AVK Group

THE OVER SEVEN-DECADE STORY OF AVK IS ALL ABOUT HAVING A CLEAR VISION AND THE DETERMINATION TO PURSUIT PERFECTION WITHOUT COMPROMISE!

AVK was established in 1941 in the modest surrounding area of a small village named Galten in Denmark. The founder, Aage Valdemar Kjær (hence the name AVK), performed everyday plumbing and heating services in the local community. In addition to these everyday services, the company also had a minor production operation in which it produced compressors for the refrigeration industry, which mainly supplied farmers having a need for cooling the fresh milk from their cows. The guiding principles were quality, customer relations and continuity. He knew that the products were in order, and therefore he was able to offer an extensive product guarantee.

In 1970, Aage Valdemar Kjær’s son, Niels Aage Kjær, took over the business from his father and started to develop a resilient seated gate valve destined for the water supply segment. The first series of valves produced by AVK - socket gate valves for PVC pipes - was an important invention that revolutionised the company and formed the basis of the AVK business that we know today. Over time, business objectives were expanded, opportunities were growing, and AVK started to produce and sell not only valves, but also fittings and accessories for water supply, gas supply, wastewater treatment and fire protection.

 
Today, AVK has grown into an international group of companies. Currently we employ more than 3,800 dedicated employees around the world. The group is one of the leading valve manufacturers for the water, gas, and wastewater industries as well as fire protection worldwide. High quality product solutions, in-depth market knowledge and continuous product development have contributed to branding the AVK Group as one of the world’s leading manufacturers. The brand names developed and owned by the AVK Group are thus important assets when being on the look-out for new business opportunities. The sales of the comprehensive product range, comprising valves, hydrants, fittings and accessories, is thus strongly supported by the world famous blue AVK logo that promotes an entire series of well-known brands

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