With a team of more than 40 employees, some of which have been working in the company for more than 45 years, we have manufactured fittings in the production location of Senden for more than 55 years.
We have made a commitment to training and career development. More than 1/3 of our employees were trained by use and made fit for the Warex Team. Whether it relates to training to become an industrial mechanic, a technical product designer or industrial clerk, we train and develop everyone who works here. As a motivated and qualified team, we are the best. Our highly-qualified, flexible employees enable success and satisfied customers.

Good is not well enough! The high demands of the industry and the process engineering and the constantly developing criteria in the process arrangements of the Chemical industry require reliable armatures reliable in service. We position ourselves to the challenges and solve this experience decade-long by conversion and future-oriented innovation of our assistants. In our work we aim at an important and lasting appreciation for our customers. The quality of our work must be enough for the highest demands. We reach this by constant improvement of our products, continuous learning process and exceptional customer’s orientation.

  • Customer advisory service inquiry sight and examine
  • bring in decade-long experience (team discussion)
  • calculate and create application-specific construction
  • in accordance with the operational demands build corresponding valve
  • on request customer’s care during the installation phase and introduction
Warex Valve GmbH is an independent medium-sized company. The expertise acquired from more than 55 years of production and distribution of shut-off valves is demonstrated in our extensive assortment of products we produce in our own German production facility in Bösensell (Münsterland). Distribution of our products domestically and internationally takes place primarily directly to OEM customers and commercial end consumers. We work with sales representatives in Italy, the Netherlands and France.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to the voluntary assumption of corporate responsibility by companies and other organizations that go beyond their legal obligations. The European Union defines CSR as “a concept whereby companies integrate social and environmental concerns in their business operations and in their interaction with their stakeholders on a voluntary basis.” Voluntary commitment for the benefit of all is an important new cooperation between business, society and politics. Corporate responsibility of companies guides this cooperation and is a modern form of the social market economy. It is a matter of the responsibility of companies for society and the environment in which they operate.
WAREX VALVE GmbH contributes to a strong, unified and vital society and promotes an environment in which they can succeed economically. CSR strengthens the competitive ability of WAREX VALVE GmbH.

WAREX VALVE GmbH uses CSR to influence their environment in a positive manner. Avoid risks and create opportunities: this approach makes CSR part of our corporate strategy – and for strong added value to the German economy in international competition.

Made in Germany = Quality for responsibility!

As a manufacturer of shut-off valves and air lock systems, WAREX VALVE GmbH always strives to assess, reduce and avoid environmental risks and ecological effects of their activities and products. Consideration is given to the effects of the company’s own activities and employees, customers and suppliers are encouraged to commit to environmental protection. For WAREX VALVE GmbH, ecological sustainability is an important aspect of their business. This includes internal operations, customer service and the choice of suppliers and products.
WAREX VALVE GmbH would like to make a positive contribution to the region in which their employees live and work. We want to achieve this goal by creating jobs and thus promoting development of the local economy and maintaining good relationships with our surrounding world, which is achieved by means of donations, among other things.
WAREX VALVE GmbH offers an open work environment in which the ethnic origin and gender of their employees have no bearing and the emphasis is placed on ideas, people and experience. WAREX VALVE GmbH maintains fair working conditions and standards and promotes equality, wherein equal opportunity and equal pay for equal work are ensured. Any discrimination with respect to employment, pay, access to advanced training, promotion, termination of an employment relationship or retirement based on gender, age, religion, race, birth, social background, disability, ethnic or national origin, nationality, membership in labour organisations, political affiliation or views, sexual proclivity, familial commitments, civil status or other statuses is prohibited.
WAREX VALVE GmbH is defined by their ethical principles and integrity. WAREX VALVE GmbH places the highest demands on honesty, fairness and integrity in relationships with customers, suppliers and employees. The unique qualities of the various cultures in which we are active are valued and respected. This is applicable for the organisation of WAREX VALVE GmbH and throughout the entire supply chain. WAREX VALVE GmbH respects intellectual property and patent rights.
WAREX VALVE GmbH accepts that there are business partners with whom we can no longer do business. To ensure compliance with all applicable export laws, WAREX VALVE GmbH maintains a system of instructions and control. In the event that residual doubt cannot be eliminated we decline to do business.
WAREX VALVE GmbH does not acquire business through application of practices of bribery and instead relies on the objective advantages of our products, which WAREX VALVE GmbH offers to their customers. The management and employees of WAREX VALVE GmbH do not accept bribes or offer them to others. If WAREX VALVE GmbH orders are not profitable in strict compliance with this principle, we accept that such business does not come to fruition.
WAREX VALVE GmbH values and promotes free and fair competition and refrains from harming competition by means of arrangement of prices, division of markets or other impermissible measures.

