Vexve was founded in 1960 in Finland and has grown over the years to become the globally leading supplier of valve solutions for district energy and HVAC. The company provides products and solutions for customers working in district energy networks and heating and cooling systems of all sizes of buildings, as well as MEP designers, wholesalers, and contractors.
Early adopters of BIM
Vexve recognized the growing importance of digitalization early on and the first Vexve valves were introduced in the MagiCAD product database already in the early 2000’s. At the time, BIM was still a relatively unknown concept, even though MagiCAD users were already able to design with intelligent modeling features and MEP objects. MagiCAD and Vexve have now been working together for over a decade serving the needs of MEP designers and the development of MEP design during this time has been recognized from the manufacturer’s perspective as well.
According to Vexve’s Product manager Pertti Kulma, the increasing importance of design work in building projects has also increased the demand for accuracy in manufacturer products: “As designs have become more detailed, the demand for certificates and standards has also been rising. When there is more data available, designers have the possibility to optimize the performance, as well as the energy consumption, of a building. This has, in turn, set some new demands for MEP manufacturers.”
Although the demand for product data has increased, the original Vexve ball valves have always been reliable and high performing so there has been no critical need for change.
“Couple of years ago we launched a new Vexve X -product line for valves with an integrated press-fit connection. Based on the good feedback from the markets we decided to add features of the new product also to existing Vexve products and have now launched the complete X-series. High-quality and reliability are key values for us at Vexve and our product development is steered by thorough market research and customer response.”
Reaching designers with digitalization
The importance of digital availability has grown rapidly for MEP manufacturers. BIM projects demand accurate and reliable product data for successful performance. Kulma sees the potential in MagiCAD serving their customer needs:
“For us, it is important that we reach designers in the channels they use and that we are able to deliver the product data in the most efficient way possible. Providing digital twins of our products in MagiCAD is essential, especially for our customers in the Nordic markets. In addition, the need for standard Revit files is growing steadily in our other market areas.”
The well-known original Vexve ball valve line, launched in 1975, is now going through a major facelift. While maintaining the original coupling dimensions of the valves, the new valve series introduces a modernized design with a composite handle and precision control knop, as well as technical features such as a lower operating torque and self-sealing measuring blocks for balancing valves.
As environmental considerations are a key part of Vexve’s values, the new collection will also focus on helping to bring down the carbon footprint of Vexve products.
“We have a long experience of working with MagiCAD Group. The cooperation has always been very straightforward and, as we are now launching the new modernized product line, our new product collection will naturally be available in MagiCAD Cloud.”