Flowserve Corp has officially opened its state-of-the-art pump manufacturing facility in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Located in Rio’s Campo de Grande Industrial Area, the new 15 000 sq m plant will manufacture a range of Flowserve pumps, and offer 6 MW test stand capacity and full parts, service and training capabilities.

“We are proud of this new facility and believe it sends a positive message to the marketplace and our customers that Flowserve is committed to Brazil and the entire Latin America region,” said Mark Blinn, Flowserve president and CEO.

More than 350 employees will work at the new facility when the transition from the existing Rio de Janeiro plant, which opened in 1941, is completed later this year.

“Localization of our products and services is a key component of our Flowserve strategy,” said Tom Pajonas, Flowserve chief operating officer. “This plant demonstrates our continuing drive to serve our customers in the best way possible.”

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