GWC Italia is very pleased to announce that on 17 May 2016, we entered into a Master Distributor Agreement for the US Market with AIV.
This agreement is relevant to our extensive line of Fully Welded Trunnion Ball Valves in sizes up to 56in of which AIV will carry a large inventory in Houston, Texas, with first stock order already entered into production in our new state-of-the-art Italian plant.
The partnership formed creates a strategic alliance, in which GWC Italia has appointed AIV’s in house valve modification shop, Gulf Coast Modification, as our authorised service centre.
Now one of the largest industrial modification facilities in the nation, GCM has an ISO-based quality system that has been audited and approved by GWC Italia to perform these services.
Its membership and involvement in the API, MSS and VMA / VRC ensure modifications are compliant with the latest industry standards. All modifications are factory authorised and carry our full factory warranty. These key modifications such as pup and stem extensions for buried service are an essential element that bring true added value and on time delivery.
Not only does AIV have this ability, but with the large and comprehensive inventory of Bettis products and a full service automation facility on-site they can also provide turn-key valve and actuation packages, as well as same day deliveries.
"GWC is extremely pleased to say the least, about this new partnership" stated Roberto Bartolena, Chairman of GWC Italia, who on July 2016 will celebrate his 50th year of activity in the valve industry.
Mr Bartolena is truly one of the pioneers as past founder of some of the most successful major Italian ball valve manufactures in the market today.
Roberto ended by saying: "AIV is one of the better suited partners in the US, to help us grow in the market, and we know GWC Italia & AIV are a force to be reckoned with."