Allvalves Become an SMC Systems Integrator to Provide Complete Valve Actuation Packages
Following an exploratory meeting at the Allvalves BVAA sponsored stand at Valve World in 2014 and a year of behind the scenes discussions, a partnership has been reached between the global pneumatics giant SMC Pneumatics and Allvalves, whereby Allvalves becomes an SMC system integrator providing valve and pneumatic actuator packages, controlled by SMC products.
Allvalves are a fast growing valve actuation specialist with experience in the specifying, assembling and testing of actuated valve packages and systems to the process valve market. SMC offer pretty well everything except the valve and actuator assemblies, so integrating the two will provide customers with a complete actuated process valve solution. Process control products used by Allvalves will be from SMC wherever possible, covering pneumatic and electropneumatic positioners, volume boosters, namur solenoids and all tubing and fittings.
As Allvalves’s product range is far wider than just actuated valves, it will also expand the portfolio of SMC products it offers to include 2 and 3 way solenoid valves, piston valves, ATEX rated pumps, process sensor products and many others. Work on adding these products to the Allvalves web site started in the New Year and will coincide with a facelift to the web site.
SMC are supporting Allvalves with product training both at the SMC European Technical Facility in Milton Keynes and on site at Allvalves’ works in Pershore, Worcestershire.
Allvalves have already taken advantage of the wide SMC product range and expertise of their technical engineers to secure a significant order for a pneumatic system solution which included a specialised 300 valve manifold. The first system has been successfully trialled and is due to be replicated a number of times over the next 24 months by the highly satisfied OEM customer.
Joint customer visits where SMC have introduced Allvalves have created immediate interest as the customer’s complete actuated valve requirements, using SMC process control products, are now sourced through SMC’s system integrator, saving the customers the time taken to outsource the actuated valves.
Adam Chapman, Managing Director of Allvalves Online Ltd explained what the partnership means to Allvalves: “We are very fortunate for a young company to be working with such recognisable names from our industry – Sun Yeh, Adler, Genebre, Hidroten, EBRO and now SMC. The whole SMC package from the technical knowledge and experience of their staff, to the facilities they provide such as; engineering drawings, specialist bespoke solutions and of course their huge range, make working with them a pleasure. We are very excited with the opportunity to work with them as their systems integrator and we are sure that both Allvalves’s, and SMC’s customers will see the benefit of high quality, technically sound, complete actuated valve packages.”
Keep an eye out for the SMC product launch coming soon on our website.