Rotork acquires Italian valve gearbox manufacturer


Rotork acquires Italian valve gearbox manufacturer

Rotork's market leading international valve actuation group is further enhanced by the acquisition of the business and assets of Omag Snc, a respected Italian valve gearbox manufacturer base in Milan.

The acquisition provides Rotork's Gears division with a manufacturing and sales base in the heart of the globally significant Italian valve market in addition to its current manufacturing and assembly sites in the UK, USA and The Netherlands. This will produce a significant step forward in European sales and enable Rotork Gears to improve its service to the Italian valve industry.

Omag is viewed in the market as a specialist with unrivalled experience of subsea valve gearbox design. In addition Omag's products will complement Rotork's existing manual and motorised quarter-turn ranges, especially on the large sizes, by increasing torque outputs to 500,000Nm. Rotork will enhance this business with its prominent brand name, world-wide support, financial strength and first class gearbox and valve accessory products.

The Omag name has changed to Rotork Gears Srl to gain the advantage that the Rotork brand brings to this business and to ensure that new colleagues feel included in the international Rotork family. Omag's owner, Roberto Boldorini, a well respected engineer in the industry, has accepted the new position of General Manager of Rotork Gears Srl.