Flex-Tek - Smiths Group plc


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General enquiries

112 Bypass 225
South Carolina 29646

T: +1 864 229 4332
F: +1 864 229 9303

Where we operate

Flex-Tek operations are mainly located in the US and Mexico with Asian operations located in India, China and Malaysia, and European facilities in France and Germany.

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Engineer working

Flex-Tek provides engineered components that heat and move fluids and gases for aerospace, consumer products, construction, medical and industrial applications.

Key facts

2017 Revenue £338m

2017 Headline operating margin 19.3%

Principal operating regions

The majority of our sales and operations are in North America, with some operations and a growing sales mix across Europe and Asia.


We serve the US construction industry, domestic appliance, aerospace engine and airframe manufacturers, and other specialist markets. Large customers include Watsco, Ferguson, Boeing, Airbus, Pratt & Whitney, GE, Samsung, Trane and Carrier.

Growth drivers

  • Steady growth of the US housing construction market
  • Continued increase in large commercial aircraft production
  • Growth of medical devices and their increased use of flexible tubing
  • Growing presence in Europe and Asia with further expansion potential

Financial highlights

Revenue performance £m

Revenue by sector

  • Construction Products 32%
  • Fluid Management 24%
  • Heat Solutions 25%
  • Flexible Solutions 19%

Competitive strengths

  • A strong performance in residential gas tubing
  • High-performance flexible tubing products for aerospace
  • Leading capability in the design and manufacture of heating solutions for bespoke applications
  • Strong customer relationships

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