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Vallourec S.A. is a multinational company headquartered in Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris, France, which provides solutions to energy industries, as well as the industrial sector, such as the construction, automotive, and mechanical industries. Vallourec specializes in hot rolled seamless steel tubes, expandable tubular technology, automotive parts, and stainless steel. Vallourec shares are listed on NYSE Euronext.
Vallourec has 24,053 employees (2013), numerous integrated manufacturing facilities, advanced R&D operations, and a presence in more than 20 countries.
Vallourecâ™s history started near the end of 19th century, after the Mannesmannâ™s brothers discovered a process for rolling seamless steel tubes in Germany. French manufacturers then began to adopt this same method, as well as construct many industrial sites in Northern France and the Burgundy (Bourgogne) region. La SociÃ©tÃ© FranÃ§aise des Corps Creux, located in Montbard, which was renamed SociÃ©tÃ© MÃ©tallurgique de Montbard and listed on the Paris Stock Exchange in 1899, is one of the historic cornerstones of Vallourec. In 1907 SociÃ©tÃ© MÃ©tallurgique de Montbard acquired a company in Aulnoye and changed its name to SociÃ©tÃ© Montbard-Aulnoye.
During the 1920s and 1930s many French industrial steel tube companies began to concentrate and specialize. In 1931, an industrial and commercial partnership was established between the factories in the cities of Valenciennes, Louvroil and Recquignies, forming a new company : Vallourec (using the first syllable of each city to create its name). In 1937, SociÃ©tÃ© Montbard-Aulnoye and SociÃ©tÃ© Louvroil et Recquignies merged as SociÃ©tÃ© Louvroil Montbard-Aulnoye. Vallourec became the second largest steel tube manufacturer in France following the merger of the SociÃ©tÃ© des Tubes de Valenciennes and the SociÃ©tÃ© Louvroil-Montbard-Aulnoye, and was listed on the Paris Stock Exchange in 1957.
In 1963, Vallourec launched the VAM joint.The VAM joint rapidly became a benchmark product in the petroleum industry. In 1967, Vallourec acquired the tube division of Lorraine-Escaut, its main competitor. During the 1970s, Vallourec built an integrated steel and tube plant in Saint-Saulve, and also formed several industrial and commercial partnerships, one such being with the Japanese company Sumitomo (Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation â" NSSMC) â" the 3rd largest manufacturer of steel tubes worldwide. In 1984, Vallourec entered the United States market with the foundation of VAM PTS (Premium Threading Services), a joint venture between Vallourec and Sumimoto.
1997 represents a turning point for Vallourec, following an alliance with the German company Mannesmann-RÃ¶hrenwerke Vallourec became a world leader in the seamless steel tube market. This jointly owned company was named Vallourec & Mannesmann Tubes (V&M Tubes). The newly formed group then continued to break into the international market with major acquisitions in both Brazil and the United States. The acquisition of North Star Steel, located in Youngstown, Ohio, considerably strengthened the companyâ™s presence in the United States.
In June 2005, Vallourec gained full control of V&M Tubes by purchasing Mannesmann-RÃ¶hrenwerkeâ™s 45% stake in the company. In 2006, following the purchase, the group entered the CAC 40 index, listed on the Paris Stock Exchange. Also in that same year, following the acquisition of the American company OMSCO in September 2005, Vallourec became the worldâ™s second largest manufacturer of drill pipes. The drill pipe operations were regrouped under the name VAM Drilling, and in 2013 renamed Vallourec Drilling Products.
Vallourec continues to develop its operations in the Oil & Gas sectors, reinforcing its presence in China and the Middle East and investing in tubes for nuclear plants.
During the last years, Vallourec announced two major investments, in 2010, they announced plans to build a new tubing factory in Youngstown, Ohio for a sum of $650 million, to support the long-term development of alternative gas production (shale gas) in the United States. In 2011, Vallourec & Sumitomo Tubos do Brasil (VSB) was founded through a joint venture between Vallourec (56%) and Sumitomo (44%) featuring a new state-of-the art integrated plant which is located in Jeceaba, Brazil.
On October 1, 2013, all of the companyâ™s divisions were rebranded under the name Vallourec.
Vallourec is currently contributing to the renovation of Brazil's major football stadiums in preparation for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
The head office is in a six floor, 8,200 m2 (88,000 sq ft) facility in Boulogne-Billancourt. It moved there in May 2007. It includes a 3,000 m2 (32,000 sq ft) interior green space.
Vallourec is the world leader for premium tubing products for the Oil & Gas, electrical, petrochemical, mechanical, and automotive industries. The company specializes in complex applications adapted for extreme conditions.
Oil & Gas
In the Oil & Gas industry, Vallourec is a major provider for tubing solutions used in exploration and production (casing and tubing, connections and risers), the transport of hydrocarbons (line pipe and integrated welding solutions), services for the oil industry, and tubes for refineries. Vallourec is specialized in products used in extreme conditions such as deep wells, corrosive environments, deviated wells, and high pressure and high temperature conditions as well.
Vallourec works with oil companies, engineering companies, and distributors alike.
Concerning power generation, Vallourec produces premium tubes with the ability to withstand high temperatures and pressures for both electrical and nuclear power plants. Vallourec works with manufacturers of boilers for power stations and producers of steam generators for nuclear power plants.
Industry & construction
Vallourec also produces tubes for the mechanical, automotive and construction industries. Vallourec manufactures structural tubes used in the mechanical sector (agricultural machinery hoists, hydraulic jacks, cranes, etc.) and works with major automotive manufacturers and suppliers of tubes and other components.
In the construction industry, Vallourec manufactures tubes used in architectural projects, industrial or collective equipment, and private buildings. Vallourec has provided tubes for the construction of the steel structure of the Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, the Stade de France, the Grande Arche de la DÃ©fense, Wembley Stadium in London, Bangkok Airport in Thailand, as well as certain necessary components used to build the top of One World Trade Center.
Recently, in preparation for the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 and the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Vallourec provided structural seamless steel tubes for the renovation and construction of Brazilian stadiums.
Oil & Gas : 61%
Power Generation : 12%
Mechanics : 9%
Petrochemicals : 7%
Construction and other : 7%
Automotive : 4%
Research and Development
Vallourec has a R&D team of 500 engineers and technicians in 6 research centers around the world : France (Aulnoye), Germany (DÃ¼sseldorf and Riesa), Brazil (Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte), and the United States (Houston).
In 2013, Vallourec dedicated â‚¬87 million to its R&D operations.
Vallourec has a presence in more than 20 countries, with 50 manufacturing facilities worldwide. In the past fifteen years, Vallourec has increased its industrial presence in Asia (China and Indonesia), Brazil, and the Middle East by increasing the local share of production.
Breakdown of sales by region in 2013 :
North America : 26.2%
Europe : 19.1%
South America : 21.2%
Asia and Middle-East : 26.2%
Rest of the world : 7.3%
List of Vallourec locations:
Chairman of the Management Board : Philippe Crouzet
Chief Executive Officer : Jean-Pierre Michel
Chief Financial Officer : Olivier Mallet
Shares listed on Eurolist by Euronext Paris Stock Exchange
Stock Market Index : Euronext 100, MSCI World Index
ISIN code = FR0000120354
In the United States, Vallourec has a sponsored American Depositary Receipt program (ADR) Level 1 (ISIN code: US92023R2094, Ticker: VLOWY). Parity between ADR and ordinary share Vallourec is 5 to 1.
Capital and shareholding (2013)
Group employees (7.37%),
EPIC BPI-Groupe (7.14%),
Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation (1.54%),
Treasury shares (1.01%)
List of steel producers
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