TMK attended Tube 2018, the world’s largest pipe industry exhibition
TMK, one of the world's largest producers of pipe products for the oil and gas industry, took part in the international trade exhibition Tube 2018 in Dusseldorf.
At TMK’s exhibition stand the Company presented the full range of TMK’s pipe products for all industries, including TMK UP premium connections. TMK-ARTROM showcased samples from its range of industrial pipes, including seamless heat-treated pipes, cold formed pipes and pipes for the manufacture of hydraulic cylinders and auto components from its new Premium Industrial Pipes range.
A delegation of 65 representatives from TMK, led by first Deputy CEO Vyacheslav Popkov, joined the exhibition’s key events, as well as participating in business meetings and discussions. The delegation also included Executive Director Vladimir Oborsky, Deputy CEO and Chief Engineer Alexander Klachkov, Deputy CEO on Technical Sales and Innovations Sergey Chikalov, CEO of TMK’s European Division Adrian Popescu, and managers and specialists from the Company’s Russian and European divisions.
During Tube 2018, Cristian Drinciu, the Chief Operational Officer of TMK’s European Division, presented TMK-ARTROM’s Premium Industrial Pipe production strategy as well as TMK’s customer engagement approach. TMK’s key priority is to assure the highest levels of quality at each stage of production, from smelting steel to meet clients’ specific requirements to providing a Premium commercial service and flexible customer support.
Managers from TMK’s Russian division took part in a round table, organized by German company SMS group — one of the global leaders in manufacturing and servicing metallurgical equipment. Alexander Klachkov, alongside TMK’s deputy director for marketing, Sergey Alekseev, and SMS group’s vice president for long products, Norbert Theelen, discussed the issues surrounding cooperation between companies. In particular, they focused on the importance of developing equipment technology — the upsetting press for tube ends.
To mark the exhibition TMK, as per tradition, hosted a reception for its partners and clients. Over 200 representatives from 100 companies worldwide, including customers, equipment producers and material suppliers, took part in the event. Welcoming the guests, Adrian Popescu and Vyacheslav Popkov thanked them for their collaboration and expressed confidence that this mutually beneficial cooperation will continue to grow in the future.
The 16th Tube international trade exhibition took place from 16 to 20 April 2018 in Dusseldorf (Germany). It is the largest event in the tube industry and takes place every two years. 1240 companies from 57 countries took part in the exhibition this year.