LRQA Transition

LRQA Transition Complete!

We are delighted to confirm that we have successfully transitioned from LRQA 9001:2008 to LRQA 9001:2015 Quality Management System.


This new revision to the LRQA 9001 approval focusses on a performance based management system and reconfirms our emphasis on risk management, which is critical in the markets we serve.

Well done to all those involved!

T&C UK Long Service News


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We are delighted to congratulate Julie Baxendale, our UK Office Administrator, on reaching her 25 Year Work Anniversary with Trouvay & Cauvin Ltd.

Julie started in 1991 as a youngster in our then newly opened offices in Chadderton and has seen many changes throughout the years…especially in the amount of grey hairs she can count!

Many congratulations on achieving this milestone and for your loyalty to Trouvay & Cauvin.....


Julie Baxendale
Office Administrator - T&C UK
25 years service

Long Service Award for Dave Thurstan



dt iWe are delighted to congratulate Dave Thurstan, our UK Operations Manager, on reaching his 30 Year Work Anniversary within the T&C family.

Dave started with the company in 1986 as a Technical Manager at our Redditch Division and within a few years was promoted to Quality Assurance Manager, in 1989.    

In 1991 he relocated with the company to the then new premises in Oldham, Lancs, where he is based to date.

In 2015 he was appointed UK Operations Manager.  During his time with us he has seen many changes and transitions in both the company and the industry. He attributes this longevity to "Variety has been the spice of life with T&C - changing roles within the company keeping me interested, every day bringing a different challenge..."

Once again Dave, many congratulations on achieving this milestone and for your loyalty to Trouvay & Cauvin.....





We were delighted to be exhibiting, once again, at the Offshore Europe Exhibition held within the Conference & Exhibition Center, Aberdeen, at the beginning of September.

The Offshore Europe Partnership announced attendance figures remained “very strong” at 55,947 with delegates drawn from 104 countries.  This compares to 2013 when crowds hit a record 63,000.This year the record hit by the four day exhibition was the 1,535 exhibitors from 44 countries, including 336 companies exhibiting at the event for the first time.  Space available at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) was (its biggest ever) sold-out.

oe pic1Richard Beesley, T&C Product Sales Manager, reported that “Despite the current market conditions and anticipated reduced footfall we found the exhibition as busy as it had been in 2013, and was well represented by the industry giants.  We had many visitors to our stand from major subsea companies, which we anticipate will lead to future business within our subsea/offshore product range, and opportunities also arose to meet with many of our current suppliers as well as potential new ones”. oe pic2




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Huge investment in testing subsea valves by Trouvay & Cauvin partner Viar Valvole


Huge investment in testing subsea valves.......

_pm25927In a further expansion of its testing capability, established valve manufacturer, Viar Valvole, has invested heavily in a new hyperbaric chamber at its manufacturing facility in Sumirago, Italy. The company is represented by Trouvay & Cauvin Limited.

Over 200,000 euros have been spent on equipment within a totally new plant dedicated to hyperbaric testing of its extensive range of subsea valves. Viar Valvole explains, “This is all part of our commitment to ensure total suitability and compliance of our products at all levels.”

The new chamber has an internal diameter of 4 metres, an overall length of 6 metres with a water capacity of 49,000 litres. Current simulated depth is 400 metres, however this is expected to increase after successful completion of all initial testing.

A maximum P.S.I. of 400 can be exerted within the chamber and it can test valves to a size complete with ROV gearbox up to 30" class 300 or 24" class 1500. Certification is according to TüV module G.

Eric Buchanan, Managing Director of Trouvay & Cauvin comments, “Trouvay & Cauvin Limited is delighted with the continued investment that Viar Valvole has been making over the last few years in its testing facilities. This strengthens our very fruitful relationship and gives our customers even greater confidence that we can meet their most demanding subsea specifications.”

T&C UK Long Service News


T&C UK is delighted to celebrate the long service of Simon and we wish him many more years with the company! 









