The Makers of the World’s Finest Pipe Cutting, Beveling, Alignment and Rigging Equipment.

CLIMAX, the industry’s leading manufacturer of portable machining, welding, and valve testing systems, is excited to merge with S.F.E. Group, based in Houston, Texas. S.F.E offers the world’s most comprehensive range of pipe fabrication, orbital welding, and cutting solutions. Together, these companies will now offer the widest range of specialized machining, welding, and fabrication equipment.

We are pleased to introduce Mathey Dearman to our loyal CLIMAX customer base. Roughly 100 years ago, Mathey Dearman was founded near Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the United States. During the first decades, founder C.A. Mathey developed patented saddle-type portable pipe cutting and beveling machines and clamping, pipe alignment, and reforming systems for pipes. Mathey Dearman rapidly became a worldwide recognized authority in pipe rigging equipment and is still setting the benchmark today, being the point of reference for many applications.

With the merger in 2019 of B&B Pipe and Industrial Tools LLC (USA), Mathey Dearman Inc. (USA), and TAG Pipe Equipment Specialists (UK) and the recent addition in 2022 of AXXAIR (France) into Specialized Fabrication Equipment (S.F.E.) Group, the various product groups offered by the original manufacturers have been realigned and integrated into the overall S.F.E. Group range of pipe cutting and pipe alignment equipment while keeping their own brand identity.

The Mathey Dearman brand portfolio consists of a comprehensive range of pipe fitting equipment, pipe flame cutting and beveling machinespipe alignment and reforming clampspipe rigging equipment, and Fit-Up Pro’s range of fit-up, alignment, layout, and marking tools.

Pipe Flame Cutting and Beveling Machines

Pipe Alignment and Reforming Clamps

Pipe Rigging Equipment

As an OEM with 11 brands and backed by years of development, S.F.E. Group is renowned for its innovations, ground-breaking developments, and creative designs within the Mathey Dearman product range. With its engineering capabilities, customer-oriented focus, and flexibility, the Mathey Dearman brand provides the possibility to design out-of-the-box pipe machining and tooling solutions to fulfill customers’ projects’ specific needs and to cater to an ever-evolving industry.

Mathey Dearman pipe beveling, cutting, alignment, and rigging products are available from the international S.F.E. Group branches on four continents and S.F.E. Group’s extensive and continuously expanding global network of partners and distributors. Contact a Mathey Dearman sales manager for your piping applications!

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