With modest beginnings in 1999 as a cryogenic repair facility in La Porte, Texas, entrepreneurs Chris Carr, Dean Corbin, and Hector Villarreal grew CVA Inc. (formerly Cryogenic Vessel Alternatives, LP, in only ten years to become the world’s largest manufacturer of cryogenic transportation equipment, with facilities in Canada, China, and Turkey. CVA’s head quarters and primary manufacturing plant are conveniently located in Mont Belvieu, TX, 30-minutes east of downtown Houston.
In December of 2009 Inox India Ltd, India’s largest cryogenic engineering company acquired a majority interest in CVA. Together the entity is the second largest company in the world offering cryogenic storage, transportation and distribution products to the global market. CVA and Inox serve the industrial gas and oil field stimulation equipment markets. Carr, Villarreal and Corbin, erstwhile owners of CVA, continue in their leadership roles to leverage the significant geographical market and product synergies resulting from this new partnership.
Established in 1992, INOX India Ltd is part of the INOX Group, which has interest in diverse businesses including industrial gases, refrigerant gases, fluoro-chemicals, renewable energy, and entertainment. It is also one of the five top manufacturers of disposable refrigerant gas cylinders globally. Its three manufacturing in India are located at Kalol and Kandla, both in Gujarat, and Silvassa, capital of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. INOX India and CVA offer their global customers a broad range of quality products and services. The synergies of both companies result in technical expertise, products, and services which provides a platform for sustainable growth.