InPipe Innovation is a subsidiary company of Pipeline inspection equipment specialist Mini-Cam. Our new factory which opened in January 2017, is a 7,500 sq ft three-storey facility in the Alpine village of Riezlern, Kleinwalsertal, near the German border.
The facility is managed by Dietmar Jochum and has currently has eight staff, and is used for the mechanical design and manufacture of precision parts and pre-assembly of Mini-Cam’s range of crawler and push camera inspection systems, which are deployed in underground surveys in more than 40 countries. Final assembly takes place at Mini-Cam’s headquarters in Warrington.
Mini-Cam supplies customers in the water and wastewater industry as well as municipal authorities and companies in the oil and gas, petrochemical, construction and engineering sectors.
OUR PARENT COMPANY
InPipe GmbH Austria is a subsidiary of Mini-Cam. Founded over 20 years ago, Mini-Cam specialises in the manufacture and distribution of Pipeline Inspection Systems including Proteus™ Crawlers, SOLOPro+™ Push Cameras and ProPIPE™ Reporting Software. Our growing reputation has enabled us to establish a strong global presence through our International Dealer Network
providing sales, servicing and support to customers in over 43 countries worldwide.
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5 AXIS CNC MACHINE INVESTMENT
This 5 Axis CNC machine is the latest addition to InPipe. The €200k investment will further aid and help speed up the manufacturing process at InPipe by creating high quality specialist precision parts and prototypes.
INPIPE VISIT MINI-CAM
Colleagues from InPipe production facility recently enjoyed a 2 day visit to the company’s UK headquarters in Golborne. Headed up by InPipe’s MD Dietmar Jochum and wife Claudia, the twelve strong group arrived on Friday 22nd November to be greeted by their UK colleagues, a tour of the factory and Van-fit workshop. InPipe colleagues spent over two hours gaining an insight into how the factory operates and a better understanding of how components made in Austria are integrated into the production processes employed in the manufacture of Proteus and SOLOPro+ systems.
After returning to their hotel for a short break, the party were entertained in the evening by Mini-Cam management at the Bem Brasil restaurant in Manchester. On Saturday morning there was just time for a spot of Christmas shopping in Manchester city centre before returning home to Austria.
MD DIETMAR JOCHUM
Having known Mini-cam founder Nigel Wilson for some 16 years , the pair established their business relationship in 2015, realising that Nigel’s product concepts and Dietmars engineering and digital drawing skills provided the perfect partnership to design and manufacturer innovative products for the pipeline inspection industry. As Geschäftsführer (Managing Director) of InPIPE, Dietmar and his wife Claudia, manage a team of ten colleagues at the facility. The day-to-day production involves the tooling of parts and the assembly of pre-built equipment.
Dietmar’s key role is the development of Nigel’s concepts, which he takes to prototype stage for testing and field trials. His vast knowledge of product design, tool making and cost effective manufacturing processes, is then used to integrate new items of equipment into InPIPE’s pre-build workflow, ultimately being shipped to Mini-cam’s UK factory for full assembly.
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