Sauer-Danfoss announced a newly created stand-alone business, named ValmovaTM, effective May. The business name is derived from the company's tag line, `Valves with More Value.` Valmova will manufacture and sell directional control valves, which were previously manufactured and marketed within the central Sauer-Danfoss organisation. "Valmova is well-positioned to meet the needs and expectations of customers," said Sven Ruder, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sauer-Danfoss. "Through our growing applications, expertise and conversations with customers, we discovered that there are tangible differences for this product line, especially in terms of customer needs, and now Valmova will bring an enhanced focus on additional features and functionality." Valmova becomes the newest member of the Sauer-Danfoss Group, which includes Comatrol®, Turolla OpenCircuitGearTM, and Schwarzmüller-InverterTM, in addition to the joint-venture company, Hydro-Gear®. Domenico Traverso, Vice President, Standalone Businesses, has named Rinaldo Fernandesas as Director of Valmova. Fernandes will manage the Valmova business, including production facilities in Caxias do Sul, Brazil, and Pune, India.