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Flowserve builds pump plant in India

CHENNAI, India--April 17, 2007--Flowserve opened its new pump manufacturing facility in Coimbatore, India. The plant was inaugurated by Mr. Lewis Kling, President and CEO of Flowserve at a ceremony in Coimbatore on April 12.

The state-of-the-art facility will support the company's existing Indian operations and provide pump products, for the oil and gas, power and chemical industries. The 100,000 square foot pump facility was built on 14 acres at an investment of approximately US$8.5 million.

The new facility will nearly double Flowserve's production capabilities for single stage, multi-stage, barrel and vertical engineered and industrial pumps. The 200-person management and engineering staff at the operation will also provide total pumping solution services and support to the region.

A key element in Flowserve's global strategy, the facility is located in Coimbatore, which is ideally positioned to help Flowserve expand its growing customer base. This site will provide a platform for continued growth in India and the region, with the manufacturing of industrial and engineered pumps for the domestic and export markets.

"Expanding our footprint in the Asia-Pacific region continues to be a key part of Flowserve's growth strategy," said Mr. Kling. "We are very excited about this milestone and the expansion of our existing operations within India."

"With the industries we serve growing significantly in the region, this new facility is designed to serve our customers more effectively and offer a technically advanced center for manufacturing," Kling added.

Flowserve's products are designed to withstand extreme temperatures, caustic chemicals, intense pressures or other demanding conditions in some of the most remote and developing geographies. These products and services enable Flowserve to support critical projects worldwide.

"This manufacturing facility is one of the most advanced in India,"
according to S. Gopinath, President of Flowserve India. "In addition, it will be the first Flowserve plant outside the U.S. to utilize the Demand Flow Technology manufacturing process."

About Flowserve Corp.
Flowserve Corp. is one of the world's leading providers of fluid motion and control products and services. Operating in 56 countries, the company produces engineered and industrial pumps, seals and valves as well as a range of related flow management services.
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