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Acquisitions enable manufacturing and provision of plant safety products and solutions directly in Switzerland
The KLINGER Group has purchased the Swiss Aargau-based companies FRANZ GYSI AG and GYSI Dichtungstechnik. Effective January 1, 2020, the two companies are now part of KLINGER. The businesses of former owner Mr. Franz Gysi provide gaskets and valves for several core markets, including district heating and cooling, process heat, gas, water & wastewater, cooling and loose materials as well as for the biotech, food, chemical, petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries. Their addition will enable the KLINGER Group to directly deliver products and solutions to the Swiss market.
The FRANZ GYSI AG with its headquarters in Suhr, Switzerland, was formed in 1927 and operated as a family enterprise for 93 years. More than nine decades have already been spent collaborating with KLINGER, especially in the fields sealing technology and fluid control solutions. The second company, the Rheinsulz-based GYSI Dichtungstechnik, was incorporated after taking over a sheet punching subsidiary from today’s KLINGER Kempchen. This enabled the former owner Mr. Franz Gysi, himself the third generation to run the business, to add metal gaskets and expansion joints to the product portfolio. With a total of around 50 employees, the companies play an important role as suppliers for the Swiss industries district heating and cooling, process heat, gas, water & wastewater, cooling, and loose materials. Furthermore, they also provide a wide range of specialist gaskets and valves for food, chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and biotech applications.
“I am deeply moved by the trust that Mr. Franz Gysi, the KLINGER management and our employees have placed in me. It will be an honor to continue the Franz Gysi success story as a member of the KLINGER Group.”
Daniel Läubli, Managing Director of FRANZ GYSI AG and GYSI Dichtungstechnik
KLINGER to continue operation of both business locations
Following the acquisition, Mr. Franz Gysi will retire from the operative business. He will, however, provide his expertise as a member of the supervisory board. “Due to the lack of a successor in our family, I had to look at other options to safeguard the companies,” explains Mr. Gysi, and adds: “The KLINGER Group, which had proven itself to be a reliable and long-term partner, was the ideal choice.” According to the former owner, this solution caters to the needs of all stakeholders: “Our customers and suppliers can rest assured in the knowledge that they will continue to have a trusted and reliable partner at their side. And thanks to the way the KLINGER Group goes about its merger & acquisition activities, our in total around 50 employees at both business locations will retain their workplaces to also supply the highest level of quality for the Swiss market in the future.” Former co-executive Mr. Daniel Läubli will take over as Managing Director. Asked to comment on his new function, Mr. Läubli stated: “I am deeply moved by the trust that Mr. Franz Gysi, the KLINGER management and our employees have placed in me. It will be an honor to continue the Franz Gysi success story as a member of the KLINGER Group.” CEO Daniel Schibli, who also hails from Switzerland, has welcomed the latest acquisitions with open arms: “It fills me with joy to see our respective companies that have already been working together for more than nine decades, and thus spanning three generations of the Gysi and four generations of the Klinger family, now combine forces for an even brighter future together. Effective immediately, we can provide the Swiss market with our plant safety products, services and solutions via our very own local company. This is perfectly in line with our strategy, which focuses heavily on customer proximity as a means of offering the highest quality – wherever and whenever its is required.”
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Technical solution for ecological challenges – sustainability in process technology.
One of the most important functions of industrial valves in process technology is the tightness to the outside in order to protect people and the environment against dangerous influences. Active environmental protection begins here. Responsible and future-oriented solutions are characterized by the highest degree of tightness and ecological sustainability.
In order to meet the highest requirements for tightness to the outside, the dynamic sealing of the stem by means of a metallic bellows and a downstream safety stuffing box is ideally suited.
In the ball valve type INTEC K200-S-STD-EC a metallic bellows seal the stem to the outside. Due to the torsion-proof, multi-walled bellows and a downstream safety stuffing box, the stem seal is permanently technically tight. The leakage rate to the outside is at least 10-6 [mbar ∙ l/s]. This makes the ball valve particularly suitable for toxic, aggressive and fugitive media.
- Reliable permanent tight and safe sealing to atmosphere.
- Fulfils the highest tightness requirements with min. 10-6 [mbar ∙ l/s].
- TA-Luft and emission conformity according to VDI 2440 / ISO 15848.
- Worldwide unique design.
- Although a 90° movement is performed for actuation, the bellows only performs an axial movement.
Highest tightness and ecological sustainability combined in the future-oriented solution!
Intelligent technical solution for a sustainable future.
