Updated on 20 December 2016
Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group strengthens its product portfolio through the acquisition of Aflex Hose Limited.
Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group , the world leader in niche peristaltic pumps and associated fluid path technologies, has acquired Aflex Hose Limited and its subsidiary Aflex Hose USA LLC through its parent company Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc, for £61.4 million.
Aflex, based in Halifax, England and with a sales/assembly operation in Pennsylvania, USA, specialises in the design and manufacture of PTFE lined flexible hose for the pharmaceutical, food and chemical process industries.
Aflex is highly synergistic with, and a natural extension to, the WMFTG fluid path product portfolio and further strengthens WMFTG's already strong global presence in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, industrial/chemical and food & beverage sectors. Aflex utilises patented, market-leading technology to produce PTFE lined flexible hose, which outperforms other PTFE and standard hose-types within the most demanding applications, ensuring the highest levels of chemical resistance, superior flexibility and sterility.
Aflex joins a fluid path product range comprising Watson-Marlow Pumps, Watson-Marlow Tubing, Flexicon Filling Systems, BioPure single-use tubing connector systems, Asepco aseptic valves, FlowSmart seals and gaskets, Alitea OEM Pumps, MasoSine Process Pumps and Bredel Hose Pumps.