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.
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.
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.
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.
In 2018 Plastiflex acquired Haviland Plastics a key player in the US pool business. With this acquisition Plastiflex became the absolute market leader in that segment.
To further expand our pool and carwash market share we acquired Smooth-bor Plastics US in 2020.
Plastiflex continued its growth path in 2021 with Amnitec Netherlands joining our Group operating under the new name of Amniflex. A key market player in the industrial hoses for chemicals and other heavy duty applications.
At the end of 2021 IK Investment Partners became the new owner of Plastiflex Group.
Under the new ownership of IK, Plastiflex continues his growth plan with in 2022 the acquisition of Walter Potthoff Gmbh a strong market reference in the injection moulding industry specialised in healthcare and industrial solutions.