Acquisition of Houston’s of Cupar by Twickler Industries Ltd


11 February 2014 –Houston’s of Cupar Limited has been brought into the PressureFab Group of companies and renamed PressureFab Subsea Ltd.

Dundee-based Twickler Industries Ltd. has taken over Fife-based steel manufacturer, Houston’s of Cupar. The group, led by Hermann Twickler, is the largest steel fabrication company in Tayside, employing more than 100 skilled engineers, and is a leading designer and fabricator of offshore and subsea equipment for use in the oil and gas industry.

Operating from a 125,000 ft2 factory beside Dundee airport, PressureFab is the only company in Scotland that designs, fabricates, tests, coats and mobilises specialist offshore containers and topside modules all under one roof. Working in conjunction with its subsidiaries, Angus Alliance Painters and R.T. Metal Services, PressureFab delivers onsite industrial coatings to Norsok and ISO 12944 standards, as well as being a specialist manufacture of piping and vessels out of stainless steel, duplex, and Inconel materials.

Hermann Twickler, Managing Director, Twickler Industries, said: “We welcome the addition of Houston’s of Cupar to our growing group of companies, as brings with it subsea engineering expertise, and will also strengthen our steel fabrication capabilities by adding specialist plate rolling and forming abilities to our existing skill base.

“They already have great relationships with leading companies, and supply drilling templates, and engineered components for underwater Christmas trees, and remotely-operated vehicles used by the oil and gas industry. In addition, Houston’s of Cupar’s machine-shop facility will broaden our services even further for our current and future customers.