About us

Our history

Here you can follow our journey to become the most preferred, integrated supplier of miniature valves for OEM’s worldwide.

What started with a business plan and an empty basement turned into a market leader today. We are honoured to call the largest medical device makers, the most innovative automotive car producers, the largest coffee machine makers, but also the smallest start–ups, our customers.

Please enjoy our journey here below.


Business plan & startup

Nyland Flowtech registered as a startup.

Founder Peter Nijland develops first products:

  • 5 Duckbill valves
  • 5 Umbrella valves
  • 1 Combination valve
Nyland Flow Tec


First prototype tools in operation

  • Samples being sent out to customers.
  • First Solid Works License acquired.
  • First paying customer!

Company name change and registration of minivalve.com

Prototype valve


First molding machine

The first injection molding machine arrives at the newly rented factory at the Jaartveldstraat in Oldenzaal, moving Minivalve from the basement to a real factory with clean room and all. Peter, and his brother Tom, who also joined the business, can’t wait to get started!


Molding machine valves


Yellow Springs Ohio sales office

Minivalve expands further with the establishment of a sales office in Yellow Springs, Ohio. First trade show attendance at the MD&M West in Anaheim, the COMPAMED in Dusseldorf, and the MEDTEC in Stuttgart.

The factory in Oldenzaal continues to grow and now has 4 employees. First 1 million pieces order shipped to a customer in Asia.

Office minivalve


Further expansion

Second and third patent filed

Injection machine#2 arrives in Oldenzaal, and manufacturing operations switch to 3 shifts, 24/5.


Expansion Minivalve


10 million valves shipped annually

The rented facilities is becoming crowded and Minivalve acquires a greenfield site for a new factory at Lubeckstraat 21.

A new sales office is opened in Cleveland, Ohio.

Minivalve now produces 10 million valves to customers in 40 countries per year and 3 more injection molding machines are added to the cleanroom.

Standard valve portfolio is expanded to 45 different types of valves.


ISO9001 Certification achieved

Output increases to 20 million valves per year and the greenfield construction of the new factory has started.

Bigger molds are built to accommodate customers larger demand, and assembly and ultrasonic welding capabilities are added to our manufacturing system.

ISO 9001 valves


Minivalve moves into its new factory

Minivalve moves into its new factory

With ever more injection molding machines and 45 colleagues, the valve output is growing rapidly.

Also the sales team in Ohio is expanded.

Factory valves


Minivalve Asia sales office in Singapore is founded
Minivalve Asia sales office is founded to serve growing Asian market. Inhouse tool shop is created with ultra-high precision, tooling production, finally control over our own tooling. Minivalve now owns 6 valve patents


More molding machines & factory expansion

More molding machines & factory expansion. Further increasing manufacturing capacity. 120 colleagues now work every day to deliver the best valve solutions for our customers.



Minivalve celebrates its 25th anniversary

Minivalve celebrates its 25th anniversary with a day full of events. In the morning and afternoon, we had an open house for family & friends of our employees, followed by a picknick. In the evening we organized a party with all our colleagues and their partners.


25th anniversary minivalve


IATF 16949 & Minivalve Korea

IATF 16949 certification achieved  and Minivalve Sales Office Korea is founded. Output increases to hundreds of millions valves per year


IATF 16949
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