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MASTERFLEX – Technische Schläuche & Verbindungen
MASTERFLEX – Technische Schläuche & Verbindungen

Our Brands

Today, the Masterflex Group operates worldwide with six corporate brands. Each brand stands for highly specialized and sophisticated hose and connection solutions.

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Application Areas

Whether filigree tubes for medical technology produced in clean rooms, robust and efficient hoses for the transport of bulk goods or super-light and flame-retardant hoses for the aviation industry - the areas of application for our products and solutions are wide and varied. In all these applications, our flexible hoses and connection systems ensure essential functions, withstand special loads and meet the highest quality requirements.

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Masterflex

Masterflex develops and produces extruded spiral hoses, clip-on hoses and foil hoses as well as matching connection elements.

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Masterduct

Masterduct offers spiral hoses in different variants in North and South America. A further speciality are noise-reducing air conditioning and ventilation hoses.

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Matzen & Timm

Matzen & Timm manufactures special hoses, bellows and molded parts from high-quality synthetic rubber materials - by hand and mainly for the aviation industry.

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Novoplast Schlauchtechnik

Novoplast Schlauchtechnik offers hoses, profiles as well as 2D-/3D-moulded hoses made of thermoplastics. The diameters range from 0.1 to 50 millimetres.

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Fleima-Plastic

Fleima-Plastic stands for high-quality injection moulding technology. In addition to parts for standard medical applications, moulded parts and components are designed according to individual customer requirements.

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APT

APT is the specialist for smooth and heat-shrinkable tubing and profiles made of fluoropolymers. The components are particularly suitable for laboratory and process engineering, painting technology or household appliances.

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This Is Where We Come From

We started as a "factory for technical hoses" with just 3 employees and 400 m² production area in 1987 in Herten/Ruhr area. Today we are the technology and world market leader for technical hoses and connection solutions and have over 600 employees worldwide.

That is our history.

2019

We are World Market Leader!

After 2017 and 2018, the Masterflex Group has again made it into the ranking of German global market leaders. With its listing in the Global Market Leader Index of the University of St. Gallen, the Masterflex Group is once again one of the global market leaders. Across all industries, the designation "global market leader" stands for globally active and successful companies with mostly leading technologies and outstanding quality of their products and services.

2019

Masterflex cooperates with Winkler AG with templine® Heating Hoses

Masterflex SE and Winkler AG, market leader in the field of heating hoses and heating systems, have agreed on an extensive cooperation. With immediate effect, Winkler AG will take over the templine® product group as well as the templine® brand and its marketing from Masterflex SE. Masterflex has been manufacturing heating hose systems under the templine® brand for more than 10 years. The sales and technical teams of both companies are trying to ensure as far as possible that there will be no restrictions or delays for customers during the transition phase.

2019

New Food Tube with EU Approval

Novoplast Schlauchtechnik launches the first food tube made of polyurethane that has EU food approval as a whole. The Master-Tube PUR 98A Food product line fulfils all requirements according to the regulations of Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011 including the amending regulations as well as the German Commodity Ordinance - and thus simultaneously complies with the regulations of Regulation (EU) No. 1935/2004 and the German Food and Feed Code (LFGB).

2019

The AMPIUS® App is Launched

Just in time for the start of series production of AMPIUS® hose systems with integrated lifecycle tracking functions, the matching AMPIUS® app from the Masterflex Group is being launched. Hose systems in conjunction with an app and a smartphone provide a wealth of data that can be used to monitor and optimize the associated processes or detect faults at an early stage.

2019

We are TOP 100 Innovator!

The Masterflex Group is one of the most innovative companies in the German SME sector - awarded by TOP 100. For the second time (after 2016), we are pleased to accept the award from Ranga Yogeshwar, TV journalist and mentor of the competition. As the only innovation competition in Germany, TOP 100 awards medium-sized companies for their innovation management and innovation success. We were particularly convincing in the category "Innovative Processes and Organisation".

2019

Fleima-Plastic with new Product Catalogue

Precision is one of the highest requirements for plastic components used in medical technology. The new product catalogue of Fleima-Plastic, one of the two medical technology brands of the Masterflex Group, shows what is possible. Over 60 pages contain detailed product descriptions and numerous pictures - from upper and lower parts for drip chambers to dialyzer connectors and piercing pins.

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2019

New AMPIUS® flyer shows digital possibilities

"AMPIUS® - The Future of Flow Technology" - is the title of the new "AMPIUS® Flyer. Under this name, the Masterflex Group has developed hose systems that will soon be equipped with a digital interface as standard. AMPIUS® hose systems combine individual sensor technology with lifecycle tracking functions and smart material.

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2019

Masterflex presents new Suction and Transport Hose

Masterflex once again ensures that streets, squares and paths remain clean and presents a new microbe and hydrolysis resistant suction and transport hose made of polyurethane, which was specially developed for use in waste disposal and cleaning technology: The Master-PUR H Streetmaster Pro. The new hose from the proven Streetmaster series has a very special construction which ensures significantly improved compressibility, greater flexibility and optimised flow characteristics.

2018

Stifterverband honors Masterflex Group

The Masterflex Group has been awarded the "Innovative through Research" seal of approval. This seal of approval, which is awarded by the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft e.V. (Donors' Association for the Promotion of Sciences and Humanities in Germany), is given to companies that take part in the biennial full survey of research and development in the German economy. The survey is conducted on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

2018

An important Contribution to Digitization - Interview in "Technischer Handel

With AMPIUS, the Masterflex Group has struck a chord with its customers - this is the conclusion one year after the introduction of the first networkable and intelligent hose systems. The trade magazine "Technischer Handel" spoke with project manager Stefan Nüßen and the CEO of the Masterflex Group, Dr. Andreas Bastin, about this important contribution to digitalization.

