Muncie launches new directional control valves

Interpump Group’s Muncie Power Products launched several new Muncie valve lines that accommodate high-pressure systems and offer great performance. Besides complimenting the high performance Optimum pumps and other similar products, the new valves really complete Muncie’s inventory of major product lines. Two new lines launched this past fall with more expected in early 2014.

Reaching this milestone took more than a year of travel, research and product trials. Product & Application Engineer Zach Holt travelled to Interpump Group’s headquarters in Italy during May of 2013 and met with key people to learn how the operations worked, and how the products were manufactured. “My trip was really about understanding our capabilities, seeing the facilities, holding technical meetings and working with engineers. Face-to-face discussions at the factory level were invaluable.”

From those ongoing discussions, Muncie began to
formulate its next major product line. A team was put together that included Muncie experts in product, operations, logistics, marketing, purchasing and sales. For now, Muncie will have five new valve lines that are either currently available or in the developmental stages. Targeted specially at its North American customers, the valve lines are named using metric measurements, but standard units will still be the norm in sales literature and other cataloguing.

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