Raccortubi Group, an Italy-based company, is one of the most important European stockholders, suppliers and manufacturers of piping materials used in critical applications such as chemical, petrochemical, oil installations, power plants, shipyards and offshore platforms.
Raccortubi Group established in 1949 as a distributor and stockist of fittings. In 1988 it set up Tecninox, a company producing butt-weld fittings in stainless steel and special alloys, in order to achieve a greater autonomy regarding suppliers and to cope with market requests.
This strategic integration opened the way to the development of synergies, allowing the group greater flexibility for stock optimisation and to raise the level of personalisation for the most demanding orders.
Today, Raccortubi is looking to the future with a completely new image in a new technical management and is strongly committed to constantly evolving its productive processes, with investments in R&D activities in 2009 alone of over €1m. Thanks to this effort, a new machining centre capable of working on 24 pieces simultaneously has been installed at Tecninox’s plant while a new tailor-made concept of PMI testing, marking and packing was designed to perform all the operations entirely by robot.
Nearly half of the 25,000m² modern and environmentally friendly facility of the headquarters of Raccortubi is kept for the warehouse. The new layout of the logistic area allows the company to stock over 5,000 items available for immediate delivery. In addition, customers who register with the ‘web paper’ service can download and print from Raccortubi’s website the quality certificates before the products are collected or shipped.
Raccortubi operates with an ISO 9001 certification obtained from Lloyd’s Register, which is extended to Tecninox production along with PED certification. Tecninox in particular is seeking to obtain further customer’s approvals in the near future, including the nuclear sector.
This article was first published in Focus