VALF Sanayii A.Ş.
Since the day it was founded, VALF has maintained its leader manufacturer position in its sector. The company is enhancing its leadership every day through its products, which it manufactures with developing and renewed technologies, are compatible with standards and beyond expectations, and 'unconditional customer satisfaction principle'.
Continuous development principle and quality production
VALF Sanayii A.Ş. started its first production with E.C.A. brand within E.C.A Presdöküm Sanayii in 1957. By the end of 1960s, fame of E.C.A. valves had spread throughout Turkey and the brand had become the leader of the sector. ELGİNKAN COMMUNITY established VALF A.Ş. in 1970 in order to respond to the rapid increase of demand that arose together with this fame.
The first company established in Manisa, Valf Sanayi A.Ş. has become the symbol of quality in the whole world with its E.C.A. branded brass water and gas armatures.
First production was performed with 28 people in the factory, which is the first factory established in Manisa and was built in 1970 on a plot of 4.380 m2 in Manisa Organized Industrial Zone. Today 545 people are working within VALF Sanayii A.Ş. and manufacturing of almost 5 thousand types of water and gas armatures is carried out in 25.100 m² facility.
Change towards vertical growth started within the Community in 1992 indeed had a significant role in such transformation of the company. Manisa Branch of Elsel Gas Armatürleri A.Ş. in 1992 first, then Bursa branch of Elba A.Ş. in 2000 and finally die forging production unit of Kalıp Takım A.Ş. meeting the demand for mold of companies within the Community joined VALF Sanayii A.Ş. in 2002. Synergy merging from these consolidations became the driving force for growth of the company.
Close Follow up of Technology
Incorporating the central factory having transfer process and Water Products Assembly Shops, Mold Shop carrying out mold manufacturing, Press Shop performing hot forging, Automat Shop carrying out sawdust manufacturing, and Gas Products Assembly Shop, VALF Sanayii A.Ş. continues every activity quality-oriented. Serving the quality valve demand of domestic and foreign markets with its wide product range and high production capacity, the company follows the developments in the sector closely by setting out from the principle of constant development. Having automation based production line, VALF Sanayii A.Ş. creates superior products by means of R&D works, which have an important share in customer oriented design activities. These designs are taken under protection by the Turkish Patent Institute from time to time. Investments for human, machinery and infrastructure, which are made in order to manufacture these innovative and competitive products in the quality befitting its brand, contribute to the Community's target of becoming an 'Eternal Organization'.
VALF Sanayii A.Ş. believes that quality is the most important competitive weapon of companies willing to become a permanent global company. In this direction, all processes of purchase, production, marketing, sales and delivery starting from design focus on customer satisfaction. VALF Sanayii A.Ş. has undoubtedly an important contribution to the quality product image of E.C.A. brand it has today.
Export to the Four Corners of the World
VALF Sanayii A.Ş. always prioritizes the human factor from design stage to sales stage in characteristics of all products it manufactures. It always considers fitness for purpose, user-friendliness and safety in features it adds to its products. In line with that, it certifies its quality with TSE and TSEK certificates it has received in line with the related Turkish standards, along with receiving CE Certificate for its products within the scope of European Union directives. Moreover, it documents its products, which it exports by considering preference of its customers all around the world, in line with the related foreign standards.
The major ones of such documents are: KIWA (Netherlands), UL (United States of America), VDE (Germany), GOST-R (Russia), ukr-SEPRO (Ukraine),TUV(Germany, IMQ(Italy), ICIM (Italy), DVGW (Germany).
VALF Sanayii A.Ş. exports valve to the entire world, USA, Netherlands, England, Israel, Romania, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Turkic Republics, Middle Eastern and North African countries in particular, as a result of its marketing strategies supported with these documents.
Registered and Continuous Quality
Having made systematic work a part of its corporate culture for the continuation of the quality, which is the most important competitive weapon, VALF Sanayi A.Ş. has had TS ISO EN 9001 Quality Management System Certificate since 1994. While maintaining its unconditional customer satisfaction oriented activities, it also attaches great importance to its interaction with the environment. From materials used in product structure to production tools and methods, it protects the environment and human health. Company has embodied its responsibilities against the environment it lives in by taking this awareness one step further with TS ISO EN 14001 Environmental Management System Certificate it received in May 2004. On the other hand, VALF Sanayii A.Ş. is trying to make its employees, whom it regards as the basis of its existence, prepared against change and developments at any time by training them continuously. It pays the required attention for health and safety of its personnel, assesses risks of all activities and takes precautions for safe work. OHSAS 18001 Work Health and Safety Management System Certificate received in April 2007 is a certification of works on this subject.
Leadership Vision Exceeding Borders
With its experience and knowledge over 40 years and expert staff, VALF Sanayii A.Ş. aims to become one of the leading producers of the sector not only in Turkey but also in world market. It detects its middle and long term targets and strategies in line with this vision and makes its investments for capacity increase, renewal and modernization towards target markets and products.
Company is operating in line with its target to increase its turnover three times with an annual turnover growth of 9-10% and its export share in production from 40% to 60% in the next 10 years. VALF Sanayii A.Ş. is the single domestic manufacturer which has been able to receive the European CEN approval (KEYMark) for its thermostatic radiator valves, which are important for ensuring energy efficiency, and regards its thermostatic radiator valves as one of its leading products while forwarding towards its target to become a global brand.
In gas group products on the other hand, it aims to increase its market share further with safety device, thermostat models and customer oriented new products. The company is also the single ball valve manufacturer in Turkey and one of the limited in the world, and aims to concentrate on other products towards this sector in next years.
Sprinkler, which is one of the products towards fire equipment, is another product in which VALF Sanayii A.Ş. is the single manufacturer in Turkey. We expect to increase the contribution we make to the national economy upon increase of sales also in this product group following the still ongoing UL certification. Again within 10 years period, we plan to concentrate on R&D activities in order to manufacture products which still cannot be manufactured in our country to provide contribution to Turkish industry and economy. Among those, calorimeters and heat cost allocators towards energy efficiency, electronically and remote controlled controllers providing saving and comfort towards individual heating and cooling systems, and control valves for gas burning industrial devices step forward.
Investment in Modernization and Automation
VALF Sanayii A.Ş. managed to become the desired brand by addressing various sectors with its quality and wide product range, which it has created by means of its experience over 40 years. Being able to realize its growth process in line with its plans and 'clearly' is a source of pride and joy and VALF. This beautiful picture makes VALF even more excited for the future.
'An eternal global company' includes indispensable fundamental conditions such as high competitive power and openness to change and development. Within this concept, VALF makes modernization and automatization investments by following technology closely.
Concept of innovativeness becomes the biggest factor in VALF Sanayii A.Ş. stepping forward among its rivals by combining with values such as corporate culture, knowledge accumulation, human resources and customer orientation. VALF, which has always offered product and service with its innovative mentality since its foundation and become the producer that has the widest product range in the sector, offers service today with the same mentality not only to water installation sector but also to many channels with intermediate products designed towards LPG; natural gas, heating and cooling sectors and industry with the same mentality. It is advancing with determined steps in the path of becoming a permanent global company.