The Van Leeuwen Pipe and Tube Group has acquired Tubexpress, a Brazilian distribution company supplying pipes and tubes to the (petro)chemical and oil and gas industry. The acquisition is effective from the 1st of January, 2014.
Van Leeuwen’s strategy is aimed at expanding and strengthening its market positions in several countries and industrial segments through acquisitions and autonomous growth. Acquisitions are aimed at expanding specialisms, and enlarging the company’s geographical footprint. The acquisition in Brazil is in line with this growth strategy.
Tubexpress, founded in 1990 and located in Brazil, is a stock holding distributor offering high quality products according to ISO 9000 standards, and has extensive product knowledge and expertise in the oil and gas market. The company has two branches in Brazil, in Osasco and São Carlos, both in the state of São Paulo, and employs around 65 people.