Here you can find the complete interview (german version only)

2018

New Medical Technology Brochure

The new medical technology brochure shows in compact form on 20 pages what we do, what makes our products stand out and what material and manufacturing expertise we have. For the first time, the brands Novoplast Schlauchtechnik, Fleima-Plastic and APT are presented together.

Here you can find the brochure

2018

Masterflex receives AEO Certification

Masterflex becomes an "Authorized Economic Operator" and thus has a very special status: An "Authorized Economic Operator" (AEO) is considered to be particularly reliable and trustworthy and can take advantage of special benefits in customs clearance.

2018

Masterflex receives Patent for Master-PUR Inline and Master-PUR Performance Hoses

Pole position for Masterflex: We have received a patent for our Master-PUR Inline and Master-PUR Performance hoses. The patent describes the inner lining of the hoses and covers both the manufacturing process and the finished product. This makes Masterflex the only manufacturer in Germany that can - and is allowed to - produce smooth lined polyurethane hoses in lengths of up to 25 meters in one piece.

2018

University of St. Gallen honours Masterflex Group as World Market Leader Champion 2018

With its listing in the global market leader index of the University of St. Gallen, the Masterflex Group is once again one of the global market leaders in the "Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals" sector - and thus again one of the world's best companies this year.

2018

Innovative Laser Marking of Fluoropolymer Tubing

APT has developed a new type of process for marking fluoropolymer hoses in collaboration with a manufacturer of paint systems. This new technology enables a clear, customer-specific and sustainable marking of FEP and PFA tubing. With this solution a clear allocation of the tubes can be guaranteed without the risk of damage.

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2017

APT successfully certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015

APT has been certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 for another three years. The certificate was issued by the ICG (International Certification Group) at the beginning of November and is continuously monitored on a regular basis.

2017

Masterduct Celebrates Anniversary

Masterduct turns 18 years old - and thanks its customers, suppliers and business partners for the trust they have placed in us. Masterduct turns 18 years old - and thanks its customers, suppliers and business partners for the trust they have placed in us.

2017

The templine® Vario awarded as Top Product 2017

A hose within a hose: The templine® Vario heating hose with replaceable inner core is awarded the title of Top Product of the Year 2017 by the trade journal "Process". The excellent properties and an inner hose that can be replaced very easily convince the renowned expert jury and secure the templine® Vario heating hose a place among the TOP 10.

2017

APT expands its Product Portfolio with Corrugated Fluoropolymer Tubing

APT, the specialist for the extrusion of fluoropolymers, now also offers corrugated tubing made of PTFE, FEP or PFA. Thanks to its own corrugated hose plant and toolmaking department, the company can react quickly and flexibly to individual customer requirements in terms of geometry, colour or raw materials.

2017

Company Portrait: "This millimetre work goes out into the world"

"Mould making - injection moulding - assembly: everything from one source" is the motto at Fleima-Plastic. Behind this are standard medical articles, but also customer-specific components manufactured with our own injection moulds. Read the whole article in the Oderwälder Zeitung from 27.10.2017.

Click here for the company portrait (german version only)

2017

New APT Brand: First Projects mainly in Medical Technology

Since the beginning of 2017, APT has been sailing under the flag of the Masterflex Group. And it has been on a successful course: "The revenue generated to date fully meets our expectations, and is even slightly above target," says Dr. Andreas Bastin, CEO of the Masterflex Group. The first joint sales projects, particularly in the Medical Technology business unit, have been launched and have a good chance of culminating in major orders.

2017

AMPIUS®: Masterflex Digitalizes the Hose Business

The Masterflex Group is the first company on the market to offer networkable and intelligent or smart variants and options for the entire hose range. The name AMPIUS® covers all hose systems that are equipped with digital interfaces and offer lifecycle tracking functions. The digitalization options are not limited to specific hose series or markets, but can be adapted to specific customer requirements.

2017

Masterflex Group once again among the 100 most successful Companies in the German SME Sector

What would the German economy be like without the middle class? Half as successful, half as diverse and far less international, says Munich Strategy Group (MSG), and therefore, together with the daily newspaper "Die Welt", it has chosen the "TOP 100 growth and earnings stars" from the SME sector for the seventh time. This is the second time that the Masterflex Group has made the leap into the elite of German SMEs. For the ranking, the structural data of around 3,500 SMEs from all sectors and federal states were evaluated.

2017

APT strengthens the Masterflex Group

The fluoropolymer specialist APT Advanced Polymer Tubing GmbH from Neuss becomes part of the Masterflex Group. APT has outstanding know-how in the field of high-tech plastics such as PTFE and other fully and partially fluorinated polymers. The material and application know-how that APT brings to the table will strategically round out the Masterflex Group's product portfolio.

2016
Masterflex Group, Masterflex: Produktabbildung des neuen, ultraleichten Master-PUR L-F Trivolution, der als Premiumprodukt für leichte Absauganwendungen konzipiert ist

New permanently antistatic Suction and Transport Hose from the Food A Series 100% Food safe

Hoses or connecting lines in the food and pharmaceutical industries must meet strict regulations and requirements with regard to quality, hygiene, abrasion resistance, flexibility and load capacity. Masterflex has added a new suction and transport hose made of polyurethane (PUR) to its range of permanently antistatic foodstuff hoses especially for use in these industries: Due to its novel material composition, Master-PUR FOOD A Multi is suitable for the transport of foodstuffs according to simulant groups A to E. It can be used to transport almost all types of food (dry, aqueous, acidic, alcoholic and fatty) and dairy products safely and reliably.

