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History

Brief History

Established in 1968, Pipe Supports Limited was born out of her parent company, British Industrial Engineering to provide a comprehensive range of pipe supporting equipment to the power generation and petro-chemical industries. After 25 years in private ownership the business was purchased by Hill & Smith Holdings Plc in 1993 and the Pipe Supports Group was created.

Providing a global solution for piping engineers, the Pipe Supports Group is one of the largest businesses in this sector and has manufacturing facilities in the UK, Thailand, India and the USA.

Key milestones in the Group’s history are –
•         2013 – Bergen Pipe Supports (India) Private Limited (BPSI) awarded ISO 9001:2008
•         2012 – New machine-shop (1500 sqm) added to Thai facilities 
•         2012 – New manufacturing facility opened in India
•         2011 – PSL awarded ASME NS certificate, approved to supply pipe supports meeting the requirements of ASME Division III subsection NF
•         2011 – Acquisition of US business - The Paterson Group Inc.
•         2010 – Pipe Supports India Pvt Ltd dissolved – Wholly owned subsidiary, Bergen Pipe Supports (India) Pvt Ltd established (BPSI)
•         2010 – Engineers recruited to both Korean & Japanese sales offices
•         2009 – Sales office in France opened – Pipe Supports France established (PSF)
•         2009 – Manufacturing facility in China opened – Bergen Pipe Supports (Jiangsu) Ltd established (BPSC)
•         2008 – PSL relocated to new site.
•         2007 – Sales office opened in USA – Pipe Supports USA established (PSU)
•         2007 – Sales office opened in Korea – Pipe Supports Korea established (PSK)
•         2007 – Sales office opened in Taiwan – Pipe Supports Taiwan established (PST)
•         2007 – 2000sqm extension added to cryogenic support factory (PSA2)
•         2007 – 1500sqm extension built at hanger factory (PSA1)
•         2005 – Opened 5000sqm cryogenic support factory (PSA2) near Bangkok, Thailand
•         2004 – Opened purpose built 3000sqm spring support factory (PSA1) near Bangkok, Thailand
•         2002 – Engineering office opened in Chennai, India – Pipe Supports Group India Ltd established (PSGI)
•         2000 – Joint Venture established near Chennai, India – Pipe Supports India Pvt Ltd established (PSI)
•         2000 – Sales office opened in Tokyo – Pipe Supports Japan established (PSJ)
•         1999 – Representative office opened in Singapore – Pipe Supports Singapore established (PSS)
•         1994 - First overseas manufacturing facility opened in Thailand – Pipe Supports Asia established (PSA)
•         1993 - Acquired by Hill & Smith Holdings Plc.
•         1968 - Pipe Supports Limited (PSL), established by Gordon Jones.