The International Tube Association is a non-profit-making organisation totally committed to its members and to the promoting of education, technical development and trade relationships.
As the world’s largest—and only globally active—membership association of tube and pipe engineers and industry professionals, the ITA dedicates itself to technical excellence and global networking in the wider industry.
Founded in the spring of 1979 in Birmingham, UK, the ITA saw its membership grow steadily in the first decade, particularly in the US, and following the establishment of a US Management Board in 1990 similar regional Boards and offices were set up around the world, including in India and Russia.
In 1986, the Association created the first Tube Düsseldorf exhibition along with NOWEA (now Messe Düsseldorf); by the early 90s, we were established as the expo giant’s industry partner and a main sponsor of Tube Düsseldorf. Over the next decade, this came to include Tube fairs all over the world, with the ITA present at the first Tube Singapore, the first Tube India, the first Tube Russia and the first Tube China.
Our British founders held their first technical conference in November of the founding year, 1979. In our determination to promote excellence and offer support for the development of expertise, we have been organising and facilitating similar events** ever since.
Dr. Gunther Voswinckel
President of the ITA