Villares Metals has been certified as a global supplier for FMC Technologies and takes an important step in becoming established in the rapidly growing market for energy, oil and gas.
The voestalpine subsidiary in the Special Steel Division, Villares Metals, has recently been certified as a global supplier for the company FMC Technologies. As a result, the company from Sumaré in the state of São Paulo, specialized in the production of stainless steels and high-quality alloys, now fulfills the preconditions for supplying FMC Technologies with special forgings for the oil and gas segment. FMC, a leading global player in the energy industry, currently has production sites in the USA, Great Britain, Singapore and Norway.
According to Edilson Rocha, Account Manager in the Oil & Gas segment at Villares Metals, this certification is the result of focused cooperation in order to make the products for this segment even more innovative and sophisticated. “We started a qualification process together with the Application Engineering department which increases the value of our product to the target market, both in terms of finishing and extra services,” explains Rocha. “The FMC technology center gave us detailed recommendations for further improving our material to achieve the best possible performance for the desired application.”
In addition, Villares went through a comprehensive, global supplier appraisal, reports Marcio Moreira, the manager responsible at FMC Technologies.
“The certification process usually lasts six to twelve months. In the case of Villares Metals, the particular special forgings were analyzed and certified within 8 months,” said Moreira.
He stresses that the certificate not only relates to the tested product, but also to the entire Villares product portfolio. As a result, the Brazilian stainless steel specialist is now also a qualified supplier for all products and services meeting FMC Technologies requirements
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