Our flexible hosing and rigid tubing provide fluid management for fuel and hydraulic applications on commercial and military aircraft, deliver fuel gas and conditioned air in residential and commercial buildings, and provide respiratory care for medical applications. Flex-Tek heating elements and thermal systems improve the performance of medical and diagnostic equipment as well as that of domestic appliances such as clothes tumble dryers and HVAC equipment.
2012 Revenue £233m
2012 Operating profit margin 16.3%
Flex-Tek operations are principally located in the US and Mexico with Asian operations located in India, China, and Malaysia, and European facilities in France and Germany.
We serve mainly aerospace engine and airframe manufacturers, domestic appliance manufacturers and the US construction industry. Large customers include Boeing, Airbus, Pratt & Whitney, GE Aerospace, Whirlpool, Electrolux, Trane, WinWholesale and Carrier. Our notable distributors in the US construction market include Ferguson and Watsco.
Competitors for our Fluid Management business include specialty segments of Parker-Hannifin, Eaton, and Kongsberg; as well as vertically integrated capacity from key customers. Heat Solutions noteworthy competitors in the US include: Nibe, Watlow and Chromalox; and in China, Kawai and Dongfang manufacture a wide variety of electric heaters. Flex-Tek’s Construction products competes with US manufacturers: Hitachi, Atco, Omega-Flex, Hart & Cooley and Goodman. Flexible Solutions competes globally with a number of smaller privately owned businesses which manufacture specialty hoses.
Flex-Tek sources key raw materials from world-class companies including electrical resistance wire from Sandvik, fibreglass insulation from Owens Corning, specialty plastic resins from DuPont and PolyOne, and stainless steel from Allegheny Ludlum. Each of these supply chain partners is chosen based on its ability to provide exceptional quality, service and value.
Flex-Tek operations are principally located in the US and Mexico with Asian operations located in India, China, Malaysia, and the Philippines, and European facilities in France and Germany.