Invalved as promised

Belven nv is a Belgian SME with 45 years’ experience in valves. Belven nv is independent, allowing it to develop its own long-term strategy.

Today, the family business is managed by the son-in-law and daughter of founder Robert Van Keilegom. 

At Belven, our employees are working daily on finding solutions to meet our customers’ expectations. Delivery reliability in all its aspects is what makes Belven unique in the valve world. As a customer, you can at all times rely on a dedicated sales contact team consisting of one office employee and one field employee. 

Our very central location by the E19 between Brussels and Antwerp is a huge advantage both for our customers in the Benelux and for the logistic interaction with other Belven offices in Moscow, Dubai and Hong Kong, via the port of Antwerp.

Since 2013, the 40 employees have been accommodated in a trendy company building. This was an investment not only in the well-being of our human capital but also in Belven’s business operations. It is also where the central stock for the Benelux and the European distributors is located and where all of Belven’s core activities (research and development, assembly, testing of valves, revisions, repairs and the coordination of the on-site interventions) are carried out.

Each family has its own history. So does ours. 

Our history started in 1974, when Robert Van Keilegom established Belgium Ventiel nv. The company was a smart spin-off from the installation firm that he managed together with his brothers. Initially, Belgium Ventiel was a trading company distributing high-quality valves. 

The constant search for innovation soon led to the development of our own products and our own Belven brand. Belven thus developed into a quality label in the market of 1/4 turn valves. The focus is on butterfly valves and ball valves.

In 2008, Robert Van Keilegom passed the torch to a new generation, led by Geert Van Mechelen. Together with his team of managers and colleagues, he has since been running a flourishing company with worldwide branches and an ever-growing geographical coverage. While the operations and the product range may differ slightly from region to region, the company’s DNA remains unchanged: the Belven family values, the involvement of, and with, all stakeholders: staff, customers and suppliers. 

More than ever, Belven has full confidence in the future, which we want to shape together with you!

Some milestones1974Creation of BelgiumVentiel in Mechelen19811996Belgium VentielISO certification of2011Creation ofBelven LLCMoscow20132015Creation ofBelven China20182019Creation ofBelven DWC Dubai‘70‘80‘90‘00‘10‘202008Start of own production of ball valves in MechelenStart-up of butterfly valve assembly line in Mechelen, for specific applications and of European originName changed to Belven and management handed over the 2nd generationInauguration of new company building in Mechelen