Spain’s Ampo Poyam Valves has announced the launch of its new valves manufacturing and servicing plant in Dammam Second Industrial City in partnership with the kingdom’s Dar Massader Group.
The two companies have partnered to form a joint local subsidiary known as ‘Ampo Arabia’, the company said.
Ampo Arabia, an extension of the main valve manufacturing plant in Spain, will follow a similar structure, technical and operational capabilities, as well as rotating key staff to ensure consistency and product quality. In addition, the local facility will positively impact local delivery lead times and after-sale services to meet demands of current and future projects, it added.
Dar Massader will play a crucial role in assisting Ampo Arabia’s Saudi Arabia and regional expansion as it will provide market analysis and utilise its network to support local sales. Dar Massader will also liaise with local regulators, provide HR staffing and utilise its vast experience for on-ground project executions.
Ampo Poyam Valves has been in Saudi Arabia since 1998 and has supplied more than 20,000 valves for strategic projects such as Marjan Field Expansion, Berri Field Development, South Berri Water Injection Plant, Upgrade Water Disposal Facilities at Qatif and Abqaiq Water Injection Project, amongst others. From now on, however, valves will be manufactured and locally supplied from Ampo Arabia.
Ampo Arabia’s local plant will design and manufacture highly engineered valves, in addition to providing best-in-class services and technologies for the local and regional industry covering applications in the oil, gas, petrochemicals, chemical, water, mining and power sectors.
The new 5,000-sq-m plant includes valve assembly, testing, painting, and servicing facilities. AmpoArabia will then manufacture a range of highly engineered and custom gate, globe, check and ball valves.