Valve manufacturer ABO

celebrates 20 years of its existence

  • October 9, 2013
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  • Valve manufacturer ABO
    Valve manufacturer ABO
  • Valve manufacturer ABO
    Valve manufacturer ABO

The Czech Republic based valve manufacturer - ABO valve - one of the largest producers of butterfly and check valves for industrial applications in Central and Eastern Europe - is celebrating 20 years since its foundation. ABO was transformed from a small valve trading company in the early 1990’s into a mid-size manufacturing entity with focus on special valve executions and high-performance valves. ABO belongs among top producers of valves in the Czech Republic, and controls approximately 40 % of the domestic market with butterfly valves. Over 70 % of ABO production is exported to more than 50 countries all over the world through a network of branches and partners.

ABO has been established on October 7th, 1993 under name of Armatury Buracco Olomouc, spol. s.r.o., (from this the abbreviation ABO was derived). By the end of the same year, company management acquired land and built ABO first manufacturing facility in Olomouc.  In recent years, ABO has built its innovation centre (R&D centre), expanded its manufacturing facilities (approx. by 2 500 m2), and opened a new logistics centre (approx. 2000 m2) which improved customer service via JIT deliveries. ABO foreign subsidiaries include branches in in Slovakia, Russia, Brazil, Singapore and China.

A new ABO branch was opened in Shanghai, China in August 2013. Bahrain branch establishment is scheduled for the beginning of 2014. These 2 branches will strengthen ABO position on the Asian and Middle Eastern markets. Currently, the construction of the second production facility in Olomouc is underway with projected completion during 2nd half of 2014. This additional production facility will enable ABO to increase production output by 30 %, while at the same time, widen the portfolio of products manufactured by ABO.