Metso's new Valve Technology Center in Finland opened officially on September 22, 2011. The new facility is in line with the company's long-term strategy to invest in quality and delivery capabilities globally for Metso's valve customers. "Metso is the leading valve solutions and services provider. We have a strong, established market position in the oil & gas, pulp & paper, refining and chemical/petrochemical industries. Our new production and testing facilities allow us to further improve our services to our customers with faster deliveries as well as with a wider product and application scope," Markku Simula summarizes.