As one of the subsidiary company of PT Bakrie Brothers Tbk, which is established on 1981, PT Bakrie Pipe Industries (BPI) becoming the largest and prominent steel pipe manufacturer in Indonesia. BPI produces various steel pipes such as oil & gas pipeline, water line, piling pipe, telephone pole, electrical pole, structural pipe for general construction and offshore structure, and many other applications.
With total area of 38 hectares located in Bekasi – West Java, BPI operates 5 pipe manufacturing plants of different capabilities. All plants are supported by state of the art technologies and the latest manufacturing machines applying High Frequency Electric Resistance or High Frequency Electric Induction Welding, and capable of producing pipes starting from diameter of ½” to 24” with wall thickness ranging from 1.5 mm to 15.9 mm and maximum grade of X65 / 450 MPa.
Supporting facilities such as non-destructive inspection test equipment’s, destructive test laboratory, raw material and pipe yard, slitting plant, galvanizing plant, workshop, warehouse and other utilities are employed to substantiate the process of international quality pipe manufacturing.
The history has been started in 1959, when PT Bakrie & Brothers established a steel pipe plant namely “TALANG TIRTA”. At that time this factory had just been able producing pipes of 5/8 – 1 ¼ inch (conduit pipe) in diameter, under a designed production capacity of 3.000 tons per - annum. Since then Bakrie steel pipes have been widely known. The next development was in 1972 when Bakrie succeeded in increasing its production up to 25.000 tons per – annum with diameters of up to 4 inch (conduit pipe for water and other ordinary uses).
Since 1978 the factory has been trusted by American Petroleum Institute (API), based in Washington DC, to apply API monogram on each of API 5L pipes produced. After a new factory was established in Bekasi namely PT Bakrie Pipe Industries, the adoption of international standards was continued progressively. Other international standards such as API 5CT, DNV OS-F101, BS 1387, ASTM A53, ASTM A252, JIS G3444 and SNI are also applied.
As the era of globalization approach, in 1992 BPI was awarded ISO 9002 by American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), based in Texas, as an International recognition of the Quality management system accreditation body. And in July 2002 Certificate of ISO 9002 upgraded to ISO 9001: 2000. BPI commitment to satisfy their customer is also reflected by fulfilling additional requirements that requested by the customers which are more stringent than the international standard applied, such as implemented in Indonesian Deep Water Development.
With around 600 employees, mostly in the technical department at the processing plant and in the field, BPI is systematically capable of achieving high productivity around 310.000 ton annual capacity. Quality is not the only mater to be concerned, in 2007 BPI was awarded OHSAS 18001:2007, also by American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). Adoption of Occupational Health and Safety management system is one of evidence the seriousness of BPI in this sector.
On 2013 a new coating plant has been built to strengthen BPI as the leader of pipe business in Southeast Asia. The latest technology applied and highly motivated professional is the strongest point of this new facility. Experienced in manufacturing process for over 54 years, with efficient and effective management team along with creative, innovative, reliable professional and full integrity human resources, the customers are confident to repeat their orders to BPI even for long-term contracts.