Metso has opened a new valve supply and service center in Vadodara, India. Metso says the new supply center supports the company’s strategy to grow valve business globally and strengthens Metso’s service capabilities in India for major petrochemical, energy, and oil and gas companies such as Reliance Industries, Indian Oil Corporation, Technip, Praxair India, and PRAJ Industries.

“The market in India is growing. Last year we doubled our order intake for valves and related services and expect the good development to continue,” said Alok Kishore, Country Manager India, Metso Automation, in a prepared statement.

This investment follows a series of investments in line with Metso’s long-term strategy to develop and expand its valve business in oil and gas, power, pulp and paper industries. Last month Metso announced the acquisition of valve technology and service company, Valstone Control, in South Korea. Currently, Metso is also expanding its valve production premises in the United States. In 2011, Metso opened a new valve technology center in Finland and a new valve facility in Shanghai, China in 2010. Metso also has industrial valve facilities in Brazil and Germany.

The new valve supply center is located in Vadodara city, 400 km north of Mumbai in the state of Gujarat, where Metso’s service center has been in operation for more than two years.