Rayleigh MP the Rt Hon Mark Francois has visited Rawreth-based business Tube Tech International (TTIL) to take a tour and meet the team after hearing about the company’s unprecedented international success.
As it celebrates its 30th year in business, fouling removal specialist TTIL has opened bases in the USA and Malaysia, won contracts in every region of the world and secured multi-million-pound research and development funding to develop world-class engineering solutions for the petrochemical industry.
Managing Director Jon Camp has won two Institute of Director (IoD) Awards and has been shortlisted for an international petrochemical award in recognition of his contribution to the business. In October this year, he will take the stage to represent Essex and the East of England in the national IoD Awards.
During the visit, during which Mr Francois toured the company’s new offices and workshops, the team discussed environmental challenges and the ways in which business needs to innovate and adapt to address climate change. R&D manager Derek Sumsion gave Mr Francois a first-look demonstration of TTIL’s Shell Side Jet technology, due to launch to the international petrochemical market in February 2020.
TTIL managing director Jon Camp said: “We are honoured that our local MP is not only taking such an interest in our business but that he took time from his busy schedule to spend the morning here. We had some lively discussions about business and politics, and he was genuinely interested in the business, our people and the work we are doing. It was a pleasure having him here, and we thank him for his time.”
Mr Francois commented: “My visit to Tube Tech this morning has been an absolute eye-opener. Prior to today, I had not appreciated that I had this internationally successful business on my doorstep.
“Tube Tech is winning awards for innovation and canny business sense, and investing in positive environmental change. I am proud to have Tube Tech in my constituency and wish them all the best as they go from strength to strength.”
<Pictured (1) Members of Tube Tech International staff with MP the Rt Hon Mark Francois (centre)
(2) MP the Rt Hon Mark Francois with Tube Tech Managing Director (shaking hands centre) and members of staff
About Tube Tech International
Founded in the UK in 1988, Tube Tech International is the global leader in research-led, high-tech fouling removal and inspection services, constantly investing in and developing tried and tested, step-change methods to solve heavy industries’ most difficult cleaning challenges.
Tube Tech International’s patented methods, including remotely operated robotic technology, achieve significant savings, reduce downtime and CO2 emissions, increase throughput and improve safety standards.
In 2019 Tube Tech International’s robotic technology has been granted government funding as part of Horizon 2020; the biggest European Union research and innovation programme to date. Its patented Shell Side Jet solution will deliver the very first technology to effectively remove fouling from the outside heat transfer surface of shell and tube exchangers.
In 2018, Tube Tech Inc. U.S. base of operations was launched in Houston, Texas, and in 2019 a further base opened in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.