Offshore Equipment Specialists Join Forces

January 2014


Inverurie based John Bell Pipeline will be exhibiting at Europe’s largest annual subsea exhibition and conference, Subsea Expo 2014 alongside their parent company National Tube Stockholders.

National Tube Stockholders (NTS) and John Bell Pipeline Equipment Company Limited are the UK’s premier Structural Steel, Pipe and Fittings specialists. Both members of the Bianco Group, NTS and John Bell Pipeline have access to over 400,000 Tonnes of stock worldwide.

For the first time since their collaboration in 2012, National Tube Stockholders Ltd (NTS) and John Bell Pipeline will be joining forces at Subsea Expo 2014 to raise awareness of their partnership and the broadened scope of supply and services available to customers.

NTS, parent company of John Bell Pipeline are the market leader in the supply of hot formed structural hollow sections in the UK and have over 20,000 tonnes of structural tube and hollow sections in stock at their impressive 37,000m2 purpose built facility in Dalton, North Yorkshire.

John Bell Pipeline are looking forward to a thriving year after recently investing in a substantial stock order of Duplex and Super Duplex Pipe, Fittings and Flanges. Duplex and Super Duplex products are at the core of the Subsea industry due to their high corrosion resistance, improved strength and long life durability. The pipeline company have experienced a number of improvements over the past two years. As well as an increase in stock volume and product range, John Bell Pipeline have increased their employee numbers by over 12% in a bid to manage increased demand.

Mark Skinner, Managing Director at John Bell Pipeline commented ‘Since our acquisition in 2012 John Bell Pipeline has gone from strength to strength, exceeding our own growth expectations in 2013. We are looking forward to another successful year working alongside NTS to explore the opportunities our group membership has to offer.

As part of the family owned and managed Bianco Group, which has 23 companies throughout Europe and North America, NTS and John Bell Pipeline now have direct access to over 400,000 tonnes of group stock. This network also allows us to benefit from group purchasing power and knowledge to source the highest quality of materials at competitive rates and pass these benefits onto our customers.’

To find out more about the extensive product range John Bell Pipeline and NTS have to offer, visit us at stand 143 at Subsea Expo and speak to our representatives.

Alternatively, call our sales team on 01224 714514 or visit our website at or for NTS call 01845 577440 or visit