Tyco Flow Control Begins a New Chapter in China with State-of-the-Art Chengdu Plant
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Tyco Flow Control, a unit of Tyco International, today
opened a new, state-of-the-art plant in one of China’s fastest growing cities,
Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province. Tyco Flow Control hosted an opening
ceremony, which drew senior government officials, and leading industrial
customers from across China, Japan, Europe and the United States.
The new plant is part of Tyco Flow Control’s three-year, $100
million China-wide investment program which also includes an R&D center in
Shanghai and the launch of a high-performance steam testing center in Qingpu.
"China is a key part of our global growth strategy. The
opening of the Chengdu plant demonstrates our long-term commitment to the
Chinese market,” said David Dunbar, president of Tyco Valves & Control, a
unit of Tyco Flow Control. "Tyco Flow Control’s products and solutions have
played a fundamental role in China’s infrastructure projects that are vital to
the country’s development. We are pleased to be a part of the country’s plans
for the future.”
Covering some 40,000 square meters, the plant is now the
largest ball valve production facility in Tyco Flow Control’s global network in
terms of manufacturing space. It will manufacture products for some of the
company’s well-known global brands, such as KTM, enabling customers around the
world to improve business efficiency and minimize risk.
facility significantly expands Tyco Flow Control’s manufacturing footprint in
the burgeoning China market and marks a milestone in our
‘Made-in-China-for-China’ initiative,” said Steve Leung, vice president and
general manager, Tyco Flow Control’s global process business. "It also supports
the Chinese Government’s goal of developing the West of China by contributing
to projects in the key chemical, petrochemical, power, mining and oil and gas
Tyco Flow Control currently employs more than 1,000
talented staff in China. The company expects to continue expanding both
production capacity and local talent base in the years to come.