24 January 2017

Two leading valve operation brands merge to form Sofis

Netherlocks and Smith Flow Control reveal new corporate identity


Two of the valve operation industry’s leading brands have joined forces under a new name.
Netherlocks and Smith Flow Control have combined to form Sofis, a bigger, stronger, market-led company. Sofis’s customers will benefit from a more diversified organisation with a wider portfolio of valve safety and operation products.

“One of the key customer benefits of our merger is that, as one team, we can offer a stronger, complementary range of products,” explained Daniel Ruiter, Sofis’s CEO.

The new company will also offer better application engineering and after-sales service, while a new regional sales structure will deliver improved local support.

Sofis’s dedicated business development managers and innovation teams will work closely with customers to design new solutions in each of its product groups: process safety, drive systems and valve monitoring. The new company will operate from 11 offices in nine countries.

Since 1993, Dutch firm Netherlocks has been a leading manufacturer of industrial valve operation systems, including valve interlocks, valve position indicators, partial stroke testing devices and portable valve actuators.

Smith Flow Control was formed in the UK in 1985. The organisation was the first to introduce the coded card linear key concept to interlocking, and specialises in mechanical valve control equipment, as well as portable actuator and remote valve operators.

Sofis has 2 Indian offices with sales, project engineering and design resources for excellent local support. The Indian operation of Sofis is being coordinated by the branch manager Robert Goh, who is located in Singapore. For enquiries related to Indian market, please contact India Sales Manager, Mr.Nitul Sanghvi, who is based out of Vadodara. Nitul can be contacted on +91 9879559345 or nitul.sanghvi@sofisglobal.com.

For more info, please visit www.sofisglobal.com

Sofis – Company profile:

Netherlocks Safety Systems and Smith Flow Control have merged. Two global leaders in the field of valve operations have joined forces and move on as Sofis. With joint expertise, a united service team and a combined office and partner network, Sofis is bigger and stronger and thus better able to give worldwide support and cater to every market need. Over the last three decades Sofis’s employees have led and developed the interlock market. They have also devised new product segments by continuously bringing new ideas to fruition. Sofis is a Halma company.

About Halma:
Halma, the leading safety, health and environmental technology group is a public company listed on the London Stock Exchange and has around 5600 employees in nearly 50 subsidiaries worldwide. Halma’s subsidiaries make products that protect lives and improve the quality of life for people through innovation in market leading products which make its customers safer, more competitive and more profitable. These subsidiaries are assisting India’s economy in areas such as energy, manufacturing, healthcare, water and waste treatment, construction and transport. Halma has an office in Bengaluru, Mumbai, Vadodara and Thanjavur.

For further news about Halma in India, please visit www.halma.in

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