1.1.1975

Establishing the Voigt fittings factory. & Handelsgesellschaft mbH (VAF) by
Mr. Director Robert Voigt
Mrs. Ruth Blom
Mr. Dietrich Blom
and some other co-shareholders
Headquartered in Gelsenkirchen

First production site in Bocholt with about 200 square meters

1981

the seat of the production site in Gelsenkirchen with 300 square meters of production and office space was moved to Emscherstraße

1983

Took over the family Blom with 95% of the shares over the sole management

1987

Construction of a new production site in Gelsenkirchen Hessler with about 500 qm of production and 200 square meters of office space

 

1987

Introduction of CNC technology in production starting with a Gildemeister CT 60

1988

DevelopmentofHDPE /steel-transitioncompounds

1988

Patent "transition pieces for PE pipes System 2000"

1991

DGM (German Utility Model) "transition piece for flange"

1992

Construction of the 2 th production hall with a further 500 sqm and 200 sqm social rooms and training room.

1993

further introduction of CNC machining

1994

Entry into the production of plastic molded parts made ​​from recycled materials

1996

DGM "Bajo -Installation kits"

1999

Cooperation with GF - Georg Fischer and development of a  pressure tapping valve DAV 440 for HDPE - pressure pipes with a worldwide distribution.

1999

Patent"stamped -Cutters for plastic pipes

2000

New development and manufacturing expansion in the field of gas-house connections

2000

Expansion of the product line of steel weld on fittings

2000

Expansion of the product line tapping valves with MS - angle valves

2001

Patent "Verschwalbungsverklammerung for plastic pipe connections" - to DAV 440

2001

Introduction of international quality management IS0 9001/1994

2001

Introduction of CNC Plastics - Welding for PE - pipes and hose connections

2001

Introduction of modern program-controlled differential pressure - testing for production monitoring

2001

The company founder died Dieter Blom

2002

New development and support of the installation kit manufacturin

2002

DGM "Mounting apparatus for ball joints" for wastewater

2002

Patent "ball and socket joint; Telescope - connection piece "for wastewater

2003 - 2004

Further expansion of CNC Plastic - Welding through the development and purchase of two further CNC - welding machines

2004

Introduction or extension of certification to ISO 9000/2000

2004

Introduction of program and process-driven welding machines for round steel pipe joints

2004

Expansion of CNC-production

2005

VAF is a training company

2005

New development DAV 441

2005

Development of new water- and gas- house connections

2006

With thrust disk drill development of a new Tappingsystem SST for free Help valve.

2006

Of production 2piece pipe rupturesealingclamps

2007

Production recording SST DAV launch

2008

Production recording Uni AS DN80-500 and DN350-600

2009

died the co-founder Ruth Blom

2009

Development of a tapping fitting to clamp onto HDPE pressure pipes for gas and their examination and registration to VP 304th

Development and production start-up of a new installation kit system tele 3000

 

2010

Introduction of a CNC controlled friction welding machine for plastic parts.

Certification as a welding workshop in the product range of valves according to EN 3934-2 (EN 729-2) by the TÜV.

2011

Purchase of a CNC contolled cutting saw machines with a maximum capacity of 13.000 cuts in 8 hours.

Commissioning of a grid-connected 45 kW (peak) photovoltaic system.

2012

Extension of the CNC department to a fourth processing center.

2013

Expansion of the production of Installation kits controlled with CNC drilling machines.

2014

Development of a tapping fitting to clamp onto PE and PVC pressure pipes for water and their examination and registration to DVGW W 336 (P).

2015

 

Expansion of the company premises through the purchase of more than 2,000 m²

Construction of a further production hall and warehouse

For the next few years new products are expected.


In all that time the company's history, the family Blom put value on a continuous and solid reinforcement of VAF.

The steady delivery of the program and the completion of the systems was to grow and is Voigt - situated fittings still expansionary.

Another growth is thus permanently in the focus of the company. Thus, in addition to the start as a training company in 2005, for the years 2015 to 2016, another new building in Gelsenkirchen planned.