More than 70 years of experience in valve production

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About us

Made in Menden, Germany


VTI has ist roots in the region Sauerland in Germany. Besides its idyllic landscapes, this region is well known for its diverse industry. Whether wire, luminaires, fittings, mining pharmaceutical or metalworking industry – from this location we spread real know-how and passion around the world.

Milestones of our history  

More than 70 years of experience in valve production


Foundation of R&G Schmöle Metallwerke (Menden, DE)

Production of semi-finished goods made of copper and copper alloys


Start of the valve production

for technical gases and extinguishers at first


Acquisition of the valve division by Aalberts N.V. (NL)

go to Aalberts N.V.


Foundation of VTI Ventil Technik GmbH (Menden, DE)


Launch of the 5th production area „AlternativeFUELcontrol“

Former „AUTOMOTIVE“ – valve and safety devices for alternative fuels

How we work

At VTI you can get everything from one source – highest quality from design right up to delivery


Communication is the key to a great relationship. We listen to our customers attentively in order to support them perfectly.


Development and design

„Designed to last“ – VTI products are know for their excellent quality, performance and reliability. Everything originates in our development and design department.



Our prototyping allows us a fast and flexible production of samples for multiple purposes, such as design testing and approval procedures.


Test laboratory

The core of our development department. It accompanies our engineers throughout all stages of a project – from individual test station designs up to prototype and pilot series testing.



In order to be able to produce, we require material. Thus, the quality of our products consequently depends on the performance of our suppliers as well. See how we ensure this and to what else we pay attantion in our procurement process.


Production and assembling

Individual customer requirements demand products that are just as customized. That‘s why you won’t find any ordinary, ready-made products at VTI. Our large machinery allows us to realize even the most complex customer requirements in a short time.


Quality assurance

Our good reputation as a quality leader in valve production does not come by chance: It is of utmost importance for us to assure the perfect performance and thus the highest safety of our products. Not a single valve leaves VTI without being tested.



Local production – global sales. Wherever our products are required, we deliver them directly to this place.


Aalberts N.V.

Part of a great family

VTI is part of the stocklisted company Aalberts. Since the inception in 1975, Aalberts is where technology matters and real progress can be made - humanly, financially and environmentally. At Aalberts, we create mission-critical technologies for ground-breaking industries and everyday life. Technologies that enhance our clients' businesses and keep our planet in good shape.


Aalberts N.V.

The Aalberts way

Our pragmatic culture ‘the Aalberts way’ can be summed up in three simple words: winning with people. We are entrepreneurs - we make dreams happen. We take ownership - we deliver on our promises We go for excellence - we push boundaries and challenge the status quo. We share and learn - we are not afraid of failure and get better every day. We always act with integrity - leading by example, speaking out when necessary, and being professional in everything we do.


Aalberts N.V.

Greatness is made of shared knowledge

Just like VTI, all Aalberts companies stand their ground in the engineering and technology world. As the world is changing rapidly and innovation cycles are reduced dramatically, the open and pragmatic internal culture at Aalberts helps us to exchange fresh thinking and to embrace new technologies. Whatever the situation or request is, we put together the right team to change the game. We always want to be where real change happens. Where big ideas come to life and the future is written.

With over 16,000 employees, Aalberts operates approximately 70 business locations and 80 service locations with activities in over 50 countries.


What we stand for


VTI is the world‘s leading manufacturer of high pressure valves and pressure regulators for mission critical applications. We are the benchmark in terms of service, product quality and safety.


To fulfil our vision, all our processes are focused on maximum customer benefit, highest quality and best service. Our employees and the continuous transfer of knowledge are a central factor of all our actions. Thus we achieve the utmost customer satisfaction.


  • reliability – we keep our word
  • continuous improvement – we go for excellence and are constantly optimazing our products, processes and ourselves
  • team spirit – we learn from and with each other, support and motivate one another to top performance
  • transparency – we are open and honest in both our internal and external communication

Value proposition

  • Individuality
    customized solutions – exactly what you need
  • Best-in-Class Quality
    excellent, reliable and innovative products - „designed to last“
  • Service
    qualified consulting and comprehensive support – personal and competent