AVK & Premier Come Together

With effect from Tuesday 8 July 2014, the AVK group has acquired a majority stake in the Premier Valve Group of companies based in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa.

Premier Valves, is a well-recognised brand, are one of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of valves predominantly for the water industry in Southern Africa. They are located in a 22,000M2 factory mainly producing valves for bulk water, transmission and control applications. The core product offer is large butterfly, wedge gate and auto control valves. In more recent years they have extended their product offer to service the Mining and General Industrial markets.

Peter Thomson who has lead the business for the past 10 years continues to be the Managing Director.

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.

The combination of the AVK and Premier brands along with an extensive product programme will provide our customers with a comprehensive ‘ South African locally manufactured product and service offer. We will be further investing in the Premier Alrode facility to establish production of the AVK product programme locally in South Africa and further develop the Premier valve capability to serve the needs of the local market.

Welcome to Premier and every success as a new member of the AVK family.

Lars Kudsk Paul Hubbard