Environmentally hazardous media are not harmless to humans and the environment. For this reason, strict regulations apply to process plants in the chemical industry and the valve components used must meet high requirements for technical tightness. Gases or liquids must never escape uncontrolled.
The specific requirements of the chemical industry are characterised by the high variety of media, the pressures to be controlled (vacuum to high pressure) and the very different temperature levels (cryogenic to high temperature). These requirements make the chemical industry probably the most demanding user sector for industrial valves.
The worldwide unique stem sealing system of the INTEC system technology, which realizes the permanent springing of the primary and secondary sealing with flexible graphite. The cone ring principle used here ensures optimum force distribution and guarantees a permanent seal. When assembled, the graphite has a density of ρ= 1.8-1.9 g/cm³ and a springback behaviour of 10% proportional to the axial height.
- No use of O-rings, therefore universally applicable.
- No use of disc springs, therefore no loss of elasticity or risk of breakage.
- Constructive structure excludes any contact of the medium with graphite.
- Sealing system absolutely resistant to aging and temperature resistant up to +225°C.
- TÜV-certified with 100,000 switching cycles, from 0 bar to 40 bar and -40°C to +225°C.
- Tightness <1×10-6 mbar*l/sec. with 99.996 pure helium (He) over the entire life cycle.
- Adjustable even with mounted actuator.
Smart safety and protection for human and environment without compromise!
Wear attacks and service life of metal-seated ball valves.
Wear parts are the weak points in ball valve technology. In particular, the ball and ball seats must withstand extreme loads. The spectrum of dynamic wear forces is very extensive and results from the loads of high temperatures, high pressures, high switching frequency, aggressive media, abrasive solid particles, abrasion, erosion, vibration, cavitation and flow velocity.
Tailored and application-specific selection of surface coatings of the ball and ball seats based on hard metal (such as chromium carbide, tungsten carbide, chromium oxide, Tribaloy etc.) improve wear resistance, leakage in the port and the service life.
Characteristics such as good wear resistance or high wear resistance, low cold welding tendency, very good sliding properties, high hardness, high thermal load capacity, good load-bearing capacity at high surface pressure, low adhesive resistance and high adhesive tensile strength characterise the quality of the metallic coating of the INTEC system technology.
An efficient surface coating is dependent on the chemical composition, layer porosity, pore size, layer hardness, structure, adhesion to the carrier material, the inner bond and the layer thickness and its uniformity.
- Metallic sealing system (floating or mounted ball valve version).
- Paired ball and ball seats, lapped onto each other.
- Surface hardness of the coating from 60 up to 70 HRC.
- Leakage rate A – absolutely gas-tight – continuity tightness 1×10-4 mbar helium.
- Temperature resistance up to 800°C.
- More than 12 up to 15 different hard material coatings for the optimal solution.
Get the maximum service life out of technical possibilities!
KLINGER Group acquires Italian valves producer
We are happy to announce a new addition to our Group. As of July KLINGER has closed a Share and Purchase Agreement with the Italian valves producer Burocco Industrial Valves s.r.l. based in Northern Italy. With immediate effect Burocco is now part of the worldwide KLINGER network and fully operative to serve domestic and global customers.
About Burocco Industrial Valves
Burocco offers a wide product range in the industrial valves sector specialized in control valves, on-off valves, manual valves, but also ball valves. The company’s product portfolio perfectly complements our current array of products and serves as a strategic addition to our Intec and KFC range. Burocco is a well-established supplier to the chemical and general manufacturing industry but also serves as a partner for many other industries. The recently launched cryogenic valves range is especially known in the medical and pharmaceutical industry. Burocco’s net sales have been continuously on the rise for many years and profitability remains at a high level. Burocco currently employs 26 people.
The KLINGER Group Management sees the opportunities of this acquisition twofold: First, it is a major addition to the KLINGER Italy product range giving them the opportunity to better serve the domestic market. Secondly, it gives the Group further cross-sale options in order to strengthen and broaden our customer base. Due to its sound market position Burocco will remain a stand-alone company for the time being and will be managed by Raffaele Pittaluga, MD of KLINGER Italy. He is taking over from the previous owner who will retire after handover. Beneficial to a smooth integration process is the fact that KLINGER has had business relationships with Burocco for more than 5 years. Burocco is a customer currently served by KLINGER Italy who started supplying gaskets back in 2014.
The integration of Burocco into the KLINGER group is a perfect addition to our portfolio and our Group of companies.