Simon Pickup
Financial Controller - T&C UK
10 years service  




The Great Manchester 10K Charity Run


Sunday 18th May 2014

On a glorious hot sunny Sunday, nearly 40,000 runners arrived in Manchester to take part in one of Europes biggest 10K running events. Seven of those runners were representing Trouvay & Cauvin UK.



From back left to front right:-

> Rishi Sethi

> Neil Williams

> Richard Coombs

> Jon Mason

> Gary Lumley

> Eric Buchananman run full

> Richard Beesley


The event saw the participation of some of the worlds biggest athletic names, Bekele (first)Kipsang (second), and Mokoko (third) in the mens race, with the world and Olympic 10,000 champion Tirunesh Dibaba taking first place in the womens race with Britains Gemma Steel finishing second.

Among the 40,000 entrants at Europe's biggest 10km running event were footballers, soap stars, newscasters and regional personalities.

Organisers of the event estimated that over £6m had been pledged in sponsorship money.

The event had a party atmosphere with music from live bands and radio stations Key 103 and XFM all along the route, which started on Portland Street and passed Old Trafford and Salford Quays before ending on Deansgate.

Once over the finishing line the triumphant T&C team, with medals in hand,  retreated to a local watering hold for some well earned liquid refreshment.







Well done to the team and their charities and a big thank you to all those who supported them!

Cryogenic Valve Range Extended from T&C Partner - Viar Valvole


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Through its partner, Viar Valvole, Trouvay & Cauvin Ltd has extended its range of cryogenic valves. Viar Valvole is a well-established Italian manufacturer of floating and trunnion-mounted ball valves with a reputation for consistent investment in its testing and research facilities.

The company now has full cryogenic testing facilities to -196°C and is able to provide cryogenic valves in both split body and top-entry design. High pressure gas testing is enabled through an on-site liquid nitrogen plant capable of generating pressures up to 600 barg.

An important factor for customers to consider is that Viar Valvole sources all its forgings and castings from Europe and does all critical machining in-house. This provides users with high integrity valves and guaranteed compliance.

Eric Buchanan, Managing Director of Trouvay & Cauvin UK says “Cryogenic valves are available with fugitive emission testing, manual and actuated versions and with various end connections, including compact flanges, butt-weld ends and of course ANSI flanges.”

The cryogenic ball valves added to Trouvay & Cauvin’s range of cryogenic gate and globe valves give clients a diversity of choice with complete assurance that the valves are designed, manufactured and tested to the highest standards.

Eric Buchanan concludes “Trouvay and Cauvin Ltd is delighted to be associated with Viar Valvole. Through this level of investment the company leads the way to ensure that all valves comply with customer specification and meet the most demanding performance expectations.”



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Trouvay & Cauvin UK was delighted to be an invited speaker at the recent Libyan City Gas Day Workshop, held at the Corinthia Hotel, Tripoli on the 4th of February 2014.libyan gas day speaker

The Chairman of GASLY, (The General Gas Transmission & Distribution Co)  Mr Lutfi Layas, opened the workshop with a speech, followed by companies involved in the Libyan Infrastructure Projects including, The Housing & Infrastructure Board (H.I.B) and GECOL (General Electricity Company).

Trouvay & Cauvin lead a mainly British-based Consortium of manufacturers and suppliers, providing products and technical services for high, medium and low pressure gas systems.

The diversity of products & services provided by the Consortium include high technology equipment, such as the Elster range of Smart Meters; Metering and Pressure Reduction Stations, the AVK Donkin range of gas valves - as well as standard products, like Electro fusion fittings supplied by Radius Systems & Gas service and mains fittings manufactured by Wask. In addition services include the provision of training and technical advice and specialist tooling and welding equipment provided by Hy-ram.

The workshop was a positive step in the start of the regeneration of the Libyan Infrastructure and T&C with its local representation is well placed to support this development.

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New Flame Arrester from Trouvay & Cauvin partner Elmac Technologies


Trouvay & Cauvin UK alliance partner and world leaders in flame arresters and tank vessel protection Elmac Technologies has introduced a new range of end-of-line flame arresters – the EVA Series. Developed for specific use with gases in explosion groups IIA1 and IIA, the EVA Series offers considerable improved performance and lower maintenance costs.

