PRESS RELEASE: On October 26, 2018, Metso announced its decision to invest in a new greenfield valve technology centre in Jiaxing, China.
The new plant will start operations in spring 2020 and will serve the local and global markets.
Kevin Tinsley, senior vice president for valve operations at Metso, said: "This is an exciting day for both Metso and our valve customers in various process industries globally - we are investing in improving service and delivery capabilities for them.
"China is an extremely significant market for our valve business, and the new technology centre will have a strong role."
The new location is designed to be a workplace for a total of 400 valve technology professionals, and the focus is on producing high-volume standard products and parts for all Metso's valve plants.
Metso's technology centre in the Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone in Shanghai is continuing its operations, with a focus on highly engineered products.
Metso currently has valve technology or production centres in China, North America, Brazil, Germany, Finland, South Korea and India.
Metso employs more than 1,100 people at seven locations in China.