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Valves News

Plug-valve group doubles exports following buy-out

     11th November 2005 One of South Africa’s largest plug-valve manufacturers has doubled its exports to 40% of turnover over the past six months following its re-acquisition by former parent AZ Armaturen of Germany. ?AZ Valves was founded in 1985 as a wholly owned subsidiary of AZ Armaturen and later became an... 

UK group buys out two SA firms

By: warren robertson     11th November 2005 Companies still seeking new market niches 

Valves selected for chemical-free water-treatment solution

     11th November 2005 The creation of clean drinking water is a problem the world over but particularly in Africa. Normally drinking water is sterilised by chemical means or at least with the help of chemicals such as chlorine. An innovative chemical-free process has now been introduced for the purification of water... 

New fluoroplastic liner prolongs pump service life

     7th October 2005 For many plant operators the new fluoroplastic PFA-P leads to a significant prolongation of the service life when used as a lining in pumps and valves. 

Software suite drives efficiency in pumps sector

     7th October 2005 The African pumps and valves industry is now able to take full advantage of international integrated ERP vendor and CRM specialist Epicor Scala’s iScala ERP software suite. 

Actuators, controls and gearboxes fitted to naval warships

By: Liezel Hill     13th May 2005 The four new patrol corvettes, which will be South Africa’s first new naval warships in 16 years, have been fitted with some 3 000 Auma actuators, controls and gearboxes, reports Auma South Africa. 

BEE company supplies valves to prominent projects

By: Liezel Hill     13th May 2005 Ithuba Valves was established in 2003 as a black economic-empowerment (BEE) valve company focusing primarily on the reconditioning and supply of valves. 

BEE status bolsters valve manufacturer's competitiveness

By: Liezel Hill     13th May 2005 One of the largest valve manufacturers in South Africa, Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) recently concluded two black economic-empowerment (BEE) transactions that see 34,5% of its assets in the hands of broad-based BEE company Kagiso Strategic Investments and emerging empowerment company Mediro. 

Buyout strengthens local firm's position

By: Liezel Hill     13th May 2005 Local manufacturer and supplier of sleeved and PTFE-lined nonlubricated plug valves, AZ Valves, is now 100% owned by its former parent AZ Armaturen, Germany, effective from April 1. 

Firm introduces new control valve

     13th May 2005 Fluid- and motion-control specialist Norgren, represented in South Africa by sole local agents Ernest Lowe, has introduced a new high-performance proportional control valve, the VP60. 

Intelligent actuator for quarter-turn valves launched

     13th May 2005 Tyco Valves & Controls Distribution SA, a subsidiary of the Tyco International group, has grown significantly over the last few years. 

New valve range could open up more markets

By: Liezel Hill     13th May 2005 Valve manufacturer AC Valves is taking steps to diversify its offering, the first phase of which is the newly-initiated manufacture of knife-gate valves at its Germiston factory. 

R12m expansion boosts valve company's capacity

By: Liezel Hill     13th May 2005 Randburg-based valves supplier OMSA Valves and Instrumentation (OMSA) has invested some R12-million into expanded and upgraded facilities, which include additional offices, larger storerooms and a new testing facility. 

Replacement valves for the automotive industry

By: Liezel Hill     13th May 2005 An innovative local automotive engineering company is taking advantage of a gap in the local market for replacement and refurbished automotive valves. 

Spindle seals for valves meet emission control standards

     13th May 2005 Current German emission-control regulations impose very strict limits on volatile emissions and, as a result, the spindle seals used in valves have to meet stringent requirements. 

Steam plant is installed for valve-steam testing

     13th May 2005 Local valves company Gunric has installed a steam plant at its Roberville factory to carry out steam testing on its metal-seated butterfly valves. 

Valve company welcomes healthy competition

By: Liezel Hill     13th May 2005 The platinum industry plays a significant role in the business of local valve company Invincible Valves, which has supplied valves to a number of large platinum projects in recent years. 

Valve supplier to launch new products in June

By: Liezel Hill     13th May 2005 Local valve supplier Ainsworth Engineering has become one of only two manufacturers of the resilient seal gate valve to be awarded the South African Bureau of Standards’ (SABS’) SANS 664 1999 certification. 

