Fatal incident at Valmet’s flow control factory in India

Valmet Oyj’s press release on December 21, 2022 at 1:45 p.m. EET

A serious workplace incident occurred at Valmet’s factory in Ambernath, India on Tuesday, December 20, 2022. The incident caused fatal injuries to an employee of Valmet’s contractor. Two Valmet employees were also injured during the incident and have now been released from the hospital. Valmet has initiated an incident investigation and is cooperating with authorities.

“Our thoughts are with the deceased’s family and colleagues. We have secured the location and are providing employees the needed psychological support,” says Vishwas Lele from Valmet.  

Valmet is committed to protecting the health, safety and environment (HSE) of its people, customers, partners and the communities where we operate.

The Ambernath factory produces flow control equipment and employs approximately 100 persons.

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For more information, please contact:
Simo Sääskilahti, President, Flow Control business line, Valmet, tel. +358 50 386 3234
Vishwas Lele, Administrative Managing Director, Valmet Flow Control India, Valmet, tel. +91 8408880214

Valmet is a leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. With our automation systems and flow control solutions, we serve an even wider base of process industries.Our 17,500 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers’ performance forward – every day.

The company has over 220 years of industrial history and a strong track record in continuous improvement and renewal. In 2022, a major milestone was achieved when the flow control company Neles was merged into Valmet. The combined company’s net sales in 2021 were approximately EUR 4.5 billion, based on the respective company figures.

Valmet’s shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki, and its head office is in Espoo, Finland.    

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