Kavaata Valves are high-quality Ball Valves manufactured by Rajeev and Company. Established in 1996 as a ball valve component manufacturer, the company has grown over the years to become one of the leading manufacturers of Ball Valves with sales all around the world.
Rajeev and company is part of Rao Enterprises Group. Rao Enterprises (www.raoenterprises.com) was established in 1984 in Belgaum, India as a Textile manufacturing firm, producing Polyester Sarees (A traditional Indian dress). In 1996, Rajeev and Company was established as the group diversified into the field of Engineering and started manufacturing Ball Valve components such as Balls, Stems and Glands. Rajeev and Company used the latest machining technology in the form of CNC machines, which gave their components superior quality and repeatability. Soon Rajeev and Company became the sought after company for Ball Valve Components. In 2006, the company diversified into manufacturing Ball Valves under its own brand name "Kavaata Valves".
In 2012 a new division named Kavaata Tools (www.kavaatatools.com) was started to manufacture U drills and Spot face cutters.
The plant is located on a lush green 4-acre plot amid 1000 teak, coconut and mango plantations. The campus consists of a 17000 sq. feet building which houses state-of-the-art machinery such as CNC turning centres, CNC Vertical Machining Centres, Lathes, Milling Machine, Cutting, Buffing and Welding machines.
Qualification : B.Tech (Textiles) SKSJTI, Bengaluru, M.Tech in Fibre Science from IIT, Delhi 1971.
He established the group Rao Enterprises in the year 1984, as a textile manufacturing and trading company. He has vast industrial experience, having worked in various private organisations for over 20 years.
He is the driving force of the group and is actively involved in all the major decision making.
Qualification: BE (Electrical Engineering) NIT Durgapur 1989, MS (Electrical Engineering) University of Maryland USA, 1991.
He joined the group in 1991 after completing his Degree.
He heads the Finance, Taxation and Management divisions.
Qualification: BE (Mechanical Engineering) NIT Suratkal, 1992, MS (Mechanical Engineering) Clemson University, USA, 1994).
He joined the group in 1994 after completing his degree and helped in establishing this new Mechanical Engineering division.
He heads the Manufacturing, Design and Marketing divisions.
Developed 250FB (10”) 3Way Flanged End Ball Valve with common gear actuator.
Developed Non-Slam Check Valve and 4” Butt Weld End Metal Seated Ball Valve
Developed Linear Characteristics Valve
Manufactured and exported "Cavity Filler Fire safe Electropolished and Buffed Mirror finished Ball Valves" to Thailand.
Bags order from Saudi Arabia for Metal Seated Ball Valves
Exports Ball Valves to Brazil.
Exhibits in Gandhinagar, Gujarat during Oct 2013.
Exports metal seated ball valves to Dubai.
Exports Three Way ball valves to Dubai and Germany.
Exhibits in MSV Brno, Czech Republic. Bags order to Czech Republic. A new division to manufacture Tools started.
Becomes the sought after supplier of 3 Way ball Valves for heat exchangers. Develops Metal Seat ball valves for high-temperature applications.
Bags orders from Thailand and Mexico. Exhibits at Chennai Valve Expo.
Bags export order to Mexico and Kuwait.
A need for Vertical Machining Centre was felt and hence the machine was procured. The Ball Valves sales continued to rise and they became widely accepted for high quality.
Year of consolidation and introduction of our new product, Ball Valves. After a long deliberation, Mr. N.K.Bheema Rao, came up with the brand name of Kavaata for the valves, which means valves in Kannada.
Although auto component demand was continuously going up, it was always a Job Work, and a need was felt to develop "Own Product". Because of our manufacturing of Ball Valves was started in the month of December.
The demand for auto components continued and by the end of the year two more CNC turning centres made their list of machinery. In the meanwhile, the ball valve component manufacturing continued to progress ...
The automobile market entered a boom period and there was a need for CNC turned auto components. One more CNC machine was purchased to cater to this great demand. The company also took ISO 9001 certification.
A need was felt to diversify into fields other than Textiles, it was decided to start a CNC workshop to machine precision turned components. This was the establishment of the Engineering Division of Rajeev and Company...
N.B.Rajeev Rao, come back from USA after completing his Master's degree and joined the group. It was decided the group should exit from Sarees business, as it was getting highly competitive.
N.B.Ashok Rao, came back from USA after finishing his Masters degree and joined the group. The main focus now was to increase the turnover of Polyester yarn business and therefore a new Polyester Yarn twisting unit was set up.
Due the increased demand of Polyester Yarn, Rao Enterprises took up agencies of big Polyester Yarn manufacturing companies, such as Reliance Industries Ltd
The invention of Polyester Sarees, a traditional Indian dress. The Sarees made out of Polyester yarn looked and felt like Silk Sarees, and cost only a fraction. They soon caught the fancy of consumers and within a matter of months
Rao Enterprises established as a Textile Manufacturing unit by Mr. N.K.Bheema Rao .