JASTA Armaturen GmbH & Co.KG
Heinrich Janssen founded JASTA-Armaturen in 1959 in a woodshed next to his parents‘ house in Essen, he just passed his examination for the master craftsman’s certificate. No matter the industry and always adaptable. On this basis we have developed ourselves to a technological leader in butterfly and shut-off valves. Recently we have expanded our product range with innovative measurement and control technology. We have stayed true to our roots: we still produce at the same site in Essen, Germany where Heinrich Janssen founded the company in 1959 – with constantly increased capacity. Interdisciplinary and multicultural: in our company we lay value on variety. Because we produce valves for different application in the whole world.
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- Business Type:
- Industry Type:
- Water and Wastewater
- Market Focus:
- Globally (various continents)
- Year Founded:
- $10,000,000 US - $100,000,000 US
Old values with new concepts
Today we operate side by side with traditional values and contemporary concepts in a modern middle sized company. We implement planning certainty throughout the whole project cycle with certified workflows and progressive project management.
In this, experienced and young employees act jointly and practice a culture of openness and mutual respect. nnovations cannot be demanded, we challenge them with a flat hierarchy and short decision channels.
We offer a variety of construction and production services under one roof. In this we profit from short lines of communication, because construction and production are all on the same site in Essen. This strategy guarantees complete control over all processes and maximum quality assurance.
No matter whether you need contract parts from our standard assortment or whether we develop a special solution for your project, we are interested in a long term business relationship with you. Thus you do not only have fixed contact people, but will also be attended to by our After Sales Service team upon signing your contract.
We will deliver to your international projects in cooperation with of our agencies in many countries in Asia and Europe. Through our partners we have a wide reaching network of contacts which provides us with good access to people and markets. Thus we can make suggestions for optimal solutions in every situation.
Occasionally we supply gasket sets for the mixing valves, which our founder Heinrich Janssen has made 50 years ago. It appears that „JAnssens STahlgeschweißte Armaturen“ kept their promise of high quality standards.
Inventive genius meets the right moment
In the early 1960s the Ruhr region flourished as an industrial location and thus also the need for housing for the workers. JASTA satisfied the growing demand for mixing valves for heating systems. Heinrich Janssen did not want to solely react. With his fondness for experimenting and the will to innovate, he laid the foundation for the company, which still successfully cultivates these qualities: Janssen developed low maintenance valves that allowed a replacement of the gasket during operation. Thanks to this invention, heating systems could be maintained at significantly lower expenses. Subsequently JASTA grew rapidly and sold its valves throughout Europe and even as far as Asia.
Sound foundation for turbulent times
In 1967 JASTA needed more space, so Heinrich Janssen rented the mechanical maintenance department at the premisses of the former coal mine Levin in Essen-Dellwig. One year later he bought the 300 m² hall including 2500 m² site. Periodic reconstructions of factory buildings and acquisitions of adjacent sites followed. As the current CEO Jürgen Hengst joined JASTA in 1967 as a commercial trainee, the company had about a dozen employees, consisting of businessmen, technicians and metalworkers.
Adverse business fluctuations and major economic crises JASTA encountered with the proven virtues innovation, flexibility and reliability. At times, the company even subsisted on contract work. At the same time the valves were constantly developed and adapted to new requirements, such as electrical and pneumatic actuation. Thereby JASTA succeeded in entering the market as an original equipment manufacturer for the industry.
At the beginning of the 1990s, Heinrich Janssen won his managing director Jürgen Hengst around to become an associate. The plant construction projects became more sophisticated and JASTA for the first time hired engineers. Sales representatives and partner companies began to distribute the customized valves in large diameters and for high temperatures to outside Europe.
History to be continued
At present JASTA develops as a modern medium-sized company following the tradition of its founder Heinrich Janssen. Reliable solutions are designed and assembled by an international staff at the continuously expanding site in Essen. Introducing new product lines, the company is prepares for the needs of the industries of the future.