(07.11.2023 / sbr)

Andritz complements its process control product portfolio by acquiring NAF valve business

International technology group Andritz has signed an agreement with Flowserve Corporation based in Texas, USA, to take over its NAF AB business. NAF AB engineers, designs and builds Flowserve’s NAF control valve portfolio. It is a supplier with long-standing experience in providing process control valves for pulp and paper and other related industries. With 50 employees at the facility in Linköping, Sweden, it has been a successful provider of process control valves for more than 100 years.

This acquisition further extends and strengthens Andritz’s product and service portfolio in the field of process control. The completion of the transaction is subject to approval by the respective authorities. The closing is expected to take place in Q1 2024.

With this acquisition, Andritz is adding control valves to its portfolio of process actuators, analyzers, and measurement equipment for the pulp and paper making process. For many years, Andritz has successfully equipped its production plant and equipment deliveries with NAF control valves.

This acquisition will further complement Andritz's capabilities to provide instrumentation, advanced process controls, as well as online process simulation and digital twins through its IDEAS digitalization platform, all from a single source. In addition, the NAF control valves will be seamlessly integrated into Andritz’s Metris Asset Management suite, which provides automated monitoring of control valves to maximize plant uptime and process stability.

Jarno Nymark, Andritz Executive Board Member responsible for the Pulp & Paper business area, says: “I look forward to welcoming the NAF AB team to the Andritz Group. Their control valves are an important element for the operation and optimization of process plants and hence a valuable addition to our process control product portfolio. We are excited about the opportunity to expand NAF AB's sales and service capabilities by leveraging our global presence.”