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CIRCOR completes expansion at China plant

CIRCOR has opened its expanded 6,000 sq m plant in Weihai as it continues to drive its strategy of increasing product availability and support in China and the Asia-Pacific market.
The fully integrated facility in Shandong province is providing end-to-end manufacturing, sales and service to commercial marine and industrial customers in the region.
CIRCOR’s expansion in the Weihai Economic and Technological Development Zone (ETDZ) reinforces the company’s capacity to provide strong support and foster proximity to new and longtime flow control customers as well as the regional supplier base.
The Weihai facility is readily accessible by highway, air, rail and sea.
Ashish Dutta, vice president CIRCOR China and Industrial APAC, said: “Our customers demand high quality products, systems and support within the region, and we are fortunate to be able to respond with our robust flow control product portfolio and local support teams.
“The team completed the plant move and setup while paying special attention to COVID-19 safety protocols, with no disruption to supply and shipments. Our first shipment went out on April 23.”
At the new facility, CIRCOR will manufacture commercial marine packages, three-screw positive displacement pumps, control valves, progressing cavity pumps and centrifugal pumps.
In addition, the Weihai team will offer engineering expertise and after-sales support to ensure a localised and complete value chain, with an emphasis on faster quotes and shorter lead times. “Expanding in the region, especially in the commercial marine sector, is important to CIRCOR’s continuing growth as a global supplier,” added Scott Buckhout, CIRCOR CEO.
“Being close to our customers gives us the strong foundation we need to help everyone succeed.”

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