France

Vallourec developed in the late nineteenth century from two traditionally industrial French regions: the North, around Valenciennes and Maubeuge; and Burgundy, around Montbard, both of which are still the Group's main operating areas. Its Head Office is in Boulogne-Billancourt.

Modern production units

Vallourec operates two tubes finishing mills in Saint-Saulve and Déville-Lès-Rouen, one forging tubes mill in and one heat treatment/threading plant in Aulnoye-Aymeries. 

These modern, top of the range plants focus primarily on small production runs with high added value, serving all areas of Group operations.

The Group also has production units that are operated by specialized subsidiaries:

  • Serimax (subsea pipeline welding), Vallourec Umbilicals (tubes for umbilicals) and Vallourec Drilling Products France (tubular products for drilling) in the oil and gas sector.
  • Valinox Nucléaire (tubes for steam generators in nuclear power plants) in the electric power sector.
  • Vallourec Bearing Tubes (seamless tubes and bushings for manufacturing bearings) in the mechanical engineering and automotive industries.
  • and finally, Vallourec Fittings (steel weld fittings) in most areas of Group operations.

A top of the range research and development center

Vallourec Research Center France in Aulnoye-Aymeries is the Group's center of technological excellence. It works on developing new alloys and new grades of steel to improve the strength and weight of pipes used by the oil industry or in mechanical applications.

Based at the same site, the VAM® Connection Technology Center is a VAM® connection test center which can perform full scale testing to verify the liquid/gas tightness of VAM® pipes and connections in the most extreme conditions.

Main French customers

Vallourec is proud to support its French customers, including Total, Technip, Alstom and Areva, in all their markets worldwide.


Key dates in Vallourec's history in France

1890-99

Creation of the five founding companies in Valenciennes, Louvroil, Montbard, Recquignies and Aulnoye

1899

Société Métallurgique de Montbard is listed on the stock exchange

1957

​Following various amalgamations in France, the listed company is now called Vallourec

1957-85

Consolidation phase: various acquisitions and mergers

1975-78

Saint-Saulve steel mill and pipe mill commissioned

1985-97

Focus on seamless pipes and tubes: sale of stake in GTM-Entrepose and welded tube operations in France

2006

Acquisition of SMFI, a French company specializing in oil and gas drilling 

2007

Divestment of precision tube and automotive component operations in France

2008

Inauguration of the new continuous casting facility at the Saint- Saulve steel mill

2009

Acquisition of Serimax, a French company specializing in integrated welding for subsea pipelines 

2011

Expansion of the Valinox Nucléaire plant in Montbard 


2011 ​Creation of Vallourec Umbilicals in Venarey-Les-Laumes

​2016


Specialization of the European footprint by concentrating mainly the tube production in Germany and the finishing in France

 

 

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 Sites

plus/moinsEUROPE

plus/moinsFRANCE - Boulogne-Billancourt

Vallourec Headquarters
27, avenue du Général Leclerc
92100 Boulogne-Billancourt
France

Phone:
+33 (0)1 49 09 35 00 (Headquarters, Oil & Gas, Drilling Products)
+33 (0)1 49 09 36 48 (Steam Tubes & Pipes)
Fax:
+33 (0)1 49 09 38 45 (Headquarters)
+33 (0)1 49 09 37 13 (Oil & Gas)
+33 (0)1 49 09 37 15 (Drilling Products)
+33 (0)1 49 09 39 99 (Steam Tubes & Pipes)

contact@vallourec.com (Headquarters, Oil & Gas, Steam Tubes & Pipes)
sales.drilling-products.EU@vallourec.com (Drilling Products)


plus/moinsFRANCE - Saint-Saulve

Vallourec Tubes France
Finishing Plant
Zone Industrielle N° 4
B.P. 2 59880 Saint-Saulve Cedex
France

