Founded by CEO Mike Watson 1988
Tube Tech was founded by CEO Mike Watson, who first started the company working from his bedsit in Shoebury, Essex.
First job was the invention of a machine to unblock an irrigation pipeline in a farmer’s field without access to any facilities.
First Project 1989
TT first carried out work for a major oil and gas company – the start of TT establishing its reputation with refineries around the world.
First Office 1992
TT opens its first office in Basildon, Essex.
10 Year Anniversary 1998
TTI’s 10-year anniversary. The company had ten members of staff.
MOD Contract & Most Challenging Cleaning Projects 1999
TTI awarded MOD contract to clean all naval destroyers and aircraft carriers.
TTI awarded arguably one of the largest and most challenging cleaning projects in industry by a global oil major in a hostile African environment.
TTI developed robotic fouling removal technology.
TTI moves its headquarters to a bigger office in Rayleigh, Essex.
Awarded Multi-million Funding 2000
TTI awarded multi-million EU FP7 funding to develop online heat exchanger cleaning system.
Barclays UK validated TTI as the most profitable company per head of employee within its field of industrial cleaning.
Texas Tower Cleaned in Germany 2005
TTI’s first Texas Tower/VCFE internal clean for a world-leading oil and gas company in Germany.
20 Year Anniversary 2008
TTI turned 20 and employed 20 members of staff.
TTI receives a Site Safety Award from EON.
Cleaning in Israel 2010
TTI delivers both tube and shell side cleaning of Texas Tower/VCFE for the first time in Israel.
Surving Global Recession 2014
TTI survive global oil service sector recession.
New Managing Director & Major Funding 2017
Mike appoints Jon Camp as Managing Director.
TTI sign global agency agreement with Chinese Manoir Industries.
TTI awarded multi-million EU Horizon 2020 funding.
TTI shortlist 4 from 60 inventions accumulated over 30 years: Fired Heater Robotics, Heat Exchanger Shell Side Jet, Tube Integrity Polisher and Texas Tower Robot.
TTI awarded further research funding.
First Office 2018
TTI celebrates 30-year anniversary. The company employs 25 members of staff.
TTI launch Tube Tech Houston Inc., Tube Tech R&D and TT Environmental Consultancy Ltd.
TTI becomes members of the WJTA.
TTI becomes members of the EIC.
TTI partners with USA leader ParFab Companies.
TTI celebrates the busiest month in 30-year history.
TTI UK headquarters office expansion.
Industry Innovations 2019
Launch of next generation robot. Watch this space!
Beyond 2020! 2020+
A bright future for Tube Tech International awaits.