Vallourec has ten industrial sites and two R&D centers in France serving all of the Group's markets. The Group's head office and the cross-functional departments, which are responsible for business development, innovation, strategy and industrial performance, are located in France too.
About 50 years ago, French Vallourec teams designed VAM®, the first premium OCTG connection. Today, the Group relies on a center of excellence consisting of two R&D centers and test units in Aulnoye-Aymeries to develop new products for its customers worldwide.
The Group's pioneering spirit is also visible in the teams in charge of developing our new service offering equipped with the latest digital technologies and supporting the 4.0 development of our industrial footprint.
Operations are based on a strong complementarity between the Vallourec Tubes France and Vallourec Oil & Gas France units, which provide finishing operations (heat treatment and threading), and the rolling mills based in Düsseldorf, Germany.
In Aulnoye-Aymerie, Vallourec Oil & Gas France produces premium OCTG connections and operates the Group's first Cleanwell ®
industrial line. Besides, in this site we manufacture accessories for oil and gas companies s services. Finally, VAM® Services design calibration tools for VAM® network licensees worldwide.
This footprint is supplemented by specialized industrial and commercial units for mechanical and bearing tubes (Vallourec Bearing Tubes), offshore umbilical tubes (Vallourec Umbilicals), tubes for nuclear power plant steam generators (Valinox Nucléaire) and shaped seamless tubes (Forge PFP®) markets.
, the Vallourec's subsidiary offering integrated premium welding solutions for offshore and onshore pipelines, operated three centers in France to develop its offerings.