Pneumatic valve experiences positive growth

     29th April 2005 Since the launch of the Camozzi Pneumatic Y-series valve in 2003, the growth has been positive from Europe, Asia as well as America, Camozzi Pneumatics agent, Hydraulics & Pneumatics’ Martyn Jones reports. 

Three water-industry events are scheduled for this June

     22nd April 2005 The fourth international exhibition of Pumps, Valves & Pipes Africa sees an exponential boom as three main water industry events will join forces at Gallagher Estate, in Johannesburg, in June this year. 

Big energy-sector empowerment deal concluded

By: Zonika Botha     12th November 2004 In what has been described as one of the most meaningful black economic empowerment (BEE) deals in the energy sector, Lithemba Investments, a black women owned and operated company, has acquired a 50% stake in Intervalve. 

Company gets big orders for chemical-duty valves

     12th November 2004 Recent big orders received by Astore Africa bear testimony to the acceptance of the company’s range of chemical-duty valves in plastic and plastic-lined metal, says product manager for valves and instrumentation Chris Spencer. 

Dome valves aid reliability at engine-making firm

     12th November 2004 Sweden-based Volvo Powertrain, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of heavy-duty diesel engines, has bought dome valves from UK company Clyde Materials Handling. 

Firm banks on reputation for increased market share

By: Nicola Mawson     12th November 2004 Over 100 years of successful trading and many established relationships within industry will be the key to the successful expansion of Stewarts & Lloyds’ valve division, believes group marketing manager Ronnie Turner. 

Foundries experience surging demand from specialist valve makers

     12th November 2004 While the industry in general is fighting for survival, specialist valve manufacturers and their supplying foundries continue to fly the South African flag in niche markets abroad. 

Holland to host valves show

     12th November 2004 Global flow-control distributor and manufacturer FCX is to be the key sponsor of the Valve World 2004 conference and expo this year. 

New valve cuts pipe line pressure surges

By: Nicola Mawson     12th November 2004 A new angle-pattern pump control valve designed by Hydro Power Equipment (HPE) was due to be installed at a local mine last month. 

New valve series for large refrigeration systems

     12th November 2004 Refrigeration company Danfoss launched a new modular generation of pilot and motor-controlled regulating valves for industrial and commercial refrigeration in September. 

No contradiction in bufferfly leakage valves

     12th November 2004 Hygienic valve company Sudmo UK is introducing its range of double-block and bleed butterfly leakage valves. 

Portable tester scheduled for completion by year-end

By: Nicola Mawson     12th November 2004 Building on the success of the TAC 2000 cyanide content analyser, local company Process Analytical Systems (PAS) is constructing a portable tester that will be available at the end of this year. 

Smart modules for CPX valve terminals

     12th November 2004 An e-mail came through from the factory with the message: Malfunction in parts assembly, the system is down. 

Spray coatings extend valves' operating lives

     12th November 2004 Gauteng-based corrosion-resistant surface-alloy distributor Flame Spray Technologies (FST) has developed hard and corrosion-resistant coatings which have made it possible to increase the working life of valves. 

Valves company scoops R5-million water contract

By: Nicola Mawson     12th November 2004 Local valves company Gunric clinched a R5-million order in September to supply 13 valves to the water industry. 

Valves cut out cavitation problems

     12th November 2004 The high-pressure steam leak-off system at Hartlepool power station, in the UK, was suffering from noise and vibration problems on start-up. 

Young firm grows by leaps and bounds

By: Nicola Mawson     12th November 2004 When Engineering News last visited Allsteam Engineering the company had just announced the birth of a subsidiary. 

Matt Cast Supplies

     5th November 2004 Matt Cast Supplies Is a jobbing foundry casting a range of materials, ranging from 1 kg to 650 kg. 

Valve empowerment deal to be announced

     22nd October 2004 The wholly-South African subsidiary of Babcock Borsig Services Germany, and 70% shareholder in Steinmueller Engineering, BBPH, will announce a black economic empowerment deal soon. 

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