About Us

What is IVC? IVC stands for The Indian Valve group of companies, which took its birth in September, 1966, after the closure in India of the internationally renowned hydraulic valve manufacturing company viz : Glenfield & Kennedy, Kilmarnock, Scotland, U.K. The company, from inception, is an organization initiated and promoted by a young and dynamic technocrat, Mr. K. K. Bhattacharya - a permanent member of Valves & Gates Sub-committee, CED 3:5 for Bureau of Indian Standards and who, after gathering enough technology, experience and expertise during his fifteen years or so association with Glenfield & Kennedy, became crucial to the establishment of IVC.

Who is IVC? : While considering whether one should be involved with the products of IVC, two important questions which are apt to arise are, How big is the company? and Who are the persons managing such a technically important and large concern?

IVC`s operations are spread throughout India and, at present, has two manufacturing units, one in Western India, Nashik,Maharashtra and the other in Eastern India, Howrah, West Bengal. The company in eastern India is managed by professionally qualified persons who are all Directors of the company and are the following gentlemen :

  • 1. Tarun Mukherjee - B. Tech., P.G.D.M. (Indian Institute of Management)
  • 2. Raghupati Sengupta - M.Com. L.L.B., F.C.A.

In addition to the above, there are twelve qualified engineers manning various functional departments of the organization.

Value for Money : End-users are very conscious as to whether they are receiving value for their money. IVC, is not only particular regarding its quality of products but is also very conscious of the requirements of end-users and, as such, particular attention is given so that end-users are not left to feel they have not received their money`s worth. Although, sometimes the demands of end-users go beyond the capacity of the manufacturer, IVC does its best to satisfy the end-users regarding their requirements for the maximum period of guarantee against its products.

Quality Control: With day to day changes and stricter demands of end consumers for longer periods of guarantee, IVC has introduced the following infallible system of quality control at the following stages of production :

  • a. In-coming material
  • b. In process
  • c. After assembly and
  • d. The finished product

For total satisfaction and desired results for the end consumer. Each and every valve is hydro-statistically tested before being cleared for painting, which is the last stage for finishing production of the product. A set of Quality Assurance Plans (QAP), normally followed during the manufacture of valves, may be supplied on request. Special coatings as per American Water Works Association (AWWA) is done, when required.

Application & Advantages : Among the several uses of IVC Valves and Gates, the most popular are water supply, sewage operations, use in Thermal/Atomic power stations, steel plants, process industries within India and abroad etc. IVC valves have been used in many World Bank/IDA projects undertaken within India.
The advantages accruing from the use of IVC Valves and Gates arise mainly from a feasible Scottish design which makes the products robust, reliable as well as durable involving low cost of maintenance thereby making them more qualified for acceptance by end users leading to their popularity over other such indigenous products.

International Recognition : Among the few Valve manufacturers in India, IVC products are among the top products in demand and are approved by consultants both in India and abroad such as Bureau Veritas, Det Norse Veritas, Desein, Tata Consulting Engineers, M.N. Dastur & Co., Metallurgical & Engineering Consultants of India Ltd., Rail India Technical & Economic Services Ltd.etc.

Plant Capacity : With two manufacturing units in Howrah, West Bengal and a captive unit for the manufacture of ductile iron castings with a manning strength of 100 heads at Rajkot, Gujrat, the Eastern Region alone
presently manufactures 2,400 M.T. of Valves and Gates annually and its present capacity utilization is around 70% of its manufacturing capacity which, in turn, assures timely deliveries to the end-users. List of manufacturing machinery and induction furnace details may be sent on request.
The capacity that can be fulfilled by the plants at Howrah, which are equipped with large VTL machines, plano-Millers and vertical boring machines, all imported, besides two dozen general purpose machines, at present is 2,400 tonnes of finished/saleable valves annually and, with further line balancing being undertaken, the capacity will rise to 3,000 tonnes. Sophisticated and large dia valves are supplied through the Nashik plant.

Research & Development : In spite of the afore-mentioned, one cannot but help admire the fact that IVC, instead of resting on its laurels, is striving to diversify and expand its operations throughout India by taking on an intensive Research and Development programme The advantages derived from the use of financed by funds provided by the company for the purpose, ably assisted by all its technically qualified Directors.