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Stafsjö Valves celebrate 350 years and are now stronger than ever

Innovation and local availability worldwide are Stafsjö’s strengths.

Established already in 1666, Stafsjö is one of the oldest operating companies in Sweden. Production commenced with the manufacture of cannons for the Swedish armed forces and remained the core business activity for two centuries. In 1881, the production of valves started and in 1928 the first knife gate valve was launched for the paper and pulp industry in the region.



In recent years, Stafsjö has invested over Euro 5 million in order to expand its production. Within four years the annual turnover should be Euro 20 million annually. This goal will be attained with new products, within new market sectors and in new countries, whilst simultaneously strengthening the position on existing markets with the existing range of products.

Together with their customers, the Stafsjö team work to understand the demands placed, not only on today’s processes, but also those of tomorrow. By ensuring that Stafsjö valves are in stock around the globe Stafsjö operates as a fast and flexible supplier of high performance knife gate valves for complex processes in varying dimensions. Stafsjö is a well-known name amongst major players within paper and pulp, mining, power generation and water treatment. More than 1 million Stafsjö valves have been installed around the world and 86% of production is exported.


Stafsjö has seen huge growth in the USA, Australia, South Africa and South East Asia, the latter primarily driven by Indonesia. An initiative made in the mining industry in Mexico has also been successful.

Stafsjö have a product portfolio covering a broad range of knife gate valves. Stafsjö’s extensive experience of high performance shut-off valves with superior flow characteristics enables the development team to push this technology still further.

Valve & Automation are the exclusive agents for Stafsjö valves. For more information please contact Fred Venter, Valve & Automation +27(0) 11 397 2833, sales@valve.co.za

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