AR Controls acquires well-known valve manufacturer

South African valve and actuator technology manufacturer and supplier AR Controls of Vanderbijlpark has announced that it has acquired IncoValve and Controls.

Under the terms of the buy, IncoValve and Controls will now 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, said AR Controls director Julien van Niekerk.

He added: “The philosophy behind the acquisition is to offer the industry highly-engineered premium products at affordable prices.

 “AR Controls, already well-established in the marketplace, will use its global leverage to position IncoValve and Controls on an international platform. Initially we will expand into the African market and thereafter into South America, North America, Europe and Australia.


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.

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 said.