Hassfurt-based pipe corrugator machinery maker Unicor GmbH is to resume production of equipment for manufacturing multilayer metalcore pipe for domestic plumbing.
Unicor was bought from pipe producer Uponor Oyj of Vantaa, Finland, five years ago by its management team. Unicor formerly generated sales of around $4.7 million (3.5 million euros) a year from multilayer pipe systems. However, it was contractually obliged to halt sales for five years under a competition agreement with Uponor.
Managing Director Klaus Kaufmann said Unicor is now returning to the market with two overlap ultrasonic welding lines covering two diameter ranges: from 12-32 millimeters or 40-110mm. It will also be offering two laser welding lines covering the same pipe-diameter ranges.