Milestones

Jun 1973 :Started feasibility study

May 1974 : Received industrial license

Mar 1976 : Signed shareholders agreement for 51% Saudi and 49% Japanese (Sumitomo)capital

Aug 1978 : Established National Pipe Co., Ltd.

Aug 1980 : Completed the plant and facilities for 180,000 MT Helical Pipe Mill

Dec 1980 : Received an API authority to use API 5L monogram. Started commercial operation for helical seam pipes

Aug 1981 : Started pipe production for sour gas application

Jul 1994 : Achieved 100,000 Metric Tons cumulative pipe production

Nov 1995 : Received ISO 9001 certification from TUV/CERT

Sep 1998 : Achieved 1,500,000 Metric Tons cumulative pipe production

Jun 2001 : Obtained industrial license to double the production capacity to 360,000 MT

Sep 2001 : Started commercial operation for longitudinal seam line pipes

Apr 2002 : Received ISO 9001 : 2000 certification from TUV/CERT

May 2002 : Achieved 2,000,000 Metric Tons cumulative pipe production in Helical Pipe Mill

Oct 2006 : Achieved 2,500,000 Metric Tons cumulative pipe production in Helical Pipe Mill. Achieved 250,000 Metric Tons cumulative pipe production in Longitudinal Pipe Mill

Jun 2007 : Achieved 3,000,000 Metric Tons cumulative pipe production in Helical Pipe Mill

May 2010 : Updated to ISO 9001 : 2008 certification from TUV/CERT

May 2011 : Achieved 4,000,000 Metric Tons cumulative pipe production in Helical Pipe Mill