2016

Masterflex Group belongs to the TOP 100

For the 23rd time, the TOP 100, the most innovative medium-sized companies in Germany, will be awarded. This year, the Masterflex Group is part of this innovation elite for the first time - and has participated in a demanding, scientific selection process. Innovation management and innovation success were examined. The mentor of the innovation competition, Ranga Yogeshwar, honored the top innovator at the German SME Summit in Essen on June 24.

2016

Masterflex as the first European Hose Manufacturer Certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015

Masterflex SE in Gelsenkirchen has been successfully certified in accordance with the new international standard ISO 9001:2015, making it the first manufacturer of technical hoses and connection systems in Europe to be awarded this quality mark. The certificate was handed over by TÜV Nord and is monitored regularly on an ongoing basis, making all process steps even more comprehensible and transparent for customers - this includes, for example, ensuring that all employees receive targeted training and continuously improve their expertise.

2016
Masterflex Group, Masterflex: Abbildung des neuen Ehrenvoritzenden des Aufsichtsrats, Friedrich Wilhelm Bischoping

Friedrich Wilhelm Bischoping becomes Honorary Chairman

In the course of the IPO in 2000, Friedrich Wilhelm Bischoping, one of the founders of the Masterflex Group, moved to the head of the Supervisory Board. He is now relinquishing this office after 16 years. He said it was "exactly the right time" to place this important task in younger hands. The graduate engineer founded Masterflex Kunststofftechnik GmbH with two partners in 1987. At that time, the company had three employees; today, it has more than 600 employees worldwide. Bischoping becomes Honorary Chairman of the Masterflex Group.

2016
Masterflex Group, Masterflex: Grundsteinlegung in Gelsenkirchen zum Ausbau der Produktions- und Büroflächen, bei der Vorstandsvorsitzender Dr. Andreas Bastin, Thomas Kämpf Leiter M&A und Oberbürgermeister Frank Baranowski die Zeitkapsel in das Mauerwerk der neuen Hallen eingebettet haben

Foundation Stone laid at Masterflex SE: Production and Warehouse at Gelsenkirchen Site expanded

In Gelsenkirchen, the most important location for the production of spiral hoses, storage and production capacities are being significantly expanded. Initially, the approx. 850 sqm warehouse on Willy-Brandt-Allee was put into operation at the beginning of the year. In a second step, a 2-storey new building with a gross floor area of 7,700 sqm and paved outdoor facilities will be constructed. The laying of the foundation stone with the Chairman of the Board of Directors Dr. Andreas Bastin was attended by Lord Mayor Frank Baranowski and representatives of the Gelsenkirchen Economic Development Agency as well as customers and business partners.

2016
Masterflex Group, Masterflex: Neue, 850 Quadratmeter große Lagerhalle am Standort von  Masterflex in Gelsenkirchen, als ergänzender Schritt zum Ausbau der Produktionsflächen die Ende 2016 fertig gestellt werden

Masterflex invests in Site Expansions

The Masterflex Group is investing around seven million euros in the expansion of the Gelsenkirchen site. In doing so, the company aims to meet the constantly rising order situation, but also to strengthen the location and offer its employees an economically secure future. Both warehouse and production capacity will be expanded.

2016

The Master-PUR LF Trivolution from Masterflex - A new Premium Product for simple Extraction Applications

The new super-light Master-PUR LF Trivolution polyurethane film sleeve is launched. It is designed for simple extraction applications and is the perfect entry-level product in premium quality. With its three characteristic properties (permanently antistatic, microbe-resistant, flame-retardant) it joins the proven and popular "Trivolution" hose series.

2016

Allow me, Masterflex Group, World Market Leader!

Who does not like to claim that he is the world market leader? Far too many companies, says the University of St. Gallen - and without further ado has developed its own ranking for "real" world market leaders. The Masterflex Group made it into the renowned university's new global market leader ranking at the first attempt, making it one of the "real global market leaders".

2015
Masterflex Group, Masterflex: Azubis von Masterflex sowie Frau Christina Neubauer, Leiterin der Personalabteilung der Masterflex Group, in  den Räumlichkeiten der Gelsenkichener Tafel nach einer erneut erfolgreichen Weihnachtsaktion, bei der beim Verpacken von Spenden geholfen wurde

Christmas campaign of the Gelsenkirchener Tafel

This year again, the trainees will support the Gelsenkirchener Tafel in its Christmas campaign and will spend two days wrapping donations as Christmas presents.

2015
Masterflex Group, Matzen & Timm: Produktabbildung des neuen ultraleichten Ventilationsschlauchs HPL 2P-SK von Matzen & Timm aus Norderstedt, zum Einabau in Flugzeugen

New ventilation hose from Matzen & Timm

Ultralight hoses from Matzen & Timm meet the high requirements of aviation. The feather-light ventilation hose HPL 2P-SK is about a quarter lighter than its predecessor model, thus reducing aircraft weight and fuel consumption.

2015

Food series meets the standard

Antistatic FOOD hoses from Masterflex comply with the new EU Regulation No. 10/2011, which will apply to all hoses suitable for use with foodstuffs from 2016. This means that all FOOD hoses can be used to transport food products from potato starch to sugar to frozen foods and even powdered milk for baby food.

