In 1868, Monier received an addition to his patent called “Methods for pipes”. That was the start for many inventors to produce (reinforced) pipes. The precast concrete industry can look back on a very rich past. No other pipe material has proven its effectiveness over such a long period. Concrete and concrete products have evolved enormously ever since. The experience from the past as well as the state of the art from today allow us to say: concrete pipes are the pipes for future generations. An overview.