History

Mr. Morteza Tavadjoh, the founder of Mirab Industrial Group ( Limited) started his business in 1981 in a rented workshop covering an area of 350 m around Azari Square under the name of Forminkar.

Modeling

The activity of Forminkar started with design and manufacture of all models of industrial parts (molding of casting industry) such as cylinder jacket of locomotives of railway, cylinder jacket for railway locomotives, cylinder jackets for Derman Diesel engines, cast iron parts for all kinds of centrifuge pumps, pivotal and floating flow, the cast iron part for the exhaust of all kinds of vehicles and all kinds of sensitive parts needed for automotive industry and other industries.

Expansion

Casting

From 1982, the casting unit with rotating gasoline furnaces were built to expand the work area and render better service to customers.
Since based on the law all businesses which develop from workshop to factory, should be at least 120 km away from big cities, to support Forminkar Workshop, the Heavy Industry Minister of the time, suggested continuation of activity of this company in Tehran in the council of ministers and due to the special importance and the priority of activity of this company, as an exception it was allowed to continue its industrial activity.

Long-term goal setting

Before the Islamic Revolution all studies showed that production of industrial valves needed for irrigation of the country, like many other products , was dependent on non-Iranian manufacturers and they were all imported. After that, during the Imposed War and the West forced sanctions, with the politics turning towards reducing dependency of the country and development of irrigation network, the founder of this industrial group too decided , based on the experience gained in modeling , casting and machining of parts and increasing of the equipment, the company concentrated on its long-term goal setting which was manufacture of industrial valves needed for water and sewage industry and entered this important sector of industry.

Connection with Water Industry

Forminkar Company under the new name Mirab, showed its determination for cooperation with water and waste water industry in Iran and maintain its cooperation with well-known valve-manufacturing companies in the world and gaining experience from them, it started producing the first series of butterfly valves with desired quality, based on international standards.

In the coming years, since the results of field surveys showed that use of intelligent equipment in water industry would improve the utilization of the infrastructure of the industry and increase the quality of the valves, Mirab started contacting the big names in automation industry across the world and took another successful step in this road. By providing modern electric actuators made by the big industrial group, AUMA in Germany. Hydraulic actuators with equipment made by German Company, HAWE and Rexorth  and air actuators made by Festo Germany rendered another service to Iran’s water industry.

 

Cooperation with Other Industries

The application of Mirab products has been very effective in parts of oil, gas and petrochemical industries of the country and this facility has had spectacular cooperation with many companies affiliated with Ministry of Oil, among them we can refer to manufacture of special valves for sea salty water for water gathering part of Asaluyeh Refinery in Phases 1,2,3 in years 1996 and other phases in later years .

Certificates

Today Mirab with over 4 decades history of presence in valve manufacturing industry and acquiring international quality certificates from Lloyd Register England and DVGW Germany ( Being renewed) and also IMS certificate including OHSAS 18001:2007 2015, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 2015 from TÜVNORD company in Germany, provides added peace of mind for its customers.

Through having international valid certificates Mirab has been able to attract customers from across the borders and by reversing the direction from import to export, a major portion of its products are being exported to countries in Asia, Europe, Africa and South America. This makes up something about 20 to 50 percent of Mirab’s annual production capacity.

Development Plan

Phase one

In 2007, because of the increase of production capacity, this company bought a piece of land covering an area of 200,000 sqm in Shams Abad industrial complex and started phase one of its development plan. From April 2011, all units, except lab and casting were transferred to this site.

Entrepreneurship

Around 550 people are currently working in the group and also a spectacular number of personnel, cooperate with our company just to render services for different production lines based on Mirab orders in their own units.

Site Information

Currently Mirab has 5 different sites covering an area of 225000 square meters and 50000 sqm building, with over 550 employees and is active in 8 business subgroups and 65 production groups and 8580 types of different industrial valves and related equipment for different applications. The site is made up of following units:

Casting Department
Casting Department
With medium frequency electric furnaces with that have the potential to melt pieces with different analysis up to 6.5 tons.
Cast iron in different grades, production of all kinds of steel and bronze
Forming with CO2, sand recovery equipment, shot blast equipment in different dimensions
Lab Department
Lab Department
Equipped lab to determine the analysis in wet chemistry and quantitative metric analysis method, metallography equipment, Rubber tensional test, Rubber stationery Test, Rubber hardness test, Steel and cast iron metallography with the aid of Image Analyzer, Corrosion Test with Salt Spray method- Damage test- UT Test.
It should be mentioned that Mirab Lab is the cooperating lab with National Standard Institute.
Machining Department
Machining Department
With over 40 different types of CNC machines and 50 manual machines such as carousel machine with 430 cm dimension and CNC boring machine for items up to 25 tons.
Welding and Forming Department
Welding and Forming Department
With different equipment including CNC machine, welding equipment with CO2, rotary tables with different dimensions, different rollers for rolling sheets with different dimensions and thickness
Electrostatic powder coating department
Electrostatic powder coating department
Equipped with two medium and large lines, sandblast equipment for large pieces.
Engineering and design department
Engineering and design department
With experienced experts and advisers from credited universities also equipped with Abaqus, Ansys, Catia, solid Works, Mechanical Desktop software
Assembly Unit
Assembly Unit
Equipped overhead cranes with different weight capacity and over 4000 sqm substructure.
Rubber Unit
Rubber Unit
Equipped with different equipment to manufacture rubber pieces needed for all types if valves and pre-ordered rubber parts.
Testing Department
Testing Department
Facilities to test all types of valves in different sizes and pressures and explosion proof testing room.
R&D Department
R&D Department
In this department we have experts with over 20 years of scientific background and experience, familiar with all types of industrial valves. They have the experience of teaching in accredited international universities. Experts in this department are constantly in cooperation with the technical and engineering office of the company, to research and oversee and upgrade the quality of the manufactured valves and develop new valves with different applications.
Hydrodynamic Lab
Hydrodynamic Lab
To create a suitable environment for confirming and verifying numerical calculations and CFD analysis of designs and testing the manufactured models, Mirab Company has designed and made a collection of pumps and display of valves in order to control and validate the hydrodynamic components based on initial control calculations and study their accuracy.
In addition to above mentioned to control hydrodynamic values, it controls the pressure in different areas and uses suitable instrumentation such as pressure differential gauges in both sides of the valve and also equips the system with Rate of flow control valve at the valve downstream. Also to upgrade the popular and professional knowledge of beneficiaries, consultants and contractors in water industry, this company has education goals in mind too.
Moreover, this department has the capability to hold practical and theoretical classes for those interested. They also will meet the following goals:
 The correct placement of valves in order to study their function
 To provide simulation of hydraulic conditions and behavior of valves in order to measure and survey the results of needed parameters for hydrodynamic conditions
 Changing the valves position in hydraulic circuit, based on the type of needs that have been defined in tests
 Study and monitoring of the acquired results to prepare charts needed for hydraulic requirements of the valve

Second Phase

Mirab, in its second phase of development plan, has dedicated an area covering 50,000 sqm to build the new casting unit in Shams Abad site. About 20,000 sqm of it is dedicated to production, warehouse , administration and miscellaneous halls and it will increase casting capacity of Mirab up to 15,000 ton annually. All types of cast iron and carbon steel and stainless steel and all types of alloys of colored metals especially nickel-aluminum-bronze for valves and equipment suitable for salty seawater is produced.

A view of completed design of Shams Abad Site

This group has the honor of providing valves or technical and engineering services in earliest possible time through 34 active agencies all across Iran and presence in 26 countries globally.