SOURCE: Gastite UK

Gastite UK

July 03, 2013 14:32 ET

Gastite Launches Flexible Gas Piping Product in UK Market to Fulfill Demand

Gastite, a London-Based Smiths Group Company, Continues Global Efforts for Its Flexible Gas Piping System With Extensive Launch in UK Market

PORTLAND, TN--(Marketwired - July 03, 2013) - Gastite, a Smiths Group company and leading manufacturer of flexible gas piping for residential and commercial applications, announces its launch into the United Kingdom. With the majority of propane and natural gas pipe installers utilising copper tubing, the market is primed to accept this efficient, flexible corrugated stainless steel product.

In light of businesses restructuring and managers looking for ways to reduce costs, efficient processes are essential to survival in construction. Any product that allows an installer to get in and complete a project faster and safer is welcomed in any economy. Gastite flexible gas piping is a product that offers speed and confidence in residential housing as well as retail, commercial and industrial applications.

"Gastite is lightweight and flexible and easily maneuvers around obstacles, requiring only one fitting at the meter and one at the appliance," explains Craig Barry, Vice President, Marketing, Smiths Group, plc. "That feature alone cuts installation time by 50% versus copper tubing. Plus the fittings offer a metal‐to‐metal seal and can be assembled with simple hand tools. No hot works are required."

"As we extend our brand globally our mission remains strong," states David Oehlers, Vice President and General Manager Flex‐Tek Construction Division. "By upholding Gastite's reputation as a customer‐focused company with high quality products and services, we will positively impact our customers' businesses and profitability."

The Gastite flexible gas piping system is approved under the BS Kitemark number KM587681 and will be offered through select plumbing and heating distributors across the UK.


Based in Portland, Tenn., U.S., Gastite, a Smiths Group company, has been a pioneer in flexible fuel gas piping to the construction market for more than twenty years. Gastite continues to set the standard in the industry with a system of products and services that offer efficient, quality installation. Gastite is known for its superior technical support and world‐class customer service. For more information on Gastite, please call 0121 226 3701 or visit


Smiths is a global technology company listed on the London Stock Exchange (SMIN) and operates a sponsored level one ADR programme (SMGZY). A world leader in the practical application of technologies, Smiths Group delivers products and services for the threat & contraband detection, medical devices, energy, communications and engineered components markets worldwide. Our products and services make the world safer, healthier and more productive. Smiths Group employs more than 23,000 people in over 50 countries. For more information visit

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    Craig Barry
    Vice President, Marketing, Smiths Group, plc.