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8th December 2017
New manufacturing facility for metallic hoses
Opening this month, Hydraquip's new metal hose division is located in a 6,000 sq ft modern industrial unit located in Bolton, Lancashire in the North West of England. The addition of this manufacturing facility continues and strengthens Hydraquip's position in the braided hose market and allows the company to offer a superior level of service combined with a quality product.
To ensure that the high standards are met the team employed to operate this part of the business have a wealth of experience and knowledge in this field, having worked together at Flexible Hose Supplies' Bolton office for many years. During this period they have designed, manufactured and supplied metal and ptfe hose assemblies to a large and diverse customer base both in the UK and Globally providing solutions to numerous challenges.
The company's capacity and stocks will allow for the manufacture of single hose assemblies with a choice of end terminations in bore sizes up to DN200 (8") from stock with larger sizes available on request. They also will allow the supply of loose hose for distributors straight off the shelf. In addition to the loose components, the company will be stocking a number of the more popular finished assemblies, which will allow for larger quantities of hoses available for immediate despatch.
Stainless steel convoluted (metal) hoses are used in a number of industries covering a wide range of applications where a hose with a higher degree of resistance and durability is required as opposed to a rubber hose. Demand for this type of hose ranges from single applications to OEM listed components and is expected to increase dramatically in the next few years as companies demand longer life expectancy from their purchased products or as part of a total package.
15th January 2010