Emerson Process Management has expanded its valve automation manufacturing capability with the opening of a new facility in Székesfehérvár, Hungary, which expected to reduce delivery times for customers in Europe by as much as 25 percent.
The new 6,000-square-meter site is dedicated to the manufacture of Emerson’s valve automation products for distribution in Europe. The plant will specifically produce Emerson’s Bettis range of medium- and large-size scotch yoke actuators, including both double-acting and spring-return models. The new facility was officially opened in September 2012.
Emerson says the new ISO 9001:2008 and PED (Pressure Equipment Directive)-certified facility for valve automation products will help strengthen Emerson’s local presence and also support major energy and industrial projects across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
Emerson has operated in Székesfehérvár since 1996 and currently has 550 employees serving the oil, chemical and energy industries in the region. Emerson says it will add 50 additional employees. With ongoing developments at the valve automation facility, this number is expected to double over the next 12 months.
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