Company history

Company history

Special supplier for gas and water works

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

Due to the steady growth of the delivery program and the completion of the systems, Voigt-Armaturen was and is still set up expansively. The company is therefore permanently focused on further growth.

1975

Foundation of the Voigt Armaturenfabrik. & Handelsgesellschaft mbH (VAF) on January 1st, 1975 by Director Robert Voigt, Ms. Ruth Blom, Mr. Dietrich Blom and a few other Co-partner with headquarter in Gelsenkirchen.
First production site in Bocholt with about 200 square meters

1981

The headquarter of the production facility was relocated to Gelsenkirchen in the Emscherstraße with 300 square meters of production and office space.

1983

The Blom family took over sole management with 95% of the shares.

1987

Construction of a new production facility in Gelsenkirchen Heßler with approx. 500 square meters of production- and 200 square meters of office-space.
Introduction of CNC technology in production Start with a Gildemeister CT 60.

1988

Development of PE-HD / steel - transition connections.
Patent "Transition pieces for PE pipes System 2000".

1991

DGM (German utility model) "Transition piece for flange connections".

1992

New construction of the second production hall with another 500 sqm and 200 sqm social rooms.

1993

Introduction of further CNC machining technology.

1994

Entry into the production of plastic molded parts from recycled materials.

1996

DGM "Bajo - installation sets".

1999

Cooperation with GF - Georg Fischer and development of a pressure tapping valve DAV 440 for HDPE - pressure pipes with a worldwide distribution.
Patent “punching cutter for plastic pipelines”.

2000

New development and production expansion in the area of ​​gas house connections.
Expansion of the product line for welded steel fittings.
Expansion of the tapping fittings product line with MS angle valves.

2001

Company founder Dietrich Blom passed away.
Patent "swelling bracing for plastic pipeline connections" - for the DAV 440.
Introduction of the international quality management system IS0 9001/1994.
Introduction of CNC plastic welding technology for PE pipe and hose connections.
Introduction of the most modern program-controlled differential pressure testing technology for production monitoring.

2002

New development and edition of the installation set production.
DGM "Assembly device for ball joint connections" for waste water.
Patent “ball joint connection; Telescopic connection piece “for waste water.

2003-2004

Further expansion of the CNC plastic welding technology through the development and purchase of two further CNC welding machines.

2004

Introduction and expansion of certification according to ISO 9000/2000. Introduction of program and process-controlled automatic circular welding machines for steel pipe connections.
Expansion of the CNC production.

2005

VAF becomes a training company. New development DAV 441. New development of water and gas house entries.

2006

With thrust disk drill development of a new Tappingsystem SST for free Help valve.
Of production 2piece pipe rupturesealingclamps

2007

Start of production SST DAV market launch.

2008

Start of production Uni AS DN 80-500 and 350-600.

2009

The co-founder Mrs. Ruth Blom passed away.
Development of a tapping fitting for clamping on HDPE pressure pipes for gas and their testing and registration according to DVGW VP 304. Development and start of production of a new installation kit system Tele 3000.

2010

Commissioning of a CNC controlled friction welding system for plastic pipes and components. Certification as a welding company in the product area of ​​fittings according to EN 3834-2 (EN 729-2) by the TÜV.

2012

Extension of the CNC department to a fourth processing center.

2011

Acquisition of a CNC-controlled automatic cross-cut saw with a maximum capacity of 13.000 saw cuts in 8 hours.
Commissioning of a grid-connected 45 kW (peak) photovoltaic system.

2013

On January 1st with Stefanie Blom the 3rd generation Blom started in the VAF.
Expansion of the production of installation sets with CNC - controlled boring mills.

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 property by purchasing more than 2.000 m².
Start of construction of another production and warehouse hall.

2016

Commissioning of the new warehouse and the approx. 2.000 m² outdoor warehouse as well as a new company car park.
Redesign of production halls 1 and 2.

2017

Expansion of production with a new CNC machine for the production of T-pieces and large steel molded parts.

2018

Development of a plug-in connector system for series production, angles, couplings, screw connections for water.

2019

Takeover of a new partially automated test bench for ST-PE, F-PE and housing parts.