A new player…with a long history.
Though HIT VALVE brand is a newcomer in the industry, the history of our Company dates back to 2006.
We started off as a new business division launched inside AST S.p.A., leading Italian manufacturer of safety relief and change-over valves founded in 1951. For 5 years, starting 2006 up to 2011, we have resided at the Company’s facility located in Cornaredo, Milan, Italy and have operated as a product-based unit specifically dedicated to the production of On/Off and rotary control ball valves. Following the expansion and growth rapidly achieved, a split between the 2 business lines operated within the Company was deemed as necessary and strategic for future further development. In 2011, AST’s shareholders and management decided for a restructuring plan that led to the establishment of a new separate legal entity in charge of On/Off and rotary control ball valves: MIR VALVE S.p.A.
As an independent organization, though still owned by AST as majority shareholder, MIR VALVE officially started operations on January, 1st 2012 and moved to a new stand-alone facility located in Gaggiano, close to Milan, Italy. The 3.500 square meter premises, where we are still located, house the administrative and commercial offices, as well as a spacious manufacturing shopfloor equipped with state-of-the-art assembly and testing machinery and tools.
This increased production footprint and enhanced capacity allowed to cater to a steadily growing demand by customers and to achieve increasing technical and commercial success.
In the name of MIR VALVE S.p.A., we operated in association with the Malaysia based Company MIR VALVE Sdn. Bhd.: the two organizations shared the same brand and leveraged significant marketing and commercial synergies, while remaining two separate independent entities with distinct management, ownership and assets.
In the early months of 2014, the milestone decision to rebrand the Company from MIR VALVE S.p.A. to HIT VALVE S.p.A. was made in order to more accurately reflect our identity as an Italian valve manufacturer and strengthen such recognition worldwide.
Italy is the European heart of the Oil & Gas valve production and worldwide acknowledged center of excellence in the valve industry. We can rely on a team of local managers and engineers with strong background in product design and manufacturing and count on a door-to-door network of qualified subsuppliers. The rebranding was aimed at capitalizing these assets and communicating them to the market.
The word ‘HIT’ contains the letters ‘IT’ referring to ‘Italy’ and stands for the acronym ‘High Italian Technology’. Moreover, as a word itself, its meaning is related to ‘success’ and ‘goal achievement’, which perfectly fits with our business mission and vision. Also, the tagline paired with the logo, ‘Italian know-how’, clearly identifies the essence of our brand.
Effective May 14th 2014 the rebranding brought in no changes to key business assets like ownership, management and staff, company structure, business line and technology.
Throughout our history, we have earned a reputation of excellence thanks to these assets. Now, we are looking towards the future eager to catch continuous opportunities for improvement and growth.