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Consolidated Brass Company, a family owned and operated business for 82 years, got its start in Detroit, Michigan in 1928 as a merger of two companies manufacturing boiler trim components, gas cocks and air cocks. The company name was later shortened to the acronym CONBRACO, and in 1957 the company moved to Charlotte, North Carolina. It was 1968 when Conbraco Industries, Inc. produced and marketed the first Apollo bronze ball valve. By 2008, the branded trade name “APOLLO” was more recognized than the corporate name, so all products we re-branded Apollo Valves. Today, approximately 95% of all Apollo Valve products are manufactured in Pageland, South Carolina and Conway, South Carolina, U.S.A.

On June 2, 2010, Aalberts Industries, N.V., a publicly traded Dutch company, acquired 100% ownership of Conbraco Industries, Inc. Today, Conbraco Industries, Inc. continues to operate as Apollo® Valves, manufactured by Conbraco Industries, Inc. in its 88th year, and is managed by the same executive officers and management team that was in place prior to the sale.

Our Approach

At Apollo Valves… it’s all about taking care of our customers. The customers have always been the backbone of our business. That has never changed and it won’t in the future. More owners and engineers have begun to recognize that quality matters. With the capital investments we have made and have targeted for the near term, we have a very positive message to share with our customers.

american made since 1928

Nearly all Apollo® valves are produced in U.S. facilities that are second to none in the industry, including ISO-registered, state-of-the-art foundries and manufacturing facilities in Pageland and Conway, S.C. The company's headquarters is located in Matthews, N.C.

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