The history of PVA

PVA was founded in 1992 by president Anthony Hynes, when he began selling dispensing valves for automated and manual dispensing applications out of his home. Later that year, PVA moved to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's (RPI) Incubator Center where they began building XYZ robots to automate their growing valve technology. On October 26, 1992, PVA sold their first automated dispensing system.

PVA's dispensing valve product line grew rapidly to include superior technology for accurately applying conformal coating materials. In 1994, PVA debuted a selective conformal coating system that would later become the PVA2000 which improved on existing XYZ plotting systems by introducing a closed-loop servo controlled process that proved extremely accurate and rugged. In October of 1994, Invotronics in Canada became PVA's first selective coating system customer. Local, national and industry accolades soon followed as PVA began to establish themselves as a serious contender in the fluid dispensing market.

From modest beginnings in Upstate New York, to a 135,000 square foot facility in Cohoes, NY, with regional sites stationed throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, PVA has a long history of providing innovation and expertise in dispensing, coating and custom automation.

Introduction to Automation with the PVA1000


Patent filed for 4th axis technology. Patent awarded in 2000


Relocated to a new facility in Halfmoon, NY


Patent filed for FCS300-ES technology. Patent awarded in 2001


PVA shop floor at the Halfmoon Facility


Introduction of the PVA650


Acquired Machining and Sheet Metal Capabilities


Relocated to a 135,000 square foot facility in Cohoes, NY


Awarded Best Places to Work by the Albany Business Review


About PVA

World Class Dispensing, Coating and Custom Automation

When precision matters, manufacturers around the globe rely on PVA’s selective coating systems and automated dispensing solutions to improve their production process. PVA configures customer driven solutions for applications requiring fluid dispensing equipment and custom automation products. From benchtop equipment to lean cells to inline systems, we evaluate each opportunity independently to ensure our solution allows you to optimize your manufacturing process.

Headquartered in Upstate New York, with regional sites stationed throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, all PVA Systems are backed by a 24-hour global service network, including regionally trained technicians for fast response times.

Fast Break Fund

Each year, PVA contributes monies and resources to developing educational programs that provide children with the resources necessary to succeed academically and athletically through the Fast Break Fund. The Fast Break Fund, founded by Tony and Larry Hynes, is a federally recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides underprivileged and children with special needs, scholarship assistance for sports camps, leagues, and fundamental skill instruction.