Flowserve Corp., a manufacturer of fluid motion and control products, held a dedication ceremony Monday at its new pump, valve and seal manufacturing facility in Suzhou, China. The facility is located in the Suzhou Industrial Park, 100 kilometers outside of Shanghai.
The state-of-the-art facility will support the company's existing China operations in Beijing, Shanghai, Dalian and Shenzhen by providing pumps, valves, seals and services to the oil and gas, power, chemical processing and water sectors as well as other operations in the first quarter of 2007.
This site will provide a platform for continued growth in China and the region. Flowserve plans to manufacture several of its pump, valve and seal product lines for the domestic and export markets as well as have engineering, assembly and test capabilities on-site.
''The core industries we serve, such as oil and gas, power, chemical and water are growing significantly in the region, and this new facility is designed to serve our customers more effectively by offering an excellent center for manufacturing and local sourcing,'' said Flowserve President and CEO Lewis Kling.
Flowserve's goal for the remainder of 2006 is to complete the interior build-out of the facility and to train new employees on Flowserve's manufacturing and continuous improvement processes. The facility should begin full manufacturing operations in the first quarter of 2007.