Vallourec is a worldwide market leader in premium tube and pipe solutions for both the energy sector and for industrial applications. Its products and services are employed in challenging oil and gas drilling operations, in the latest generation of power stations, in ambitious architectural projects, and in high-performance plant and machinery.
Such premium products can only be manufactured on high-end equipment, which is why Vallourec has been relying on the expertise of SMS group for many years now. Around the world Vallourec operates three PQF® (Premium Quality Finishing) seamless tube plants from SMS group: one in Brazil (16“), and the others in China (10 ¾“) and Germany (4“). The company has also been operating plug mills and conti mills for years and invests in upgrades and performance modules to ensure consistently high quality for demanding applications.
In October 2018 both companies went a step further in the expansion of their close partnership: an international team of rolling experts from Vallourec’s tube and pipe production facilities visited SMS group at its Milan site for a one-week technology training course at SMS INNSE.