The world leader in brake lines and hoses
Flexitech provides its automotive and motorcycle manufacturer (OEM) customers with specialised innovative technical solutions for their brake and cooling hose requirements for thermal, hybrid, electric or hydrogen-powered vehicles. As world leaders and thanks to the expertise we have developed through our continuous innovation approach, our solutions meet the highest standards of our customers in the European, Asian and American markets.
The only supplier in the world present in the 4 automotive regions
We are the only supplier present in the 4 automotive regions of the world, which enables us to respond locally and efficiently to customer requirements and take specific local aspects into account.
We have agile manufacturing processes and are able satisfy customer requirements at the most competitive prices.
Expertise guided by a shared drive for innovation
Flexitech has a solid development strategy to ensure growth while remaining attentive to market expectations. We develop creative technical solutions to improve the performance and safety of our products and manufacturing methods.
We provide specific solutions for each customer project, thanks to the strong partnerships between our customers and our “Technology”, “Research & Innovation” and “Engineering” teams.
Our manufacturing know-how is especially strong in extrusion, vulcanisation, wire drawing, overmolding and assembling. Overmolding and hybrid hoses were technologies imagined and developed by Flexitech in the early 2000’s; we are the pioneers of these concepts.
Flexitech, 17 key dates in our history
Loockeed group created in France.
Acquisition by the Freudenberg group.
New assembly plant opened in Bloomington, Illinois.
New hose factory opened in Panissières, France.
Freudenberg brake hose becomes Flexitech.
Flexitech is bought out by Mitsubishi Corp and Meiji Rubber.
New assembly plant opened in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
New assembly line installed in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
New hose extrusion plant opened in Mexico.
Flexitech is taken over by Sun Capital.
Programme launched to expand technologies and capacities in Romania.
New hose extrusion and assembly plant opened in Wuxi, China.
Introduction of Lean Manufacturing.
Expansion of the hose manufacturing plant in Mexico.
Start of the diversification strategy.
– Cultural change of the company with a new Vision, Mission, Values and new ambitions for strategic diversification – A new logo was created.
– Acquisition of BHP Srl, leader in aftermarket brake hoses.
– Transfer of American production to San Luis Potosí, Mexico.
Relocation of the Brazil plant to a larger industrial site.
in 7 countries