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.
• Founded: 1919
• Employees: 3,600 worldwide
• Patents: 2,000+ Global
• Locations: 40+ Global Facilities
• Industries: Oil & Gas, Chemical, Mining, Power Generation, Water and Wastewater Treatment, Marine, Military, Commercial Building, Fire Protection
Code of Conduct
Victaulic adheres to the highest standards of professional behavior and ethics in all of its interactions with employees, customers and local communities. Integrity and professionalism have been the hallmarks of our business, the reason for our longevity, and will contribute to the company’s ongoing success.
The Victaulic Code of Conduct was established to guide us in upholding our ethical commitment. It is not enough to simply comply with the letter of the Code. Victaulic employees must embrace the spirit of it as well. Every employee is required to make a personal commitment to follow the Code, and act fairly and honestly at all times. To report voilations, contact the toll-free Awareness Line at 1.866.842.2927.
Conducting business lawfully and ethically is a core value at Victaulic. Victaulic’s reputation has long been rooted in the efforts each employee makes to do the right thing.
Victaulic’s Guiding Principles
• Obey the laws and regulations that govern business activities.
• Demonstrate ethical conduct in everything we do.
• Treat employees fairly and use employment practices based on equal opportunity.
• Provide safe and healthy working conditions and an atmosphere of open communication.
• Deal fairly with suppliers, vendors and customers by treating them with respect and dignity.
• Safeguard Victaulic assets – both physical and intangible – and make sure they are used to further the interests of Victaulic.
To manage the acquisition of products and services needed to support the requirements of Victaulic's engineering, sales and marketing, manufacturing, distribution and financial functions. We will accomplish this while adhering to the highest standards of fiscal responsibility, ethics and professionalism.
OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES
To always respond to requirements with an appropriate sense of urgency, with customer satisfaction being the primary basis for setting priorities.
To develop meaningful, long-term relationships with a limited number of qualified, reliable suppliers.
To solve problems using a root cause analysis process.
To do what we say we will do or, if circumstances beyond our control keep us from doing so, to provide feedback to those whom we have made commitments.
To always treat both internal and external suppliers and customers with respect, courtesy and attentiveness, preserving and protecting Victaulic Company’s public image.
To conduct negotiations and contracting as if it were our own business, seeking the best overall business value for our efforts.
To continually pursue professional education and to integrate new ideas and concepts into our business practices.
To conduct our business within the department in the spirit of teamwork, cooperation and mutual support.
To operate within the guidelines of company and departmental policies, procedures and instructions.
The Victaulic Sourcing Department is responsible for the acquisition of products and services required by Sales, Engineering, Manufacturing, Distribution and Administrative functions of the company. The following information outlines competencies necessary for Victaulic suppliers to adhere to, as well as the Standard Terms and Conditions.
SUPPLIER APPROVAL PROCESS
The following documents must be submitted to identify a prospective supplier. These documents relate to the commitment and quality that Victaulic looks for when selecting a potential supplier.
Certificate of Insurance
(with expiration date)
Contract Terms and Conditions
(must be signed for Victaulic to place the order)
Documents for Submission
Prospective suppliers can submit the necessary documents to be evaluated for supplier approval. These include confidentiality agreements, quality audit form questionnaires and terms and conditions of purchase. Company brochures and ISO certifications may also be submitted below.
Quality Audit Questionnaires:
• General form
• Form for bolts and nuts
• Form for casting foundries
• Form for fabricated fittings and machining or stamping components
• Form for foundry raw material or scrap metal
• Form for hot dipped galvanizing
• Form for molded or extruded rubber
• Form for pipe, tube or bar stock
• Form for private branded products
Certificate of Insurance
Terms and Conditions of Purchase
APPLY TO BE A SUPPLIER
IMPORT / EXPORT COMPLIANCE
Victaulic is committed to maintaining compliance with all applicable import and export trade compliance laws and regulations, as well as other mandatory trade sanctions, in countries where Victaulic conducts business. Victaulic will not knowingly import or export products contrary to US and/or local government import and export laws and regulations.
When importing and/or exporting Victaulic products we recommend you consult legal counsel or your particular countries government agency for laws and regulations regarding importing and/or exporting our product.
Our Global Trade Compliance team develops, implements, and enforces import and export policies and procedures, in accordance with US and/or local import regulatory requirements. We maintain product tables indicating “dual use” items that may require export licenses to specific countries. To obtain ECCN numbers for our product, review the product tables or contact Global Trade Compliance at Trade.Compliance@Victaulic.com
EXPORT CLASSIFICATION - EAR or ITAR?
Victaulic products are developed for commercial applications (i.e. not designed, developed, configured, adapted or modified for a military or space application) and are subject to the jurisdiction of the U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR).
Victaulic products are intended for use in commercial applications. However, some products are subject to export, or re-export license requirements, and additional end-use restrictions under U.S Export Administration due to possible dual use application. A validated export license may be required to certain countries for these products as indicated in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR Part 738 Supp. 1). For further assistance, please contact Victaulic at Trade.Compliance@Victaulic.com
Victaulic product and technology is exported from the United States in accordance with the Export Administration Regulations. Diversion contrary to U.S. law is prohibited. The US maintains economic sanctions against Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria. Additionally, the US Government maintains lists of individuals and other entities for which Victaulic may not transact business. It is Victaulic’s intent to follow export and re-export controls in order to avoid unlawful diversion of Victaulic products.
Victaulic has provided this webpage for informational purposes only. Import and export regulations are subject to regular change. Therefore, the information provided is not intended to constitute legal advice and does not eliminate responsibility of the importer, exporter, or re-exporter to comply with US and/or local laws and regulations. It is your responsibility to obtain professional advice regarding your particular trade compliance concerns. Victaulic makes no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy or reliability of the information and it is used at the user’s own risk. Consult the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and/or the Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS) for further assistance. Victaulic will not be liable for any misuse or misrepresentation of information provided on this site.