Hyspan was founded in 1968 with comprehensive engineering, quality and production capability to design, develop and fabricate metal bellows and hose; and assemblies and products that incorporate these components.
These technical strengths have been combined with sound management skills to develop proprietary products, and to acquire related products and companies to form an organization of six subsidiaries and divisions. These organizations produce a complete line of flexible tubular products that meet the needs of diverse industries ranging from scientific research to oil refining.Hyspan’s headquarters in Chula Vista, California provides financial services, corporate management and corporate engineering for all locations; and the administration of the employees retirement program, Hyspan Precision Products, Inc. Money Purchase Plan
. This is also the location of the sales and engineering staff for Hyspan and Barco products, and the facility that manufactures custom designed expansion joints, prototype bellows products, and all defense products. In addition to the Hyspan products, Anaconda
and Flexible Metal Inc.
products are manufactured at this location for replacement requirements.The Universal Metal Hose
subsidiary located in Chicago, Illinois was founded in 1942, and purchased by Hyspan in 1995. In 2000 Anamet Industrial Inc., formally Anaconda Metal Hose in Waterbury, Connecticut, was purchased; and the Anaconda hose products were combined with Universal to form a complete line of corrugated and strip wound metal hose products. Universal is headquartered in South Holland, Illinois. In addition to the sales and engineering office, this location manufacturers corrugated and strip wound hose and assemblies for industrial and automotive applications.In 1998 Hyspan formed a wholly owned subsidiary, Hyspan de Mexico
, located near Tijuana, Mexico. The company is classified as a maquiladora manufacturing plant which permits raw material and component parts to be transferred to and from the plant on a duty free basis, and qualifies the plant’s products under NAFTA. Hyspan de Mexico has complete bellows fabrication, machining, welding and testing capability. High volume products for all Hyspan divisions and subsidiaries are manufactured by Hyspan de Mexico.