In 2010, a state of the art umbilical tube manufacturing unit was put into operation at Schoeller Bleckmann Edelstahlrohr GmbH (SBER) in Ternitz, Austria.

With this investment, Tubacex entered into a new seamless stainless steel tubing market-segment, one with the highest requirements in terms of quality, service, and delivery performance. In 2014, Tubacex became the world’s second largest supplier of seamless stainless steel umbilical tubes.

Over the past 4 years, SBER has been approved by all of the major umbilical manufacturers and oil companies and has delivered over 25 projects to almost 20 different customers worldwide. In 2014, further investment was made in additional welding capacity to increase flexibility and guarantee delivery performance. Together with the continuous implementation of Lean Manufacturing methodology throughout all of the processes, employee development and training programs have been implemented in order to foster successful business development in the future.

We are convinced that our contribution to the umbilical tube market will strengthen our customers as well as the Tubacex Group.