It all started with the innovative thinking and relentless determination of one man in 1929. A talented engineer, “Mac” Phillips was a man unafraid of taking risks and driven by the philosophy that there is always a better way to do things.


The home of innovation

The first of many great innovations was the world’s first press-button toilet cistern.

Other world firsts included:

  • 1947: A revolutionary new ball-cam float valve.
  • 1966: Philmac’s ratio pressure reducing valves.
  • 1968: Philmac became the first company in the world to make compression
    fittings entirely from plastic.
  • 1997: metric compression fittings suitable for global markets.

Since those early days Philmac has developed a worldwide reputation for innovative manufacturing. A reputation built on decades of experience and investment in cutting-edge technology – as evidenced by our recent $10 million machinery upgrade. Our products are manufactured in our state-of-the-art plant in Adelaide, South Australia. This award-winning facility features some of the most advanced injection moulding and robotic assembly equipment available.

The Adelaide plant is also the headquarters of our research and development and testing facilities. Our team of experienced engineers, holds many patented world-leading products and receives regular award recognition.

Gaining a global advantage

Philmac is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aliaxis, the world’s largest integrated supplier of plastic performance pipe systems.

This provides us with unparalleled access to new global markets. It also generates opportunities to collaborate with other companies in the Aliaxis group, to create solutions to problems that have yet to be fully recognised.

Aliaxis is a global leader in the manufacturing and distribution of advanced plastic piping systems. Providing people around the world with sustainable innovative solutions for water and energy, leading the industry in a way that anticipates the rapidly evolving needs of their customers.

Aliaxis aims to offer their clients worldwide a broad range of innovative products and services for agriculture, buildings, infrastructure and industry, always focusing on the benefits for the end-user.

So, as the world continues to embrace the use of polyethylene pipe, more and more new markets will emerge. And Philmac will be ready with the expertise and innovative solutions these markets will demand.

Taking care of our environment

Philmac has mechanisms in place to monitor, control and continuously improve all of its business operations. This will be done with due consideration to the design, manufacture, assembly and distribution of fluid transfer solutions.

Philmac believes it has an important duty to ensure good environmental performance in all its business operations and to provide the necessary organisation, commitment and training to fulfil this obligation. The business firmly believes in, and is committed to, monitoring and improving environmental performance, pollution prevention and environmental enhancement.

These will be achieved through:

  • Incorporating environmental responsibility into all business operations by planning environmental protection, reviewing and developing policy.
  • By creating improvement programs based on objectives and targets set by the Environmental Management System.
  • We will work with our suppliers and customers to pursue continual improvement in environmental performance (where reasonably practical), particularly the areas of reducing resource use, minimising waste and increased recycling.
  • Complying with all federal, state, and local environmental agency regulations and codes of practice as well as Aliaxis environmental policy requirements. We will seek to improve on minimum standards where reasonably practical, and expect those working on our premises to meet the same standards.
  • Communication of this policy to all interested parties including staff, customers, suppliers and the general community


Aliaxis principles applicable to each group company

  • To adopt on each production site, a policy ensuring not only the strict application of local regulations but also a continuous search for improved performance in terms of environment by using the best practically available technology and introducing environmental management systems which are integrated with quality.
  • To design in our activities, product which contribute by their own functions to the protection of the environment.
  • To implement, in respect to manufactured products, Research and Development programs aimed at the continuous reduction of their environmental impact assessed on their entire life cycle “cradle to grave”.
  • To cooperate with all our partners (suppliers, users, public authorities etc) to ensure that a responsible attitude is promoted and developed at all stages of the product life cycle and particularly at the end of life.
  • To provide relevant information about environmental performance of production sites and manufactured products with a continuous concern for objectivity based on business practices.
  • To participate in the various organisations involved in the definition of ambition future targets for activities in which Aliaxis is involved, as well as in the evolution of standards and regulations which structure these activities.

Above all, Philmac will promote staff awareness of environmental issues and provide the resources and training that will enable them to actively contribute to fulfilling our environmental objectives and obligations.

Our Products

Philmac’s range of poly fittings and valves are designed and made right here in Australia to suit Australia’s harsh environment. We undertake extensive testing in our laboratories and in the field to ensure you can rely on Philmac.