Phone +33 (0)3 27 23 13 01
Fax +33 (0)3 27 23 15 63

contact@vallourec.com

plus/moinsFRANCE - Montbard

Valinox Nucléaire
5, avenue du Maréchal Leclerc
21501 Montbard Cedex
France

Phone: +33 (0)3 80 89 82 82
Fax: +33 (0)3 80 89 82 99

contact@vallourec.com

plus/moinsFRANCE - Montbard

Vallourec Bearing Tubes
Route de Semur - BP20
21501 Montbard cedex
France

Phone: +33 (0)3 80 89 54 00
Fax: +33 (0)3 80 89 55 39

info.vbt@vallourec.com

plus/moinsFRANCE - Aulnoye-Aymeries

Vallourec Drilling Products France
62 rue de Leval
59620 Aulnoye-Aymeries
France

sales.drilling-products.EU@vallourec.com

plus/moinsFRANCE - Aulnoye-Aymeries

Vallourec Oil and Gas France
54, rue Anatole France - B.P. 1
59620 Aulnoye-Aymeries
France

Phone: +33 (0)3 27 69 66 00
Fax: +33 (0)3 27 69 65 97

contact@vallourec.com

plus/moinsFRANCE - Aulnoye-Aymeries

Vallourec Research Center France
Rue de Leval - B.P. 20149
59620 Aulnoye-Aymeries
France

Phone +33 (0)3 27 23 13 01
Fax +33 (0)3 27 23 15 63

contact@vallourec.com

plus/moinsFRANCE - Aulnoye-Aymeries

Vallourec Tubes France
64, rue de Leval – B.P. 159
59620 Aulnoye-Aymeries
France

Phone: +33 (0)3 27 69 66 00
Fax: +33 (0)3 27 69 67 10

contact@vallourec.com

plus/moinsFRANCE - Cosne-sur-Loire

Vallourec Drilling Products France
5 rue des Guérins - B.P. 45
58200 Cosne-sur-Loire
France

sales.drilling-products.EU@vallourec.com

plus/moinsFRANCE - Maubeuge

Vallourec Fittings SAS
Avenue Joseph Cugnot
Z.I. de Grevaux les Guides
B.P. 132
59602 Maubeuge
France

Phone: +33 (0)3 27 69 11 00
Fax: +33 (0)3 27 69 11 99

contact@vallourec.com

plus/moinsFRANCE - La-Charité-sur-Loire

Vallourec Bearing Tubes
Parc Industriel Des Bertranges
76 rue Gérigny
58400 La-Charité-sur-Loire
France

Phone: +33 (0)3 86 70 90 60

info.vbt@vallourec.com

plus/moinsFRANCE - Tarbes

Vallourec Drilling Products France
13, boulevard Pierre Renaudet
65000 Tarbes
France

sales.drilling-products.EU@vallourec.com

plus/moinsFRANCE - Déville-lès-Rouen

Vallourec Tubes France
50, rue Laveissière
B.P. 14
76250 Déville-lès-Rouen
France

Phone: +33 (0)2 32 82 28 28
Fax: +33 (0)2 32 82 29 06

contact@vallourec.com

plus/moinsFRANCE - Venarey-les-Laumes

Vallourec Umbilicals
9, rue de l'Oze
Zone Industrielle
21150 Venarey-les-Laumes
France

contact@vallourec.com

plus/moinsFRANCE - Mitry-Mory

Serimax SAS
Z.I. Mitry-Compans
8, rue Mercier
77290 Mitry-Mory
France

Phone: +33 (0)1 60 21 67 00

contact@serimax.com

plus/moinsFRANCE - Villers-Cotterets

Serimax SAS
2 bis rue du Marchois
02600 Villers-Cotterets
France

Phone: +33 (0)3 23 96 56 00

contact@serimax.com

plus/moinsFRANCE - Roissy Charles de Gaulle

Serimax Holdings SAS
Serimax headquarters
Welding Technology Centre (WTC)
346, rue de la Belle Etoile – CS 90023
95926 Roissy Charles de Gaulle Cedex
France

Phone: +33 (0)1 56 48 90 50

contact@serimax.com

Key figures

Finishing & Heat treatment mills 3
R&D center1
Workforce+3,500