HELSINKI, 30-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — 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.
“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,” says Timo Koponen, Vice President, Flow & Gas Solutions, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions.
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.
Mr Chris Harding
Managing Director, Wärtsilä Valves
Tel: +44 (0) 7827 894842
Ms Marit Holmlund-Sund
Senior Manager Marketing, Communications, Marine Solutions
Tel: +358 10 709 1439
Wärtsilä in brief
Wärtsilä is a global leader in advanced technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2016, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.8 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.