Our customer Langmatz GmbH received this year’s Ernst Pelz Award for developing and launching a manhole made from WPC (Wood Plastic Compound). Over six years of research, Langmatz developed ecopolytec, a foam-moulded structure WPC material that, with 45 per cent wood content, is largely made from renewable resources. The company uses this material to manufacture a manhole for expanding high-speed optical fibre networks.
Langmatz is an international, medium-sized company, located in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany. The company, founded in 1963, is a leading supplier of technical system solutions and infrastructure components for energy technology, telecommunications and traffic systems. Langmatz had already won the WPC Innovation Award in 2013.