Valmet strengthens customer support for mining industry with a new flow control service center in Chile

Valmet Oyj’s trade press release May 25, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. EEST

Valmet is strengthening its flow control solutions related service capabilities by opening a new service center in Antofagasta, Chile. The new service center improves the availability of mission-critical flow control solutions and services to Valmet’s customers in the area and further expands the offering to the mining and metals industry.

Valmet entered into the flow control business in April 2022, when the industrial flow control company Neles was merged into Valmet. Neles is now a Flow Control business line in Valmet.

“Antofagasta complements our global network of service centers. We will provide our customers with strong operational support and leading application knowledge to help them meet their continuously intensifying productivity, safety, and sustainability targets,” says Sami Nousiainen, Head of MRO and Services business at Valmet’s Flow Control business line.

The new service center will handle the full scope of flow control services, including replacements 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 expert services for the entire product and plant life cycle. The service center also serves as a customer training facility.

“Over the years, we’ve systematically expanded our flow control installed base and solution offering for the mining and metals industry in the region. 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,” adds Fabio Maia, Head of the South & Central America Area at Valmet’s Flow Control business line. 

Valmet offers a wide range of valve and pumping solutions and services for a variety of industrial applications, including slurry, utility, and severe service applications. The portfolio for mining, metals and steel includes the world-renowned brands Neles™, Jamesbury™, Neles Easyflow™ and Flowrox™. For more information, visit

The Antofagasta service center starts its operations in May 2022. The new service center will handle the full scope of flow control services, including e.g. equipment replacements and maintenance. Valmet has 40 flow control service centers close to customer operations globally.

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For further information, please contact: 
Gonzalo Silva, Manager, Pacific Rim region, Flow Control, Valmet, tel. +56 979 685 682,
Kaisa Voutilainen, Head of Communication and Marketing, Flow Control, Valmet, tel. +358 40 018 8414,

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. 

We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers. Our 17,000 professionals work close to our customers and are committed to improving our customers’ performance – 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 was approximately EUR 4.5 billion based on the respective company figures.  

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

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