Producing quality is our target. The quality assured standard is defined by the customer; whose needs and demands determine our direction and focus. We work together as one for a thoroughly satisfying outcome.


The highest priority for A+R Armaturen GmbH is producing ball valves which perform reliably and improve the safety & efficiency of our customers' plants. A+R delivers on its promises.

States of the art, specially designed test benches for A+R are used to ensure the highest level of quality. Only test results above and beyond the given standards will be accepted by A+R.

Metal seated A+R ball valves are produced on high precision, ultra-modern CNC machines.
Automatic or semi automatic mate lapping is used to achieve the best possible effect attaining to seat ring to ball contact. Only 100% contact of seating area on the ball surface guarantees a leakage free metal seated valve product.

Hard coating of ball and seat ring is an important part of a metal seated ball valve. Only companies having vast experience and expertise are chosen to carry out hard coating works for A+R. It is of vital importance to select the correct hard coating type for extreme applications e.g. high temperature/ pressure, high solid content, abrasion, erosion, etc.  A+R can evaluate between various hard coating types to fulfill individual customer needs.

A+R History

  • Formation of A+R Armaturen GmbH by Wolfgang Meier. 
  • Began producing ball valves for various industry applications. Gerhard-Michael Decius joined the company.
  • Retirement of Wolfgang Meier and hand over of management  to Gerhard Michael Decius 
  • Introduction of investment casting for high quality ball valves by A+R.
  • Establishment of the quality insurance system ISO 9001.
  • Construction of a new A+R plant in Bad Salzuflen, Lockhausen
  • Launch of A+R metal seated ball valves for extreme applications
  • Installation of new machinery providing state of the art CNC technology
  • Grand opening of  the First international sales offices 
  • Gerhard-Benjamin Decius joined A+R
  • Construction of a high bay warehouse at A+R site Bad Salzuflen, Lockhausen 
  • Kai Köppen appointed General Manager
  • A cutting edge 5-axis milling centre and various new CNC machines were added to the range of existing machinery
  • After 8 months of construction work the new A+R factory building is completed
The Future

We want to ...

  • be the first choice for ball valve manufacturing in Europe
  • continuously improve our products for both our customers and A+R`s benefit
  • upgrade our Research & Development, Production and Warehousing departments to move with our ever expanding business.