Industrial valve manufacturing company CIRCOR has opened its new 6,000 square metre plant in China.
Continuing to drive its strategy of increasing local product availability and support in China and the Asia-Pacific market, the US-headquartered firm’s new fully integrated facility is located in Weihai, Shandong province.
It provides end-to-end manufacturing, sales and service to commercial marine and industrial customers in the region.
The expansion in the Weihai Economic & Technological Development Zone (ETDZ) reinforces CIRCOR’s capacity to provide strong support and foster proximity to new and long time flow control customers as well as the regional supplier base.
“Our customers demand high quality products, systems and support within the region, and we are fortunate to be able to respond with our robust flow control product portfolio and local support teams,” said Ashish Dutta, Vice-President of CIRCOR China and Industrial APAC.
“The team completed the plant move and setup while paying special attention to Covid-19 safety protocols, with no disruption to supply and shipments. Our first shipment went out on 23rd April.”
At the new facility in Weihai, CIRCOR will manufacture commercial marine packages, three-screw positive displacement pumps, control valves, progressing cavity pumps and centrifugal pumps.
In addition, the Weihai team will offer engineering expertise and after-sales support to ensure a localized and complete value chain, with an emphasis on faster quotes and shorter lead times.
“Expanding in the region, especially in the commercial marine sector, is important to CIRCOR’s continuing growth as a global supplier,” said Scott Buckhout, CIRCOR CEO.
“Being close to our customers gives us the strong foundation we need to help everyone succeed.”