History and heritage
Founded in 1954 as Flexible Metal Hose, Flexible Metal has been continuously engaged in the design, development, and manufacturing of metal bellows, metal hose and specialized tubular assemblies for industrial, automotive and original equipment applications.
In 2004 the company was purchased by Hyspan Precision Products Inc., manufacturer of similar products; and the expansion joints, industrial metal hose, and military products manufactured by Flexible Metal were relocated to other Hyspan facilities and subsidiaries.This permitted Flexible Metal to expand its capability to produce medium to high volume tubular and flexible products for original equipment applications such as automotive engine components, automotive emissions, and exhaust systems, on highway and off highway heavy vehicle emission and exhaust systems, diesel agricultural engine components, military vehicles, and many other applications such as fuel cells and gas turbines.The company’s capability and capacity were expanded in 2010 with the purchase of Metaldyne Tubular Products in Hamburg, Michigan. Metaldyne Tubular was a leader in the design and high volume manufacturing of engine exhaust system components specializing in tubular manifolds, stamped manifolds, air gap manifolds, and double wall tubing and stamped assemblies. The company designed and manufactured these products for more than forty years.The company is an approved Tier 1 supplier to the major automotive, engine, and heavy equipment manufacturers of on highway and off highway vehicles. Quality systems are registered in accordance with ISO/TS 16949. In addition, the Hamburg location is certified to supply military product according to ITAR.
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.

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