Tube Tech wins export recognition

Dec. 11, 2003 — The export expertise of Tube Tech International has been recognised in the 2003 International Business Awards.

Although the Rayleigh, Essex-based specialist industrial cleaning company did not win an award, Tube Tech was shortlisted among the country’s best performing exporters for the gala presentation evening at London’s Royal Lancaster Hotel in November.

The International Business Awards, organised by Export Times magazine and UK Trade and Investment (formerly Trade Partners UK), applauds the efforts of Britain’s exporters. Tube Tech has taken its innovative industrial cleaning and inspection services to Nigeria, The Netherlands and Turkey.

The awards committee said: “The awards honoured individuals and companies – from large corporate players to small niche operators – whose drive and entrepreneurial talents have enabled them to compete successfully in the global marketplace.”

Tube Tech customers overseas include power stations and petrochemical and chemical plants. Tube Tech’s Managing Director Mike Watson said: ” Obviously we would have liked to have won an award but we were very pleased to have impressed the judges enough to be shortlisted.

“We take a unique and innovative approach to some of the toughest industrial cleaning projects in the world and this has enabled us to reduce cleaning times and production downtimes for our customers.

“Many of our contracts have individual problems and we research them thoroughly before our specialist teams move in. This approach has worked very well because we get a high proportion of repeat contracts.”

Since Tube Tech International was founded in 1988, the company has been building a reputation for pioneering improved techniques for industrial descaling, unblocking, cleaning and inspection, replacing standard jetting procedures with scientific methods to clean tube bundles, pipelines, vessels and surface areas. Tube Tech also provides an emergency service with rapid response times of 12 – 24 hours in the UK and 72 hours overseas.

Finding solutions to clients’ problems has resulted in Tube Tech’s creation of more than 40 different systems which can be applied to a wide range of industries including power.