2015
Masterflex Group, Masterflex: Fotoshooting in den Produktionshallen bei Masterflex im Rahmen der bundesweiten Anzeigenkampagne für den Industriestandort Gelsenkirchen

"With us it's something" - Masterflex Group supports campaign of Gelsenkirchen site

The Masterflex Group, which has been based in Gelsenkirchen-Erle for more than 25 years, is one of 13 companies participating in a nationwide advertising campaign to draw attention to Gelsenkirchen and, of course, to the leading hose specialist.

2015

Masterflex Group reorganises its Russian business

In October, Masterflex SE sells its shares in Masterflex RUS from St. Petersburg. In return, an exclusive trading partnership is signed with the new majority owner and previous partner, SovPlym.

2015
Masterflex Group, Masterflex: Symbolische Scheckübergabe in den Räumlichkeiten der  Gelsenkirchener Kindertafel, bei der Herr Anthony Quinn, Marketing Leiter Masterflex Group, die beim B2Run erlaufene Summe überreicht

Donation to the Gelsenkirchener Tafel

At the B2Run company race in Gelsenkirchen Schalke, the Masterflex team achieved a great 25th place in the overall standings. A donation of 1,100 euros was raised for the Gelsenkirchen Children's Table.

2015
Masterflex Group: Sitzungssaal mit Aktionären auf der Hauptversammlung der Masterflex SE 2015, die erstmalig anstatt im Schloss Horst, in den Räumlichkeiten der Gelsenkirchener Veltings Arena stattgefunden hat

Annual general meeting at Schalke

For the first time in the company's history not at Horst Castle:

In June, Masterflex SE holds its Annual General Meeting in the Arena auf Schalke. And for the first time in the Company's history, more than half of the share capital (54.75 percent) was represented at the shareholder meeting.

2014
Masterflex Group, Masterflex: Azubis von Masterflex in den Räumlichkeiten der Gelsenkirchener Tafel, nachdem sie beim verpacken von Sachspenden für Weihnachtspräsente die Tafel im Rahmen der dauerhaften Kooperation unterstützt haben

Christmas Sponsorship Cooperation

As part of the sponsoring cooperation with Tafel Gelsenkirchen, the trainees will spend two days during the Advent season sorting and packaging donations in kind as Christmas presents.

2014

Masterduct introduces FireFlex

In autumn, the innovative FireFlex hose will be launched on the US market. FireFlex is a vehicle exhaust hose specially designed for high temperature applications and was developed especially for the fleet of fire brigades.

2014
Masterflex Group, Masterflex, Novoplast Schlauchtechnik: Das Messeteam von Novoplast Schlauchtechnik und Masterflex präsentiert erstmals Seite an Seite Produkte aus ihrem Sortiment auf dem  Gemeinschaftsmessestand auf der Hannover Messe

The Masterflex Group at the Hannover Messe

At the Hanover Fair, the Masterflex Group will present itself for the first time together with its Masterflex and Novoplast Schlauchtechnik brands. The Prime Minister of the State of Saxony-Anhalt, Dr. Reiner Haseloff, had the Masterflex Group's innovations on display during the trade fair.

2014
Masterflex Group, Masterflex: Abbildung der 3 Superhelden die als Kampagnenmotiv für die Neueinführung des Master-PUR Trivolution dienen und die 3 Haupteigenschaften der Schlauchserie Antistatik, Mikrobenresistenz und Schwerentflammbarkeit symbolisieren

World first at the Masterflex Group

In February 2014, the Masterflex Group launches the worldwide new product Master-PUR Trivolution on the market: a single hose with THREE additional features. The Master-PUR Trivolution® spiral hose is antistatic according to TRBS 2153, microbe resistant and flame retardant according to DIN 4102 B1.

For the product launch, a colourful and sympathetic marketing offensive is launched with three symbolic "super-heroes".

2013
Masterflex Group, Novoplast: Neue Produktionsanlage mit Bedienpanel im neu errichteten Reinraum von Novoplast in Halberstadt, mit einem Mitarbeiter aus dem Bereich Medizintechnik der die Maschine bedient

Expansion of the clean rooms at Novoplast Schlauchtechnik

In autumn 2013, the Masterflex Group will commission new clean rooms at its Halberstadt site. In order to meet the growing needs of its customers in the medical technology sector, production for the Novoplast Schlauchtechnik brand was expanded by a new clean room.

2013
Masterflex Group, Masterflex: Produktabbildung des neuen Master-PUR Performace, der mit seiner nahtlos glatten Innenoberfläche den stärksten Belastungen beim Schüttguttransport standhält und eine absolute Weltneuheit darstellt

A Star is born - the new Master-PUR Performance

In September 2013, the Masterflex Group will launch an absolute world first on the market for spiral hoses: The "Master-PUR Performance®" of the Masterflex brand. This extruded spiral hose with an absolutely seamlessly smooth surface on the inside can withstand the greatest stresses when transporting rough or heavy bulk goods and is also much more flexible than comparable heavy PU hoses.

2013

New agreement on Group financing

In May, the Group's refinancing until 2018 is newly agreed. The new syndicated loan for a total of up to EUR 40 million has a term until June 2018 and was concluded with only four banks. This agreement replaces the old loan, which is valid until 2015, as well as essentially all other credit lines in the Masterflex Group and also provides funds for possible acquisitions in the core business.

2013
Masterflex Group, Masterflex, Fleima Plastic, Matzen & Timm, Novoplast, Masterduct: Logos aller Unternehmensmarken die unter dem Dach der Masterflex Group einen kompletten Corporate Design Relaunch vollzogen haben und sich nun mit einheitlichem Markenauftritt präsentieren

Uniform brand image

Since March 2013 Masterflex has been presenting itself in a new brand identity. Since then, all products have been offered on the market under one of the five corporate brands - Masterflex, Matzen & Timm, Novoplast Schlauchtechnik, Fleima-Plastic and Masterduct - under the Masterflex Group umbrella brand.

