WAKMET LTD manufactures steel valves in the pressure range from 0.6MPa to 80.0MPa with diameters ranging from DN 4mm to DN 1500mm and the temperature range from -190ºC to 670ºC. Experienced and qualified personnel and modern technologies guarantee the highest quality and reliability of the manufactured valves.
Valves made by WAKMET meet the highest quality requirements which have a positive effect on the durability and safety of your installations and equipment. From the start of the production process to the final assembly, individual components are continuously inspected. The main features of our valves are reliability, longevity, long service life as well as minimum maintenance and service requirements.
The company operates an ISO 9001 quality management system certified by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance. We also have a certificate for the manufacturing of valves in accordance with the PED 97/23 / EC pressure directive module D1, H also certificates of conformity in the GOST R system and permission ROSTECHNADZOR, TRD110 certificate.
- stop globe valves, straight and Y-type, flanged and with weld ends, made of carbon, alloy and stainless steel PN1,6MPa do 80,0MPa,
- stop globe valves, straight and Y-type, flanged and with weld ends, made of carbon, alloy and stainless steel with bellows PN1,6MPa do 80,0MPa,
- check valves, straight and Y-type, flanged and with weld ends, made of carbon, alloy and stainless steel PN1,6MPa do 80,0MPa,
- strainers, straight and Y-type, flanged and with weld ends, made of carbon, alloy and stainless steel PN 1,6MPa do 80,0MPa,
- gate valves made of carbon, alloy and stainless steel PN 1,0MPa do 40,0MPa,
- swing check valves flanged and with weld ends, made of carbon, alloy and stainless steel PN 1,6MPa do 63,0MPa,
- butterfly valves M3M,
- special valves so as regulating valves, valves for very low temperature (-186 C), minimal flow valves,
- and many others...
WAKMET LTD was established in September 1991 by four co-owners: Engineer. Kazimierz Kaczmarek, Eng. Andrzej Wilczyński, Eng. Janusz Wachowski and Zbigniew Krzywdziński. Everyone besides monetary contributions in the founding of the company has invested his many years of experience. Initially the company was operating under the name of "WAKMET Industrial Design and Production Plant.
The founding Investment and contribution by the partners is also a constructional document, on the basis of which the production of specialized valves for the coke industry has been launched, as well as numerous commercial contacts, which made it easier to find customers of the manufactured valves. In the first year of its existence, WAKMET employed seven highly skilled metal workers who began working on thirty machine tools installed in a production hall of 300m². Thanks to its own design solutions, protected by the Polish Patent Office , the range of products has been gradually expanded. Initially, the company mainly produced products for coking plants and CHP plants. In 1993, dynamic sales growth allowed the company to purchase the fallen Textile Factory in Bodzanów.
Finally, in 1994, along with the name change, the company moved its headquarters to the purchased Textile Factory in Bodzanów. In the following years there was a dynamic development of the assortment of manufactured valves, which allowed us to increase sales and thus profit. The factory's total income was invested in the adaptation of the newly acquired facility to the requirements of industrial valves production. After two years the company became a well-known manufacturer on the domestic and foreign market.
By the end of 1995, WAKMET LTD became strong enough to begin the preparation process of implementing a quality assurance system based on the international standard ISO 9001. Constant dynamic production development and acknowledgement of customers allowed the company to obtain numerous recognition and approval of Classification Societies and external institutions such as the Polish Register of Shipping; Germanischer Lloyd; Det Norske Veritas; Lloyd's Register of Shipping, which is a reference to the requirements of companies with ISO 9000 standards. The support of these units contributes to the sale of products for the shipbuilding industry at home and abroad. Production of WAKMET valves are based on the best domestic materials, mostly forgings. The high quality of the manufactured valves allowed us to enter many markets: power plants (power plants and CHPs), chemical and metallurgical industries, construction and petrochemicals.
In 1998 the factory changed its legal status from a civil law partnership to a public limited company. From the very beginning of the activity particular attention was paid to the quality of the products. Already in 1998, the company certified the quality management system, and in 2002 it obtained a certificate of conformity with the European Pressure Directive. In both cases, the certificates were issued by the internationally recognized Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance.
The high quality of the products enabled the company to enter the highly demanding professional energy market and systematically increase export sales, mainly to European Union countries. The company was actively responding to market challenges and constantly introducing new products, and was the first in Poland to use titanium alloys in serial production of valves. Also the first in the country we launched the production of fine-grained steel fittings for working in supercritical conditions.
In 2010, Intec Ltd. and Wakmet Ltd. established an industrial consortium. This allowed us to expand the range of control valves that are sold both domestically and internationally.
At present, the company employs 235 people. During these 25 years of existence the co-owners have received many awards for their fruitful cooperation with the local community. 25th Jubilee Anniversary is a good opportunity to look back and evaluate the company's achievements during this period. To summarize and reflect on the way WAKMET has gone from the ruins to the position of the national leader in the production of high pressure fittings. This assessment gives an optimistic look to the future years. The company is well positioned to operate on a fast-moving, fast-changing market and is ready to take on new challenges.