Vallourec is a world leader in premium tubular solutions primarily serving the energy markets, as well as other industrial applications. With over 18,000 employees, integrated manufacturing facilities, advanced R&D, and a presence in more than 20 countries, Vallourec offers its customers innovative global solutions to meet the growing energy challenges of the 21st century.
Sumitomo Metal is one of the largest integrated steel manufacturers in the world, annually producing over 10 million tons of crude steel and 1 million tons of seamless pipe including OCTG carbon and CRA.
Together with worldwide sales-force and service network of Sumitomo Corporation, Sumitomo Metal has built a high reputation of quality and innovation as a producer of critical application tubular used across various industries.
In 1984, a joint venture between Vallourec (51%) and Sumitomo (49%) was established and named VAM USA for the development and sales of premium connections in the world.
Vallourec’s sales operations guarantee the worldwide supply of global solutions and services tailored to the local needs of its customers. This local presence is strengthened by a network of more than 160 VAM® licensees and VAM Field Services teams.
As oil and gas wells go deeper with ever higher pressures, temperatures and more corrosive conditions, requirements for tubular are increasingly severe. Our parent companies offer a premium tubular product to fit any well condition and develop the OCTG of the future.