Valco Instruments Co., Inc. (VICI)

December 1, 2010

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For over 40 years, Valco Instruments Co., Inc. (VICI) has been the leading designer and manufacturer of standard and custom valves and fittings for precision analytical, biomedical, and biocompatible instrumentation.

Company Description

For over 40 years, Valco Instruments Co., Inc. (VICI) has been the leading designer and manufacturer of standard and custom valves and fittings for precision analytical, biomedical, and biocompatible instrumentation. Our newest products include the C72 line of UHPLC valves, fittings that permit direct connection of 360 µm tubing, nickel clad PEEK and fused silica tubing, the Universal valve actuator, and the C52 platform HPLC injectors and selectors for OEM applications.

Chief Chromatographic Techniques Supported

  • High pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC and UHPLC)

  • Liquid chromatography (LC)

  • Gas chromatography (GC)

  • Flow injection analysis (FIA)

  • Process GC

Markets Served

In the Americas, Valco markets products directly to end-users, to original equipment manufacturers (OEM), and through a small number of authorized dealers. Sales to international markets take place through a network of dealers and distributors, while most OEM sales in Europe and Asia are handled directly by our European office in Switzerland.

Major Products/Services

Valco produces a complete line of analytical valves — for sampling, sample injection, switching, stream selection, on/off, needle, and specialty. We specialize in zero-dead volume fittings and filters for analytical applications, and produce the well known pulsed discharge detectors (PDD). Our VICI Metronics division produces PEEK, FEP, PFA, and ETFE tubing, ambient temperature gas purifiers, ValcoBond™ GC capillary columns, and Dynacal™ gas calibration standards. The VICI Precision Sampling division manufactures analytical quality syringes, sampling probes, and standard and custom formed stainless and special alloy tubing. VICI AG (Valco International) produces the Jour line of HPLC fittings and lab safety products.

Facilities

With over 100 state of the art CNC machines, our valves, fittings, and detectors are manufactured to exacting tolerances at our facilities in Houston, Texas and Schenkon, Switzerland. VICI Metronics produces polymeric tubing and gas permeation devices at their new plant in scenic Poulsbo, Washington. VICI Precision Sampling is located in historic Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Valco Instruments Co., Inc. (VICI)

P.O. Box 55603

Houston, TX 77255

TELEPHONE

(800) 367-8424

FAX

(713) 688-8106

E-MAIL

valco@vici.com

WEB SITE

www.vici.com

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

US: 320

EUROPE: 70

YEAR FOUNDED

1968

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