GF wins major order for largest cruise ships
GF Piping Systems, a division of GF, has received a substantial order totaling more than EUR 15 million from the leading shipbuilding company STX France.
The latest order from STX France covers the delivery of corrosion-free plastic piping systems to equip three new cruise liners. These piping systems are manufactured at GF facilities in Switzerland, Germany and Italy. They will be delivered over the course of the next two years, starting in the second half of 2015.
GF Piping Systems is well experienced in the shipbuilding industry as its innovative piping technologies have already been installed on the largest cruisers worldwide. GF Piping Systems also offers comprehensive maintenance services for on board piping systems at major ports in the US, Europe and Asia to ensure for ship owners the maximum availability for their cruise liners.
GF Piping Systems is a leading supplier of piping systems made of plastics and metal. The division focuses on system solutions and high-quality components for the safe transport of water and gas in industry, utilities, and building technology. Its product lines include fittings, valves, pipes, automation and jointing technology and cover all water cycle applications.
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GF comprises three divisions GF Piping Systems, GF Automotive, and GF Machining Solutions. Founded in 1802, the Corporation is headquartered in Switzerland and is present in 31 countries, with 126 companies, 47 of them production facilities. Its approximately 14 100 employees generated sales of CHF 3.80 billion in 2014. GF is the preferred partner of its customers for the safe transport of liquids and gases, lightweight casting components in vehicles, and high-precision manufacturing technologies.
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