About Us

It’s not about the parts we make.
It’s about the part we play.

Since 1936, Cla-Val has been known as the leading manufacturer of automatic control valves and has built a well-earned reputation for providing superior quality products designed for mission-critical water distribution solutions throughout the United States and around the world.

We accomplish this through a unique combination of engineering expertise, craftsmanship, quality materials, sophisticated manufacturing processes and superior customer service, backed by the best warranty in the business

From humble beginnings

From the industry’s first hydraulic actuated globe valve in the late 1930s to our latest technologically advanced electronic and hydraulic control systems, Cla-Val has always been a pioneer in control valve design and manufacturing.

Today, three generations of family leadership later, our legacy of leadership is only surpassed by our dedication to solving our customers’ problems. It’s an approach to doing business that has allowed us to become a trusted solutions partner to industry and government. Our customers include municipal water utilities, high-rise building contractors, fire protection contractors, shipbuilders, commercial airports, military airbases, Navies throughout the world, major oil companies and independent producers, to name a few.

Quality, ethics and sustainability

Cla-Val is built upon time-tested values of excellence and integrity. This means working to the highest ethical standards and being measured by the enduring quality of our products and relationships. Year after year, we remain committed to being a socially responsible company in all areas of our business so that we leave a legacy of sustained economic opportunity, positive impact and of giving back to the communities where we work, both locally and globally.

To learn more, please download our policies by clicking the links below.

Global Conflict Minerals Policy
Environmental Policy
Corporate Stewardship
Supplier Code of Conduct
California Transparency in Supply Chains Act

State-of-the-art foundries and production facilities

Cla-Val moved to its present home and worldwide headquarters in Costa Mesa, California in 1954. Today, we are the only valve manufacturer in the world with two in-house foundries.

Because we own and operate our own foundries, it means that we are able to provide a broad range of valve patterns and sizes in more than fifty different varieties of metals and grades, including ductile iron, bronze, aluminum, aluminum bronze, steel, stainless steel, Monel and Inconel.

More importantly, our in-house foundries assure prompt delivery of the finest quality products to our customers.

We also have facilities in Canada, Switzerland, France, the United Kingdom and New Zealand — all with dedicated, onsite training centers and teams of Direct Sales Members and Factory Authorized Sales Agents to provide industry expertise wherever it’s needed throughout the world.

Our latest innovations become tomorrow’s standards

When you buy Cla-Val products, you get the application expertise that comes from more than 85 years of success in some of the most demanding real-world applications. So as facilities get bigger, pressures higher and valves larger, our engineers continuously work to design and develop the most advanced electronic and hydraulic control systems that consistently meet the challenges of today’s increasingly complex and diverse applications.

From initial product design to testing of performance integrity and post-installation support, our in-house engineering department works hand-in-hand with our customers to deliver the right solution for each application, whether it’s a product already in our portfolio, or one we custom design to exact user specifications.