About RF Valves

Built on Better Valve Technology

Founded in 1993 in Maryland and Finland, RF VALVES, INC. was built on an idea for a better pinch valve. Two entrepreneurs – Esko Riikonen and Eric Feldmann - patented an innovative expansion fold elastomer tube that lasts 2 to 4 times longer than traditional tubes and a pinch valve design that allows for in-line tube replacement, cutting maintenance time by 75%. Engineers in a wide range of industries were thrilled with the valve’s performance, and still are today.

As a result, RF VALVES grew to dominate the American, Asian, and European pinch valve markets. But there was still more to come: In 2010, RF VALVES united with AVENG, and its expertise in steel, engineering, manufacturing, mining, public infrastructure, and water treatment allowed RF VALVES to expand its product line to include air release and vacuum preventing valves (Vent-O-Mat) and knife gate valves (RF-SKG and RF-Insamcor). This partnership gave RF VALVES the backing of a major corporation while allowing the company to expand into African and Australian markets.

The international reach of RF VALVES today offers good news to customers from all corners of the globe; the company caters to operations both big and small, from massive industrial mines to modest mom-and-pop mills. Now wherever you are in the world, RF VALVES is able to provide the best engineered solution for your most demanding needs– fast!


Industry Leading, World-Class Valve Solutions

In the last 30 years, we have seen the engineering challenges across the world’s most important industries – and we’ve set out to solve them.  We are proud to design, manufacture and sell the best brands and products on the market. Find out what makes RF VALVES stand out from the rest.

  • Unprecedented Durability - Our valves outlast the competition due to our high quality standards and superior design.
  • Engineered Solutions for the Toughest Applications - We offer customized solutions to our clients. Our engineers have solved many application challenges which have caused failures for our competitors.
  • Easy Maintenance - Our designs save maintenance time & eliminate the need for recalibration.
  • On-demand Technical Service and Support – Anywhere in the World - We provide immediate, on-demand technical service, sales and after-sales support for every valve we sell through our global distribution and sales network.
  • International Standard Compliance - ASME B16.1, DIN 3202 F5/F15 and ISO 5752 face-to-face dimensions on all pinch valves
  • Fast & Dependable Delivery - We understand our clients’ immediate needs and our Rapid Response Center satisfies their urgent requests.

Fast Service with a Global Reach

RF VALVES has three headquarters:  American (USA), European (Finland), and South Africa which enables us to sell our industry-leading valves all over the world. No matter where you are, if you need our valves, you can find them. Connect with a distributor near you to get FAST delivery. You’ll love the quality, reliability, and speed of our service.