Key dates


1974 – descote s.a. specializes in Engineering, Manufacturing, and Selling Valves for Hazardous Applications for the chemical and nuclear industry

1983 – Euro Chlor approval for Manual valves (Europe)

1985 – descote becomes an Associate Member of the Chlorine Institute (USA)

1989 – ISO 9002 approval in recognition for its Quality Assurance Management Organization

1989 – descote valves approved by the KHK, High Pressure Gas Safety Institute (Japan)

1991 – descote becomes a Technical Correspondant of Euro Chlor (Europe)

1991 – AAR - American Association for Railcars – Tank Car Committee approval for Tank Car valves for critical media (USA)

1992 – ISO 9001 approval

1992 – descote valves recognized to comply with the Chlorine Institute - Pamphlet 6 recommendations

1992 – descote valves obtains TUV

1995 – descote valves listed in ConocoPhillips HF Alkylation licensing piping specifications

1999 – Major Valve Group acquires descote s.a.. The company is renamed KD Valves

2005 – Euro Chlor approval for descote Control valves

2006 – ISO 9001- version 2000

2006 – descote becomes an Associate Member of RusChlor (Russia)

2007 – Euro Chlor approval for descote Actuated Shut-Off valves

2007 – descote valves listed in UOP HF Alkylation piping specifications for Manual valves

2009 – KD Valves returns to original Founder & Son and its American partner FCTech Ltd. The company is renamed descote s.a.s

2010 –  descote listed on UOP HF Alkylation piping specification for Control valves.

2010 – AREVA awards descote as primary supplier for nuclear equipments

2011 – RusChlor approval for descote ManualActuated Shut-Off Control valves

2013 – GEST 06/318 Euro Chlor approval for descote ManualActuated Shut-Off Control valves.

2014 - descote actuated on-off and control globe valves are certified SIL 3 CAPABLE