Our history

Xavier Torredeflot, Anna Torredeflot, Elisabet Rodriguez and Helena Rodríguez make up the management of Vak Kimsa, being the second generation of the family.

In figures

Founded in Barcelona
in 1972

100%
family property

2nd generation
made up of 4 siblings,
leading the company

We are 100%
national manufacturers

3,500 sqm
of installations

38 workers
29% university degree

+ of 19,500
equipment manufactured

+ 5% for R+D+i projects
CDTI projects
every 2 years

En - historia
2019
Nov 05

1972:

Antoni Torredeflot and Eulàlia Barrufet start manufacturing variable speed drives and gears in Barcelona.

Nov 05

1975:

Beginning of the manufacture of agitators.

Nov 05

1980:

Start of in-line mixer manufacturing.

Nov 05

1987:

Incorporation of the second generation into the company.

Nov 05

1997:

Transfer of the company to Rubí, Polígono Rubí Sud.

Nov 05

2001:

Manufacturing of the number 10,000 equipment.

Nov 05

2007:

Construction of the new factory of 2000 m2 in the Polígono Molí de la Bastida in Rubí.

Nov 05

2017:

Start of the expansion of the current plant to 3500 m2.

Nov 05

2019:

June completion of extension.

Who we are

We’re your team. Human and technical ability to provide a global solution to your mixing processes since 1972

The passion and illusion in what we do moves us to provide you with the best solutions and the most technologically advanced agitators and mixers, optimized and flexible for the constant evolution of your products and processes.

We all have dreams and we want to share ours with you…

Technical Sales

ingenieria

Process Engineering and R+D+i

Product Engineering

Manufacturing

Administration and finance

Technical Sales

We love to be attentive to your needs. Your project, our project.

“I love the world of motoring and traveling, sharing it with my family is my daily dream.”

“Practicing mountain biking and enjoying life with my family is the energy that moves me.”

“If you want to be happy, start by loving what you do.”

Elisabet Rodriguez

Commercial Director

Head of Agitation Process - CEO

Engineer

Pere Jiménez

Head of Sales

EMMV ESADE

Joan Labró

Sales area manager

“My dream is to share moments and experiences with my family and my friends.”

Raquel Malo

Technical Sales Dept. Assistant

We love to be attentive to your needs. Your project, our project.

“I love the world of motoring and traveling, sharing it with my family is my daily dream.”

Elisabet Rodriguez

Commercial Director

Head of Agitation Process - CEO

Engineer

“Practicing mountain biking and enjoying life with my family is the energy that moves me.”

Pere Jiménez

Head of Sales

EMMV ESADE

“If you want to be happy, start by loving what you do.”

Joan Labró

Sales area manager

“My dream is to share moments and experiences with my family and my friends.”

Raquel Malo

Technical Sales Dept. Assistant

Nos encanta estar pendientes de tus necesidades. Tu proyecto, nuestro proyecto.

“I love the world of motoring and traveling, sharing it with my family is my daily dream.”

Elisabet Rodriguez

Commercial Director

Head of Agitation Process – CEO

Engineer

“Practicing mountain biking and enjoying life with my family is the energy that moves me.”

Pere Jiménez

Head of sales

EMMV ESADE

“If you want to be happy, start by loving what you do.”

Joan Labró

Sales area manager

“My dream is to share moments and experiences with my family and my friends.”

Raquel Malo

Technical Sales Dept. Assistant

The advice, monitoring and management of tailor-made teams, as well as customer satisfaction are our objectives. We work as a team with process and product engineering to make our product selection the optimal solution for your mix.

Process Engineering

Generating the best ideas and solutions for your mixing processes

“I love traveling, living with other ways of understanding the world, remembering moments and landscapes.”

“I love the world of motoring and traveling, sharing it with my family is my daily dream.”

Helena Rodríguez

Process Engineering Director – CEO

Physicist

Elisabet Rodriguez

Head of Agitation Process – CEO

Engineer

Commercial Director

“The linear combination of sport, mountains and new challenges maintain my vital energy.”

