CIRCOR Flow Technologies India, a CIRCOR International, Inc. company, has opened a new valve manufacturing facility in Ponnandampalayam, Coimbatore. The facility will function as CIRCOR’s “Centre of Excellence” for manufacturing and engineering services and is part of the company’s strategy to penetrate key high-growth opportunities in Asia, including power generation, oil & gas, and other industrial markets.
The new 60,000 sq. ft. facility includes manufacturing for control valves and steam conditioning valves, as well as an office for global sourcing, design and applications engineering services. CIRCOR India products will be sold in the Indian market, as well as exported to other international markets.
“India is a key strategic growth market for CIRCOR’s Flow Technologies segment,” Wayne Robbins, executive vice president and chief operating officer, acting president and chief executive officer, said in the announcement. The products and capabilities of CIRCOR’s prior facility in Ahmedabad will be combined with the new campus in Coimbatore, consolidating manufacturing operations and shared services under one roof. The facility currently occupies 30 percent of the 8.75 acre plot, allowing room for future expansion as new products and services are introduced.
The CIRCOR India Coimbatore facility has 150 employees who are engaged in manufacturing, global supply chain, and engineering services. The manufacturing facility is equipped with capability in machining, fabrication, welding, assembly and testing. The facility is certified to ISO 9001:2008, OSHAS 18001:2007, and PED 97/23/EC. The supply chain and engineering services entity includes 60 engineers who provide shared services to CIRCOR businesses worldwide.