Ukrainian industrial company "Interpipe" has discovered a new market segment by expanding the product portfolio of machine-building pipes. In October, the Dnieper site of the Interpipe Niko Tube plant completed the shipment of the first batch of 465 mm thick-walled pipes with a volume of about 280 tons for the production of hydraulic cylinders used in mining equipment.
The development and delivery of such unique pipes was carried out by order of one of the main distributors of machine-building pipes in the European market, the Polish BOMI, with which Interpipe has been cooperating for about 20 years. The end user of the supplied products has already made hydraulic cylinders with welded bottoms out of pipes for use as hydraulic props for powered roof supports.
“Interpipe strives to constantly expand its product portfolio. Now the demand for seamless pipes of large diameter for hydraulics is growing, in addition, there are a limited number of manufacturers of such products in the world. Therefore, we aim to enter this promising niche, which will allow us to attract new clients, "- said the Deputy General Director of the company Denis Morozov.
By the end of 2020, Interpipe reduced the production of steel pipes by 20.9% compared to 2019 - to 464 thousand tons. Sales of pipe products amounted to 469.9 thousand tons, which is 21% less than in the previous year.
Interpipe is a Ukrainian industrial company, a manufacturer of seamless pipes and railway wheels. The company's products are supplied to more than 80 countries around the world through a network of sales offices located in the key markets of Ukraine, the Middle East, North America and Europe. The company employs 12 thousand people.