By Rhea Healy2016-12-14T09:10:00+00:00
Under the new name of Sofis, Dutch firm Netherlocks and UK-based Smith Flow Control have merged to form a new corporate identity.
The two leading valve operation brands have combined forces with the aim of becoming a bigger, stronger and market-led company.
Netherlocks has been manufacturing industrial valve operation systems since 1993, including valve interlocks and portable valve actuators, whilst Smith Flow Control was formed in 1985 and was the first organisation to introduce the coded card linear key concept to interlocking, as well as specialising in valve control equipment and remote valve operators.
By combining operations, the new company, which will operate from nine different countries, will offer a new regional sales structure for enhanced local support as well as improved application engineering and after-sales service.
According to a press release, customers of Sofis will benefit from “a more diversified organisation with a wider portfolio of valve safety and operation products.”
Daniel Ruiter, CEO of Sofis, reinforced, “One of the key customer benefits of our merger is that, as one team, we can offer a stronger, complementary range of products.”
The company says their Power Wrench is ergonomically designed for safe operation and employee comfort.
As valve safety interlocking specialist Smith Flow Control (SFC) celebrates 30 years of protecting people and assets at process plants worldwide, gasworld delves into some of the company’s history and accomplishments.
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