Victaulic is the leading producer of mechanical pipe joining solutions. We build technologies and provide engineering services that address the most complex piping challenges faced by engineers, site owners, contractors, and distributors. Engineered with confidence, our solutions put people to work faster, while increasing safety, ensuring reliability and maximizing efficiency.


Victaulic was founded in 1919 by Ernest Tribe and Dr. Henry Hele-Shaw. The company, originally known as The Victory Pipe Joint Company, designed and patented the first mechanical bolted coupling. The concept was groundbreaking: joining pipe with bolted mechanical grooved couplings, using a gasket seal.

Before Victaulic, the piping industry relied primarily on welders for joining pipe. It was an expensive and time-consuming method. Victaulic’s innovative design – still in use today – introduced the industry to an efficient, more economical way to assemble pipes quickly, safely and over longer distances than ever before.

Victaulic couplings were first used for the transport of water and fuel. Seeing tremendous opportunity, the company quickly set its sights on new markets, such as mining, power generation, and commercial construction.

Today, Victaulic is known as the leading innovator in piping solutions and services. The company continues to transform the industry with the most advanced engineering technologies and services that allow customers to tackle their most unique construction challenges.


 First Patent: 1919
  Employees: 4,000+ worldwide
  Chairman, President & CEO: John F. Malloy
  Patents: 2,000+ Global
  Locations: 50+ Global Facilities
  Industries: Oil & Gas, Chemical, Mining, Power Generation, Water and Wastewater Treatment, Marine, Military, Commercial Building, Fire Protection