AVK IN SA
The AVK Group is a privately owned industrial group that currently comprises 80+ companies. AVK’s core business is the production of valves, hydrants and accessories for the water and gas distribution network, sewage treatment and fire protection industry.
AVK Holding Southern Africa, was established in Pretoria, in 1991. After acquiring a major stake in the Premier Valves Group, AVK SA relocated to Alrode, Gauteng. The Premier range of products will continue to be marketed by Premier Valves under its own brand and AVK branded products by AVK Valves Southern Africa. The two companies will work closely together to expand and strengthen the overall position of AVK in the Southern African market.
In December 2016, AVK Holding Southern Africa acquired 100% interest in Gunric Valves, including all brand assets and intellectual property (IP). Gunric Valves have always specialised in manufacturing and exporting large diameter and made-to-order Butterfly Valves and tilting disc check valves. Gunric will continue to operate at the existing facility in Robertville, Florida, Johannesburg.
This acquisition represents a substantial, confidence-boosting, inward investment by one of the world’s leading valve manufacturers. Moreover, this attests to the efficacy of the DTI policy aimed at re-industrialising South Africa to meet the requirements of its state-owned enterprises and infrastructure spend by providing large volumes of world-class, competitively priced valves locally, defraying concerns over quality, capacity and delivery time.