Valbart Acquisition Expands Valve Product Line for Oil & Gas Applications
With the acquisition of Italian trunnion-mounted ball valve manufacturer Valbart, Flowserve customers can now look forward to a more complete valve package for the oil and gas industry.
Valbart is recognized as a leader in the global Trunnion-Mounted Ball Valve (TMBV) market, specializing in the design and manufacture of API-6A and API-6D TMBVs and gate valves.
Flowserve and Valbart previously established a joint venture together in December 2009, combining Valbart’s ball valve technology with the high performance noise and cavitation-reducing trim designs from Flowserve. Together Flowserve and Valbart developed a Trunnion-Mounted Control Ball Valve (TMCBV) which functions as a cost-effective, high performance alternative to globe valves for the oil and gas industry.
In addition to their facility in Mezzago, Italy, Valbart is opening a manufacturing facility in Houston, Texas. Through its earlier Joint Venture with Flowserve, Valbart also has a manufacturing operation to serve the growing business in China. Both of these operations will enhance our continuing efforts to support our customers locally.