manufacturer dezurik


The Sartell Paper Mill had a problem with pine pitch build-up on their valves. They looked to an inventive employee for a solution. His name was Matt DeZurik. Matt realized that if the sealing face of the plug could immediately pull away from the seat upon opening, the plug would avoid damage from pitch. He designed a valve with a segmented plug mounted on pivot bearings at each end of the shaft. The plug had a cam (eccentric) closure action against the raised body seat – a revolutionary development at the time. From that beginning, the DeZURIK Eccentric Valve was born in 1928. Paper manufacturers immediately recognized its advantages and sent in their orders.

Since then, the DeZURIK product line has extended beyond the paper industry. Today DeZURIK is the innovative global leader in valve technologies for water and wastewater treatment as well as industrial applications including pulp and paper, chemical and petrochemical, power, mining and other process industries. Recognized worldwide for high quality and superior performance, DeZURIK products increase accuracy, durability, reliability and customer profitability.


In 2011, DeZURIK acquired APCO and Willamette - two industry-leading water and wastewater brands that boast a history of innovation going back to APCO’s founding in 1895. With renowned technology in Air Valves and Check Valves, APCO and Willamette products are a perfect addition to DeZURIK’s vast line. Plus, our combined company histories total nearly 200 years – providing our customers unrivaled expertise.

Most recently in 2012, DeZURIK acquired HILTON Valve, Inc. - a leading producer of fabricated large diameter and custom knife gate valves. Combining HILTON products and operations with DeZURIK creates one of the broadest knife gate and engineered valve companies in the industry.


DeZURIK designs and manufactures more valves for the markets we serve than anyone else. High Performance Butterfly Valves. AWWA Butterfly Valves. Eccentric Plug Valves. V-Port Ball Valves. Rotary Control Valves. Knife Gate Valves. With the addition of APCO and Willamette, we now offer additional industry-leading products including Check Valves, Air Release Valves, AWWA Ball Valves and Cone Valves.


Over the years, just as our product lines have evolved, so has our production process. DeZURIK operates a modern plant equipped with up-to-date production equipment that is devoted solely to the production of our valves and related products. Our experienced work force is dedicated to producing quality products and on-time service.

To improve the utilization of our resources, new manufacturing, quality assurance and through-put programs are continually implemented to ensure responsiveness and prepare for the growth opportunities in the future. Our goal is a service-oriented operating style that recognizes both market needs and the specific requirements of each order.


DeZURIK is committed to the needs of our customers – wherever they may be. With our worldwide network of expert sales representatives, seasoned engineers and a dedicated manufacturing staff, the extent of our commitment knows no boundaries.

Because success depends on understanding a customer's process from the inside out, we establish focused solutions for every customer. Our ability to provide both standardized and custom-engineered solutions allows us to meet the critical needs of every application.

We meet with customers face-to-face, listen to their needs and work together to find solutions. This is why our customers become essential sources of input as DeZURIK eagerly responds to new industries and applications with products that ensure durability and reliability.

Through the years many things have changed, in our business and in our industry. But one thing that will never change is our passion for innovation, commitment to quality and dedication to superior service.


DeZURIK, Inc.'s ISO certification represents a commitment to ongoing quality improvements and a dedication to higher levels of performance. From High Performance Butterfly Valves and AWWA Butterfly Valves to Eccentric Plug Valves and V-Port Ball Valves, we continue to improve quality in all aspects of design, manufacturing, order processing and service to our customers.

At our corporate headquarters in Minnesota, we operate from a 410,000-square-foot building. By handling several aspects of production in-house, we control our product quality.


Our hands-on philosophy begins with design. Using state-of-the-art computer aided design (CAD) systems, our team of highly-skilled engineers perform 3-D solid modeling of valve parts and assemblies. From there our 3-D models are electronically transferred to Finite Element Analysis software to visualize deflection of critical parts under stress. Proper interference analysis and safety factors are included in every design to ensure long-term performance.


Research and Development activities are conducted in our state-of-the-art technical center in Sartell, Minnesota. Capabilities include high and low pressure flow loop testing for verification of capacity, characteristics, product performance, and noise levels. The computer data acquisition center captures the test parameters and results. Read more information about our testing services.


DeZURIK, Inc. employs the "best practices" concept in manufacturing methods, utilizing machining centers that can produce up to 75 parts simultaneously while maintaining tight tolerances. "Best practices" also includes hand-lining eccentric plug valve bodies, which are proven to stand up in severely abrasive slurries.

Whether produced by machine or by skilled craftsmen, prior to shipment, we test all valves for structural integrity, sealing performance and operation. Our factory application engineers make sure the product you need is the product you get.


The integrity of our sales and service force plays a key role in delivering products that meet our customer expectations. Our customers can expect nothing less from us than application-specific valve solutions that assure long-term reliability and, ultimately, superior value. By getting inside our customers' processes, we help get process performance where it needs to be.

Consistently delivering innovative solutions, a quality product and a continued commitment to our customers brings measurable value to our customers.