Our history


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Merinox company is certified to ISO 9001 by Lloyds Register.


A new management and distribution system is developed and implicated for a smoother and fast efficient working process, which makes it able to make all deliveries within 24 hours after ordering, even for rush cases, to get orders ready within one hour after ordering.


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.


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


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.


Further expansion of our pipe stock with increasingly rare dimensions and wall thicknesses. Also stock a complete high pressure tube program for 20,000 PSI & 60,000 PSI working pressure.


Our growth over the past 20 years has stagnated due to the 50% drop in the oil price and subsequent austerity programs by oil companies and related industries. Which resulted in a drastic decrease in turnover.


By reviewing all aspects and costs within Merinox, we have implemented rigorous innovations to approach the market even more efficiently. We also reduced our large stocks by 15%.


Early 2017 termination of Merinox Sarl in Nesles, due to poor market situation in France and personnel problems. All French customers will be served from 2017 from Merinox BV. in the Netherlands by a French representative:

The global economic situation is improving again in mid-2017.


MST Edelstahlrohr GmbH has moved! This was a major logistics operation.
The new address is: Christinenstrasse 2a in Ratingen.


Market conditions have meanwhile improved considerably. Many projects have been started again, mainly due to overdue maintenance in the oil and gas industry in recent years. Due to the increased delivery times of factories, we are forced to increase our stocks considerably.

Unfortunately, in March, due to the Covid-19 outbreak, everything changed worldwide and the current situation is unpredictable.

We wish everyone a “normal” life as soon as possible.