This month's manufacturers spotlight is on an amazing Italian valve manufacturer - Bonomi. Even during the COVID-19 they have managed to forge through this global crisis. Bonomi is one of the largest brass valve manufacturers in the world. Their North American headquarters was founded in 2003 and is based out of Charlotte, NC. They are one of the only valve companies that also manufacturers their own line of actuators, both pneumatic and electric through their brand name Valbia.
Rubinetterie Bresciane Bonomi was founded in 1901. It is the first company in the Bonomi family and soon was known as a leading family business in the valve production sector.
Formerly their target was the enology (wine) valve market, then they progressively oriented their production to cocks for water and gas distribution.
In 1967, Bonomi was the first producer to make 2 piece ball valves, which is a system currently used by every valve producer today. Bonomi boasts over 50 years of specialization in the production of ball valves and components for plumbing installations in various markets. They are a leader in the industrial sector of hydraulics and heating, specializing in the production of components for the regulation and interception of fluids and gases.
In the late 1990s, they were the first valve company to commercially offer a direct mount ISO pad/stem ball valve.
Research and development are extremely important to Bonomi in the production of mechanical devices for plumbing, industrial and multiutility markets. No other company in the world manufactures a low-torque direct-mount ball valve, a pneumatic actuator, and an electric actuator. They are all designed to work together.
Bonomi’s production sites are located in Italy, with a production site in Brazil that was established in 2012 for pneumatic actuator manufacturing, with sales offices in Germany, England, Russia, India, North America, and China.
All Bonomi actuated valves are assembled, tested and shipped from Charlotte, NC. Bonomi also has a line of leaded and lead-free brass valves as well as carbon and stainless-steel ball valves, both flanged and threaded ends