Neles’ new valve technology center in Jiaxing, China, has started its operations. The new plant strengthens Neles’ valve and related products production capabilities and increases availability for customers across various process industries, in China and globally. The greenfield investment to respond to the growing demand of reliable valve technologies was announced in October 2018. Jiaxing’s manufacturing layout is designed with the latest technologies for efficient and environmentally friendly mass production of high-volume standard valve products.
“With this investment, our target is to further improve our service and delivery capabilities to meet the diverse and evolving needs of our customers,” says Olli Isotalo, President and CEO of Neles.
The new plant will produce over 100,000 valves per year. With access to a variety of competitive logistic options, the products from Jiaxing can be shipped to customers or Neles supply centers around the globe with dramatically improved lead-times.
“The principle has been to ensure the most reliable and emission-free production processes. For example, the liquid recycling system at Jiaxing allows reusing 95% of the liquids used in machining or testing processes and thus minimizing formation of hazardous substances. Also, the Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer in use allows as much as 99% organic compound free painting process,” explains Kevin Tinsley, Head of Valve Operations at Neles.
Today, Neles has valve technology or production centers around the world in North America, Germany, Finland, South Korea, Saudi Arabia and India.
Courtesy of Neles.