Vallourec In France


France is at the heart of Vallourec's technological and industrial challenges.

Vallourec in France

As Group's historical and technological cradle, The Europe Africa Region serves all Vallourec's markets from its production and service units. The industrial activities include rolling mills, heat treatment, finishing and specialty plants.

Listed on the Paris Stock Exchange since 1937, Vallourec operates ten industrial French sites and two R&D centers. The Group's headquarter is located in France, as well as the Global Departments and transversal Functions, which are responsible in particular for commercial development, innovation, strategy and industrial performance.

Vallourec employs 3000 people in France.

The name Vallourec is based on the first three letters of three cities in the Hauts-de-France region: (VALenciennes, LOUvroil and RECquignies).

Our activities

It was in France that Vallourec's teams designed the VAM® joint, the first premium OCTG connection. Today, the Group relies on a pole of excellence consisting of two R&D centers and test units in Aulnoye-Aymeries to develop new products for its international customers. Today, the Group's pioneering spirit is also reflecting in the teams in charge of developing a new range of services reinforced by the latest digital technologies and of implementing our 4.0 industry initiatives. 

Industrial operations rely on strong sinergies between Vallourec Tubes France's units, that carry out finishing operations (heat treatment and threading), and the rolling mills based in Düsseldorf, Germany. These operations go along with specialized industrial and commercial units for the markets of mechanical bearing tubes (Vallourec Bearing Tubes), of tubes for offshore umbilicals (Vallourec Umbilicals), of steam generator tubes for nuclear power plants (Valinox Nucléaire) and shaped tubes (Forge PFP®). 

Serimax is a full-service welding company offering fully integrated welding solutions for operations on land and at sea, in the most extreme conditions and challenging environments whilst being tailored to the specific needs and requirements of our clients.
Key figures
  • 2900 employees (31/12/2019)
  • 10 industrial sites
  • 2 R&D Centers
  • 52 000 hours of training
  • x3 production capacity of tubes for umbilicals
  • 7h00 processing time of the tubes in the Deville mill


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Vallourec invests in its employees by offering them a variety of jobs and career paths in an innovative and highly technical environment.

The motivation and investment of people are combined with the career opportunities, in France and abroad, that the Group offers. Supporting our teams to achieve their professional and personal objectives, training and skills development is a strategic part of our HR policy.

  • We are convinced that the diversity of career paths and professions is the richness of a company and that “human scale” organization, within a global group, promotes autonomy, responsibility and personal development.
  • Joining us means participating in a human and collective journey where entrepreneurial spirit, experience and creativity of each individual combine to meet our technological challenges at the service of our customers.
  • At Vallourec, career opportunities are as varied as our businesses and we recruit all types of profiles: students, young active people and experienced professionals