Company Profile

The KZ Valve Mission

  • To design, market, and produce innovative products that feature high performance/value results.
  • To focus on satisfying customer needs while demonstrating a superior commitment to excellence in all areas.
  • To promote employee satisfaction; in turn, generating increased pride in the workmanship and quality of our products; which allows us to focus on serving our customers the best we can.

Company Profile & History

Ardith and Keith Ziegenbein

Ardith and Keith Ziegenbein

KZCO Inc. began in 1976 with one product, but it was a good one, the dependable Hydra-Halt. Originally K.Z. Company, the Hydra-Halt was invented in 1975 by 2 brothers, Keith and Kevin Ziegenbein, to use on the family farm. When the Hydra-Halt was released, it was an instant success, replacing manual valves on fertilizer applicators with new hydraulic remote control. Despite this, customers preferred to have an electric valve. All existing electric valves in the Ag market were solenoid type, and were not dependable. A ball valve was the key, and it had to be motorized.

KZCO was the first in the industry to bring an economical motorized ball valve concept to market. The Electra-Halt was introduced in 1982 after 4 years of research and development. Over the next decade, KZCO introduced a wide variety of other Ag and Industrial products. In 1992 the Electra-Halt 2 was introduced or EH2 for short, and Electra-Halt product line expanded into the thousands of new valve types, sizes, motors and wiring options. In 1997, the EH3 and QC3 valves were added, bringing the mathematical combination of available valves options into the millions.

Since 1997, KZCO has continued to expand its product line with the QX4 and the 89 series valves in 1999, and new controllers, the Tri-Lite and Dial-a-Matic in 2000. KZCO uses the engineering philosophy of “form follows function, and price follows quality”, but price is important, so every KZCO product is designed to achieve our rigorous standards for quality, and maintain a economical price. The family farm has grown into a flourishing corporation, alive and growing on a tangent all its own.

You can rest assured that KZCO will continue to produce innovative, high quality products for agriculture and industry well into the future.

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Address

23860 KZ Parkway,
Greenwood, NE 68366

Phone: (800) 288-1112
Fax: (402) 944-2402

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