In addition to the quality certification in the scope of DIN ISO 9001, WAREX VALVE GmbH maintains a certified quality management system for production in accordance with 2014/34/EU.

With us, special is the standard. and thanks to our decades-long experience and highly-qualified, flexible employees, we offer unrivalled engineering performance. Always state of the art. Always with a central focus on reliable quality

  • Production of fittings that match your operating requirements ideally
  • Creation of exact calculations and application-specific designs
  • Excellent customer support up to the commissioning of the fitting, including competent after-sales service

Products from professionals for professionals For us, only the best is good enough. That is why we always do our utmost to deliver excellent products exclusively. The core of the special performance of WAREX VALVE is our motivated, flexible production. Combined with a comprehensive quality assurance system, it is a part of the reason for the high satisfaction of our customers worldwide.

  • WAREX VALVE places a strong emphasis on producing all shut-off valves in-house with our own experienced employees
  • Periodic training of employees ensures the highest degree of qualification
  • In-house production facilities for development and modification of products, service and support with our own experienced personnel

We love challenges! When it comes to special products and systems for individual applications, you are in the best hands with WAREX VALVE. There is practically no product that we cannot realise and no industry-specify problem for which we cannot develop an effective solution. No project is too large, small or complicated! We deliver an impressive solution in the shortest time possible.

  • Adaptation of existing products for special applications
  • Development and implementation of special large plants – including all safety certification
  • Design of fittings and protective systems for elevated safety requirements

1964

Company foundation

Company foundation

Company founding as Dirkskötter Armaturen GmbH & Co. in Senden, Westphalia for the manufacture of shut-off, throttle, and control valves.
The company started with the development and manufacture of centrally seated shut-off valves in wafer and double flanged models, with sealing sleeves vulcanised completely into the valve housing.

1974

Change of name to DEKA Armaturen GmbH

Change of name to DEKA Armaturen GmbH

Physical expansion of the company facilities in Senden due to increased demands of industrial customers. There was an increased requirement for shut-off devices operable at increased system pressures greater than 10 bar, under extreme chemical conditions and thermal loadings.

1976

Extending of the production range

Extending of the production range

The product range was extended to include the manufacture of double eccentric shut-off valves in wafer and double flanged models, up to a nominal width of 2400. The latter were required for large-scale water treatment and sewage treatment plants. In addition to soft-sealing models, these types were also constructed as tight sealing models made of pure or composition metals.
Experience from construction of the double eccentric shut-off valves was applied for production of patented double-flange check valves with adjustable hydraulic damping.

1977

Development of shut-off valves with central bearing

Development of shut-off valves with central bearing

Development of shut-off valves with central bearing for use in abrasive media. Dirkskötter developed shut-off valves with sealing sleeves externally supplied with compressed air in order to prevent wear-intensive contact by the disc with the sealing element in the housing during the closing and opening process.

1982

Acquisition and renaming

Acquisition and renaming

After the accidental death of the company’s managing founder in 1982, the company continued operating under the name DEKA Armaturen GmbH. The new direction resulted in a further expansion of the manufacturing range. Many patent and utility model applications from this period prove the innovative force of the company under Gerhard Oberbeck.

1985

Change of name

Change of name

Fritz Schmidt took over the company in 1985. The company now operated under the name “Westfälische Absperr- Regel- und Exzenterklappen” (for short: Warex) WAREX Armaturen und Industriebedarf GmbH

1984 - 1986

Further development of shut-off valves

Further development of shut-off valves

This period of 1984 – 1986 includes the further development of shut-off valves with pneumatically supplied sealing elements, for which utility model protection was granted. Patent application for shut-off valves of the series DKZ 103 and DKZ 110 with the suffix APS® = Air Pressure Sailing (trademark 2 046 164).

1992

first safety shut-off valves

first safety shut-off valves

Through its operational renewal, the company achieved a further opening of the worldwide market for the entire product range.

