About Plastiflex

Our Vision

We want to be recognized within the industry and by our stakeholders as the leading global producer of plastic hose system solutions. Additionally, we want to be known for our dedicated team of professionals who excel in product innovation and customer focus. Together, these goals will help us to achieve sustainable profitable growth and solid financial results.

 

Our mission

We develop and manufacture, globally, the best plastic flexible hose systems for B2B customers (OEM and distributors) in our target markets.

Our values

Adhering to our values helps us to have a consistent approach to our work, industry, customers and team members. Our values should guide every decision, conversation and interaction we have.

  • Passion – We are passionate about our products and creating value-added solutions for our customers. 
  • Excellence – We strive for excellence and quality in every product and interaction. 
  • Curiosity – We are not complacent.  We strive to learn more each day by listening to our customers, our team members and our industry.
  • Teamwork – We listen to and respect each other while working together to achieve superior results.
  • Integrity – We demonstrate honesty, respect, and fairness in every interaction.

Plastiflex global presence

Today, Plastiflex operates from its global HQ in Paal-Beringen, Belgium, where Business management, Operations management, Finance, R&D, and Product management are located.

Further, Plastiflex operates 6 factories, two in each major economic region. In Europe: Kezmarok (Slovakia) and Caldes de Montbui (Spain); In North America: Statesville (North Carolina, USA) and Tijuana (Mexico); In China: Suzhou and Dongguan.

Plastiflex has sales offices in the US, UK, Belgium, Australia, Spain and China.



Our history

In 1953, Plastiflex was founded in Fountain Valley, California by Lewis Herrmann and Jack Baker. They developed a novel process to spiral wounding plastic hoses. After that, the company was immediately positioned in its markets as the Hose Innovator.

Nowadays, Plastiflex is operating in five key markets: Floor care, Healthcare, Swimming Pools, Industrial applications, and White goods.

In 1998, 3D Participaties, Belgian-based family-owned private equity firm and partner of Plastiflex since 1991, took over the company.

Since 2000, Plastiflex has opened four new factories around the globe to support its customers and at the same time adjusted its global footprint to remain competitive.

 

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Plastiflex as a solutions provider

Plastiflex is not your average manufacturer...

We engage with our customers in the design, concept development, sample preparation and manufacturing of the final product. This way, we are able to maximize the value we bring as a solutions provider during the whole product development cycle.

We are more than happy to assist you in your next hose system innovation. Don't hesitate to contact us!

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Sustainability at Plastiflex

We at Plastiflex want to be recognized within the industry and by our stakeholders as the leading global producer of plastic hose system solutions.

Additionally, we want to be known for our dedicated team of professionals who excel in product innovation and customer focus. Adhering to our values helps us to have a consistent approach to our work, industry, customers and team members.

Together, these goals will help us to achieve sustainable profitable growth and solid financial results.

Here sustainable, does not only mean continuing over a period of time, but also causing little or no damage to the overall eco-system (Ecological, Social and Governance) in which we operate.

From an ecological perspective, we have already put in place a significant number of concrete measures:

  • We have reduced the weight of many of our products without sacrificing product performance and customer requirements, i.e. using less raw materials per length of product.
  • We are using recycled resins where possible without compromising customer requirements
  • We have reduced our waste-to-landfill significantly
  • Furthermore, we have reduced the energy consumption at our manufacturing sites, e.g. by installing sensors and LED lighting.

Plastiflex is a socially responsible employer and coordinates all human resource activities from its global headquarters ensuring compliance with local rules and regulations and its global corporate values.

Governance is extremely important to Plastiflex. Every single Plastiflex location complies with local compliance rules and any applicable regulatory requirements. For instance, Plastiflex Healthcare operates its manufacturing sites according to ISO 13485 quality management system while its business team at the Plastiflex headquarter ensures compliance with e.g. the EU medical device directive and/or FDA Premarket Notification depending on customer/market requirements.

Plastiflex is relentlessly committed to its values of Passion, Excellence, Curiosity, Teamwork, and Integrity to safe guard a sustainable future!

About Plastiflex

For over 60 years, Plastiflex has been a global leader in plastic hoses and hose systems for various end-uses.

 

Our solutions

The hose system solutions from Plastiflex are second-to-none, especially in these end-use markets:

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