VAG-Armaturen Magyarország

VAG-Armaturen Magyarország

  • Name: VAG-Armaturen Magyarország
  • Founded: 2010
  • Based in: Budapest, Hungary
  • Total area (office): 140 m²
  • Address: Madarász Viktor str. 47-49, 1138 Budapest, Hungary

History

In 1896, in the time of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, Bopp and Reuter and VAG opened a sales office in Vienna, to support the sale of VAG valves. From 1921 on, Bopp & Reuther owned an Austrian valve company, VAMAG, which was selling VAG products to Hungary until the end of World War II.

Since 1955, Vienna was the gateway to the East Bloc. VAG signed an Agency Agreement with the Vienna - based engineering company IPU for the GDR, Hungary, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Romania, and Bulgaria. The Water Works of Budapest, EGI and the Hungarian Power Stations where the major customers in Hungary, purchasing mainly VAG EKN® Butterfly Valves, hydraulic actuators, VAG RKV Plunger Valves (now VAG RIKO® Plunger Valves) and VAG DUOJET® Air Valves.

After the end of the communistic system, VAG tried to reach customers in Hungary via different channels. The German distributor WV Frankfurt, one of the big VAG distributors in Germany, started to sell valves in Hungary. In 1994, KSB-Austria also sold VAG valves through their sales office in Budapest.

Since 1996, when VAG took over the Czech production plant Sigma-JMA in Hodonin, the JMA sales partner SEEN-Sigma Hungary became the distributor of the VAG product portfolio. Nine years later in 2005, the company Interex-WAGA joined the VAG sales network, too.
 
As a result of the increasing sales and to offer more support to business partners in Hungary, in 2010 the VAG-Group opened a branch office in Budapest. Its development continued and since 2013, VAG Hungary is also responsible for the sales and technical support in Romania.

References

Budapest Waterworks

  • Gate and butterfly valves

Érd (Veolia) Waterworks

  • Pressure management systemsPressure management systems

Paks Nuclear Powerplant

  • Non-return valves

Hochtief Romania

  • Wastewater treatment plants – valves and penstocks