Personal. Flexible. Competent.


FRANK GmbH as an owner-managed company has belonged to the leading suppliers on the plastic pipe market for 50 years.


A wide product range

We develop, produce, and distribute thermoplastic pipe systems in PE, PP, PVDF and ECTFE. Included in our range of products are – in addition to pipes and fittings – tried and tested welding and connection techniques, plastic valves, semi-finished products, geotextiles, components for biogas plants as well as near-surface geothermal systems for energy recovery from waste water and for heat generation from standing/slow-flowing waters.

Comprehensive service and short delivery times

With our service being “all under one roof” we accompany your projects before, during and after the planning phase. Thanks to our spacious central storage facility with best transport connections, our deliveries are fast and reliable.

Take advantage of our high-quality and wide range of products and materials, our technical know-how and our individual, comprehensive service.

We will be pleased to assist you!

At a glance

Development and facts

  • Founded 1965 as engineering office in Mörfelden
  • One of the leading system suppliers in the European plastic pipe market
  • 2nd generation owner-managed SME
  • Managing Directors: Thomas Frank and Dr. Christian Habedank
  • Over 400 staff members in 12 specialized production/sales companies worldwide
  • Winner at the “Großer Preis des Mittelstandes ” (“Grand Award for Medium-Sized Enterprises”) of 2009
  • Finalist in Hessen Champions 2013 (Award for Innovation and Growth by the Land of Hessen)


  • We do not measure our success by numbers. For us, success means unitedly turning goals into realities.
  • Our top priorities are the securing of jobs and continuous growth.
  • We care: we maintain trusted, personal and regular contact with our staff members and clients.
  • We ensure flexible, fast and goal-oriented decision-making.
  • We stick to our word – a handshake also counts!
  • We stand for competence and personal consultation.
  • We pay attention to quality and sustainability/environmental compatibility
  • We are conscious of our social responsibility and are especially committed to the concerns of fellow neighbors in our vicinity.


The management board

T. Frank

Thomas Frank

(Managing Director)

C. Habedank

Dr. Christian Habedank

(Managing Director)


Born in Frankfurt/Main in 1965, married, three children. Studied “General Mechanical Engineering” at the Technical University in Darmstadt, graduating with a degree as “Diplom-Ingenieur” (Comparable to “Master of Engineering”). Immediately after completion of studies, he worked in application technology and development. (AGRU Kunststofftechnik GmbH in Bad Hall, Austria)
In 1993 Thomas Frank entered the family business. Since 1998 he has been responsible for the Technical Department of FRANK GmbH.
Active in an honorary capacity since 1998 as Publicly Certified Expert of the SVA “Plastic Containers and Pipes” of the German Institute for Building Technology Berlin, and since 2010 as Chairman of the work group W 4 “Joining of Plastics” of the DVS (“German Association for Welding and Related Processes e.V.”), Düsseldorf.
With the retirement of the company’s founder Philipp Frank, he changed to the management board of FRANK GmbH in 2003.

Born in Seeheim-Jugenheim in 1975, grew up bilingually (German and Portuguese) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, married, two children. Study in Industrial Engineering and Management at the Technical University of Darmstadt and the Universidad Católica de Argentina in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After completion of studies scientific work and doctorate.
Since 2001 Christian Habedank has been responsible for the international activity of FRANK GmbH. In addition, in 2005 he assumed management of the activities the semi-finished product sector in Germany . With the retirement of Gerd Metz he changed to the management board of FRANK GmbH in on January 1, 2008.


Sales management


Ullrich Lehmkuhl

Sales Manager - Industry, Authorized Signatory


Matthias Haese

Sales Manager – Civil Engineering (Sewerage and Environment, Geosynthetics), Authorized Signatory

Matthias Haese

Born 1958 in Landau, Rheinland-Pfalz, married, two children.
After his apprenticeship as Industrial Clerk he successfully completed his additional training as Industrial Business Administrator. Active in machine construction four years. Change to FRANK GmbH in 1989 as Head of Department in the Valves sector, and subsequent takeover of department management in pipe systems. Since 2009 Sales Manager in the sector Industry.

Born 1968 in Darmstadt, Hessen.
After completion of his studies 1990 – 1995 at the University of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschule) in Darmstadt and graduation as “Diplom-Ingenieur” (Comparable to “Master of Engineering”), he worked in an engineering office before changing to FRANK GmbH in 1998. There he established the Department Sewerage and Environment as Product Manager and Head of Department. 2008 – 2014 Managing Director of FRANK & KRAH Wickelrohr GmbH in Wölfersheim. Since 2015 Sales Manager in the sector Civil Engineering (Departments: Sewerage and Environment, Geosynthetics) of FRANK GmbH.


The FRANK group:

Your team of experts


In our specialized subsidiaries we have over 400 qualified employees working on the production, development and distribution of innovative quality products.



Mörfelden-Walldorf (1965)

Wölfersheim (1986)

Wölfersheim (1991)

PF-Schweißtechnologie GmbH
Alsfeld (1997)

FRANK-KRAH Wickelrohr GmbH
Wölfersheim (1998)

Christchurch (2005)

DRS Rohrwerke Sachsen GmbH
Bautzen (2009)

TWS Thermoplastic Winding Systems Sp. z o.o.
Goleniów (2009)

AXIS Industrial-Services Ltd.
Christchurch (2011)


SP. z o.o.
Warschau (1994)

Wettingen (2000)

G quadrat GmbH
Krefeld (2002)

Christchurch (2012)


® 2016 FRANK GmbH | Imprint | GTC | print

Since 1965