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Eric Buchanan, Managing Director of Trouvay & Cauvin UK comments, “The crucial development from the Elmac team is within the crimped ribbon flame arresting element where the free area and length of each element has been optimised. The result is the greatest free area of any IIA end-of-line flame arrester available today.”

In performance terms this means the EVA Series provides superior high flow capacities with minimal pressure drops. It is also less susceptible to clogging and fouling and with less weight is easier to install and maintain. Other benefits are an increased number of materials available including carbon steel, stainless steel, duplex steel and Hastelloy, a wide variety of connection types and size ranges up to 24” (600mm) NB. The range is tested to EN ISO 16852 and available with a four weeks lead time.

Eric Buchanan adds, “Elmac and ourselves have worked together with customers who work with the IIA1 and IIA explosion groups to develop these new products to meet their ever increasing needs.”

Over several years, in addition to Elmac, Trouvay & Cauvin UK Limited has built strategic alliances with world class manufacturers to form the TC Supplier Alliance.  These also include:  Viar Valvole - floating and trunnion mounted ball valves; CDB Engineering – filtration and speciality piping products and Arflu – gate, globe and check valves.

Exhibition report from SPE Offshore Europe 2013

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SPE OFFSHORE EUROPE EXHIBITION (September 3rd-6th 2013 – Aberdeen, Scotland).

An extremely busy SPE Offshore Europe celebrated its 40th birthday by staging its biggest and best conference and exhibition to date.

The main theme of the exhibition was “The Next 50 Years”, representing the continuing success story of the industry in terms of future production and the strong supply chain, which was confirmed by the scale and magnitude of this year’s event.


oe pic 1bOur focus on our specially designed stand, housed in the Energy Industries Council pavilion, was to showcase our Subsea range of Fittings, Connectors and Valves.


With European manufacturers, who stand for compliance, competitiveness and flexibility we are confident that our range of subsea products will compliment our existing product range of Valves, SP’s and Piping.


More than 63,000 people attended the four-day show, a record-breaking 1500 plus organisations were exhibiting in the six exhibition halls which this year covered an expanded floor space of 27,217 square metres – the equivalent of eight football pitches. The show hosted many presenters and speakers, including the Princess Royal.


Our External Sales Product Manager Mr Jon Mason says “This was our first time presenting a stand at this busy exhibition and we found it to be invaluable in terms of heightening the company profile by promoting our new Subsea range, meeting people from the industry supply chain and having the opportunity to speak with many of the major operators and EPC’s from Aberdeen and the surrounding area.   We look forward to the next exhibition in 2015!”.

T&C UK Long Service News


T&C UK is delighted to celebrate the long service of Rob and we wish him many more years with the company! 







Rob Ferris
Product Mgr - Steam
10 years service  


Special Forged Pieces for Subsea Applications


Special Forged Pieces for Subsea Applications from new Trouvay & Cauvin Partner Viar S.P.A.viar 1

Trouvay and Cauvin UK is delighted to announce that Viar S.P.A., manufacturer of special forged pieces for subsea applications, has joined its Supplier Alliance. Eric Buchanan Managing Director of Trouvay & Cauvin UK comments “This is a significant partnership for us, as the subsea market continues to grow and we have to work even more closely with clients in this technically challenging environment.

Established in 1980, Viar S.P.A. supplies its special forged pieces for subsea applications around the world and its client list is impressive including ENI, British Gas, Maersk, Total E&P, Statoil, Subsea 7 and Petrobras. Extensive skills across manufacturing, design and testing are the key.

Viar S.P.A. manufactures a wide range of subsea components such as barred tees, forged pipes, anchor flanges, compact flanges, swivel ringviar 5 flanges, hubs, test rings, J-Lay collars, clamp connectors and piggable wyes. All products can be manufactured in special materials suitable for subsea applications including ASTM A182 F51 through F55 and A694 F60 through F70, cladded materials are also available.

