Rotork has increased its range of flow control products and services for the worldwide marine and offshore industries with the acquisition of Masso Ind s.p.a., an established and respected manufacturer of innovative shipboard valve remote control systems (VRCS).
Designed for critical safety applications, Masso VRCS solutions encompass hydraulic and electro-hydraulic systems that are compatible with most integrated automation systems (IAS). The Masso product range also includes hydraulic quarter-turn and linear actuators, hydraulic power packs, solenoid cabinets and electro-hydraulic actuators for shipboard applications.
Based in Valduggia in northern Italy, Masso has over 80 years of marine industry experience encompassing chemical and cargo vessels, cruise ships, ferries, offshore support and navy vessels. The company’s products are supplied to world-leading shipbuilding groups such as Fincantieri and the Meyer Werft Group.
Masso will join the Rotork Fluid Systems division, where its products dovetail into existing ranges of fluid power flow control equipment serving the oil & gas, power generation, marine and manufacturing industries.
Commenting on the acquisition, Rotork Group Chief Executive Peter France said: “The acquisition of Masso is in line with our strategy of strengthening our presence in the global flow control market and broadening the scope of the Group’s activities within the marine and offshore markets.”