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Company Profile

Funke and MJ Abbott are family businesses working in partnership to bring German technical innovation to the UK

Funke Kunststoffe GmbH, a member of the Funke Group, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of underground drainage and sewer pipe systems and fittings. The business was established in 1962 by Günter Funke, in the Münsterland region of Germany. By the time Günter’s sons Norbert and Hans-Günter Funke took over responsibility for running the company in 1994, the number of employees had risen from 35 to over 130.

Since the company was passed on to the next generation, the expertise and dedication of its employees have combined with a constantly expanding product range, allowing Funke to rise to the top of both the German and European markets. Today, the Funke Group has more than 300 employees and develops, manufactures and markets a varied range of products, from underground drainage and sewer pipe systems and wastewater disposal systems through to modern rainwater infiltration and ground reinforcement systems.

MJ Abbott Limited, like Funke Gruppe, is a family business. Established by Michael Abbott in 1965, it has grown steadily to become one of the UK’s leading specialist contractors and independent drainage merchants. MJ Abbott’s dedicated sales team offer unrivalled customer service, technical advice and guidance on installation, along with very competitive prices on a huge range of products and materials for the building and construction, civil engineering, agricultural, sports and recreation, holiday and leisure, quarry, and landfill & recycling industries.

Funke has selected MJ Abbott as its chosen partner to bring its range of innovative products to the UK market. MJ Abbott holds a comprehensive stock of Funke products at its base in central southern England, and has appointed a network of merchant distributors operating within the key water company areas thoughout the UK.

Funke factory at Hamm, Germany

Funke Infozentrum at Hamm

MJ Abbott's premises in Wiltshire

HS® Pipe stock at MJ Abbott