Tube Investments is history

Before it was sold in 1986 Raleigh used to be called TI Raleigh. And Reynolds used to be TI Reynolds. The TI stood for Tube Investments, once one of the 30 biggest companies in the UK. Now the TI name is to be consigned to history as the TI Group joins with Smiths Industries
Publish date:

Sir Christopher Lewington, chairman of TI Group for 14 years, sold Raleigh when he first joined TI. He turned a maker of commodity steel tubes for the domestic market into an international engineering group.

Founded in 1919 in Birmingham, TI grew into one of the UK's 30 largest companies over the next 60 years before going into decline. Post-war competition from outside the UK was exacerbated by the 1980s recession.

Featured Jobs

cls logo_jpg 600x348

Bike Mechanic

Club La Santa I Lanzarote, Canary Islands I Competitive Salary & Benefits I Date Published Monday 7th January 2019

LTR coral logo 620x349

Local Project Manager (x3 roles)

Love to Ride I North East Lincolnshire, Slough, Southampton I Salary: £32,500 equivalent (PT, temporary) I Date Published Monday 7th January 2019

Logo stacked

Head of Marketing

Brompton I West London I Salary Competitive I Date Published Wednesday 9th January 2019


Senior Sales Executive

BikeExchange I UK Nationwide I Salary TBC Depending on level of experience I Date published Wednesday 16th January 2019