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AR Controls acquires leading valve manufacturer

Valve and actuator technology manufacturer and supplier AR Controls of Vanderbijlpark has announced that it has acquired IncoValve and Controls. The latter will be established as a leading producer for a range of industries.

IncoValve and Controls has worked closely with AR Controls to combine the latest design and manufacturing technologies with decades of field experience, comments AR Controls Director Julien van Niekerk. “The philosophy behind the acquisition is to offer the industry highly-engineered premium products at affordable prices.”

This means products that are rugged, affordable, practical, and reliable. “AR Controls, already well-established in the marketplace, will use its global leverage to position IncoValve and Controls on an international platform,” van Niekerk explains. Initially we will expand into the African market and thereafter into South America, North America, Europe and Australia.


IncoValve & Controls full-port three-piece screwed ball valves.

Industries to be targeted initially by IncoValve and Controls are mining, minerals processing, power generation, petrochemical, oil and gas, water and wastewater, pulp and paper, food and beverage, sugar, and ethanol.

Products include butterfly valves, available in concentric, high-performance double-offset, and triple-offset severe-service valve designs in various material, trim, and connection configurations, from PN10 to PN100.

Ball valves include one-, two-, and three-piece flanged and screwed floating ball valves, and metal-seated, trunnion-mounted, and severe service ball valves, available in pressure classes up to Class 2500 in various material, trim, and connection configurations.

Actuators on offer include stainless steel and aluminium alloy rack and pinion actuators, high-performance, high-torque output scotch yoke actuators, and stainless steel and standard linear actuators. All actuators are available in either double-acting or fail-safe, with the latter being achieved through spring return or air failsafe reservoir designs.


IncoValve & Controls Series 100 and 200 concentric and high-performance butterfly valves.

Finally, a range of accessories will complement the product range, including valve lockouts, solenoid valves, switchboxes, feedback sensors, positioners, and air-filter regulators available to any customer specification.

“AR Controls is actively seeking to introduce new and innovative products, adopting the latest technologies and manufacturing methods available to industry. This is complemented further by new product offerings through its long-term valve manufacturing supplier and US-based valve giant DeZurik APCO Hilton,” van Niekerk concludes.

About AR Controls
AR Controls is a leading manufacturer and importer of a comprehensive range of internationally-recognised valves and instrumentation designed to isolate and control the flow of erosive and corrosive media in niche markets across Africa, Australia, Europe, North America and South America.

As the exclusive importer of DeZURIK valves in Africa, AR Controls commands more than 80% market share in niche mineral-processing projects across the continent, while the company’s in-house manufactured and branded ARVALV range continues to gain considerable ground in the international export market. As a result of this continued and measurable success, AR Controls boasts an unrivalled on-site stockholding at its under-roof assembly and stockholding facility. This product line includes: knife gate valves, butterfly valves, double offset Valves, triple offset valves, ball valves, check valves, plug valves, air valves, control valves, and actuators.


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