Titeflex Celebrates 100 Years

August 18, 2016


Springfield, MA: Titeflex, a worldwide leader in PTFE hose, is celebrating its 100th birthday, along with Smiths and the 23,000 employees in 50 countries where the group is present.
For a century, Titeflex has been committed to fluid management products and quality programs.  The small, flexible metal hose company, started by a visionary engineer, Charles Fletcher in Newark, New Jersey in 1916, has grown to become one of the world’s leading manufacturers of PTFE hose, thanks to its rigorous engineering approach, its desire for entering international markets and its ongoing quest for innovation and quality. Today the company has products in many distribution channels.  Their brand is recognized as a world leader in their markets.  The deployment of a powerful and clear strategic vision has enabled the group to overcome a major challenge: to solve the specific fluid management needs of their customers all over the world.
100 years of exploration and innovation
In the early years of the company, business was obtained from automotive applications and various industrial applications – principally on power tools and steam conveying lines.  To this day, Titeflex is constant in its commitment to high standards of quality.  The company continues to develop and manufacture products to service these industries.
100 years of engineering ingenuity
Titeflex Engineering has established a reputation in the industry for meeting difficult problems.  As early as 1916, Titeflex established a strong working relationship with its customers namely in the Automotive, Aerospace, Industrial, and Military markets.  Today, Titeflex Engineering continues to partner with key players in each market to answer their specific needs.  Titeflex has differentiated themselves from the rest of the market by finding solutions to their customers’ most challenging problems and creating new projects to find the solutions.  This commitment to their customers has been a key ingredient to Titeflex’s 100 years of success. 
Focusing on the future
Titeflex will continue to strive for excellence in the next century as they focus on the Smiths Group 5Es:
Engineered for Growth
Focusing investments on higher growth segments and geographies where customer needs are aligned with our capabilities; enabled by a clear and active pipeline of new technology with a roadmap of future developments.
Environmental Health Safety and Security
Providing a safe and secure work place for all our colleagues and minimizing our environmental impact.
Striving to provide an excellent customer experience through continuously improving the quality of our products and services; and committed to deliver the best possible results for all our stakeholders.
Setting high standards for all employees and becoming an employer of choice to attract, retain and develop the necessary talent and skills to fulfill our objectives.

About Titeflex
Titeflex has a proven reputation and successful track record of innovation and quality that reaches back to the dawn of the aircraft age. Adapting products and quality programs from this market has enhanced our position in all markets that we serve with complete fluid transfer handling solutions in flexible, rigid, or flex-rigid hybrid hose assemblies. For more information about Titeflex, please contact Joe Marinaccio, 413-271-8284 or
Titeflex is a subsidiary of Smiths Group plc under the Flex-Tek Division. Smiths Group is a global technology company listed on the London Stock Exchange. A world leader in the practical application of advanced technologies, Smiths Group delivers products and services for the threat & contraband detection, medical devices, energy, communications and engineered components markets worldwide. Smiths Group products and services make the world safer, healthier and more productive. For more information about Smiths Group, please visit