PIBIVIESSE was established in 1981 by three partners, combining the forgemaster expertise with the experience in valve design, manufacturing and marketing.
Their vision of the future was to design and manufacture state-of-the-art valves “designed to perform – built to last” for the most demanding applications. Their commitment was to follow a “total quality” concept, from quotation to field service, without any compromise.
The “Total Quality” concept proved to be so successful that the company rapidly became a world-class highly appreciated soft and metal seated valves manufacturer, for many applications in Oil & Gas and other related industries, including Off-shore platforms and Sub-sea applications.
In 1985 and 1989 PIBIVIESSE carried out a series of acquisitions of companies with a long experience in machining ball valve components, in order to expand manufacturing capacity.
In 1994 Watts Industries Inc. acquired PIBIVIESSE and the new plant of more than 12,000 sq m (132,000 sq ft) covered area was built in Nerviano, about 20 km north-west of Milan, where the head office and main production activities were transferred.
A new building of further 3,400 sq m (38,000 sq ft) was added in 1997, to increase capacity for heavy duty machining and valve assembly.
In 1998 CIRCOR International Inc, actual Pibiviesse parent company , was spun-off from Watts Ind.
A second generation of proprietary technology valves has been introduced in 2000, called Cageball™.
These revolutionary control valves, designed for extremely difficult working conditions, did set a step change not only in Pibiviesse but also in the flow control markets, allowing combinations of valves sizes and flow conditions well beyond industry standards.