Fine Tubes History• 1941 - Founded in Surbiton as a UK division of Moray Engineering - to produce Nickel Cathode sleeves for thermionic valves needed in the development of radar.• 1953 - Became a subsidiary of Superior Group Inc, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.• 1962 - Moved to present site at Plymouth, Devon, South West, UK• 2012 - Fine Tubes Ltd and Superior Tube Inc , PA US purchased by Watermill Group - a US based private equity group.• 2013 - Global Sales reach for united Fine Tubes and Superior Tubes capability.
Factory AreaFine Tubes UK Internal Factory Area =• Square Metres - 20,000 (215,000 sq ft)• Site Area = 35,000 m2 (365,000 sq ft)• 400 employees, 3 x shift working. Fine Tubes Ltd, UKSuperior Tube Inc, US Collegeville PA
FT STC Partnership Location: Location:Plymouth, Devon, UK Collegeville PA, US Two, complementary, manufacturing capabilities. One Global sales organisation.
Management Organisation Chart 2013 RONEN DAY MANAGING DIRECTORBRIAN MERCER RICHARD FLETCHER MARK AYERS MARSHALL DAVIS DAVID BLATCHFORD SALES & QUALITY & PRODUCT CHIEF FINANCIAL OPERATIONS HUMAN MARKETING TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT OFFICER RESOURCES QUALITY ASSURANCE LABORATORY SUPPLIER HEALTH, TECHNICAL SAFETY & ACCOUNTS INFORMATION SYSTEMS & SERVICES DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENT TECHNOLOGY AUDITS CUSTOMER OPERATIONS STORES & PRODUCTION ENGINEERING MAINTENANCE TOOLING SERVICES PLANNING DESPATCH PROCUREMENT CHEMICAL AEROSPACE OIL & GAS CENTRAL EU, & RAW MARKETING NUCLEAR WESTERN EU, INDIA, DELHI PROCESS & & MEDICAL DISTRIBUTION EAST EUROPE, MATERIAL POWER ORLEAN MIDDLE EAST MUNICH SUPPLY
Sales & Marketing Organisation 2013 BRIAN MERCER MARKETING SALES CUSTOMER SERVICE CONTRACTS & CS BETTINA SCHADOW MANAGER GEOGRAPHICAL INDUSTRY CUSTOMER SERVICES PATRICK JOHNSON SALES OFFICE AEROSPACE OIL & GAS - TOPSIDE GERMANY PAUL MALLETT NICK HEAD CUSTOMER FACING SALES OFFICE AEROSPACE/NUCLEAR OIL & GAS – SUBSEA FRANCE PETER HENSHAW RYAN DOVER SALES OFFICE NUCLEAR OIL & GAS SUPPORT INDIA BRIAN MERCER DENZIL MATHIAS SALES OFFICE US MEDICAL OIL & GAS SALES PAOLO DIODATI
Purchasing Organisation Chart 2013 METALS NON-METALS QUALITY BRIAN MERCER RICHARD FLETCHER STRATEGIC PROCUREMENT MARSHALL DAVIS FINANCE DIRECTOR QUALITY DIRECTOR RESPONSIBLE PHILIP GIMMINGHAM COLIN CAHOON PURCHASING MANAGER SUPPLY CHAIN QUALITY ZZ APPROVAL & DEVELOPMENT LORRAINE FINDLAY PURCHASING OFFICER NIKKI WALLS PURCHASING SUPPORT
International Sales Channels
Exports to over 35 countries
Our ProductsFine Tubes Manufactures: Seamless stainless steel, nickel & titanium alloy tubing in the size range from 3.0mm (1/8”) to 50.8 (2”) OD. Welded , welded & bead worked, or welded & redrawn stainless steel, nickel & titanium alloy tubing in the size range from 3.0mm (1/8”) to 2” OD. We manufacture in straight lengths or coil forms. Straight lengths up to 16m (52ft) long. Coils up to 10000m long (33000ft) with orbital joints
Typical Manufactured GradesCorrosion Resistant Alloys 304, 304L, 316, 316L, 316LN, 316Ti, 317L, 347H, UNS 08904, UNS 31803, UNS 32750, UNS32760, 6Mo, 31, Nickel 200, 400, K500, 690, 825, 800/800H, 600, 625, C276Titanium Alloys Ti 3Al 2.5V, Ti6Al 4V, Ti6 Al 4V ELI, Ti3Al 2.5V, Ti CP (GR 2), Ti 6Al 7Nb.Heat Resistant Alloys 446, 321, 310, Alloy 75, Alloy 263, Alloy 718, Alloy X750, MA956Special Alloys 20/25 Nb, 17-4-PH, 21-6-9, JETHETE M152, FV607, Zirconium, REX 734, MP35N Multiphase
Historical Innovation 1965 AM350 development for Concorde Programme 1977 Development of 20/25 Stainless Nuclear Fuel Cladding Tubes – sole supply relationship 1984 Clean Bore Tubing for Semiconductor market – Electropolished to 0.1 µm Ra (4 µinch) ID. Surface Finish 1999 Welded ‘Umbilical’ tubes for Oil and Gas subsea operation up to 65°C
Present Innovation Ti 6AI4V (B338 Gr5) Tubing for Medical Implants Femor & Tibia bone nails ‘Super’ Pressure Instrumentation tubing for at Operating Pressures up to 60,000psi (4100bar) Ti6V4Al “ Torsion “ rods for A350XWB/A380- displacement of Carbon Fibre product. Tubing encased Fibre optic of Tubing Encased Cu electrical wire for “Smart” well applications.
Oil and Gas
Oil & Gas Sectors
Chemical Process• Mineral Insulated Cables.• Welded and Redrawn Alloy 825 and 600• Seamless 316L,321,310 and 20/25Nb.• Main functions of MI cable are heating trace and thermocouples.
Nuclear & Power
Chromatography• HPLC –” High Performance Liquid Chromatography” is a method of analyzing the exact chemical constituents of a liquid. Tubes are electro polished to an inner surface roughness of < 0.1 µm ( 4 µinch)
Our QualityPolicyFine Tubes Quality Policy is defined by a Management System, which will ensure thatits products are manufactured to meet the exacting demands of its customers. We continuouslymeasure our customer satisfaction as a means of facilitating our competitive advantage.QualityFine Tubes system has been approved after third party audit and evaluation by BritishStandards Institute to: ISO 9001: 2008/AS9100 Revision C and is registered FM 09729 TS 157-QAS 3460/65.Environmental System In reflection of our commitment to working continuously towardsprotecting, conserving and enhancing all aspects of the environment.Fine Tubes have achieved ISO 14001: 2004NADCAP (Heat Treatment) Merit Status by P.R.I. SAE AS7003NADCAP (NDT) Merit Status by P.R.I. SAE AS700397/23/EC ( PED) - TuVFine Tubes also has quality system approval to TUV AD2000-Merkblatt WO/TRD100.Extensive customer approval references.