UK valves maker to hit multi-million production milestone

Posted on 13 Mar 2018 by Jonny Williamson

UK manufacturer of emission control systems including valves, GT Emission Systems, is on course for a major production milestone that will see more than three million of its valve systems in operation around the world.

UK valves maker GT Emissions Systems will see more than three million of its exhaust valve systems in operation around the world.

The company, GT Emission Systems, part of the Knorr-Bremse Group-owned GT Group, will see further significant growth in production in 2018, and dispatch more than 500,000 Engine Air valves from its Peterlee headquarters.

GT Emissions Systems manufactures exhaust gas control systems for on- and off-highway vehicles, construction equipment and industrial & marine applications, for global OEMs at its North-East manufacturing site.

These systems positively contribute to diesel engine manufacturers’ emission strategies and are compliant with the latest international emission targets.

This growth in production has been supported by GT Emissions Systems’ integration into the global Knorr-Bremse Group following its acquisition in 2016.

Designated as Knorr-Bremse’s global Center of Competence (CoC) for Engine Air products, the UK operation is also delivering emission systems to other Knorr-Bremse Group entities around the world.

It is providing validation, development and testing for other valve systems, developed by Knorr-Bremse divisions, for its customers in a variety of countries including the US, South America, Russia, China, Japan and India.

Knowledge transfer is being handled by GT, with exchange programs regularly taking place between the engineering teams of GT and the global Knorr-Bremse engineering teams.

With almost 28,000 people around the world, Knorr-Bremse is supporting GT Emissions Systems business development and developing their expertise in the engine air market.

Thorsten Seehars, board member of Knorr-Bremse Commercial Vehicle Systems, commented: “Emission reduction continues to be a key consideration for the transport industry.

“It is essential for OEMs, that the supply chain partners, like GT Emissions Systems, continually develop innovative solutions that minimise the environmental impact of industrial and off-highway vehicles, in line with evolving legislation.

“Reaching the milestone of having more than three million valves operating in the field is a significant achievement for the business and testament to the ingenuity and dedication of GT Group’s skilled workforce.”

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