In 1921, Rolf Nobel, nephew of famous chemist and inventor Alfred Nobel, laid
the foundations for what is now Durgo. From day one we have always strived to
be the reliable link. We stand with one foot firmly rooted in our Swedish craftsmanship
tradition, the one that brought us to where we are, and the other foot
in modern technology. This secures the levels of quality and safety demanded
Rolf Nobel, nephew of the well-known Alfred Nobel, founds AB Durgo in Hagalund, just north of Stockholm.
Erik Andersson takes over Durgo. Even today, the company is run within the family. The flush valve boosts business with the entrance of water toilets in Sweden. Our first safety valve is developed.
Vacuum valves preventing backflow for drinking water systems is created. The reflux protection for washing machines sees the light of the day.
Valve manifolds and taps with different types of backflow protection are developed.
Durgo gets patent on the air admittance valve for drainage systems. Millions of valves are now installed in buildings around the world. Durgo starts exporting to the Nordics and other European countries.
Makes entry on the Japanese market, which is now one of our most important markets. Safety valves and vacuum valves in stainless steel start to be manufactured.
Starting sales in the United States. We quality certify our business according to ISO 9000.
We develop a new type of air admittance valve designed for confined spaces (Durgo Plus). Starting sales in China and Durgo air admittance valves are installed in the Beijing Olympic Games Arena.
We acquire plastic molding company and now have the majority of the production chain of the air admittance valves in-house. We also develop and patent new vacuum valves for safer back flow protection in drinking water systems.
We approach 100 years as a company and with the same accuracy and dedication as back in Nobel’s Days.