1995

Present company name

Present company name

Establishment of direct representatives as part of the internationalisation, the company name was changed to WAREX VALVE GmbH. At the same time, the managing owner, Fritz Schmidt, handed over the management of the company to Gerhard Oberbeck.

1996

Introduction of quality management

Introduction of quality management

Introduction of quality management in accordance with EN ISO 9001. DET NORSKE VERITAS certified the development, production and distribution of the WAREX shut-off fitting program. This confirmed that WAREX valves and fittings fulfil very varied technical operating requirements, and that the company’s experience in terms of design, application, and manufacturing technology provides a very high level of safety and reliability for plant designers and users.
Development of the type series DKZE 103 APS®. For this eccentrically seated, universally applicable, low maintenance valve, the pneumatically supplied sealing element can be replaced even by personnel without special training, and there is no need to remove the valve. Use in pneumatic conveying systems for highly abrasive media.

1998

First internet appearance

First internet appearance

First appearance on the World Wide Web at warex-valve.com.
First appearance at Powetech in Nuremberg from 10 – 12/03/1998.

1999

Change in the management

Change in the management

Change in management to Jörn Schneider, Andreas Reusch and Frank Schmidt, who took over the leadership of the company. The necessary conditions were established for the manufacture of complete problem solutions, with special emphasis on safety aspects, in addition to the manufacture and further development of shut-off valves.
First trade fair appearance oversees with Ex for Show in Canada.

2002

Development of the first shut-off lightweight valve

Development of the first shut-off lightweight valve

A particularly economical shut-off lightweight valve was developed for highly abrasive media, under the designation DKZE 110, for use in pneumatic conveying and filling plants. DKZ 103 APS® Rotary Valve with multi-stage star-shaped valve disc. This is particularly suited for continuously supplying fine dosing units and screens with the appropriate conveyed material and granulates without bridging.

2003

Certification of different series

Certification of different series

According to this directive, WAREX shut-off valves in the centrally seated DKZ 103, DKZ 110, DKZ 103 GS, DKZ 110 GS, DKZ 103 APS°, and DKZ 110 APS series, as well as the eccentrically seated shut-off valves in the DKZE 103 APS (patent no.: DE 195 42 568) and DKZE 110 APS series (patent no.: DE xxx xx xxx) were subject to EC type approval testing, and were certified by EXAM BBG Prüf- und Zertifizierungs GmbH.
The company has since then placed a greater emphasis on explosion protection in addition to the production of “normal” shut-off valves.

2005

Expansion of the worldwide distribution network

Expansion of the worldwide distribution network

Expansion of the worldwide distribution network with establishment of additional representative offices. WAREX VALVE GmbH is present in France, the Benelux countries, Scandinavia, Austria, Italy and Switzerland, among other places. The permanently rising demands of industry and process technology, and further process-related developments in the chemical industry increasingly require reliable and above all operationally safe shut-off devices tailored to their needs. We face up to these demands, and solve them through many years of experience, expert knowledge, and the creativity of our staff.

2006

New internet appearance

New internet appearance

New internet appearance. For further internationalisation, the website was translated into various languages.
As per the motto “Standing still is going backwards”, all customer suggestions are used in order to develop even more innovative solutions.
First appearance at EasyFairs Solids in Duisburg from 08 – 09/11/2006.

2010

Delivery program supplemented

Delivery program supplemented

Development of air technology valves of type DKD-AK, with a nominal width range up to 3000, and different structural shapes (round, rectangular, as a louvre valve, or as a sealing air/tandem valve).

2012

New warehouse

New warehouse

Relocation to the new warehouse in the Senden production location as a result of the continuously expanding internationalisation.
Approval as an authorised exporter and AED-C approval.

2016

Further internationalization

Further internationalization

Continuous customer orientation and further internationalisation aided by organic growth to exceed the 10 million euro limit.

2017

New high-performance fitting test stand

New high-performance fitting test stand

Commissioning of the new high-performance fitting test stand in production. Now pressure tests can be conducted at up to 60 bar.
Development and establishing of an environmental management system according to DIN 14001. Integration into the quality management manual according to DIN 9001.

2019

Web relaunch

Web relaunch

Completely new web appearance at www.warex-valve.com.

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24. – 25.09.2019

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01. – 03.10.2019

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