Celebrating 90 years of Mapag®

Stephanie Gorgs reports...

On October 1 2013, Metso celebrated 90 years of success for its Mapag product brand of valves at the Metso Valve Technology Center in Horgau, Germany.

On arrival, guests were invited to tour the factory (incidentally, one of the largest employers in the region) and see for themselves how the Mapag butterfly valves are engineered and built.

Valve World was also invited to attend, and took the opportunity to speak to many of the Metso representatives (please see the video interviews below).

A key message we heard throughout the day was just how much customers value the Mapag products. These valves are, we were told, often used in challenging industrial applications around the globe thanks to their proven reliability and low life cycle costs.

Also interesting to see was the installed refrigeration technology. This enables valves to be tested to ensure they comply with both cryogenic and thermal shock tests that meet the latest international standards.

The Open Day was followed by an evening reception at a local hotel, featuring a stylish dinner and superb entertainment.

Mapag celebrates its 90th anniversary
Mika Nissinen, Vice President, Neles and Mapag product line, explains what the name Mapag stands for. As one of Metso’s famous brands Mapag has celebrated its 90th anniversary. A lot has changed since Metso’s acquisition of the Mapag brand. During these 90 years Mapag has developed constantly.
Strong partnership between Mapag and its customers
Continuously taking care about customer success: that is what makes Mapag so special as Raimar Hellwig, Product Center Manager, Neles and Mapag product line, explains. On the occasion of Mapag’s 90th anniversary he talks about what makes the partnership between Mapag and its customers so strong.
Looking back at 90 years of Mapag
As Director of the Horgau Plant, Metso Automation Mapag GmbH, one part of Jarkko Kela’s work is characterized by development projects in terms of growth. Mapag has been on the market for 90 years. Jarkko Kela knows the history of this brand. He looks back how it all began and talks about Mapag’s current situation.
A solution for every application (German Language)
Andreas Pauer (Head of Engineering) is, with his team, responsible for the development of MAPAG products. They are active in various market segments, finding solutions for their customers – however unusual the customer’s request might be!
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