Dnipro-based company Interpipe is among the world’s top 10 producers of seamless pipes and the third-largest producer of solid rolled railway wheels
How has Interpipe changed since 2014?
Over half of our sales used to go to Russia and countries like Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan. Within the last four years, we’ve completely diversified. Now more than half of our sales go to the Americas, Europe and the Middle East.
“We have bridged the technology gap, the quality gap and the perception gap”
In 2016, Interpipe entered into a joint venture with France’s Vallourec. What were the reasons behind that?
To be successful in international markets, we had to bridge the technology gap, the quality management gap and the perception gap. Vallourec is the best of the best in terms of quality, technology and client perception.