“Passionate about science and new knowledge. Looking to expand day by day as a professional and as a person. In love with music. “

Conchi Espinar

Technical Sales Dept. – Process engineering

Chemical

Rubén López

Technical Sales Dept. – Process engineering

Chemical

Generating the best ideas and solutions for your mixing processes

“I love traveling, living with other ways of understanding the world, remembering moments and landscapes.”

Helena Rodríguez

Process Engineering Director – CEO

Physicist

“I love the world of motoring and traveling, sharing it with my family is my daily dream.”

Elisabet Rodriguez

Head of Agitation Process – CEO

Engineer

Commercial Director

“The linear combination of sport, mountains and new challenges maintain my vital energy.”

Conchi Espinar

Technical Sales Dept. – Process engineering

Chemical

“Passionate about science and new knowledge. Looking to expand day by day as a professional and as a person. In love with music. “

Rubén López

Technical Sales Dept. – Process engineering

Chemical

Generando las mejores ideas y soluciones para sus procesos de mezcla

“Me gusta viajar, convivir con otras formas de entender el mundo, recordar momentos y paisajes.”

Helena Rodríguez

Directora Ingeniería de Proceso – CEO

Físico

“Apasionado de la innovación, de las energías renovables y de viajar con los míos.”

Xevi Costa

Director I+D+i

Ingeniero Industrial

“La combinación lineal de deporte, montaña y nuevos retos mantienen mi energía vital.”

Conchi Espinar

Departamento Técnico Comercial – Ingeniería de proceso

Química

“Apassionat per la ciència i els nous coneixements. Buscant expandir-me dia a dia com a professional i com a persona. Enamorat de la música.”

Rubén López

Departament Tècnic Comercial – Enginyeria de procés

Químic

The selection, design and execution of our range of agitators, in-line mixers and complete mixing equipment, requires high competence in process engineering and applications to provide optimal solutions that go far beyond the mere knowledge of the equipment itself.

We intervene in your project from the beginning to the end, always starting from the specific needs and as far as you want us to accompany you.

EN - ING PROCESO
2019
Nov 05

Analysis

of the customer’s product and process data.

Nov 05

2. Test

Possibility of carrying out process tests in our pilot plant.

Nov 05

3. Process Calculation

with VAKCAL’s own program.

Nov 05

4. Simulation

Possibility of performing fluid dynamic simulations of the ANSYS-CFX process.

Nov 05

5. Definition

of the appropriate agitator or in-line mixer.

PILOT PLANT: possibility of carrying out process tests in our pilot plant

Fabricantes de agitadores industriales, mezcladores en línea e instalaciones completas de mezcla

VAKCAL: our agitator calculation program

ANSYS: fluid dynamic process simulations ANSYS-CFX

The passion to know more. Constant research and innovation at your fingertips.

From a continuously validated and acquired Know How from the R+D+i department we contribute to the development of the best possible solutions to the changing needs of our customers and markets.

This quest for excellence is carried out around three axes:

1. Research

We investigate complex mixing processes and dynamic phenomena typical of rotary machines. Some examples are: maintenance in suspension of solid particles, agitation of highly non-Newtonian products and predictive maintenance. Some of these lines of research are endorsed by entities recognized as the CDTI (Center for Technical and Industrial Development).

Liquid-solid multiphase simulation (TRIVAK impeller). A – Velocity contour in the vertical plane of the tank. B – Volumetric fraction of the solid phase. Partially suspended.

Sensorization of the agitator drive by means of accelerometers.

Power and vibration acquisition system.

2. Development

We contribute to the optimization of the equipment, both from the process point of view and from the product point of view (minimization of dead zones, reduction of weight of the equipment, minimization of consumption, etc.).

3. Innovation

We work to offer solutions that allow us to give a faster response to our customers (development of calculation software and sizing of agitators called VAKCAL) and ensure the quality and reliability of our equipment (minimize operation and maintenance costs based on data of dynamic behavior of the machine in the framework of Industry 4.0).

Agitation of highly non-Newtonian products.

Dynamic behavior of the agitator. Waterfall relating to an accelerometer.

We achieve these three axes by means of internationally recognized numerical simulation tools (ANSYS CFD and Mechanical software) and a pilot plant equipped with sensors and first-rate data acquisition equipment, which we use internally, as well as making them available to our customers for joint collaboration.