In 1939 Gustav Palmstierna founded Palmstiernas Mekaniska Verkstad AB, PMV. At the beginning the production was focused on live centers, engraving needles, dividing heads, handicap aid equipment, medical research instruments. Gustav’s son, Magnus took over the helm in the late 60’s and in 1968 the company’s first positioner was launched, P-1000, a linear positioner for air cylinders. In 1976 the company launched its first rotary positioner, P-1500, which is still in production. In 1986 the company name changed to Palmstiernas Instrument AB and in 1991 all focus was put on positioners and switchboxes.
PMV is part of Flowserve, a global leader in pumps, seals and Flow control. We develop, manufacture and market industrial valve positioners and switchboxes world-wide. Our own development department with in-house test facilities where development work is conducted on a considerable scale. The approached market is the process industry. PMV holds a certificate in conformity with ISO 9001, which guarantees a high product standard and dependable deliveries. The main part of PMV’s output is exported to North America, Europe and Asia.