Viar S.P.A. is able to achieve excellence in manufacture through its Engineering Division which specialises in the conception, design and development of new and existing products in response to individual client requirements. Standard components are designed according to international standards: Special component designed using sophisticated analysis such as finite element analysis according to ASME VIII Div.2.

To support design and manufacturing, Viar S.P.A. performs a comprehensive range of tests in its on-site laboratory, including mechanical tests such as tension and yield, hardness and charpy impact tests in addition to non-destructive tests such as LPI/MPI andviar 4 UT and positive material identification using spectroanalysers or X-ray. Full dimensional, functional and hydro-pneumatic tests are also available as is heat treatment on- site.

Over the past several years, Trouvay & Cauvin UK Limited has built strategic alliances with world class manufacturers to form the TC Supplier Alliance. These also include: CDB Engineering – filtration and speciality piping products, Elmac – safety products and Arflu – gate, globe and check valves.


Trouvay and Cauvin partner Viar Valvole adds API6D SS


Trouvay and Cauvin Alliance partner, Viar Valvole, has added a further important approval to its already impressive list - API 6D SS - which covers the design and manufacture of ball valves for subsea installation. vv jm ii

Rigorous and extensive testing was necessary before the valves were launched and Viar Valvole invested heavily in specialist testing equipment which included a hyperbaric subsea chamber. This chamber artificially reproduces the hyperbaric conditions under the sea to test the integrity of the valve under external pressure. Trouvay and Cauvin’s Jon Mason says “Currently Viar Valvole can test its subsea valves up to 20 bar, with construction underway on a hyperbaric chamber capable of pressures up to 350 bar - equivalent to a depth of 3,500m.”

The investment is already paying off. Viar Valvole can point to major successes with the supply of valves to many end users and contractors including BP. Approval has also been gained with and valves supplied to Total and Subsea 7 in recent months with many more to come.

This subsea range compliments the complete range of floating and trunnion mounted ball valves which Viar Valvole designs and manufactures in Italy to internationally recognised standards, including, ISO 9001, API 6A, API 6D, PED, APEX & SIL

vv jm i“The addition of the subsea range of ball valves to its existing oil, gas and petrochemical range, cements Viar Valvole’s place as a world class manufacture of ball and double block and bleed valve.” adds Jon Mason.

Over the past several years, Trouvay & Cauvin UK Limited has built strategic alliances with world class manufacturers to form the TC Supplier Alliance. These also include: CDB Engineering – filtration and speciality piping products, Elmac – safety products and Arflu – gate, globe and check valves.

Exhibition Report - Oil & Gas Libya & Infrastructure 2013


The exhibition attracted 3,326 registered attendees during the four day event which ran from 22nd to 25th April 2013 at the Tripoli International Fairground, Libya.

The event was officially opened by Libya's Minister of Oil, Dr Abdulbari Al - Arusi, who gave an inaugural address followed by a tour of the exhibition. It was then a great honour when Dr Abdulbari Al-Arusi was able to stop and have a brief conversation about Trouvay & Cauvin and how long we had been supporting the Libya market.

120 exhibitors from 18 countries participated in the event including UK, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Libya, Malta, Netherlands, Qatar, Romania, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE, Ukraine, USA and China,

The exhibition demonstrated how companies can support and provide solutions to assist with the expansion and upgrading of both the upstream and downstream sectors of the country's petroleum sector - Libya's most important economic activity. lib iii

The oil and gas exhibition was supported by a high level conference with the theme 'Focus on the Future for Libya's Oil and Gas sector' which stated that Libya was determined to boost its current 1.5 million barrels a day to 1.7 million by the end of this year.


T&C UK’s Commercial Manager, Gary Lumley commented "We are very committed to the Libyan market and enjoyed a successful exhibition, we havelib i participated in this exhibition for the last 5 years and look forward to reinforcing our market presence in 2014."  This committment is supported by our colleagues from the TC Libya office in Tripoli.