2012
Masterflex Group, Masterflex: Übergabe der Jubiläumsurkunde der Industrie und Handelskammer zu Gelsenkirchen an den Vorstandsvorsitzenden Dr. Andreas Bastin und an den Vorsitzenden des Aufsitchtsrats Herrn Friedrich Wilhelm Bischoping, anlässlich des 25 jährigen Firmenjubiläums von Masterflex

25th company anniversary at Masterflex

Masterflex will celebrate its 25th anniversary in October 2012. On this occasion, donations will be collected internally and externally for the Gelsenkirchener Tafel e.V. A handsome four-digit amount will be collected.

2012
Masterflex Group, Masterflex: Hauptversammlung der Masterflex Group im Schloss Horst, auf der im Juni 2012 mit großer Mehrheit der die Rechtsformumwandlung von der Masterflex AG in die Masterflex SE  beschlossen wurde und welche ab Oktober 2012 in Kraft trat

Change of legal form to an SE

The Annual General Meeting in June approves the conversion to Masterflex SE by a large majority. The reason for the change in legal form is its greater acceptance by globally active customers and investors. Formally, the conversion to an SE will take effect on 1 October 2012, with no changes to the stock exchange listing.

2012
Masterflex Group, Masterflex: Urkundenübergabe mit der Auszeichnung

Award as family-friendly company

In August, Masterflex is awarded the "Family-friendly company 2012" seal by the Gelsenkirchen Alliance for Families. This was in recognition of the practice of family-friendly working time models and emergency regulations (illness, loss of lessons) that has been customary here for years.

2012
Masterflex Group, Masterflex Asia: Abbildung des Vertriebsteams aus Singapur und China am Messestand, welches successive aus- und aufgebaut wird um die Vertriebsregion Asien weiter auszubauen

Expansion in Asien

For the expansion into Asia, subsidiaries are founded in Germany, Singapore and China. After a successful search for a location, the sales team in Singapore and China will be successively built up.

2012
Masterflex Group, Novoplast: Produktabbildung des X-Flame® von Novoplast Schlauchtechnik aus Halberstadt, der eine neue Produktgeneration von selbstverlöschenden und halogenfreien Schläuchen speziell für die Schweißindustrie darstellt

Product innovation at Novoplast Schlauchtechnik

Novoplast Schlauchtechnik launches the novel product generation X-Flame®, which meets the requirements of the welding industry in a special way with properties such as "self-extinguishing" or "halogen-free".

2012
Masterflex Group, Masterflex: Urkundenübergabe an Herrn Ole Stein durch den OB Frank Baranowski

Award by the "Ökoprofit" project

Masterflex is awarded for its successful participation in the "Ökoprofit" project. The aim is to develop practical ideas that reduce the burden on the environment and at the same time cut operating costs.

Click here for the certificate

2011
Masterflex Group, Masterflex Asia: Abbildung des German Centers in Singapur in dem die neue Führungsgesellschaft Masterflex Asia Pte Ltd ab Dezember ansässig ist und mit der die Masterflex Group die Expansionspläne Richtung Asien in die Tat umsetzt

First steps towards Asia

In December, the Masterflex Group begins its expansion into Asia with the establishment of the Asian lead company Masterflex Asia Pte Ltd in Singapore and a further location near Shanghai / China.

2011

Growth through innovation

Fittings in 3-D geometry can replace heavy metal pipes. They also dampen vibrations.

The inert gas hose developed by Matzen & Timm for the tank system of the Airbus A380 / M400 is as light as a feather, electrically conductive and non-flammable.

2011
Masterflex Group, Masterflex:  Urkundenübergabe

Turnarounder of the year

In autumn, Masterflex's CEO, Dr. Andreas Bastin, will be awarded the "Turnarounder of the Year 2011" prize in the category 'companies up to 500 employees' by the auditing company BDO and the magazine impulse.

2011

Acceptance Offensive In|du|tria

In the summer, Masterflex joins the acceptance campaign of the IHK North Westphalia. With this offensive, the local industrial companies are promoting greater understanding and proximity among the people of the region.

2011
Masterflex Group, Masterflex Cesko: Abbildung des Teams vom Produktions- und Vertriebsstandorts Masterflex Cesko .r.o. in Tschechien in der Produktionshalle

New company in the Czech Republic

With its subsidiary Masterflex Cesko s.r.o., Masterflex is starting its own sales activities in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

2011

Sale of Clean Air Bike GmbH

Masterflex sold Clean Air Bike GmbH, Berlin, and Velo Drive GmbH, Herten, in April. Finally, the fuel cell technology activities are sold in October as part of an asset deal. The refocusing on the core business of High-tech Hose Systems, which began in 2008, is now complete.

2011
Masterflex Group, Masterflex: Produktabbildung des neu entwickelten templine Heizschlauchs im Querschnitt, mit seinem innenliegenden Medienschlauch, der Heizspirale und der speziellen Umflechtung, für eine gleichmäßige Erwärmung des Fördermediums

The Product Innovation: templine®

The electrically heated hose system templine® is presented externally for the first time. The unique design of templine® enables uniform heating of the conveyed material. This results in significant savings in energy consumption. templine® is awarded product of the month.

2011
Masterflex Group, Masterflex: Abbildung des neuen eletrisch ableitfähigen Schlauchs Master-Clip Viton, als Ergänzung des Sortiments für Schläuche für EX gefährdete Zonen

New electrically conductive Hose Type

With the new electrically conductive hose type Master-Clip VITON® EL, Masterflex expands its range of highly flexible clamping profile hoses for EX-hazardous areas by another product.

