Valmet opens new service centre in Chile for mining and metals

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Valmet is adding a new flow control solutions service centre in Antofagasta, Chile, expanding its offering to the mining and metals industry.

The Antofagasta service centre starts operating this month.
The Antofagasta service centre starts operating this month.

The new Antofagasta service centre will provide a full range of flow control services, including the replacement and maintenance of valves, pumps and third-party equipment. It will enable agile delivery of critical spare and wear parts as well as digital tools and services for the entire product and plant life cycle. The service centre will also serve as a customer training facility.

The Valmet portfolio for mining, metals and steel includes the Neles, Jamesbury, Neles Easyflow and Flowrox brands.

Valmet entered into the flow control business in April 2022 when the industrial flow control company Neles was merged into Valmet.

“Over the years, we’ve systematically expanded our flow control installed base and solution offering for the mining and metals industry in the region,” says Fabio Maia, head of the South & Central America Area at Valmet’s Flow Control business line. “The new facility allows us to better respond to the growing demand for customer support as well as drive our expansion in minerals processing. From Antofagasta, our service teams will be close to customer operations in Chile and in Peru.”

Valmet has 40 flow control service centres worldwide.