On Libya Infrastructure we also received a visit from Mr Lutfi Layas, Chairman of the General Gas Transmission and Distribution Company. It was confirmed that the Government expected to invest $140 billion in projects over the next decade with the housing sector a critical part of the investment focus. The Housing & Infrastructure Board (HIB) has been tasked to deliver 200,000 new homes, with supporting infrastructure in the next seven years.


New External Sales Product Manager


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We are delighted to announce that Jon Mason has been promoted to the position of External Sales Product Manager covering Scotland & England (Central & Northern). He will be looking after all relevant sectors, but particularly Subsea & Topsides for the Oil & Gas Industry, as well as Regional Contractors and Steam / Hot Water Users.

Jon will be promoting our full range of products – including Speciality Piping Products (SPs); Piping, Steam Equipment & Valves. With the support of Blue Chip manufacturers and a Group stock worth in excess of £23m, Jon’s portfolio will be brim-full of interesting opportunities for old & new clients.

Jon has been vitally involved in the business development of T&C through Internal Sales and latterly in the Product Management of Valves and SPs. He has built up a wealth of technical knowledge and experience in the Industries, served by T&C

We wish him well in his new endeavour.

T&C UK Long Service News


T&C UK is delighted to celebrate the long service of four employees and we wish them many more years with the company! 

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 From left to right:-

Gary Lumley
Commercial Mgr
25 years service   


 Isabelle Heranval
Admin/Logistics Mgr
20 years service            
Jon Mason
External Sales Product Mgr 
10 years service                 
Richard Beesley
Export Sales Engineer
5 years service      




T&C UK I.T Integration into the T&C Group


In March 2013 we welcomed Haseem Mahamood from T&C Gulf Head office to our snowbound Oldham Office. His mission – to complete Phasehaseem  simon 1 of the I.T integration of T&C UK into the T&C Group.

This integration involved:-

  • The installation of a Mitel 3300 phone system enabling free direct calls internally, plus the system security that comes with the Mitel brand.
  • The installation of a new HP ProLiant DL380 domain server to bring T&C UK into the T&C Group I.T network . Relocation of the mail server to Dubai and creation of a VPN connection for Sage X3.

Haseem left Dubai, in a sizzling 40° centigrade, and landed at Manchester airport in a 0° centigrade weather front and found his first unexpected task was to locate a hat and pair of gloves.

Over the next ten days Haseem achieved all the main objectives with the minimum of disruption. The staff in the UK quickly came to appreciate Haseem’s easy going manner and widespanning I.T knowledge.

There were a few nights out in the eateries of Manchester and some interesting shopping expeditions in the local malls, plus, much to Haseem’s joy, quite a bit of snow.

Haseem became a friend of the T&C UK team and will provide excellent support to the ongoing integration and I.T support.

Quality of Duplex and Super Duplex Equipment Assured


supex duplex 1Sourcing of duplex and super duplex materials for valves and strainers is critical to ensure compliance, not only with international standards but also with the strict requirements of Oil and Gas companies.

When Trouvay and Cauvin Ltd. works on Oil, Gas and Petrochemical projects, engineered in the United Kingdom, the company only uses, manufacturers that have a supply chain which complies with current market restrictions for sourcing and supply of duplex materials; for example CDB for filters, strainers and SP Items and Viar Valvole, for trunnion-mounted and floating ball valves.

Trouvay and Cauvin’s Jon Mason explains “International Oil Companies examine the total supply chain much more closely. As a result manufacturers of valves and SP products must ensure and validate the appropriate sourcing of materials.” Quotations to IOCs need to show which sub-suppliers will be used and that these  sub-suppliers maintain the necessary approval and certification with bodies like Norsok.

Client orders can stipulate that sub-suppliers are in accordance with the sub-suppliers’ list submitted by the supplier and customer or third-party inspections can be made at the sub-suppliers’ facilities. “The final certification and documentation submission to the client must incorporate all of the documents which validate all component parts as two of our recent projects demonstrate” adds Jon Mason.

