METAL tubing manufacturer Ferschl Tubeform Limited has entered into administration with the loss of 44 jobs.
As part of the Ferschl stable, which also includes Gateshead-based Ferschl Hose and Hydraulics and Middlesbrough-based Northern Hose and Hydraulics Cleveland Flexible Engineering, Ferschl Tubeform had been supported by the group.
Ferschl Tubeform was formed in 1987 as a supplier of metal tube and pipe-based components, products and sub-assemblies to the global heavy construction vehicle and materials handling industries.
From the Peterlee base, Ferschl Tubeform also manufactured a range of handrails using carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminium.
The company has grown steadily through acquisition since 1971 and its divisions now include Ferschl Hose & Hydraulics, Ferschl Tubeform
, Ferschl Flexible Engineering and Northern Hose & Hydraulics Customers include the automotive, nuclear and telecoms industries and it exports to Brazil, USA, South Africa and the Far East.