TPI was set up in 1955, in collaboration with Tube Products, U.K. Today, TPI is a true global player, with five manufacturing facilities, including one in China.
For over 50 years, Tube Products of India (TPI) has been an undisputed leader in the Indian market for precision-welded ERW and CDW steel tubes, and manufactures speciality Cold Rolled Close Annealed (CRCA) strips catering to international standards and high strength tubular components. TPI caters to the demanding needs of the automobile, general engineering, boiler, white goods and fine blanking industries.
TPI is the market leader in precision tubes in India, with a dominant share of business in telescopic front fork inner tubes and cylinder bore tubes for shock absorber and gas spring applications. It also manufactures propeller shaft tubes for the automotive segment and specialty products such as rear axle tubes, side impact beams, tie rods and drag links.
TPI produces special extra deep drawing, high tensile, medium carbon, and high carbon CRCA strips that are used in industries such as bearings, automobile, fine blanking auto ancillaries and general engineering. Investments are also being made for manufacturing dual phase steels, hardened & tempered steels and highly spherodised steel for fine blanking applications.
TPI has carved a niche for itself through innovation and product development. At the world-class Material Research and Engineering Design Centre, application specialists work closely with auto OEMs on various VAVE initiatives to reduce weight, enhance fuel efficiency and to meet safety parameters. TPI worked closely with the TATA Nano team to develop the crash members for meeting the safety norms. TPI is also a global supplier for cylinder tubes for shock absorbers.
TPIís list of demanding customers include Arvin Meritor, Delphi, Endurance, Gabriel, HHML, Hyundai, JBML, John Deere, Mahindra and Mahindra, Munjal Showa, Omax Auto, Rane, Suspa, Suzuki, Tenneco, TML, Toyota, TRW, Wipro Infrastructure and ZF.
With its expertise in material science, engineering design and product validation, TPI offers optimal products to meet the desired performance for its customers.
The International Business Plant of TPI has the capability to manufacture bright annealed tubes for J525 applications, and has developed tubes for critical application like engine cam shafts.
To supplement its in-house expertise, TPI has technical tie-ups with a number of bodies, including test houses like Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) and SERC - CSIR; academic institutions like the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, AU-FRG Center for CAD / CAM, Indian Institute of Science and Colorado, School of Mines; and industry tie-ups with LNP - GE Plastics, TVS Motorsí and M&Mís R&D divisions and various design outfits.
As a market leader and as a company that prides itself on precision, TPI aims to continue innovating and expanding to provide tubular and CRCA solutions to industrial giants across the globe.