Top 10 Industrial Valve Manufacturers and suppliers in Europe

Industrial valves are mechanical devices that control and reduce the flow of gases and liquids in the various industries. Generally, there are different types of industrial valves which include Gate Valves, Globe Valves, Ball Valves, Butterfly Valves and Check Valves.

The industrial valve market was valued at USD 67.49 billion in 2017 and is expected reach USD 85.19 billion by 2023, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 3.96% during the forecast period.

Industrial Valves Buying Guide

This is all about choosing a valve that best suits your requirement. This buying guide help you to choose the best suitable one among all other types of valves.

  • Pressure plays an important role in the valve, the increasing pressure flow might rapture and cause leakage in the valve. So, understanding the pressure level and the capacity of a valve makes you choose the valve that can sustain certain pressure levels of your requirement.
  • Knowing the extreme temperature that a valve can sustain helps you to pick the valve of your requirement.
  • The fluid flow rate in the pipe is managed by the valve, knowing the flow velocity of the valve helps you to buy the required valve.
  • The over sizing of the valve leads to unstable or unmanaged flow rate. Determining the dimensions of the valve helps you to buy required one.

Top 10 European companies and suppliers of industrial valves

AKO Armaturen & Separationstechnik GmbH

AKO maintains the leading position throughout Europe for the manufacture and supply of industrial Pinch Valves for use within an array of applications.

AKO Armaturen & Separationstechnik GmbH is a German company founded in 1984 by Antoine Kopp. The English company, AKO UK Ltd, was established in 1998 to provide more efficient distribution of AKO products in Great Britain and Ireland. Both the companies are certified to ISO 9001:2008 standards. AKO's product range includes knife gate valves, special fittings and various accessories in addition to the original Pinch Valves. AKO's valves and fittings are specially designed for isolating and regulating abrasive, fibrous and corrosive media.

AKO works with various companies from the widest variety of sectors all around the world. AKO’s customers come from industrial sectors such as chemicals, foodstuffs, paper, power plant and recycling technology, waste water treatment and in particular in the minerals handling, cement, sand and silo engineering sectors

Sirca International Spa

Our flagship product is rotating pneumatic quarter-turn actuators which are compact, lightweight and highly reliable. Subsequently, our company entered the Italian market with the production and sale of rubber-seated butterfly valves, double eccentric butterfly valves, ball valves and check valves.

In time at Sirca International we began marketing and producing accessories to actuate, control and regulate valves. These were installed on our own valves and actuators in order to offer our customers complete “assemblies” that are capable of meeting the most varied system requirements.

Leser GmbH & Co. KG

LESER offers spring loaded and pilot operated safety valves for all industrial applications according to the Pressure Equipment Directive and ASME VIII. Major companies in the chemical, oil and gas, petrochemical, energy, technical gases, LNG/LPG, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, shipbuilding and heating and air conditioning industries use LESER safety valves.

LESER safety valves are developed for the international market in Hamburg and manufactured in the modern plant in Hohenwestedt/Germany. In addition, LESER produces safety valves to the same standards in India and China for the local markets. Eight subsidiaries in Europe, America, the Middle East and Asia as well as authorized contacts in over 80 countries guarantee competent customer advice and fast, reliable deliveries.

Bray Valves & Drives Europe

Diverse and tailored to every need: that's what we at Bray stand for with our high-performance, high-quality products. As a global leader in industrial valves and drive technology, Bray supplies butterfly valves, ball valves, feed valves and non-return valves for shutting off and regulating liquid, gaseous and solids-containing media - for a wide range of process and industrial sectors.

In addition to the fittings technology, our portfolio also includes a comprehensive range of drive and automation technology. Thus, at Bray, you receive customized complete solutions - all from one source.

Guichon Valves

Guichon Valves is one of the world leaders in the field of special valves for critical industrial applications. For more than 90 years, Guichon Valves is focused on design, manufacturing, assembling and testing of special and custom-made valves, for petrochemical, chemical, fine chemical, pharmaceutical, and nuclear industries, with demanding requirements.

