Metso to increase valve production capacity in China
To respond to the growing global demand in the valve market, Metso has decided to invest in a new green-field valve technology centre in Jiaxing, China. The new plant will strengthen Metso’s valve and related products production capabilities and increase capacity for customers across various process industries, both in China and globally. Metso expects to invest a total of approximately €10 million by 2020. The new technology centre will start operations in 2020.
“China is an extremely important market for our valves business,” said John Quinlivan, President of Metso’s valve business. “The new technology centre will improve our competitiveness in China and will have a strong role within the global operations footprint.
“We also expect the investment to expand our delivery capabilities, helping us to better meet the growing needs both in terms of capacity and product availability.”
The new location is designed to be a workplace for a total of 400 valve technology professionals. In addition to the new technology centre, Metso has a valve technology centre in the Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone in Shanghai, which was inaugurated in 2010.
Today, Metso has valve technology or production centres in locations around the world: in China, North America, Brazil, Germany, Finland, South Korea and India.
Metso employs more than 1100 people at seven locations in China, serving all customer industries.
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