Throughout our 250 years of combined history, DeZURIK, APCO, and HILTON have been recognized worldwide for collaborating with customers to design and engineer valves that provide superior performance and value. Each company was founded by an innovator who set out to solve a customer’s problem application.
DeZURIK’s founder, Matt DeZURIK, started designing products for the Sartell Paper Mill in 1925 that included knot boring machines, consistency transmitters and shower pipes. When he noticed that valves weren’t able to seal due to pitch build-up, he invented the first Eccentric Plug Valve – a design still in use today, dutifully solving sealing problems worldwide.
Today, the DeZURIK, APCO, and HILTON brands continue the tradition of partnering with our customers in the Pulp & Paper industry to provide the newest innovations in control, gate, plug, butterfly, automatic air and check valves. Our vision is to deliver exceptional value to our customers by applying our valve and problem-solving expertise to improve their operational performance.
OUR VISION IS TO DELIVER EXCEPTIONAL VALUE TO OUR CUSTOMERS BY APPLYING OUR VALVE AND PROBLEM-SOLVING EXPERTISE TO IMPROVE THEIR OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE.
Together, we accomplish our vision:
- By applying our flow expertise through a broad portfolio of engineered valve solutions
- By delivering superior product performance built on quality designs and manufacturing
- By providing best in class customer service
- Through outstanding effort and skills of our dedicated employees
- By effectively serving our customers, partners, employees, communities and other stakeholders.
DEZURIK, 1928 TO TODAY
The Sartell Paper Mill had a problem with pine pitch build-up on their valves. They looked to an inventive employee for a solution. His name was Matt DeZurik. Matt realized that if the sealing face of the plug could immediately pull away from the seat upon opening, the plug would avoid damage from pitch. He designed a valve with a segmented plug mounted on pivot bearings at each end of the shaft. The plug had a cam (eccentric) closure action against the raised body seat – a revolutionary development at the time. From that beginning, the DeZURIK Eccentric Valve was born in 1928. Paper manufacturers immediately recognized its advantages and sent in their orders
Since then, the DeZURIK product line has extended beyond the paper industry. Today DeZURIK is the innovative global leader in valve technologies for water and wastewater treatment as well as industrial applications including pulp and paper, chemical and petrochemical, power, mining and other process industries. Recognized worldwide for high quality and superior performance, DeZURIK products increase accuracy, durability, reliability and customer profitability