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Did you know… about Altifort PVI?

Maintenance is changing after-sales service

At present, after-sales service steps in when things go wrong. But with predictive maintenance, using connected sensors, the part is ordered before the machine breaks down. This makes it similar to a normal order, and so leaves time for planning.

Works on the Ham site

Our facilities have seen numerous developments this year, with significant changes in the workshop: a low-voltage distribution board, a high-voltage cell, asbestos removal, a FARO measurement arm and a deburring booth. The site will also create an open space to seat 20 people and improve security with 10 cameras.

Family day

Held on 24 September, the first-ever family day attracted half the company’s employees. The 230 attendees were able to look around the workshops with the technicians – a great way to step inside your partner’s working environment! There will almost certainly be another family day, potentially in 2 years’ time.

Production figures

Some 70,000 products were manufactured by PVI up to the end of August 2017. Onethird of these products were spare parts and 70% were new valves. The majority were ball valves from 25 to 32 mm, and butterfly valves from 150 to 400 mm.

Looking to Asia and the Middle East for the future

Our valves are used in 80 countries. Currently, 70% of our exports go to Western Europe, but there are markets in the Middle East, mainly in petrochemicals, and in Asia, in the Korean shipyards, that also look promising for us.