Valteksulamericana Turns 30, Targets Increased U.S. Exports

The Brazilian manufacturer of industrial control valves has grown through a focus on its core business.

The high pressure globe valve GLH model is one of the highlights of the Valteksulamericana product line.
The high pressure globe valve GLH model is one of the highlights of the Valteksulamericana product line.

Since its creation in 1979 as an association between Flucon do Brasil and Valtek Inc., Springville, Utah, Brazilian-based Valteksulamericana ( today has grown to become one of the largest companies in South America in the development, engineering and production of control valves for industrial processes.

When Irving, Texas-based Flowserve Group acquired Valtek in 2004, Valteksulamericana decided to continue on its own. It subsequently increased its market share in the segment of control valves for severe use in Brazil. A modern factory in Brazil—which today supplies customers worldwide—has been a major factor allowing the company to achieve its businesses expansion. The American market is one of the Valteksulamericana goals, for which it already exports and intends to increase its distribution. Other targeted export markets include Canada, Mexico and the Middle East.

“The control valves market continues to grow, even in the midst of the current world economic crisis. We have a significant amount of customers outside of Brazil, especially because many of our Brazilian customers are actually global players,” says Sérgio Camillo, Valteksulamericana International Operations vice president.

One of the highlights of Valteksulamericana product line is the high pressure globe valve GLH model. With 6-inch diameter and a 1,500 pounds pressure classification, the valve is equipped with a HPP 3500 model intelligent positioner, 4-to-20 milliAmp signal and Hart protocol.

“Our products are high technology, with many unique features. We believe one of our competitive advantages is that we are focused only on manufacturing control valves. This is our core business and one that requires experience and expertise in both product and manufacturing. Our line spans from control valves for simple applications to the development of products for special and highly severe applications,” concludes Camillo. 

Sílvia Pereira,, is a freelance journalist based in Brazil.


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