Since 1948 Valvosanitaria Bugatti has specialised in the production of ball valves and brass fittings, originally in their factory located in Lumezzane (Brescia). In 1984 the company transferred its manufacturing plant to Castegnato (Brescia), where the factory covers about 9000 square metres. In 2011 a new warehouse was built, covering about 7000 square metres, not far from the factory, thus ensuring better management of the finished products.
To manufacture products of Italian Top Quality in order to satisfy the individual needs of all our customers
Our products are all manufactured in our single production plant in Castegnato (Brescia) and are destined mainly to the foreign market, in more than 80 nations throughout the world. The great attention paid to the customer and extreme flexibility in production have allowed our company to consolidate its presence in all these countries.
- raw materials are exclusively hot-forged brass bars supplied by the best drawing mills in Italy
- upon arrival, semi-finished pieces are submitted to very strict quality checks before being admitted to the production cycle.
- on completion of each single stage of production quality and conformity tests are carried out to ensure that the brand Valvosanitaria Bugatti remains a guarantee of reliability.
The American NSF organization sets the requirements to be met by all products which get in contact with drinking water in order to ensure that they do not release contaminants such as lead, with the aim of safeguarding the consumers’ health.
Lead is a toxic metal, its compounds are water soluble, they may cause neurological and behavioural disorders besides cardiovascular diseases. The exposure to lead may represent a risk for new-born babies, young children and pregnant women, since it can also cause retardations in the neurological development of children. The presence of lead in drinkable water is related to the presence of old pipelines made oflead, a material used in past times by the Roman Emperors just for this aim. Lead can reach water and soils due to the corrosion of lead pipelines in the water distribution systems and to the corrosion of leaded paints.
The NSF/ANSI Standard 61, Annex G – Weighted Average Lead Content Evaluation Procedure to a 0.25 Percent Lead Requirement – establishes that the lead content shall not exceed 0.25% for all products which get in contact with drinkable water. This limit shall be respected by the manufacturers of taps, valves, pipes, fittings and any other product which gets in contact with drinkable water.
Also our company has been awarded with the NSF certification, which has been issued on 30 September 2014.