2010

Sale of the Mobility Group

The Board announces the sale of the Mobility Group as the last remaining activity outside the core business of the Masterflex Group. The sale, which will take place in 2011, will complete the restructuring of the Group initiated in 2008 (concentration on the core High-tech Hose Systems business).

2010

Expansion of the Masterflex Group

A new sales company is being established in Brazil. In Russia, a joint venture with a Swedish-Russian company is launched. Masterflex thus continues to expand its international activities in the core High-tech Hose Systems business unit during its restructuring.

2010

Sale of SURPRO GmbH

As part of the refocusing on the core business, the subsidiary SURPRO GmbH is sold.

2010

Resolution on the Capital Increase by the Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Masterflex AG approves a capital increase, a key component in the restructuring of the Group's financing. The capital increase will be implemented in December.

2010

20-year Company Anniversary at Novoplast Schlauchtechnik

The self-founded subsidiary Novoplast Schlauchtechnik celebrates its 20th anniversary.

2010
Masterflex Group, Masterflex: Tobende Hunde auf dem Hundeplatz mit der neuen Produktserie fun-flexx® die als professionelle Hundetunnel für den Hundesport und Freizeiteinsätze mit Hund genutzt werden

New Product Series: fun-flexx®

With the fun-flexx® product series, Masterflex offers professional dog tunnels for dog sports and recreational use as well as tunnel systems for ferrets.

2010
Masterflex Group, Masterflex: Abbildung der neuen antistatische Schlauchserie, die alle Anforderungen der neuen TRBS Richtlinie 2153 zur ableitung elektrostatischer Aufladung erfüllt und abriebfeste und mikrobenfeste Schläuche sowie Lebensmittel- und Pharmaschläuche umfasst

Start of Production: antistatic Hose Series for EX Zones

Masterflex produces an antistatic hose series for EX zones with non-migrating permanent antistatic agent that meets all requirements of the new TRBS 2153 directive (formerly BGR 132 directive) for the dissipation of electrostatic charges. The product series includes abrasion and microbe-resistant hoses as well as hoses for use in the food and pharmaceutical industries.

2009

Sale of Angiokard Medizintechnik GmbH & Co. KG

The subsidiary Angiokard Medizintechnik GmbH & Co KG is being sold as part of the refocusing on the core business.

2009
Masterflex Group, Masterflex: Mark Becks, wird am 1. Juni 2009 neuer Finanzvorstand der Masterflex AG und unterstütz Dr. Andreas Bastin an der Spitze des Unternehmens

New Chief Financial Officer

On June 1, Mark Beck will become the new CFO of Masterflex AG.

2009

New hose series "Master-TPA

Masterflex produces the "Master-TPA" hose series, which consists of around 30 percent renewable raw materials and combines a wide range of product properties that previously could only be offered by isolated, very special material types.

2009
Masterflex Group, Masterflex: Neue Klemmschalenverbindung zum kombinieren von handelsüblichen standard Verbindungselementen miteinander kombinieren zu können

Novel Clamping Shell Connection System

Masterflex offers a new type of clamping shell connection system, a customer-oriented, cost-effective system solution with which commercially available standard connecting elements can be easily combined.

2009

Cooperation in the Marketing of Fuel Cells

The subsidiaries Masterflex Brennstoffzellentechnik GmbH and digomed:medical IT solutions GmbH agree to cooperate in the marketing of fuel cells.

2008

Sale of DICOTA GmbH

As part of the refocusing on the core business, the subsidiary DICOTA GmbH is sold.

2008
Masterflex Group, Novoplast Schlauchtechnik: Novoplast Schlauchtechnik erweiteret die Produktionsflächen mit einer neuen, 2.000 qm großen Produktionshalle am Firmensitz  in Halberstadt.

Site expansion in Halberstadt

The subsidiary Novoplast Schlauchtechnik opens a new 2,000 sqm production hall.

2008

Herzog now on the Supervisory Board

The former Chairman of the Executive Board, Detlef Herzog, is elected to the Supervisory Board by the Annual General Meeting.

2008

Expansion of the Production Possibilities

Masterflex extends the production possibilities of the Master-Clip series up to diameter 2000 (formerly DN 900). By means of an external steel spiral, the materials used are clamped to form tension-resistant hoses. This process enables the processing of special fabrics into high-quality suction and blower hoses.

2008
Masterflex Group, Masterflex: Abbildung des neuen Vorstandsvorsitzenden Dr. Andreas Bastin, der zum 1. April 2008 vom Aufsichtsrat an die Spitze der Masterflex AG gewählt wurde und die strategische neuausrichtung

Change at the Top of the Board

As of 1 April 2008, Dr Andreas Bastin will become the new CEO of Masterflex AG. The strategic realignment of the Masterflex Group with a focus on the core business unit High-Tech Hose Systems and its financing is initiated.

2008
Masterflex Group, Masterflex: Abbildung des Lastentaxis von dem 14 Stück in Berlin bereits unterwegs sind und die von der deutschen Telekom getestet werden

Cargobikes in Use

Deutsche Telekom is testing cargo bikes from Masterflex - 14 cargo taxis are in use in Berlin.

2007

Relocation of the Production Site Bulgaria

The hose production site in Bulgaria will be relocated to the Czech Republic. There, the subsidiary SURPRO produces locally.

2007

Support for the largest Tunnel Project in Germany

The subsidiary TechnoBochum GmbH is the supplier for the largest tunnel project in Germany, the extension and new construction of the Karlsruhe-Basel railway line.

