Metso completes acquisition of Rotex valve business
Metso has now successfully completed its acquisition of the valve automation division of India-based Rotex Manufacturers and Engineers Private Limited (RMEPL), as previously announced in April, by acquiring all of the shares in RMEBS Controls Private Limited (RMEBS).
The acquisition complements Metso’s actuation and valve automation offering and enables a full range of actuators for all major valve markets and a broader offering of limit switches for various applications. It also introduces new products to Metso’s process valve range for the oil and gas, pulp and paper, mining, water treatment and other process industries.
“This move increases our presence in attractive new industries and application areas,” said John Quinlivan, President, valves business area, Metso. “The capabilities and technological solutions coming from Rotex fit seamlessly into Metso’s offering and strengthen our global valve network. We are naturally excited to welcome the new colleagues who will be joining Metso, and we are looking forward to serving our customers globally.”
RMEBS has a market-leading position in India in the actuator business and offers switches, process valves, and valve automation products and solutions. It employs approximately 330 people and has two manufacturing facilities in the Mumbai area, as well as sales offices in Mumbai, Vadodara, Kolkata and Pune.
The new range of valves, actuators, limit switches and pneumatics added to Metso’s existing range including, for example, a new Jamesbury EasyFlow range of valve solutions and Neles Scotch Yoke actuators.
“With these solutions, we offer an even more comprehensive portfolio to cater to the wide variety of needs customers in process industries have,” said Simo Sääskilahti, SVP, valve equipment, Metso. “Their challenge is to find the optimal solution for each application easily and efficiently from a trusted supplier. In addition to compatibility, reliability and performance, we are committed to providing excellence in services and customer support.”
Prior to the acquisition, RMEBS was part of the privately owned Rotex Group.
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