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Ta Chen International Unveils Primus Pipe & Tube

Ta Chen International Unveils Primus Pipe & Tube
August 07
23:45 2017

Ta Chen International Inc. acquired stainless steel manufacturer Outokumpu Stainless Pipe for about EUR 25 million (US$29.5 million).

Ta Chen International is a master distributor of stainless, aluminum and nickel alloy coils, sheets, plates, long products, tubes and PVFs, and is owned by Taiwan-based Ta Chen Stainless Pipe Co. Ltd. – the parent company of fastener master distributor Brighton-Best International.

Ta Chen International renamed the new business as Primus Pipe and Tube Inc., which is located at 241 W Clarke St., Wildwood, FL, 34785. Tel: 352 303-4247

“Following today’s announcement our business is now part of a group with Pipe and Tube as one of their core businesses. This change in ownership will allow us to improve and grow our operations to better serve our customers; we are very excited about this next step in our evolution,” stated Primus Pipe & Tube GM Kris Podsiad. Email:

Ta Chen was founded in 1989 in Los Angeles by Robert Shieh to distribute stainless steel. In 2001, Ta Chen launched an Internet order platform and today 75% of TCI’s daily transactions are online. Web:

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