2007

Acquisition of Shares

DICOTA GmbH acquired seventy percent of the shares in DICOTA AG, CH-Freienbach on 11 October 2007.

2007

Masterduct develops new production line

At Masterduct in the USA, a completely new product line for high-temperature hoses is being developed.

2007

Largest order in company history

The subsidiary CAB GmbH supplies 14,000 electrically powered bicycles. This is a decisive step towards further opening up the market for light mobile vehicles.

2007

Asian expansion of the DICOTA Group

The DICOTA Group is successfully expanding in Asia and will be exhibiting its product range at Computex in Taipei.

2007
Masterflex Group, Masterflex: Produktabbildung des zertifizierten Komplettschlauchsystems das sich zur Förderung von flüssigen Lebensmitteln eignet  und welches Masterflex als erster und einziger Hersteller anbietet

Merger in medical technology

Novoplast Schlauchtechnik becomes a member of the MIMEG network, an association of nine medical technology companies: http://www.mimeg.de.

2006

Certified complete hose system for food

Masterflex is the first and only manufacturer to offer a certified complete hose system for conveying liquid foodstuffs.

2006
Masterflex Group, Masterflex: Produktabbildung des neuen Master-PUR Inline Schlauchs mit seiner nahtlos glatten Innenauskleidung ,für hoch abrasive Fördergüter

Masterflex sets Industry Standards

Masterflex sets new standards in conveyor technology with the Master-PUR inline hose type. The PU-lined, seamlessly smooth hose has a service life up to 6.5 times longer and better pressure resistance than the best tested rubber hose.

2006

New Standard Range at Novoplast Schlauchtechnik

The subsidiary Novoplast Schlauchtechnik GmbH presents a new standard program for microbe and hydrolysis resistant PUR pneumatic hoses and thermofixed hoses. The latter are used, for example, on textile machines.

2006

Participation in PERM Motor GmbH

Masterflex Brennstoffzellentechnik GmbH acquires a 67 percent interest in PERM Motor GmbH, Breisach. PERM supplies a key product for the technical drive of the Cargobikes.

2006
Masterflex Group, Matzen & Timm: Aussenansicht des neuen Firmensitzes des Tochterunternehmens Matzen & Timm, nach Umzug nach Norderstedt Nähe Hamburg, zur Vergrößerung der  Produktionskapazitäten

Move to Norderstedt near Matzen & Timm

The subsidiary Matzen & Timm GmbH increases its production capacities and moves its headquarters from Hamburg to Norderstedt.

2006

Use during the World Cup in Germany

T-Com is using the world's first Cargobikes during the World Cup in Germany.

2006

10 year anniversary at Masterflex UK

The British subsidiary Masterflex Technical Hoses Ltd. celebrates its tenth anniversary.

2006
MasterflexGroup, Masterflex: Vertraglich festgelegte beteiligung am EU-Projekt HyChain Minitrans zur Auslieferung von Cargobikes mit Brennstoffzellentechnologie von Masterflex

Cross-border project for Masterflex Brennstoffzellentechnik GmbH

Masterflex will deliver Cargobikes (light vehicles) with fuel cell drive as part of the EU project HyChain Minitrans. The contract will be signed in Brussels in the presence of representatives of the EU Commission. The transnational project is intended to demonstrate innovative and sustainable alternatives to the heavily oil-dependent transport industry.

2005

First delivery worldwide

Delivery of the world's first fleet of bicycles with fuel cell drive to the city of Herten in the Ruhr area.

2005

Acquisition of the SURPRO group of companies

Masterflex acquires the SURPRO Group, one of the leading companies in the precious metal coating sector.

2005
Masterflex Group, Masterflex: Produktvorstellung des neuen

Presentation of the "Cargobike" freight taxi

The universally applicable cargo taxi "Cargobike" with an innovative hydrogen-based fuel cell drive system is presented for the first time. In addition to the drive, electricity can also be provided for lighting or cooling transported goods. The range is 250 km.

2004
Masterflex Group, Masterflex: Porträit Abbildung des neuen Finanzvorstands der Masterflex AG, Ulrich Wantia, der vom Aufsichtsrat am 10. Dezember 2004  gewählt wurde

New Chief Financial Officer

Ulrich Wantia will be appointed as the new Chief Financial Officer by the Supervisory Board on 10 December 2004.

2004

Inclusion in Small Cap Index

Masterflex shares are included in the SDAX small cap index of the stock exchange.

2004

Acquisition of FLEIMA-PLASTIC GmbH

The Masterflex subsidiary Angiokard Medizintechnik GmbH & Co KG acquires FLEIMA-PLASTIC GmbH in Mörlenbach.

2004

Increase of the free float

Masterflex is increasing the proportion of freely tradable shares (free float) and thus also broadening its investor base.

2004
Masterflex Group, Masterflex: Vorstellung des ersten Elektofahrrades auf der Hannover Meese, welches mit dem von Masterflex entwickelten Brennstoffzellenantrieb ausgestattet ist und dort von NRW-Minister Axel Horstmann probegefahren wird

First prototype of an electric bicycle from Masterflex

Masterflex presents the prototype of an electric bicycle with fuel cell drive at the Hannover Messe. NRW Minister Axel Horstmann tests the bicycle, which has a range of around 120 km.

2003

Award for Masterflex

Masterflex is awarded the "Oscar for medium-sized companies" prize. This prize has been awarded to particularly innovative companies from the SME sector since 1995.

2003

Acquisition of Matzen & Timm GmbH

Masterflex takes over the long-established Hamburg-based Matzen & Timm GmbH, which supplies the international aviation industry with highly specialized hoses and molded parts.

