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History of 3P Services

In its 30-year history, the company has shown steady growth. Since 1992 the number of employees continues to increase and our R&D department is continuously working on technical innovations to respond even better to customer requirements.

In our timeline we have selected some milestones in the history of 3P to give you a brief overview of the company’s development.

2022 3P Milestone
3P worldwide

Today, with more than 130 employees we support pipeline projects worldwide with our in-line inspection services. Time to say "Thank you" to our customers, partners and agents and to our employees.

2019 3P Milestone
3P makes a change in the management

Following different roles at 3P in Sales, Project oordination and QHSE since 2008 Felix Schmidt joins the general managagement in January 2019 and runs the company together with his father Dr. Rainer Schmidt. In September, he becomes CEO of the company.

2016 3P Milestone
3P moves into a new facility
3P Services GmbH & Co. KG Head Office in Wietmarschen/Lohne

The new building and associated yard meets all today's requirements in terms of modernity, technical equipment and office space.

2015 3P Milestone
3P hires its 100th apprentice

We have been training young talents for many years and are proud of our high takeover rate. In 2015, we were able to hire our 100th apprentice.

2014 3P Milestone
3P reaches the 100 employee mark

The mark of 100 employees has been reached. The team now covers all functions from hard- and software development, tool design, pipeline engineering, global operations, data analysis, etc.

2003 3P Milestone
3P 36" MFL bi-di inspection

3P introduces to the industry the first 36” tanker loading line inspection using high-resolution MFL technology in bi-directional application

1999 3P milestone
3P moves to own company building

As 3P is growing continuously, the owners  decide to purchase a company building in Lenzfeld / Lingen

1997 3P Milestone
3P 4" MFL bi-di inspection

3P performs a 4” bidi MFL inspection in the USA, the first bi-directional, free-swimming instrumented ILI ever in the industry

1996 3P Milestone
3P goes global
Aktuelle nachrichten

First In-Line Inspection abroad. The starting signal for many more projects abroad to follow.

1994 3P Milestone
3P Services First Scan Job

3P Services introduces external MFL scanner technology and starts offering external inspections of pipelines as well as tank bottoms, walls and roofs. An innovative technology at that time.

1994 3P Milestone
3P First In-line Inspection
First Successful Pig Run 3P Services

After two years of focussed development work, 3P establishes itself in project business as a provider of in-line inspections

1993 3P Milestones
3P's 1st office in Dalum

A lot of work was waiting for the team, which quickly grew in size.

1992 3P Milestones
3P Services Founded

3P Services was founded in 1992 in the Emsland – the oil-producing region in the North-West of Germany. From the beginning 3P Services has been an independent, privately owned company with clear concentration on in-line inspection technology.