Zahroof Valves Inc. Announces Drivetrain Power and Propulsion as Exclusive Australia and New Zealand Distributor

Zahroof Valves, Inc. (ZVI) is an innovative company, headquartered in Houston, Texas, that has developed and marketed the revolutionary Straightflo (SF) Valve for use in reciprocating gas compressors. The SF Valve delivers a step change in compressor valve performance, serviceability, and reliability.

Drivetrain will be the sole distributor for Zahroof Valves Inc (ZVI) products in Australia and New Zealand. This partnership supports Drivetrain’s expansion into the gas compression market and marks Zahroof Valves expansion into the region. The distribution agreement was formally executed in Melbourne during August by Kevin Pallas and Mahamed (Zee) Zahroof.

Established in 2010, ZVI focuses on improving the performance of reciprocating compressors through its game-changing compressor valve. The award-winning and patented ZVI Straightflo Valve is a direct “drop-in” replacement for all manufacturers’ compressor valves and can operate in various compression applications. The revolutionary design has enabled ZVI to offer its industry leading 10-year warranty on its stainless steel valve housings. In addition, usage data has shown the ZVI Straightflo Valve can improve valve efficiency by up to 40% and significantly extend run time between valve service intervals by more than a factor of 5x.

With Drivetrain as its new distribution partner, ZVI now expands its presence in the Australian and New Zealand reciprocating valve market. Drivetrain has a strong reputation for delivering reliable, cost-effective power solutions throughout Australia, New Zealand, and beyond. Their dedicated and professional team offer reliability, availability, and productivity enhancements through strategic engineering solutions and aftermarket support. The combination of Drivetrains’ experience in the gas compression market and ZVI’s reciprocating compressor valve technology will assist customers in the region to realize significant improvements in the operating performance of their reciprocating compressors.

The ZVI Straightflo Valve has been making waves in the energy industry and garnering recognition in the business community. Zahroof Valves was recently named the recipient of the 2016 Edison Award in the category “Carbon Reduction”. The company was also named a finalist in the 2015 Platt’s Global Energy Awards in the category “Rising Star – Company”; IHS Cera Week’s 2015 “Energy Innovation Pioneer Showcase Company”; and Pipeline Industry Guild’s 2013 winner of the Land-based Pipeline Technology Award.

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