Fine Tubes awarded 'approved manufacturer' status by Kuwait Oil Company

Plymouth, UK - Fine Tubes, a leading U.K. manufacturer and global supplier of precision tubes for critical applications, announces that it has been selected as an approved manufacturer of impulse piping and tubing for the Kuwait Oil Company (KOC). The approval, which remains valid for five years, reflects Fine Tubes' quality tubing products and excellent customer service.

This third-party endorsement will help the Plymouth-based company expand its range of customer approvals in the Middle East and North African (MENA) region. The company works largely in the oil and gas sector, as well as such other industries as aerospace, medical, chemical, nuclear and power generation. It has sales offices in the United Kingdom, the United States, India and Europe, as well as an extensive network of partners in Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

Nicholas Head, Global Business Development Manager, Oil and Gas, at Fine Tubes said: "We are extremely keen to strengthen our commercial presence in Kuwait and other Middle East and North African countries. We are delighted in how much they value our products and look forward to continuing our relationship with KOC well into the future. This endorsement will further help build our reputation for quality and reliability throughout the region."

Fine Tubes has more than 70 years of engineering experience, supplying precision tubes that meet exacting standards in strength to weight ratios, as well as corrosion resistance and fatigue life. Tubing is manufactured in an ever-expanding range of shapes, sizes and materials, including stainless steel, nickel, titanium, and zirconium alloys, all made to the client's exact specifications.

Along with its U.S.-based sister company, Superior Tube, Fine Tubes supplies its products to more than 35 countries, worldwide. Previous oil and gas projects completed in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region include tubing for the Barzan Gas Field in Qatar, Zakum Oil Field Development in the United Arab Emirates and specialist work for Shell Majnoon in Iraq.

Kuwait Oil Company is based in Ahmadi and is a subsidiary of the government-owned holding company, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation. Its responsibilities include the exploration, drilling and production of oil and gas within the State of Kuwait, as well as the storage of crude oil and delivery for export to tankers.

Notes to Editors

Fine Tubes and Superior Tube are collectively a unit of AMETEK Specialty Metal Products, a division of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices.

About Fine Tubes

www.finetubes.com,  @FineTubes

- Established 70 years ago, Fine Tubes is a leading metal tubing manufacturer with its headquarters and production facilities inPlymouth,UK, and sales offices inGermany(Meerbusch),France(Orleans),India(Mumbai) and in    theUnited States(Collegeville,Pennsylvania). In addition, the company has several agents across the globe, including oil and gas specialists inKuwait,Oman,Qatar,Saudi Arabiaand theUnited Arab Emirates.

- The company manufactures both seamless and welded tubes in a wide range of stainless steel, nickel, titanium and zirconium alloys for critical applications in the oil and gas, nuclear and power, aerospace, chemicals and      medical equipment industries.

-  Recent notable projects for which Fine Tubes has supplied specialist tubing include the Airbus A380 and A350 series, the Gemasolar power station, and CERN’s Large Hadron Collider.

-  Fine Tubes currently employs around 380 permanent staff and exports its products to over 35 countries worldwide, includingChina,Indiaand theUnited States.

For more information, contact Bettina Schadow, Marketing Communications Manager at Fine Tubes, Plymbridge Rd., Plymouth, Devon PL6 7LG, United Kingdom. Telephone: +44 (0) 1752 735851. Fax: +44 (0) 1752 73301. Email: press.finetubes@ametek.com.  Website: www.finetubes.com

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