Heaton Valves Africa (HVA) was established in 1992 as agents in Southern Africa for Heaton Valves UK. The core purpose of Heaton Valves Africa (HVA) is to provide a first-class valve and associated equipment stockholding, distribution and project management service to the oil, petrochemical, process, mining and general industries. Since inception this privately owned company, with its shareholders playing an active role as directors, has withstood the challenges faced from conglomerate-owned competitors and has grown from strength to strength. The Head Office in Gauteng was upgraded and moved in 2001 to its’ current location in Hughes-Jet Park. The Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN) Office was opened in Durban in 1998 and is ideally situated to service the coastal and Midlands areas. 2003 saw the establishment of the Cape office so that the coastal facilities could provide a fast and essential service to locally based distributors, EPC’s and end users requiring prompt response and supply. In 2013 both the KZN and Cape facilities were moved to larger purchased premises in order to hold a wider range of movable stock on hand and to enable better operational, quality control and project management capabilities.

HVA enjoys an exclusive list of sole representation agreements with many of the world’s leading valve, steam reticulation, overpressure, tank protection, combustion and pipeline equipment manufacturers. These exclusive agencies and their accompanying technological capabilities are managed and supported by highly qualified and experienced personnel in three separate, independently managed but intricately linked, company divisions. These are the Petrochem, Process and Engineered Products Divisions. The Engineered Products Division now includes one sub-division, Combustion.

HVA has always strived to achieve close inter-company working relationships with each of its’ manufacturing and technology principals. The acquisition of the sole Velan, Langley and OMB agencies between 1998 and 2001 added immense depth to the Petrochem Division’s product offering of gate, globe, check and ball valves in all forged and cast steel materials from size 1/2′” to 48″ bore sizes, up to over 2500# pressure class. These include valves ranging from hot to cryogenic temperature services in a variety of Stainless Steel, Chromalloy, Duplex and Monel materials with varying internal trim options to include severe and HF Acid service on both Phillips and UOP licensed plants.

In 2000, HVA’s Process Division obtained the sole local distribution for TLV Steam equipment as well as Leser DIN specification Safety Relief Valves. In 2004, the famous Tomoe range of resilient seated manual and actuated butterfly valves was a welcome addition to the Process Division’s product range , which is now complete with the stocking of Zetkama DIN specification globe valves and Y-strainers in 2015.

Schuf Valve Technology, realising HVA was a force to be reckoned with in the African valve market since entrenching and expanding their business, awarded HVA sole access to their bespoke engineered valves in 2004. Many prestigious and specialised valve projects have been carried out between Schuf Valve Technology and HVA for end users from Cape Town to Qatar. The addition of Protego flame arrestors and low-pressure tank equipment manufactured in Germany, to complement Leser range of API safety relief, changeover and pilot operated valves, gave rise to the creation of HVA’s Engineered Products Division. A complete suite of over pressure products has now been rounded off by the addition of Continental bursting discs from CDC in Missouri-USA. This Engineered Products Division was now clearly capable to service clients requiring specific solutions and product selections not catered for by commodity type equipment in the plant shut down or project environment. High performance, small to large bore, manual or actuated triple eccentric and API 6D pipeline quarter turn valve packages are also covered within this highly technical division. Moreover, since 2014 the ‘Proudly South African’ Titan severe service ball valve for on-off or modulating control in extreme and highly corrosive environments has been very successfully supplied via HVA to industrial wax, mining, petrochemical, pulp and paper plants.

HVA, now also a household name in flame arrestor sizing and selection to international standards such as API, is expanding throughout the combustion engineering sector and exclusively represents the prestigious Zeeco Corporation based in Oklahoma – USA, with a European facility in Stamford – UK. Zeeco offers a highly technical range of flares, burners, thermal oxidisers and incinerators, as well as a full range of spares, technical support, maintenance and project engineering services for all types of end-users.

HVA proudly boasts Sasol, Amec-Foster Wheeler, Fluor, Lurgi, Bosch Projects, Hatch, Technip, Sasol Technology, Natref, Thyssenkrupp Udhe, Engen, Sapref (Shell & BP), Vopak, Megchem, PDPS, Royal Haskoning Dordtse Engineering, Eskom, Chevron, Lesedi, Linde, Total, Anglo Gold Ashanti, Impala Platinum, Continental Tyres, LTA Grinaker, Avenge, Air Products, Petro SA, Sappi, Mondi, Arcelor Mittal, Sumitomo Rubber, Illovo Sugar, Transnet, Omnia, Air Liquide, Worley Parsons, Kantley & Templer, VGI, Kentz, SNC Lavalin, Ilitha-Jacobs, KBR, SPX DB Thermal, BASF, Alstom, Sasol Limitada-Mozambique, Proconics, and Group Five amongst its clientele on the African continent.

HVA is ISO 9001:2008 (SABS Certificate Number LS 3750) accredited. All products supplied by the company are manufactured to the required standards by ISO registered firms.

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