Connex SVT Inc., a subsidiary of SVT GmbH, Germany, is located in Houston, Texas, USA. Although the parent company is not located on the water, the small town of Schwelm in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, is the perfect location for SVT. Its excellent transportation infrastructure makes it easy to get around, while European seaports, particularly Antwerp and Rotterdam, are with close reach. Schwelm’s proximity to industrial centers in the Ruhr region and the Cologne Lowland has nurtured a long tradition of industrial manufacturing in the town. All in all, it is the perfect environment for developing, manufacturing and testing SVT’s marine and land loading arms along with key components such as ROTAFLEX Swivel Joints, SVT Emergency Release Couplers (ERC), SVT Quick Connect/Disconnect Couplers (QCDC) and electrohydraulic control system.
SVT generates big-market revenues but has kept its mid-market character – and that is a fundamental strength. SVT has 160 employees, including some from the days of Wiese GmbH and Connex GmbH. They are passionate about their work, their company and their products. And they represent a healthy blend of seasoned veterans and fresh new workers, many of whom apprenticed at SVT. This combination drives a constant transfer of knowledge and keeps the team highly innovative.
In this context, a strong design team and reliable production process, decades of experience, and continuous quality management with all the necessary certificates are convincing arguments for loading arms from Schwelm. And because practically every loading arm is approved with the customer present during the factory acceptance test at our factory’s own testing facility, Schwelm is now known even in Guangdong and São Paulo.