The development and sales of Pinch Valves began as early as 1985 with AKO Armaturen (founded by Antoine Kopp in 1984).
In 1996 the first independent subsidiary, AKO Innovations S.A.S., was established in France. Since then, our products have been produced in both Germany and France. Both companies are certified to ISO 9001:2008 and, in addition to this, comply with the latest standards and market demands to ensure the best possible quality and safety of their products.
The English company, AKO UK Ltd (formally Paladon PV), was established in 1998 to provide more efficient distribution of AKO products in Great Britain and Ireland.