People have exploited oil as a resource for centuries. About 12,000 years ago, our ancestors in Mesopotamia made use of petroleum to seal their boats with bitumen. And ever since Edwin Drake triggered the first oil boom in history in Titusville, Pennsylvania in 1859, we have been the number one oil industry nation. Since that time, new ways have been sought and found to extract and transport crude oil as easy and loss-free as possible. Oil has always been well known as a versatile raw material. Whether it is used for transportation, as a source of heat, as a material for medicines, packaging and clothing or as an essential basic material for our smartphones - crude oil is a mainstay of our modern everyday life. Although we are not aware of it, oil can even be found in car tires, cling film, nail polish remover, perfume, PET bottles and in diapers.
KF Valves was founded more than 60 years ago with the vision of transporting crude oil even more safely and efficiently. Valves have always been at the heart of every transport route used for various fluids. Since then, we have been a part of the big picture, delivering important pieces of the puzzle, so that you and your company can achieve great things and continue to be an essential part of modern life for people around the world. Every day, our experienced team performs diverse and complex tasks at our headquarters in Houston, Texas, to ensure that individual orders are completed professionally and on time, and that the functionality and quality of our products is being continuously improved.
Our task is to always provide our customers with fast and reliable solutions –
for almost any challenge.