Valley, Nebraska, USA (April 12, 2010) - Valmont Industries, Inc., the leading global manufacturer of engineered support structures for infrastructure, mechanized irrigation equipment for agriculture, and a provider of coating services, announces the opening of a new irrigation equipment manufacturing plant in Haiyang, Shandong Province, China. The new site will be a manufacturing hub for the rapidly growing Chinese market, as well as the Asia Pacific region. Production of mechanized irrigation equipment has commenced at the site.
“We foresee growing demand for Valmont’s center pivot and lateral move technology, both in China and in the Asia Pacific region,” said Leonard Adams, Valmont Group President of Global Irrigation. “Our efficient irrigation equipment will aid China both in increasing farm productivity and in conserving precious water resources.”
Valmont Irrigation has a long and successful history of manufacturing and distributing mechanized irrigation equipment throughout the world, even to the most remote locations. Since its founding, Valmont Irrigation has established facilities in nine countries, including manufacturing plants in the United States, Brazil, South Africa, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, and now China.
The Valley brand has been recognized worldwide as the leader in sales, service, quality and innovation since Valmont founded the mechanized irrigation industry in 1954. With historical sales of more than 185,000 center pivots and linears, Valmont-built equipment annually irrigates approximately 18 million acres (7.3 million hectares) around the world. The Nebraska-based company remains dedicated to providing innovative solutions now and well into the future.