It was created in 1964 in Civate (LC - Italy) with the name of Rotant. In 1995 it adopted the name of P.V.R. and moved its headquarters to Valmadrera.
In 2010 P.V.R. was acquired by Agilent Technologies Italia, a subsidiary of the US company Agilent Technologies Inc., and for some years it operated as its Rough Vacuum pumps division.
Since 2017, after the sale of the Agilent Italia business unit to the current shareholders and owners, the company has returned to being a wholly Italian company.
Today the company is expanding rapidly; it has enlarged the range of products it offers and entered into new markets. It is now present in the food, chemical, pharmaceutical, packaging, medical, heat treatment and metallization, woodworking, and research laboratory sectors.
PVR relies on a highly specialized technical team and a commercial and service network, both of which are present in many places all over the world.