Our history

1985 – 1995
GWC International
(GWC Int.) was established in 1985 in Bakersfield, California (USA), focused on trading and distribution in the North American market.

1996 – 2005
As a result of continuous growth, GWC expands manufacturing facilities in Bakersfield, USA to satisfy the growing demand in North America and international markets.

2006 – 2014
GWC Int. opens first overseas manufacturing plant in China – GWC Valve Manufacturing Shanghai Co. Ltd.
GWC opens also a Sales Office in the UAE – GWC Valve & Controls DMCC Dubai Ltd.

GWC International is acquired and becomes GWC Italia group with its Headquarters located in Trezzo sull’Adda, Milan (Italy): GWC Italia group begins ball valve manufacturing operations in Trezzo sull’Adda, Italy and becomes the global centre of excellence.

GWC China
opens new Sales Office in Beijing.

GWC Italia USA operations opens a new stocking facility in Houston, Texas.

GWC Italia
Vision & Values

Vision & Values

Our Vision is that GWC Italia will be the “world’s most trusted Ball Valve provider” in our served markets. Our core values embody the essence of who we are and how we act:

Be accountable and take initiative to bring out positive results and care for the best outcome for our company and our customers.

We work well together to achieve our common goals of better products, service, and overall better customer experience.

Through a culture of communication, we improve both as individuals and as an organisation.

Integrity & Professional Conduct

GWC Italia ensures that ethical behaviour is enshrined in our Company’s foundation.

To this purpose, we implemented our own Code of Ethics addressing the essential principles of Honesty, Accountability, Conflict of Interest, Privacy and Confidentiality.


As a leading provider of high value engineered valves, GWC Italia is firmly focused on the preservation of the Environment, by reducing carbon footprint, energy consumption, waste and on assuring through continuous improvement, a Safe and Healthy work environment for everyone.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is crucial to conduct a valuable and durable business.

This is reflected in GWC Italia commitment to acting ethically and responsibly towards its own Stakeholders, to contribute positively to the well-being of the entire Community.