Orbitalum Tools GmbH (www.orbitalum.us), formerly known as Georg Fischer Rohrverbindungstechnik GmbH, was an independent subsidiary within the Georg Fischer Piping Systems group of companies. From its founding in 1960 through 2005 its head office was Schaffhausen (CH). Renamed Orbitalum GmbH on January 1, 2006, Orbitalum is part of the US American industrial company Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW).
Orbimatic GmbH was founded in 1990 and quickly established itself as an innovative and leading manufacturer of orbital welding systems. Orbimatic was acquired by ITW in 2008. In 2009 both companies – Orbitalum and Orbimatic Welding Systems – were merged into the new Orbitalum Tools GmbH.