Trouvay & Cauvin Limited and Viar Valvole supply valves to BP In Amenas in Algeria on a JV between 2 IOCs, Aibel UK Limited and Sontrach, where conditions of supply for duplex and super duplex SS are extremely strict and material traceability is to BP standards. All materials must be sourced from European manufacturers and be compliant with Norsok M650. The material requirements are severe including ferritescope examination to ASTM E562, corrosion testing to ASTM A923 Method C and charpy impact testing in both transverse and longitudinal orientations.supex duplex 2

Similarly challenging conditions apply on the BP Chirag Oil Project, an offshore topsides project in the Caspian Sea. Trouvay & Cauvin Limited work with both the EPC contractor KBR in the UK and the operator AIOC in Baku to supply filters, strainers, piping spools and flame arresters in duplex and super duplex SS from CDB Engineering and Elmac Technologies. All materials are sourced from European manufacturers with material testing requirements similar to the In Amenas project.

“Use of duplex and super duplex increases project by project and customers need absolute assurance that they are getting what they have ordered. Through our suppliers this is guaranteed” says Jon Mason.

New testing facility for Trouvay & Cauvin partner Viar Valvole


Viar Valvole, an established Italian manufacturer of floating and trunnion-mounted ball valves, has invested heavily in a new testing facility close to their factory in Sumirago. The company is represented by Trouvay and Cauvin Ltd.

Eric Buchanan, Managing Director of Trouvay and Cauvin UK comments “Trunnion-mounted ball valves are often used in critical applications, for instance, Oil and Gas Production and Pipelines. Reliable performance, in demanding operating conditions, is vital and this new facility sets Viar Vavole at the forefront of testing, verification and quality assurance to meet production and compliance demands in several applications.”

Sealing and pressure containment are two critical areas for ball valves: Sub-sea applications are always sensitive, dueviar_alvole_testing_1 to the potential impact viar_alvole_testing__2on the marine environment and production conditions. Pressurised hyperbaric chambers provide special testing for performance verification at simulated depths, with the next phase in process for testing to 350 bar.

Oil and Gas production presents other challenges for sealing across valve seats, especially when handling particulate matter, like sand or slurry. The sand/slurry testing loop installed by Viar Valvole ensures that the valves deliver highly reliable closure and isolation – even in the most erosive environment.

Full cryogenic testing is also available, performed to -196°C and high pressure gas testing is enabled through an on-site liquid nitrogen plant capable of generating pressures up to 600 barg.

Finally the overall manufacturing integrity of components is assured by thorough metallurgical testing, especially important for materials like Duplex and Super Duplex, where Norsok M650 may apply. A recent example of the rigour of Viar Vavole’s testing procedure occurred for a project in Algeria. This required Ferritescopic examination to ASTM E562; corrosion testing to ASTM A923 Method C and Charpy Impact testing in both transverse and longitudinal orientations – in addition to DPI, MPI and Ultrasonic examinations.

Eric Buchanan concludes “Trouvay and Cauvin Ltd is delighted to be associated with Viar Valvole. Through this level of investment the company leads the way to ensure that Ball Valves comply with customer specification and meet the most demanding performance expectations.”

Trouvay & Cauvin 5 man team enter Manchester 10k Legacy Event

IMG00033-20120819-0941On the 19 August, 2012 Trouvay & Cauvin Limited entered a 5 man team into the East Manchester 10k Legacy Event.  Team TC consisted of Jon Mason, Richard Coombs, Richard Beesley, Gary Lumley from Trouvay & Cauvin Limited and Kevin Wheeldon of Elmac Technologies, a key supplier alliance member.  

Each team member had only 12 weeks to get themselves fit enough to complete the course at Clayton Vale, Manchester, in the best possible time. We are pleased to announce that each runner not only completed the course, but did so with impressive times on a tough course in hot conditions! 

The team ran for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital - Alder Hey is one of Europe’s biggest and busiest children’s hospitals, providing care for over 200,000 children each year.  In addition to the hospital site, they are present at more than 40 community outreach sites and programmes and their consultants hold 800 clinic sessions each year from Cumbria to Shropshire, helping deliver care closer to home.  As it stands, Team TC have raised over £180.00 for Alder Hey with sponsorship money still coming in.  

