In Jakarta, in 1959 PT Bakrie & Brothers established a steel pipe plant namely “TALANG TIRTA”. At that time Bakrie 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).
In 1978 Bakrie again expanded its plants successfully and it produced pipes up to 6 5/8 inch in diameter and it has been producing pipes under API 5L specification for oil and gas industries. In 1979 American Petroleum Institute (API) recognized Bakrie to apply API monogram for each of API 5L pipes produced.
Two (2) years after the recognition PT Bakrie Pipe Industries was established and it has been occupying a location of 38 Ha in the regency of Bekasi, West Java. At that time PT Bakrie Pipe Industries was able producing steel pipes of 16 inch in diameter under a designed production capacity of 70.000 tons per – annum. In 1984, PT Bakrie Pipe Industries for the second time was authorized by American Petroleum Institute (API) to apply API monogram on its APL 5L pipes produced.
Footsteps of Indonesian development are going on it certainty and in 1995 PT Bakrie Industries again expanded its plant by installation of KT 24 machines (Kaiser Torrance 24) AND VAI 4 (Voest Alpine 4 inch) which is able to produce steel pipe of up to 24 inch in diameter. Nowadays PT Bakrie Pipe Industries has a designed capacity of up to 310.000 tons per – annum. Since 2000 PT Bakrie Pipe Industries has been also trusted by American Petroleum Institute to apply API monogram on its API 5CT (Casing and Tubing) pipes produced.
Also, the other pipes produced by PT Bakrie Pipe Industries such as BS 1387,ASTM A252, ASTM A53, JIS G 3444 and SNI have been recognized as pipes having international quality.
Since September 2005 PT Bakrie Pipe Industries has also been recognized by DNV (Det Norske Veritas) after pipes with DNV offshores OS – F101 SUBMARINE PIPILINE SYSTEM specification have been produced.
The company’s commitment to continuing protection practices against hazards and risks in line with Occupational Health and Safety management system have been strengthened with OHSAS 18001 : 1999 certificate given by ABS Quality Evaluation in April 2007.