As the intellectual successor to the VÁV Switchgear Company, VÁV UNION Ltd.’s market presence dates back to the 1950s.
Most manufacturing companies opted to outsource installation works after the nationalisation of companies following
World War II, but VÁV was specifically established to provide on-site services. The product range was later expanded
with self-developed low- and medium-voltage switchboards. The company achieved outstanding results in the mid-eighties.
VÁV has developed 0.4 kV switchboard equipment, about 20 medium-voltage power distribution product lines,
as well as industrial and communal outdoor transformer stations. Also, we have completed major projects at the Liszt Ferenc
International Airport and Metro, as well as electrical jobs at most large industrial corporations.
We have carried out unique works in the Far and Middle East, North-Africa, and in several European countries
in the areas of railway electricity, power stations and electricity provisions. Fifty-five transformer stationsin Kuwait
constitute one of our standout references.
At the end of the 80s, industrial production dropped dramatically, resulting in plunging capital expenditures.
Consequently, VÁV’s market share declined considerably. Recognising the need for change, engineers in the business
management department quit the company to establish VAV UNION Ltd., a mostly privately owned business, in March 1991.
The company hired VÁV’s employees (mostly from the VÁV Switchgear Company) who had ample experience across the power
distribution sector, from design, development and manufacturing to installation. With their support, the newly founded company
quickly gained new references in the chemical, food, construction, electricity, broadcasting, telecommunications and health care sectors.
VÁV’s success is attributable to high-quality products, excellent workmanship, customer-oriented services, and continuous liaisons
with customers right from the emergence of a project idea. In 1994, VÁV UNION Ltd. acquired most of the predecessor company,
including the Budaörs site, production machines and tools, as well as various test and other equipment, along with production rights
and documentation. The number of employees grew to 150. VÁV UNION prefers and installs top-quality products manufactured
by Hungarian businesses; this is usually in line with our customers’ expectations.