Wavin's company strategy is based on five pillars. These are:
Market Leadership – We will continuously build on our existing leading market positions in key European countries and invest (both organically and through acquisitions) in other European countries where leadership can be achieved. The ultimate goal is to achieve number one or two market positions in all markets in which we operate.
Portfolio and Segmentation – We intend to offer a complete product portfolio to our customers and increase our presence in non-residential building markets, with a strong focus on sustainable systems and solutions. We will increase revenue in key target segments Water Management and Hot & Cold (including Surface Heating & Cooling).
Operational Excellence – We aim to drive service and cost leadership through complexity reduction and a lean and sustainable manufacturing and supply chain footprint. Our benchmark is to have 95 percent of orders realised on time and in full. Wavin is well underway to reduce its carbon footprint by 20 percent in 2015, compared to 2008.
Innovation – We will focus on and accelerate the implementation of European innovation projects. The innovation rate target – the percentage of revenue from products that have been on the market for less than five years – is 20 percent by 2015.
People – We want to stimulate continuous improvement and drive individual and team development. On senior management level we aim to have an internal succession rate of 70%.
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Wavin provides above and below ground pipe systems for hot & cold tap water, surface heating and cooling, soil and waste, storm water management and last mile telecom. Our end-to-end solutions include consultation, design, implementation and after-sales service. Customers are building and civil wholesalers, plumbing merchants, civil contractors, housing developers, large installers, utility companies and municipalities.
Wavin is a separate division within the Mexichem Group, leader in plastic pipe systems and in the chemical and petrochemical industry in Latin America. Wavin has offices in 24 European countries with manufacturing plants in 15 of those. The company has a strong presence in the growth markets of Central and Eastern Europe. Wavin's non-European operations are operated by a specialised unit, Wavin Overseas, which is the central export organisation of the Group. It manages an extensive international network of around 120 agents, licensees and distributors.