Weir opens new facility in Malaysia

Weir opens new facility in Malaysia

Glasgow-headquartered Weir has opened a new Safety Relief Valve facility in Malaysia, which will benefit its customers while increasing the global reach and competitiveness of Weir products.

The engineering company’s new manufacturing and assembly plant is situated close to Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur.

Weir Flow Control divisional managing director, John Heasley, said: “This operation will provide Weir with the capability to serve customers who need highly engineered and very competitive solutions in whichever region they may be.”

“Whilst its location, in the heart of South East Asia, means we will be closer to many of our customers in that territory, the facility will also play an important role in our global supply chain.

“Safety Relief Valve customers in North America, Europe and the Middle East will therefore also benefit from reduced delivery times and competitive costs.”

Building on the established success of its existing Malaysian foundry, Weir will expand its manufacturing footprint to offer fully assembled valves from its Starflow and S9 product ranges, which are widely used throughout global oil and gas, power and chemical markets.

The new manufacturing plant will provide in excess of 3,500 valves within its first year of operation, and a capacity of 10,000 valves per year is expected to be reached within the next 2 to 3 years.

Yannick Madiot, managing director of Flow Control Safety Valves, said: “We chose to invest in Malaysia because of its strategic importance and the depth of its engineering talent.

“Our Safety Relief Valve customers can expect the high standards which define Weir’s products and services while also benefiting from its highly competitive solutions”.