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American Embassy Visits Superior Tube and Fine Tubes on their Stand at ILA Berlin

Collegeville, PA, USA - U.S.-based Superior Tube and U.K.-based Fine Tubes, both leading manufacturers and global suppliers of high-precision tubes for aerospace applications were honoured by a visit fromrepresentatives of the American embassy in Berlin to their stand at this year's ILA Berlin Air Show. During the visit, US officialswere introduced to the companies' specialty portfolio of high-strength tubing solutions, innovations and current projects in the aerospace industry.

Paul A. Tombarge, a U.S. Air Force colonel and the Embassy's Chief of the Office of Defense Cooperation and Kent Logson, Deputy Chief of Mission, were shown how both businesses help aerospace companies worldwide solve technical challenges, using high-performance titanium, stainless steel and nickel alloy tubing.

Mike Cullum, Sales Manager at Fine Tubes, said: "The ILA Berlin Air Show is an important event in our calendar. It helps us get our products and ideas in front of some of the most influential decision makers in the aviation industry. This year, however, our esteemed guests from the American embassy made the show even more special, as we were able to show their representatives our quality tubing solutions."

The ILA Berlin Air Showincludes one of Europe's largest public air shows and a major aerospace trade exhibition. More than 120,000 trade visitorsfrom every segment of the aviation industrycome to the event every other year.This year it took place from 1 to 4 June at the Berlin ExpoCenter Airport in Berlin.

Superior Tube and Fine Tubes are developing high-strength tubing for aircraft engines and airframes in today’s leading space, military and civil aircraft programmes. This includes hydraulic and pneumatic control systems, torque control rods, transmission, landing gear and instrumentation. Combined, Fine Tubes and Superior Tube supply their products to more than 35 countries worldwide.

Fine Tubes and Superior Tube are collectively a unit of AMETEK Specialty Metal Products, a division of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices.

About Superior Tube

• Superior Tube is a global leader in the manufacture of precision tubing. From aerospace to power stations, and oil and gas extraction to medicine, its products are used by a range of industries.

• Based in Collegeville, PA, USA, the company’s manufacturing capabilities include seamless and welded tubes, straight lengths and coils, in stainless steel, nickel, titanium and zirconium.

For more information, contact Bettina Schadow, Marketing Communications Manager at Superior Tube, 3900 Germantown Pike, Collegeville, PA 19426-3112, USA. Telephone: +1 610.489.5200. Fax: +1 610.489.5252. Email: - Website:

About Fine Tubes

• Established 70 years ago, Fine Tubes is a leading metal tubing manufacturer with its headquarters and production facilities in Plymouth, United Kingdom, and sales offices in Germany (Meerbusch), France (Orléans), India (Mumbai) and in the United States (Collegeville, Pennsylvania). In addition, the company has several agents across the globe, including oil and gas specialists in Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

• The company manufactures both seamless and welded tubes in a wide range of stainless steel, nickel, titanium and zirconium alloys for critical applications in the oil and gas, nuclear and power, aerospace, chemicals and medical equipment industries.

• Recent notable projects for which Fine Tubes has supplied specialist tubing include the Airbus A380 and A350 series, the Gemasolar power station and CERN’s Large Hadron Collider.

• After closely working with the SAFRAN Group, Fine Tubes was awarded a substantial share of the global tube sourcing contract for the delivery of high performance stainless steel, nickel and titanium alloy tubing to SAFRAN, its affiliates and subcontractors for the New Leap and Silvercrest engine programmes.

• Fine Tubes currently employs around 380 permanent staff and exports its products to over 35 countries worldwide, including China, India and the United States.

For more information, contact Bettina Schadow, Marketing Communications Manager at Fine Tubes, Plymbridge Rd., Plymouth, DevonPL6 7LG, United Kingdom. Telephone: +44 (0) 1752 735851. Fax: +44 (0) 1752 73301. Email: Website:

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