Its study and calculation capabilities allow the company to support the customers during the development phase upstream and to position itself as a natural partner of these industries, which invent the processes of tomorrow by combining industrial performance and environmental compliance.

Guichon Valves has set up the industrial means to guarantee its autonomy in production with 5 and 3-axis CNC machining centres, lathes, boring and milling machines, saws and machining drills, for manufacturing single pieces or small series in small and large dimensions.

Böhmer GmbH

Maximum safety and reliability

This what Böhmer requires of its products. For 60 years in Sprockhövel and since 1999 in the second plant in Hattingen, Böhmer has been manufacturing ball valves that set standards in quality and operational safety.

At the beginning, there was the idea of developing a safety shutdown valve for mining. The success of this product soon prompted our company to expand its portfolio to include oil, gas and district heating.

Böhmer now manufactures ball valves for nearly every application, in sizes from DN 3 to DN 1400 (1/8" to 56"), suitable for pressures of up to 500 bar (Class 2500).

Continental Hydraulics UK Limited

Continental Hydraulics UK Limited is a privately owned independent UK based company. It has evolved to provide Continentals expanding European customer base with a more focused and accessible service in terms of Product Availability, Technical Support, Service and Repairs. We have over 30 years of experience in the hydraulic industry and nearly 15 years direct experience of working with the Continental Product. Continental Hydraulics UK are the original and longest serving distributor in the UK market. Our philosophy is totally customer focused with a flexible and adaptable approach to all requirements from large OEM’s to single

For over 40 years, Continental Hydraulics has been manufacturing high quality, precision hydraulic components and power units in the U.S.A. Today, Continental Hydraulics products are used in some of the most hostile environments imaginable and their reputation for superior durability and performance continues to grow. All the products are 100% tested for quality control in both the lab and the field to ensure that every product meets or exceeds the performance and service life standards their customers have come to expect. An example of this is the HPV piston pump range which carries an exclusive 3 Year Warranty (Conditions apply).

KLINGER Fluid Control GmbH

KLINGER Fluid Control has been an innovative and reliable quality manufacturer of industrial valves in Gumpoldskirchen/Austria for over 130 years.

As one of the world’s leading quality manufacturers and suppliers of valves, KLINGER runs production locations and distribution and service centers in over 40 countries. Our flexibility, know-how and pioneering spirit allow our Group face any challenge of traditional and new markets with confidence. The KLINGER brand is the epitome of technical reliability, power of innovation and the highest quality. Products and processes accurately tailored to our customers’ needs allow us to meet the strictest requirements in an international market environment.

FMC Technologies

TechnipFMC is a global leader in subsea, onshore, offshore, and surface technologies. With our proprietary technologies and production systems, integrated expertise and comprehensive solutions, we are transforming our clients’ project economics. At TechnipFMC we have one overriding vision: to enhance the performance of the world’s energy industry.

We are establishing new ways of working to enable improved and sustainable results for our clients. We collaborate in smart, meaningful ways, bringing together the teams and talent that yield the greatest results. We think ahead and seize opportunities for our clients.

Wakmet Industrial Valves Sp.j.

WAKMET LTD manufactures steel valves in the pressure range from 0.6MPa to 80.0MPa with diameters ranging from DN 4mm to DN 1500mm and the temperature range from -190ºC to 670ºC. Experienced and qualified personnel and modern technologies guarantee the highest quality and reliability of the manufactured valves.

Valves made by WAKMET meet the highest quality requirements which have a positive effect on the durability and safety of your installations and equipment. From the start of the production process to the final assembly, individual components are continuously inspected. The main features of our valves are reliability, longevity, long service life as well as minimum maintenance and service requirements.

The company operates an ISO 9001 quality management system certified by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance. We also have a certificate for the manufacturing of valves in accordance with the PED 97/23 / EC pressure directive module D1, H also certificates of conformity in the GOST R system and permission ROSTECHNADZOR, TRD110 certificate. These valves are available in cast iron, ductile iron, bronze and stainless steel construction.