LVSA Group’s New Frontier: The First Company to Achieve an API600 Certification in Africa

LVSA Group Founded in 2003 began primarily as an importer and distributor of industrial valves, pipes and fittings. We soon grew to be the largest stockists in Africa. It has always been the vision of our CEO, Sagren Pillay to manufacture our own range of valves. Mr Pillay recognised the need for local manufacturing facilities in South Africa and Africa to rival global competitors. In 2018, LVSA Group began its journey to design and manufacture our own range of industrial valves. On the 14th of December 2021 we did not just achieve our goal we exceeded it. LVSA Group is proud to be the first company in Africa to be granted an API-600 Licence and Certification. 

“Each day, the oil and natural gas industry depends on equipment to produce, refine and distribute its products. The equipment used is some of the most technologically advanced available in the search for oil and gas and allows the industry to operate in an environmentally safe manner. Designed for manufacturers of production, drilling, and refinery equipment, the API Monogram Program verifies that manufacturers are operating in compliance with industry standards.” (American Petroleum Institute, 2022). At LVSA, we deliver cost effective and tailor-made solutions to our customers. Our mission is to design, manufacture and market quality products at competitive prices without compromising standards and quality. In addition to API-600, LVSA is also SABS (South African Bureau of Standards), MSS (Manufacturers Standardization Society), ASR (American Systems Registrar) and ISO 9001:2015 (International Organization for Standardization) certified. We continually pursue new technologies to stay at the top of the global arena.   

At LVSA, we have just the right balance of infrastructure and capability to commit to excellence and deliver the best product to our clients. Our manufacturing facility covers an area of 24000m2 land and 12000m2 under roof with our distribution and repair centres in Durban, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Mozambique. This ensures our clients receive faster and more efficient delivery nationwide. We currently service the local and African Market in accordance to all national & International standards and specifications. LVSA is able to provide a complete solution with a fully traceable in-house quality control system. We have been acknowledged by EPC / EPCM contractors and end-users as a 100% local manufacture of high-quality industrial valves.

Our product range covers many categories such as Gate, Globe, Check, Ball, Butterfly, Resilient seated gate valves, metal seated gate valves, Knife Gates, Diaphragm, Air release, Sleeve valves and many more. Our product range is used in a vast number of industries like water & waste, sugar and power in addition to petrochemical and oil and gas.

LVSA has always been a community-based company that strives to see growth in our community. In addition to a range of community-based outreaches we now also offer skills training at our training centre, where learners can become experienced valve technicians. LVSA Group is proud to be 100% local manufacturer, 100% black owned company and a Level 1 BBBEE company. We invite you to join us on our journey in uplifting Africa’s Infrastructure. For more information visit our website on

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