Superior Tube and Fine Tubes seek new agent in South Korea to further grow oil & gas business
Business Development Manager, Nicholas Head, recently visited South Korea to pursue the appointment of a local South Korean agent and to network with key customers and prospects. His visit was in support of the companies’ growing oil & gas business in the region. Whilst in the country, he also attended a reception at the British Embassy in Seoul.
With its major offshore oil rig and FPSO builders generating a growing demand for high performance and corrosion resistant tubing, South Korea is an important market for both Superior Tube and Fine Tubes. As leading manufacturers of precision stainless steel, nickel alloy and titanium tubing for the oil & gas industry for more than 40 years, both companies supply straight length tubing for hydraulic control and instrumentation lines, high strength pressure housings and chemical injection lines as well as coiled tubing for umbilicals, downhole control lines, downhole gauge cables, chemical injection lines and flow line bundles.
UK-based Fine Tubes and US-based Superior Tube have the metallurgical expertise to work with the special grade alloys required for the instrumentation packages used in the topside construction of offshore FPSO and FPSS units, Spars and TLPs.
South Korea is strategically important for both Fine Tubes and its sister company Superior Tube, which has a number of key nuclear industry customers in the country. The search for a new agent forms part of a strategic plan on the part of both companies to expand their existing network of agents across the Middle East and Asia. Mr. Head’s invitation to the Ambassador’s reception arose from the commissioning of the Embassy to assist with the agent recruitment process.
Nicholas Head commented:
“The reception provided a great opportunity to network with local business executives and ex-pats working in South Korea and to broaden our understanding of the demands of the Asian oil & gas market. Valuable contacts with the South Korean Chamber of Commerce and other organizations were made.”