2003

Order from AIRBUS

Masterflex receives an order from AIRBUS to develop a fuel cell system.

2003

Admission to the Prime Standard stock exchange segment

Masterflex AG is admitted to the new Prime Standard segment, the area with the highest transparency requirements for listed companies.

2002

Masterflex AG turns 15!

Masterflex AG celebrates its 15th anniversary.

2001

10th anniversary at Masterflex France

The French subsidiary Masterflex S.A.R.L. celebrates its 10th anniversary.

2001

For the first time 300

Masterflex employs more than 300 employees group-wide.

Acquisition of majority interest in DICOTA GmbH

By acquiring a majority interest in DICOTA GmbH, Masterflex AG is preparing to enter the fuel cell technology market.

Angiokard Medical Technology GmbH & Co. KG becomes a 100% subsidiary

Acquisition of the remaining shares in Angiokard Medizintechnik GmbH & Co KG

Inclusion in the SDAX

Inclusion of Masterflex shares in the SDAX of the 100 largest companies listed on the SMAX on September 18, 2000

Anniversary and site expansion

Ten-year anniversary of Novoplast Schlauchtechnik GmbH and inauguration of a new clean room production hall

Expansion of product range in the USA

Start of production of high-tech hose systems in the USA

Masterflex Group, Masterflex SE: Hinweis auf Börsentafel zum Börsengang der Masterflex AG am 16.Juni 2000 an der Frankfurter Börse mit einem Einstiegspreis von 30,50  DM pro Stück

Stock market launch

Masterflex AG goes public in Frankfurt on June 16 (SMAX/official trading)

Conversion to AG

Masterflex Kunststofftechnik GmbH is converted into Masterflex AG in May. The Board consists of Detlef Herzog (Chairman) and Hiltrud Mütherich (Finance).

Acquisition of shares Angiokard Medizintechnik GmbH & Co. KG

Purchase of 51% of the shares of Angiokard Medizintechnik GmbH & Co KG, Friedeburg

Purchase of the company Techno GmbH

Gelsenkirchen site expansion

Masterflex doubles its production area at the Gelsenkirchen site.

Start of US expansion

Purchase of the company Flexmaster U.S.A./Houston

Masterflex Group, Masterflex: Combiflex Verbindungssysteme aus PU von Masterflex als Alleinstellungsmerkmal weltweit

World first: Combiflex connecting systems

The world's only supplier of the Combiflex PU joining system

Innovation in truck brake hoses

Development of a new type of PU truck brake hose by the subsidiary Novoplast Schlauchtechnik GmbH

Mastrflex Group,Masterflex: Produktausstellung auf Messestand und Vorstellung des neuartigen Produktionsverfahrens zum Auskleiden von Stahlrohren mit hochabriebfestem PU-Kunststoff

Expansion of the production techniques

Development of a novel process for lining steel pipes with highly abrasion-resistant PU plastic

Masterflex Group, Masterflex Technical Hoses Ltd.: Aussenansicht des Firmengebäudes der neu gegründeten Tochtergesellschaft Masterflex Technical Hoses Ltd., mit Firmensitz in Großbritannien, im Gründungsjahr 1996

Market entry in Great Britain

Foundation of the subsidiary Masterflex Technical Hoses Ltd. in Great Britain

Expansion of the production facilities: France

Construction of a plant in Lyon/France

Masterflex Group, Masterflex: Grundsteinlegung mit Errichtung der ersten Grundmauern unter Teilnahme von offiziellen Vertretern der Stadt und der Presse

Construction of a headquarters for the Masteflex Group

Construction of a new plant in Gelsenkirchen with 7,300 m² production/administration/warehouse. Since 1994, this has also been the headquarters of the - later globally active - Masterflex Group.

Innovation in plastic formulation

Development of a plastic formulation (a world first) with which for the first time, flame-retardant and officially approved PU hoses can be produced as a replacement for PVC hoses.

Masterflex Group: Aufbau einer neuen Coatingabteilung in Herten mit neuartiger Möglichkeit zum Auskleiden von Polyurethan Schlaeuchen mit besserem Verschleißschutz, die auf Messestand erstmalig präsentiert werden

Coating for PU lining

Establishment of a coating department in Herten: innovative lining of polyurethane (PU) wear hoses. Polyurethane is a very resilient plastic, but is difficult to process.

Masterflex Group, Masterflex S.A.R.L: Außenansicht des Firmengebaeudes der neu gegründeten Tochtergesellschaft Masterflex S.A.R.L., in Lyon, Frankreich, im Gründungsjahr 1991

Expansion into France

Foundation of the subsidiary Masterflex S.A.R.L in Lyon/France

Masterflex Group, Novoplast Schlauchtechnik: Aussenansicht des Firmengebäudes der neu gegründeten Tochtergesellschaft Novoplast Schlauchtechnik GmbH in Halberstadt im Gründungsjahr 1990

Foundation Novoplast Schlauchtechnik

Foundation of the subsidiary Novoplast Schlauchtechnik GmbH in Halberstadt/Saxony-Anhalt: smooth hoses made of special plastics are produced there, which are also used in medical technology.

Innovation in process technologies

Development of new process technologies and machines for the processing of high-temperature plastics and high-tech fabrics

Expansion of the production site

Quadrupling of the production area in Herten to 1,600 m²

Masterflex Group: Alte Logo der Masterflex Kunststofftechnik GmbH in schwarz weiß

Company foundation

Foundation of Masterflex Kunststofftechnik GmbH in Herten/Ruhr area with 3 employees. The production area is 400 m².