New Wärtsilä Valves location will enable state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities
The technology group Wärtsilä is moving its valve manufacturing operations to larger facilities in the Humber Enterprise Park in Brough, England. The new 5570 m2 (60,000 ft2) engineering, development, and production facility will provide the space for significant expansion in line with the success of the company’s valves business. The move is expected to be completed before the end of 2017.
Timo Koponen, Vice President, Flow & Gas Solutions, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions, said, “The new facility gives us a blank canvas to establish a state-of-the-art, highly flexible, and modular manufacturing footprint. Most importantly, it provides us with the opportunity to create even greater value for our customers through enhanced operational excellence.”
Wärtsilä Valves encompasses three long established brands; Shipham, Robert Cort, and John Mills with a history dating back more than 200 years. The company is a leading player in the global marine valves market, and has been a regular supplier to the British Royal Navy and Ministry of Defence since the 1930s. Wärtsilä Valves’ experience and in-house expertise has enabled it to expand into a number of other areas over the years, including the global oil & gas, petrochemical, and water treatment industries.