“Using Pinch Valves from AKO UK has been a huge benefit to our company – Not only are we saving money, we are also reducing downtime so that our plant can process our product faster and more efficiently.”

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Producing Ready To Eat Salads

“Because of the mixers in our range being developed for food and pharmaceutical industries, tri-clamp/RJT connections were ideal. We also needed sanitary fittings, so we opted for AKO’s 2″ VMCE type EHEDG certified Pinch Valve with the addition of a proportional control system which is a fantastic piece of kit!”

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High Viscocity Gum Prepared with Shear Mixing Equipment

“We decided to use Pinch Valves within our ale brewing/bottling application because of the ease to control the flow of product. The Pinch Valves are perfect for full and slow filling.”

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Brewery Producing Fine Ales

“I am very happy with the pinch valves we use from AKO UK and would recommend them to other sweets manufacturers. The clean in place function is especially beneficial for us.”

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Jason Birch – Onsite Manager in Sweets Factory

“The AKO Pinch Valve you sold to us is still going strong and and is doing a marvelous job. It is truly a masterpiece in economical and functional design.”

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Richard Mackness – Design Engineer

“So far, we have been using the VMC range of stainless steel AKO Pinch Valves in our brewery with great success. Our filtration system is running exceptionally smoothly with no problems since the AKO products were installed.”

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Joe Beaumont – Brewery

“Your service is always spot on whenever I need pricing & delivery information for any of your parts.”

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David Cowling – Spares Assistant

“We have worked with AKO for a number of years now and have a great working relationship.  Gavin and Charlotte are both very knowledgeable and helpful. Their response times are quick, they’re always on hand to help with lead times, pricing or technical help.  We really couldn’t ask for more!”

Andrew McComb – Business Development Executive at Pneutrol

“For manufacturing large moulds, we have used butterfly valves in the past. However, the butterfly valves clogged up and one of the valves had a blockage in the pipe. The blockage was so bad that the restriction of the disc would not allow the product to pass through.

To date, we have no complaints whatsoever regarding AKO Pinch Valves over the past 25 years. The products are easy to repair and operate.”

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Clive Essex – Foundry Site Manager

“Our company have been using AKO Pinch Valves from the VF range for 25+ years. We use the 100mm & 80mm bore sizes on our plant, for conveying aggregates, sand, gravel, glass, calcium and carbonate. We are exceptionally happy with the performance of AKO valves and would recommend the products to anyone looking for a reliable valve with easy maintenance.”

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shut off valves for calcium
Leon Brooker – Manufacturer of Parts for Drainage Systems