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TI Desford Tubes

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1969. Hollow bloom emerging from the three-roll piercer.

of Kirby Muxloe

Part of Tube Investments, later TI Group

1954 New rolling mills installed at Desford and Wednesfield[1]

1958 New automatic bearing-tube mill commissioned at Desford[2]

1960 Investment to double the capacity for making bearing tubes and other heavy duty steel tubes at Tubes, Ltd, Desford[3]

1967 Developed a 3-roll piercing method of making tubes which improved on the long established Mannesmann 2-roll piercing method[4]

1969 Investment by TI in the Desford works to make the plant the most advanced and integrated works for making roll and bearing tubes[5]

1972 Investment by TI to increase the capacity for making hollow bar at Desford[6]

1974 Manufacturer of hot-rolled hollow bar.[7]

1976 TI Desford Tubes was awarded the Queens Award for Export[8]

1996 One of 3 small subsidiary companies sold by TI Group to Hay Hall Group[9]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Nov 16, 1954
  2. The Times, Nov 15, 1957
  3. The Times, Jun 02, 1960
  4. The Times, Jan 12, 1967
  5. The Times, Jun 11, 1969
  6. The Times, Nov 15, 1972
  7. The Engineer 1974/04/18
  8. The Times, Apr 21, 1976
  9. The Times February 01, 1996