History

Our History


Aquatechnik was founded in the early 80s after current president and founder Lino Petenà’s extensive experience in the hydro-thermal-sanitary sector, with the purpose of introducing a new system of pipes and fittings on the market for plants in plastic material as an alternative to conventional galvanised pipes.

2023
New factory: purchased in late 2022, the new factory located in Bienate covers an area of 3500 square meters, meeting the company’s need for growth. The facility will house the iso-technik and the pipe coating departments.
2022
Photovoltaic system: on November 7th, 2022 the installation of a photovoltaic system has been finalized by taking advantage of the completely redone roof of the molding department. The system has a power of 400 kW/h with a view of an ongoing eco-sustainable production.
2022
New head for extrusion line: equipment completed with taps and dies and adjustable calibrators of latest generation, for single-layer and fiber-reinforced pipes up to Ø 630 mm.
2021
Aquatechnik obtains the Environmental Product Declaration EPD validation for fiber-reinforced multilayer pipes and threaded and non-threaded fittings of the fusio-technik series.
2021
New equipment for the Safety system: the new BCB 110 Flaring Machine allows diameters from 40 to 90 mm to be processed easily and safely.
2021
Implementation of the Production Department, Moulding Department, with installation of three new machines.
2020
Opening of a branch in Canada, Aquatechnik North America.
2020
New production line for manifolds and special fittings.
2020
The Party with Safety promotion starts. Great success throughout Italy leading to an increase up to 50% of the system turnover!
2019
The fusio-technik fibre-reinforced pipes are now produced with WOR (White Oxidation Resistance) technology.
2019
ISO14001 Certification
2019
Widening of the safety range up to 90 mm, new fibrereinforced pipes SDR17,6
2018
R & D Center modernising and extending Widening of the range fusio-technik FIBER pipes with UVRES (with high resistance to the direct sunlight) and FIRES (with high resistance to the flame)
2016
A Soundproof Room is installed at the Training Center in Busto Arisizio: it measures flow, power absorption and noise of three systems in comparison
2013
Iso-technik system is born: PUR pre-insulated pipe system for the Heating/Cooling district
2013
A new production area is completed: 3400 sm.
2012
The universal system, the new generation of multi-jaw press-fittings that are fully made with synthetic material (PPSU).
2011
Extension of the fusio-technik range and faser pipes ut to 250 mm
2010
Safety fittings till diameter 75
2009
Complete range of manifolds made of PA-M
2008
New PPSU fittings up to diameter 63
2007
The modular manifold serie grows up till the diameter 32. As regards the fusio-technik system, the new faser FIBER-T pipe, reinforced with special fibres, is introduced
2006
The safety system becames wider with the new diameter 50. The new PPSU modular manifolds are introduced into the market.
2005
The studies on the safety system improve its quality and the fittings series becomes larger. Actually, the safety system is a complete range from diameter 14 up to 40 mm.
2004
The introduction of the new and patented safety system is immediately a success in Italy, in Europe and all over the world.
2003
A new fitting, completely made of plastics (PPSU), starts to be produced.
2001
The safety-metal system is introduced into the market: this is a new fitting made of plastics and brass for multi-layer pipes.
1999
Aquatechnik is a European presence; the research laboratory is further developed and we begin studying a new fitting system for multi-layer pipes, with its equipment.
1998
A new system for water conveyance and heating is introduced: the multi-calor pipes with com-press and press-fitting systems. In this period, the trade abroad is starting.
1997
The production seat is enlarged through the introduction of a new highly automatized moulding area.
1995
Sensational sales are registered in this year: more than 12 millions meters of PP-R pipes on the Italian market only.
1993
The firm develops so successfully that a productive seat in Magnago becomes necessary: the new and modern production seat for the extrusion.
1991
The company is moved to Magnago (MI).
1990
New training centers are arranged to promote the piping systems through technical meetings and trainings to installers and technicians.
1989
Thanks to the great success and the consequent development, Aquatechnik company becomes the Italian reference for PP-R systems. A new commercial seat has to be built, bigger than the previous one.
1987
Aquatechnik is growing up in Italy and develops a complete commercial network.
1985
Aquatechnik was born (then with a different name) to distribute the PP-R pipes and a new heating system with radiant panels. The original seat was a 1000 smq shed in Busto Arsizio.
1984
The development of PP-R is such that the old site is no longer appropriate to the marketing of this product, thus the expansion of facilities began.
1983
The piping system meets the first commercial success in Italy.
1982
The founder of the group Lino Petenà, owner of a distribution company of hydro-thermal sanitary products, began working with a German company, in order to introduce a new system of pipes and fittings for sanitary plant-engineering made of polypropylene random copolymer (PP-R) into the Italian market.