Erie manufacturing company was founded on January 9th, 1943 when Henry Alfrey purchased the machinery and assets of a small manufacturing company at 200 East Erie Street in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (USA). Although the first products were emergency oxygen systems for military aircraft, Erie soon became a pioneer and innovator in ‘devices to control flows’, for application in oxygen, HVAC and water treatment systems.
In 1947 Erie was the very first company ever in the world, to develop and manufacture an automatic regeneration control valve for ion exchange water softeners.
Shortly after the turn of the century, after almost 60 years of development and manufacture of control valves, the strategic decision was taken to focus on complete water treatment systems and solutions, for use in a wide range of applications, like residential, commercial hospitality …
Erie Water Treatment is set out to remain at the forefront of the global water treatment industry.
Erie is founded in Milwaukee,
Erie develops the world’s very first
automatic regeneration control
valve for water softening.
Subsidiary in Europe (Belgium)
to develop the European market
1971 – 1985
From the world’s first plastic control
valve to rotor operated and
volume controlled control valve.
Erie has always been a pioneer
First proprietary cabinet housing for
residential softener is introduced
Erie decides to shifts its focus
from control valves to complete
water treatment systems.
Erie enters a new market segment
with it’s H2Optimo hot water
softener for commercial hospitality
Erie introduces a complete range of
industrial water treatment systems.
Erie prepared for further growth
and moved house to Grobbendonk
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to respect our precious water.