Satisfied AKO Customers

“As the Production Engineering Manager of our company, I am really impressed with the stainless steel construction of the AKO VMC type Pinch Valves, as an older aluminium bodied pinch valve by another manufacturer that we were using previously continued to become damaged by the fragments of welding flux that is used in our application. AKO’s stainless steel pinch valve is much more robust and so much easier to install and maintain.”

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Matt Bingham – Production Engineering Manager

“Our steel shot company has been using AKO Pinch Valves for 10 years! Our machines on site run for 17 hours per day, generating 68 cycles per day. We remove the rubber sleeve from the valves every 6 months just to give them a service, but we always refit the existing sleeve back in, and have never had a sleeve failure in the 10 years we have been using AKO pinch valves. We are very very happy with the product!”

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Neil Stokes – Aerostructures Company

“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

“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

“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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Leon Brooker – Manufacturer of Parts for Drainage Systems

“We needed to solve a problem with the ball valve we were using – the seat wore away too quickly and caused many failures within 1 month alone. After replacing the ball valve with an AKO Pinch Valve just over a year ago now, our system manufacturing sweets is running a lot more smoothly, and we have not needed to replace a rubber sleeve as of yet.”

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Jon Birch – Sweets Manufacturer

“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

“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

“We have been using AKO Pinch Valves for 4 years since they were installed on a cleaning machine that we purchased. Overall, we are very satisfied with the pinch valve and how it works, since we have only had to change the rubber sleeve twice in the 4 years that we have had it.”

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Darren Cope – Blast Washing Company

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