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About Vallourec

A world leader in its markets, Vallourec provides benchmark tubular solutions for the energy sectors and for other applications, including some of the most demanding: from oil and gas wells in extreme conditions to next-generation power plants to daring architectural projects and extremely high-performing mechanical equipment. Adapted to the challenges of the 21st century, our comprehensive, innovative solutions are designed for three main markets: oil and gas, low-carbon energy, and industry.

A trusted partner that creates solutions

True to our pioneering spirit, we now go even further by prioritizing two areas of focus:

 

 

 

  • Expanding our offering by digitizing it via (for example) smart, connected tubes.
  • Developing a range of services, specifically digital services, that are bundled into the Vallourec.smart offer. These services represent a new overall experience for our customers and are designed to provide them with support throughout their entire value chain by combining the best of our physical and digital skills.

    This approach of constant innovation enables us to maintain our technological leadership and satisfy our customers’ requirements by helping them meet the challenges they are facing head on.

An international and local industrial footprint

To this end, we have more than 19,000 employees based in 20 countries so that we can be as close to our customers as possible. Vallourec’s international presence is all the stronger thanks to its strong local presence. This proximity guarantees competitiveness for a start: each of our four regions is able to serve its markets via industrial routes that have been optimized with regard to time and cost from production to delivery.

Oil and gas market

Vallourec markets innovative solutions designed for exploring and extracting oil and gas deposits—drilling operations, line pipe, shaft equipment—in the most extreme conditions.

Low-carbon energy market

Vallourec offers a broad range of smart tubes that are able to resist the highest pressures and temperatures and are designed to be used in the construction of traditional and nuclear power plants.

Industrial market

Vallourec has developed an offering of strong, light tubes designed for numerous industrial applications: refineries, hydraulic cylinders, machine tools, automobiles, construction, etc.
Heated tubes in the making
Key figures
  • 4 regional divisions
  • 50 production sites
  • 19,000 employees in 20 countries
  • €3.9 billion in revenue
  • 2,36M tons produced
  • 500 researchers and technicians
  • €45 million invested in R&D
  • 6 research and testing centers
  • 23 patents filed in 2018
  • 95.5% of waste recycled
  • 38% of energy consumed from renewable sources 
  • 130 innovators involved in the 2018 Innovation Challenge 

Locations

Over more than 120 years, Vallourec has made its mark in industry on an international scale. Brazil, China, France, Germany, Nigeria, Singapore, the United States—more than 50 production sites, business offices, and R&D centers operate in 20 countries on five continents. Our 19,000 employees’ local presence conveys a major aspect of the group’s strategy: to be as close to our customers as possible. This implies three high-priority challenges: understanding their needs and meeting them as efficiently as possible, participating even more in the development of national economies, and increasing our competitiveness.