Over the last 77 years, we have been committed to innovation and have applied continuous improvement processes to produce state of the art products with the latest technology. We actively investigate and develop new products to add value to our customers and stay ahead of the game.
To design and provide innovative, high quality and custom-made solutions that effectively meet the needs of our customers.
To be an innovative technological leader with flexibility to provide the best customized solutions placing its industry expertise to service clients worldwide.
Merla is an API 6A certified company for Choke Valves at PSL-1, PSL-2 and PSL-3 with PR1 and PR2 designs. Our license number is 6A-1371.
Founded in Dallas, Texas by Charles Crickmer & Charles Paul Lamb to design gas lift products for the United States market.
After 25 years of success in business, Teledyne acquires Merla.
Merla starts to commercialize products in Venezuela.
Teledyne decides to introduce surface products, such as chokes valves.
Halliburton buys Merla.
Under Halliburton’s leadership, Merla designs the Positive In-Line valve.
Camco Products & Services becomes Merla´s new owner
Schlumberger buys Camco Products & Services.
Schulumberger bought Tejas Research & Engineering.
Merla starts to commercialize products in Colombia.
vMonitor acquires Merla.
During vMonitor´s period, Merla engineers the MQD (Merla Quarter Turn Disk Valve), Explosion Proof Actuator, New FCV, Ceramic Chokes, Integral Bodies, & other designs.
Merla designs the electric Merla 500-125 actuator.
Merla develops new FCV (1-1/4” & 1-1/2”).
A group of international engineers with a vast trajectory in the oil and gas industry acquires Merla and they begin to write the company’s future.