IMG00035-20120819-1118Jon Mason of Trouvay & Cauvin commented ‘It was a great day, everybody committed fully to thechallenge and it showed on the day with 5 fantastic performances. It was great for team moral and we also raised money for a very worthwhile charity, we are all very pleased we did it’.

Trouvay & Cauvin Limited now plan to make the 10k run an annual event raising money for local charities.

Trouvay & Cauvin Ltd is part of the Trouvay & Cauvin Group

Dear Business Partners and Friends,

We are delighted to announce that Trouvay & Cauvin Ltd is now part of the Trouvay & Cauvin Group; we are now officially operating as one.

For the last 10 years, Laurent Marie, CEO of Trouvay & Cauvin Group, has been dedicating his work to rebuilding the company as it was. That’s why, step by step, year after year, the strategy has been to re-open offices around the world and develop new markets.

New_ImageTrouvay & Cauvin UK has worked diligently in developing its historical markets in the UK, Libya and Egypt. It will take an enlarged portfolio of products and services to all its clients in Europe and Africa, and, in the spirit of the Trouvay and Cauvin Group, the intention is to be the best Global Solutions Provider in the supply of Piping, Valves and Piping Accessories.

What does this mean for you - our customers and supply partners throughout the world?

  • A global vision with a local approach
  • The Greatest support and resources available worldwide.
  • A financially strong partner with a long-term strategy for growth.
  • A total commitment to timely and professional customer support
  • A huge inventory of products – at your disposal

We hope you share our enthusiasm for this new and exciting association, and we thank you for your loyalty and support.
We look forward to continuing to earn your valued business, and please call us if you have any questions or if we can assist you in any way.

Kind regards,

Laurent Marie, CEO Trouvay & Cauvin Group |
Eric Buchanan, Managing Director Trouvay & Cauvin UK |

T&C visit Tube 2012...

T&C visit Tube 2012Trouvay & Cauvin’s Managing Director, Eric Buchanan and Commercial Manager, Gary Lumley visited the TUBE Dusseldorf Exhibition in March 2012.

The Tube exhibition hall covered an amazing 49,000 sqr mtrs and received a total of 73,500 visitors from all over the world.

On display at Tube 2012 was the entire product and service range, from tube manufacturing via tube processing to tube machining. The offer range included raw materials, tubes and accessories, machinery for the production of tubes, process technology tools and auxiliary materials.

The main focus of Tube was the areas of pipeline and OCTG technology (oil country tubular goods). This is an expanding area against the backdrop of major international pipeline projects.


Gary Lumley being interviewed on arrival by Tube 2012 Media.

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New Distribution Partnership For Trouvay & Cauvin and Crane

Crane_Agreement_bAn exclusive distribution agreement for Libya has been signed between Trouvay & Cauvin and Crane Building Services & Utilities covering the Viking Johnson, Wask and Sperryn brands.

Crane BS&U is a market leader in the manufacture of products for the gas, water and civil construction industries.

Viking Johnson designs and manufactures world leading ranges of mechanical couplings and flange adaptors plus piping repair products and expansion joints for the water and gas sectors. 

Wask is the market leader for the supply of pipe fittings and pipeline maintenance equipment for both the gas and water industries. 

Sperryn produces a long established, world renowned range of gas controls, including industrial and domestic regulators plus safety valves and metering accessories. 

Trouvay & Cauvin will drive forward the promotion of the three brands , through their considerable experience and contacts developed over four decades in Libya. Centralising operations through the Manchester office, but with day to day sales acticvities being centred in the Tripoli office, Trouvay will ensure a wide exposure for Viking Johnson, Wask and Sperryn with engineers, specifiers & buyers. 

Eddie Engel of Trouvay & Cauvin stated “We have been engaged in the supply of a wide variety of products for the Utilities sector from the beginning of the UK company in 1969, but our strategy to develop specific product offerings in Libya is enhanced through our recent marketing initiative in North Africa and we are delighted to partner Crane, who confirm our commitment to customers for compliance, competitiveness and service”.