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Our history

1995       

Till the late 1995, our founders, Mr. Kees van Reijn & Mr. Peter Valk, worked in The Netherlands as sales representatives for a major metal company. During  this time period, they became aware of the need for a more specialized tube service center, with a full and very deep range of tube sizes and qualities for instrumentation & hydraulic applications, that would be able to supply customers who were unable to buy tubes in mill quantities.
 

1996      

On the 1st of April, both at the age of thirty, Mr. Peter Valk & Mr. Kees van Reijn founded Merinox B.V. The business was started on a small scale in a rented office and a hired space at a warehouse of the transport company who operates as our forewarder in Alblasserdam. 
 

1997    

Within a year of its existence the company relocates to a 150 m² brand new warehouse and a 15 m² office  hired at the Ohmweg in Alblasserdam.
 

1999      

During the early years of its existence, Merinox B.V. growths continuously, which resulted to hire also the neighbours place to expand the warehouse to 300 m² and an office of 50 m² plus an open area of 300 m².
 

2000      

Merinox Ltd opens its office and warehouse of 600 m² in Oldham near Manchester focusing to sell our tubes for the United Kingdom & Irish market.
 

2001      

Throughout these years the volume of business continued to grow and necessitated the following physical expansion of Merinox B.V., a new own premesis was build on the new Industry area Hoogendijk in Alblasserdam, with a facility of 2500 m² area and a warehouse of 1200 m², 12 meters high and 500 m² corporate offices. 
 

2003      

Merinox Sarl opens its doors for business for the France and Nothern African market, with an open area of 6000 m², a warehouse of 800 m² and an office of 120 m², east of Paris in the village Lumigny-Nesles-Ormeaux. In order to optimize its business activities and for logistic and commersial reasons in 2017 Merinox Sarl's activities were transferred to Merinox B.V. to its location in Alblasserdam.

 

2006       Merinox company is certified to ISO 9001 by Lloyds Register.
2008    

Er wordt een nieuw management- en distributiesysteem ontwikkeld en ingevoerd voor een soepeler, snel en efficiënt werkproces dat het mogelijk maakt om alle leveringen binnen 24 uur na bestelling af te handelen; zelfs voor spoedgevallen, waarbij bestellingen binnen een uur na bestelling klaar zijn.
  

2011       Founding of Merinox Germany, called: MST Stainless tubes GmbH in Ratingen near Düsseldorf, with a warehouse of 5000 m² and of 300 m² office, to be able to serve the German, Austrian and Swiss market.
 
2012      

Merinox Ltd moves in Oldham to a bigger premesis of 1000 m² warehouse and 200 m² office to keep up with the British demand.
 

2013      

Currently Merinox group carries an extensive inventory of more than 2 million mtrs. of seamless high quality stainless & special alloy tubing in 5000 different articles, the larges stock in Europe in many hard to get sizes and qualities, which enable us to respond fast to the needs and demands of the industrial distribution market.
 

     
     
     
     

 

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