History

 

TMK-ARTROM was founded in 1982, as a state owned company, under the name "Intreprinderea de Tevi Slatina" and its production started in 1988. It was transformed into a joint stock company in 1991, and was renamed ARTROM SA.

On November 20th 1995 the company listed its shares on the Bucharest Stock Exchange.

Then ARTROM SA went through the privatization process and became a public private joint-stock company on April 30th, 1999 with the Austrian company STARO Gmbh as its majority shareholder. In 2001, the German company Sinara Handel GmbH (renamed today TMK-EUROPE) bought a controlling stake in ARTROM SA.

On March 1st 2006, ARTROM SA joined the world’s second largest pipe producer when it became part of the TMK GROUP of companies and changed its name one last time to TMK-ARTROM. 

In the last few years, technology and equipment have been upgraded to high performance and state of the art levels. Most upgrades were carried out after 2001 and new ones are still being implemented. In February 2007, a new pipe manufacturing line was put into operation – a Cross Piercing Elongator. As a result, the production capacity of TMK-ARTROM now reaches 200,000 tonnes per year.

 

Follow a period of few years when in TMK-Artrom are done other investments in various quality control equipments (US, Eddy Current, Magnetic Powder Control, Cracks End Detector, etc), Mandrel Rolling Line, cutting and varnishing machines, new halls or buildings modernization, etc.

 

In June 2015, TMK-ARTROM started the production at the new Workshop where offer to its customers different services like cut pipes at fix and very precise lengths (mainly for automotive industry customers) and also services like machining the inner surface of cold-deformed seamless steel pipes by skived and roller burnished operation and outside surface machining through grinding operation, such pipes being used in most cases directly by end users (hydraulic cylinder producers).

 

In June 2016, in USA, TMK-ARTROM founded the company TMK Industrial Solutions LLC (100% under TMK-Artrom control) which act as an agent in North and South American markets promoting TMK-Artrom products as well as other products made by others TMK mills which are considered industrial pipes.

 

In February 2018, TMK-ARTROM officially commissioning the Heat Treatment Complex which completed the second phase of the company’s investment program. With this investment, TMK-ARTROM strengthens its market presence with premium pipes for mechanical applications and exploration of oil and gas fields, adding to its investment portfolio another 36 million Euros.

 

Starting with December 2018 TMK-Artrom acquired the majority stake (99.99%) at TMK Resita which is the sole raw material supplier of TMK-Artrom.

 

All these investments increased production quality and allow a better and more efficient control of production parameters.

In the last years, TMK Artrom and TMK Resita were re-built as an integrated production flow. 

 

TMK-ARTROM manages today all business of the TMK-European Division as General Management Unit for all TMK-European Division’s companies.