Gates Adds Oilfield Hose & Coupling Manufacturer

Affiliates of the Gates Corp., Denver, Colo., a global manufacturer of fluid power and power transmission products have announced the acquisition of GTF Engineering and Services, Cramlington, U.K., the owner of the assets of Techflow Flexibles. Techflow Flexibles specializes in manufacturing and supplying flexible hoses and couplings to the oil and gas exploration and production industry.

With the acquisition, Gates said it has expanded its product capabilities with Techflow’s range of highly specialized high-pressure hoses, as well as enhancing its ability to make and supply long-length and large-diameter hoses.  The combined Gates and Techflow portfolio of products now provides nearly complete coverage of high-performance land and off-shore applications, Gates said.