Research & Development
Our innovative ability is a main building block of our success. Cooperation with various research institutes is obligatory for EUROPIPE. "Salzgitter Mannesmann Forschung" is the centre of excellence for research and development. The diverse cooperation with universities and scientific facilities is coordinated and managed from here. All of the institute's laboratories are accredited.
We develop existing products, processes and services together with customers and suppliers, creating new solutions.
The steel used by EUROPIPE primarily comes from the plants of our two shareholders. The most important properties that are required of our large-diameter pipes are aimed for at the steel mill already: stability, durability and suitability for welding under building site conditions.
Steel slabs are rolled into high-quality large-diameter pipe sheets at the three sheet mills of AG der Dillinger Hüttenwerke and Salzgitter Mannesmann Grobblech GmbH, usually using the thermo mechanical process, with or without subsequent accelerated cooling. This establishes the best prerequisites for our pipes.
Our subsidiary “MÜLHEIM PIPECOATINGS GmbH,” Germany, is our centre of excellence for the EUROPIPE Group. Our coating experts, together with their colleagues in Panama City, FL and Mobile, AL look back on decades of experience. This way we create the optimum prerequisites for our customers in terms of quality, speed and terms of delivery.