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.