At Metzer, we pride ourselves on meeting and exceeding our customers’ expectations. With almost 50 years’ experience, we have developed long-term partnerships with numerous customers, big and small, around the world.
Our team of experts continuously designs, develops and produces innovative solutions to fit our customers’ requirements and the constantly changing world in which we live. Our highly qualified experts also work hard to maintain quality assurance and to upgrade existing products.
Leaders: Metzer are leaders in technology, production, innovation and knowhow
Partners: Your partners every step of the way, from design, through implementation, to success
Dynamic: Developing solutions for constantly-changing environments and needs
Knowhow: Our hands-on knowledge stems from our hands-on experience in the field
- Be industry leaders & pioneers in technology, production, innovation and know-how
- Empower customers through high-quality, innovative,
- Provide support and excellence of service
- Build & nurture long-term strategic partnerships
Metzer has revolutionized home plumbing. Thanks to the unique combination of metal and plastic, these Super Pipes are corrosion-free, scale-resistant and thermally insulated.
Our flexible pipes can be easily attached to any system and are quickly detected using metal detectors.
As the kibbutz community grew and farming areas and water became scarce, the young kibbutz sought other means of income. It pursued an industry that would yield a higher income. In 1970, Kibbutz Metzer bought a plastic profile extrusion and sachet filling line for shampoo, honey and other liquids and evolved into what would eventually become ‘Metzerplas’
Metzerplas extrusion technology went from strength to strength and the Metzerplas factory began producing polyethylene pipes to conduct electric wires within buildings. First ordinary pipes and then, fire-retardant pipes. Metzer technology continued to improve and Metzerplas began producing pipes that could transport water under pressure.
When the Israeli Lego Company invented its quality dripper, it sought out a pipe producer able to insert the dripper in its pipe. Thus began the initial cooperation between Lego, a privately owned company, and Metzerplas, a kibbutz company, which would go on to last for over a quarter of a century!
Metzerplas developed the technology to insert the drippers into the pipe and commenced its journey into the agricultural market, which included expansion to the planning and designing of full agricultural projects.
Due to production expansion and penetration into new markets both domestically and internationally, Metzer decided to expand its production area and establish a new modern factory. At the entrance to Kibbutz Metzer, a new modern factory was built enabling Metzerplas to significantly multiply its production abilities. This production unit still serves Metzerplas as its main factory today.
Metzerplas continued its efforts to expand its product basket and add new and advanced technologies and products. It also purchased the patent rights for a pipe made of plastic and aluminum, originally named “Joc’r”. Metzerplas was the first factory in the world to commercially produce this type of pipe and helped write the necessary Israeli Standard. Today, Alu-Pex technology is considered the premium pipe in home plumbing.
As the irrigation drip market developed, there were requirements for clog-proof compensated drippers. Metzerplas, together with Lego, produced the ‘ADI Dripper’, a compensated dripper that can carry particle-laden water without clogging. The now patented ADI dripper allows for compensation without narrowing water passage during irrigation in addition to bigger filtration areas than other similar compensated drippers.
Optic fiber infrastructure was introduced into the Israeli market and it quickly became clear that low-friction pipes were required in order to successfully pull optic fibers through long lengths of pipes (kilometers) without using connectors. Metzerplas partnered with Dura-Line USA and received the rights to establish a production line using their Silicore technology. The Metzerplas Silicore production line was one of the first outside of the USA. This new type of pipe changed the infrastructure within Israel and is widely used today in the areas of telecommunication, TV, cables, and more.
The steady growth of sales and the need for rapid supply to increasing overseas clients convinced Metzerplas to begin producing overseas. The first selected location was Spain where the company established ‘Agrometzer’, a joint venture to manufacture driplines in Spain, together with local partners. Following its success, Metzerplas began considering and establishing joint production ventures in other key markets.
Metzerplas and Lego were successful partners for 25 years until the founding owners sold the company and Lego focused on gardening and DIY. Metzerplas bought the mutual Lego dripper section and began injecting the drippers at the Metzerplas plant and four other injection factories in Israel. Today, Metzerplas produces over two billion drippers annually.
In order to cut transportation expenses and bring Metzerplas technology nearer to the farmers using it, Metzerplas began building full drip production lines for companies outside of Israel. Today, Metzerplas is the only company that offers a turnkey solution that includes machinery, drippers, agronomic expertise and water conservation know-how. Over 40 sites around the globe have since implemented Metzerplas technology in order to help the farmers in their local market.
Metzerplas acquired a majority stake within ‘Irrigator’, a regional Ukrainian distributor and, following the increase of sales, established a joint production facility there. Today, other new similar ventures are being established. The first ones due to start production are China and Mexico. As a rule, Metzerplas always enters local production in partnership with local partners whom contribute a deep understanding of the specific market.
Metzerplas, true to its plan to penetrate markets with its technology and produce drip laterals and open new markets, took the strategic decision to establish a production plant in China. Metzerplas and its Chinese partner, CNYD set up a joint venture in China named ‘Shenyang Yuanda Metzerplas Irrigation Industries Co. Ltd.’ (YDMZ). The agreement between the two companies was signed in October 2015 and the production plant is currently being established in Shenyang, North China, with production scheduled to start in late 2016.