe.org.

Corma 40 Series Corrugator

Corma 40 Series Corrugator

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

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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.

 

Full PDF Version: Corma March 2015 Newsletter

Manfred Lupke, CEO of Corma, has been inducted into the Plastics Hall of Fame

SPI – Plastics Academy to Induct Nine of the Industry’s Best into the Plastics Hall of Fame at NPE2015

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Canadian Plastics – Canadian Manfred Lupke among new Plastics Hall of Fame picks 

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Corma targets corrugated water pipe

Canadian equipment maker protects patented technology in growing global market

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee

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High Speed Corrugators

830-12: 50 mm (2") I.D. to 300 mm (12") O.D.

Corma Inc. introduces our High Speed Corrugators to meet the increasing demand for agricultural corrugated plastic drainage pipes. The 630-12 and 830-12 High Speed Corrugators provide output capacities of 1800-2000 lbs/hr., producing 4″ single wall HDPE pipes at 100′ per minute.


 

 

 

 

 

 

Case Study: In faraway markets, Ontario machinery maker builds solid business

Since 1973, Corma Inc. has produced corrugated plastic pipe manufacturing machinery and equipment with a focus on international markets. Stefan Lupke, executive vice-president, says, “My father, a mechanical engineer from Germany, realized there was a niche market for corrugated pipes, but that the company couldn’t rely just on sales in Canada and in the northern U.S. From the beginning, his strategy was setting up international agency sales offices to promote our products.”

Participation in global trade shows and partnership with Export Development Canada and the Canadian International Development Agency have helped the company create awareness and build relationships. Headquartered in Toronto, Corma now has offices, sales agencies and service centres throughout North America and in Germany, Slovakia, China, Portugal, Turkey, India and Central America.

“Even when the [North American] economy is strong, there is high saturation. Companies have to go out and find new markets. There’s obviously more expense, but we’ve now exported to over 90 different countries.” Stefan Lupke, Executive Vice-President, Corma Inc.

While the company’s markets continue to expand with the need for infrastructure in developing countries, there is still work to be done in branding Canada as a mechanical and technical leader, says Mr. Lupke. “Many of our major projects provide water infrastructure, for which demand continues to grow in India, Africa, China and Central and South America. But our major competitors are German companies, so we’re always fighting that ‘made in Germany’ brand, which is very strong.”

Corma's Management

From the launch of Corma Inc. in 1973, the organization focused on developing sales in foreign markets. The Lupke family, left of photo to right: Annette Kovalik, daughter and senior vice-president, parents and founders Renate and Manfred Lupke, chair and CEO, and Stefan Lupke, son and executive vice-president. Photo: supplied

Organizations such as Corma no longer have the luxury of relying on sales in North America, he says. “Even when the economy is strong, there is high saturation. Companies have to go out and find new markets. There’s obviously more expense, but we’ve now exported to over 90 different countries.”

Partnership with Export Development Canada has enabled the company to leverage opportunity in developing markets with market research and products such as receivables insurance, contract frustration insurance and political risk insurance. “This year, less than 5 per cent of our sales occurred in Canada, and 75 per cent occurred outside of North America. EDC was involved in many of these projects in one way or another,” says Mr. Lupke.

This report was produced by RandallAnthony Communications Inc. (www.randallanthony.com) in conjunction with the advertising department of The Globe and Mail. Grant MacMillan, Category Manager, gmacmillan@globeandmail.com.

New installation from Corma Inc. helps meet growing demand for corrugated plastic pipe in Africa

Corma Inc., a world leader in corrugated plastic pipe manufacturing equipment, has recently partnered with prominent international manufacturer Grupo Fersil to meet the growing demands of Africaʼs large civil engineering projects. Corma has equipped the Grupo Fersil subsidiary FIL – Tubos Angola with two complete manufacturing lines to produce double walled polypropylene corrugated pipes ranging from 50 to 1,200 mm O.D.

Corma Corrugator in Angola

This new turnkey manufacturing installation in Luanda/Angola will supply corrugated plastic pipes used in drainage, sewage and cable ducting applications for Africaʼs expanding infrastructure improvements. The two manufacturing lines boast Cormaʼs patented Double Layer In-Line Coupling Technology for the highest quality couplings. FIL will also benefit from Cormaʼs latest Insert Technology which facilitates the manufacture of pipe in multiple stiffness classes without the need to change Mold Blocks.

Corma corrugator at Fersil plant

This installation marks an amazing leap forward in FILʼs production capabilities. Corma has expressed their gratitude at being chosen to support Grupo Fersil which continues to expand its business into exciting new market places.

Fersil's Corma equipment

About Corma Inc.

Corma Inc. is an international operating company headquartered in Toronto, Canada and has been rapidly expanding to worldwide markets. Corma has recently identified Africa as one of its most promising market places for the future. With nearly 40 solid years producing corrugated plastic pipe manufacturing equipment, Corma has become renowned for both turnkey manufacturing installations as well as individual components. Corma supports all of its products with a 36-month warranty and superior customer service.

About FIL / Grupo Fersil

FIL – Tubos Angola is a member of Grupo Fersil, a well-known group of companies that maintains several manufacturing locations and sales branches around the world. Grupo Fersil is celebrated as one of the leading manufacturers for the highest quality pipes in Southern Europe where it owns locations in both Portugal and Spain.

For further information regarding the FIL – Tubos Angola project or any of the breakthrough technology available from Corma Inc., please contact:

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Corma Inc.

10 McCleary Court
Concord (Toronto), Ontario
L4K 2Z3
Canada
Tel.: +1 905 669 9397
Fax.: +1 905 738 4744
info@corma.com
www.corma.com

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FERSIL
– Freitas & Silva, S.A.
Zona Industrial de Cesar
Rua das Matas
Cesar
3700 ‐ Oliveira de Azeméis
Portugal
Tel.: +351 256 856 011
Fax.: +351 256 856 011
fersil@fersil.com
www.fersil.com