IMI Truflo Marine, the marine valve specialist subsidiary of IMI Critical Engineering, has moved into a purpose designed state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Aston, Birmingham.
The 57,000 square foot facility is housed in Birmingham’s Advanced Manufacturing Hub (AMH) in Aston. All employees who design and manufacture valves for critical marine applications will transfer from their current site in nearby Witton.
Mark Bloxham, MD of IMI Truflo Marine, said: “Moving to a new facility is a significant milestone as Truflo Marine celebrates its 60th anniversary. Our new facility will not only create a world class manufacturing facility for our customers, our employees and our stakeholders but will also serve as a centre of engineering excellence to support our global market from here in Birmingham.”
The new site represents a substantial investment in Birmingham’s AMH and reflects buoyant demand for these very specialist valves today and in the future. The new site is also expected to create new jobs in the future.
“2022 is an exciting year for Birmingham, with the Commonwealth Games marking the start of what I believe will be a golden decade of opportunity for our city,” said Councillor Ian Ward, Leader of Birmingham City Council. “I am delighted that the IMI Truflo Marine offices are now open in Aston. This will create jobs and opportunities for the people of our city, helping to boost our post-covid recovery.”
IMI Truflo Marine has been designing and manufacturing high integrity valves, actuators and pressure reducing stations for nuclear and naval marine applications for over 50 years. It has over 140,000 valves in service across 36 navies worldwide.