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.

To learn more about the Valbart acquisition, refer to the press release or visit the Valbart website