Masterflex SE, market leader in the field of technically sophisticated hoses and connection systems, and Winkler AG, market leader in the field of heating hoses and heating systems, have agreed on an extensive cooperation. Winkler AG will take over the templine® product group as well as the templine® brand and its marketing from Masterflex SE with immediate effect.
"In Winkler AG, we have found a cooperation partner who will be able to supply our customers with high-quality heating hoses in an even more targeted manner in the future and who will continue to develop the segment, which is entirely in our interest," stresses Dr. Andreas Bastin, CEO of the Masterflex Group. "At the same time, this streamlining of our portfolio is a sensible addition to our range of products and services".
Masterflex has been manufacturing heated hose systems under the name templine® for more than 10 years.
The two companies based in Gelsenkirchen and Heidelberg will work closely together in the future. "Masterflex will continue to supply components for the production of heating hoses," explains Andreas Zenner, CEO of Winkler AG. Among other things, a special templine® series with high-performance protective hoses from Masterflex, which will be marketed with the addition „Protected by Masterflex“, is also planned.
The sales and technical teams of both companies will try to ensure as far as possible that there will be no restrictions or delays for customers during the transition period.