The Alco Valves Group™ opens new Valve and Technical Centre
Alco Valves Group, a global leader in designing and manufacturing instrumentation, fluid power solutions, Double Block & Bleed valves and piping interface solutions, announces the opening of their new office and warehouse facility in Houston, Texas. The announcement was made by Stuart Lomax, Managing Director of the Alco Valves Group, “Building on a commitment to provide enhanced levels of service, sales support and technical collaboration to the Houston market and throughout the Americas, Alco Valves made the investment decision to open our new sales, service and technology center in the Houston area. This facility will allow Alco Valves to quickly respond to the needs of local and regional customers and our distribution partners.”
Alco Valves is one of the most respected names in the manufacture and application of instrumentation valves. Renowned for the quality of its products and application expertise, Alco Valves range of valves and ancillary equipment has for over 30 years, been used successfully in oil and gas, marine, refinery and chemical applications.
The new facility is part of Alco Valves’ strategy to expand its connectivity with the Oil & Gas community in Houston, the Gulf of Mexico and balance of Latin America regions. “Through our new Houston facility, Alco Valves will be able to more effectively expand and integrate sales activities with our customers and distributor partners in the region” states Kevin Lomax North America President for Alco Valves Inc.
Focused on serving the global Oil & Gas market, the building facilities includes sales and marketing offices, training and meeting rooms and a video-conferencing room that uses the latest technology to enable virtual meetings around the globe. In addition to the prestigious office and administration space, there is a large shop & warehouse with product configuration and testing, design engineering and assembly, refurbishment and repair capabilities.
The company has also invested over two million US dollars in complete valves inventory as part of the Ready-to-Go inventory (the RTG initiative) and a significant local inventory of component parts, seats and seals and accessories to allow for the fast and efficient turnaround of specials or modifications of existing valves to client specifications.
“Alco Valves has been providing highly engineered solutions of Instrumentation equipment, systems, Double Block & Bleed valves and piping interface solutions such as Mono-Flange Valves to the oil and gas industry for more than 30 years,” explains Jeff Englehardt, sales Manager Alco Valves USA. “The opportunities presented by Houston’s O&G community and the Gulf region make it a natural fit for Alco Valves’ continued global expansion. Our new facility in Houston, together with our existing global engineering and manufacturing locations which includes, the United Kingdom, Canada and Singapore will give us the opportunity to expand our team’s technical and applications expertise to better serve the Oil and Gas Market and the Energy Industry as a whole.”
“Alco Valves recognizes the potential of the Houston & Gulf region markets and we look forward to serving the Fluid Power needs of Valve & Actuation OEMs and EPCs along with our distribution partners in this region,” said Englehardt.
The Alco Valve Group, Tel: 01484 710511
Published in Valve User Magazine Issue 13
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