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About Us


W.E. Bates is a market leader in the manufacture of high quality welded stainless steel tubes.

It is a position achieved by our commitment to quality, innovation and an efficient and reliable service to our customers. We specialise in the manufacture and processing of Stainless Steel Welded Tubes in diameters of 6mm – 28mm in wall thickness 0.4mm-1.2mm. We also have the capability to produce nickel alloy and titanium tubes.

On site we have eleven TIG welding mills, six mills with in line annealing facility, an off line furnace,manual and automatic cutting and deburring machines, multi head and single head polishing lines and tube bending equipment.

To compliment our own manufacturing range we also stock products outside of our own range this includes other metals,sizes and fabricated products.

W.E.Bates supply tube worldwide and prides itself on being unique in its ability to offer a range of products and services unrivalled by our competition. This together with our commitment to customer service and satisfaction demonstrates our desire to be the market leader within our field.

Services Offered

W.E.Bates offer a comprehensive range of products and services including:

  • Tube manufacture
  • Heat treatment (in-line and off-line Bright Annealing)
  • Polishing in a range of finishes
  • Cut to length,chamfering and deburring
  • CNC tube bending
  • Tube manipulation including swaging and flaring
  • Processing of Customer Supplied Material (Free issue)

Markets Supplied

Tubing manufactured at W.E.Bates is supplied to a variety of markets for use in numerous applications, including Refridgeration & Cooling,  Heat Exchanger,Heater Element, Decorative & Ornamental,Domestic Water Supply and Automotive.

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    +44 (0)1926 613222

  • Manufacturing Specifications

    Tubes manufactured in accordance with

    BS EN 10296-2:2005
    BS EN 10217-7:2005
    BS EN 10312 : 2002
    ASTM A249
    ASTM A269
    ASTM 554

  • We can also supply

    Copper Tube
    Brass Tube
    Stainless Steel Box & Rectangular Section
    Stainless Steel Bar and Wire

  • Customer Supplied Material

    Using our facilities we also process customer supplied material (free issue).
    If you have any enquiries for us to anneal, cut to length or polish your products then do not hesitate to contact us for a quote.