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Interpipe passed prequalification of the US distributor Distribution NOW

Interpipe’s Niko Tube passed the supplier prequalification from Distribution NOW, a large US distributor of tubular products.

Last year Tuboscope Vetco conducted a prequalification audit at Interpipe Niko Tube on the demand of Distribution NOW. Its results were successful, and the mill received the Distribution NOW approved supplier status.

The obtained certificate will be valid for 5 years.

Vera Smal, Interpipe Pipe Products Division Director:
– Distribution NOW is a leading supplier of pipes, pipeline accessories, and fittings for oil production, transportation, and refining, as well as for other industries. The supplier reliability is the major criterion when DNOW choosing partners. The North American Interpipe team has made every effort to build our Company's image at the American market and gain the confidence of the prospective customers.

After Interpipe Niko Tube has successfully passed the audit, we were included in the list of approved suppliers and DNOW placed the first trial order. In the case of the successful fabrication and delivery of the trial lot, we will be able to count on the long-term cooperation with DNOW in the supply of seamless line pipes.

Distribution NOW is one of the subdivisions of National Oilwell Varco, the world leader in the design, manufacture, and sales of drilling equipment and components, used for well drilling and oil and gas production.

In 2014, National Oilwell Varco transferred its distribution network to DNOW. As of today, the DistributionNOW network exceeds 250 branches in more than 20 countries, and the company continues to expand its presence all around the world.

About the company:
Interpipe is global producer of steel pipes and railway wheels, based in Ukraine. The company’s products are marketed in more than 80 countries all around the world via the network of sales offices located in key markets of Ukraine, Europe, North America and the Middle East. In 2018, Interpipe supplied 857 kt of finished goods, including 189 kt of railway products.
Interpipe has 12 thousand people working at the company’s facilities. During 2018 the Company transferred UAH 2.17bln in taxes to budgets of all levels and extra-budgetary funds.
Contacts for the mass media:
Andrey Pisarevskiy
Press Officer
Phone: +380 44 233 66 53
Cell: +380 67 952 17 62


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