AMPO POYAM VALVES, an international leader in highly engineered valves for the most severe applications and industries, has now completed construction of their 100% owned new valve manufacturing plant in Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu, India) in order to accommodate AMPO’s expanding capabilities.
AMPO launched in 2009 a valve manufacturing plant in this country in order to assist with its customer’s demands and requirements, enabling it to offer the best solutions and alternatives within the market. Initially, the company rented a pavilion in the city of Coimbatore and, on July 2009, the company obtained the certificate for the creation of AMPO INDIA. By June 2010, orders were already being assembled and sent. During this period and till 2017, AMPO had had rented simultaneously up to four pavilions in the area.
The new 100% owned AMPO plant comprises an area of approximately 15 000 m2 and includes valve assembly, testing, painting and packing facilities. With this new facility AMPO will be able to manufacture up to 72 in. size valves, as well as to extend their capabilities. The valve production at the new facilities will start in April.
As far as management is concerned, it is important to mention that AMPO INDIA will be an exact copy of the Spanish plant. In Coimbatore AMPO counts with the same departments of Spain and it also has its own Management. However, the different departments in Spain and India are continually in touch and the presence of Spanish workers in the Indian workshop is continuous, so that the co-ordination and communication is fluent.
Moreover, the company will continue offering the same high quality products guaranteed by the AMPO brand also in India, but with a lower cost and shorter lead times.
AMPO decided eight years ago to settle in India, among other reasons, due to the wide suppliers’ network in the area, as well as their valve knowledge. It is important to mention that in this area there is a wide local foundries network, and for its approval and monitoring for AMPO INDIA, AMPO POYAM VALVES has the support of their own foundry experts in Spain.
To finish, it is important to point out that in India, they have a high stability of workers due to a different human resources strategy that AMPO implemented years ago. For example, sharing with them company profits etc.
AMPO POYAM VALVES is well known for having the most reliable and safest valves of the market, due to AMPO’s 52 years’ experience, technology, know-how, references, operating time of the valves and a fully in house manufacturing process. Moreover, AMPO POYAM VALVES also has one of the widest valve ranges of the market, offering ball, gate, globe, check, lift plug, switch, slurry angle and butterfly valves. Their extensive range of solutions offer the highest level of reliability hand in hand with minimum maintenance costs for the most severe industries, such as: natural gas processing, pipelines, oil and petroleum refining, mining, petrochemical and chemical, power plants etc. Moreover, through their AMPO SERVICE team they guarantee a prompt response to customer needs wherever they are throughout the world: technical support in start-up stages, equipment selection, preventive maintenance, training etc.
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