PITTSBURGH, May 17, 2016 —Lewis-Goetz, an ERIKS Company, announced an exclusive distribution agreement for the FLEXION™ hydraulic hose brand in North America. The partnership allows Lewis-Goetz, which operates under the name ERIKS Industrial Services in Canada, to deliver consistent quality, expertise, and technical support across a wide range of hydraulic hose products and services from nearly 100 locations in the U.S. and Canada.

As the leading hydraulic hose brand in Europe for more than 40 years, FLEXION™ hoses offer the highest-quality engineered fluid connector solutions available today. While hydraulic systems continuously demand higher working pressures that can come at the cost of hose flexibility, FLEXION™ hoses are designed—and proven—to meet the best of both worlds by handling 50 percent more pressure than required by industry standards and providing a superior bending radius over alternative hoses. FLEXION™ hoses also provide increased abrasion and ozone resistances that are 10 times better than industry standards.

Jeremy Lloyd, North American product manager for Lewis-Goetz, said that bringing FLEXION™ hoses to the North American market will allow for customized product solutions for customers worldwide.

“Our top priority is working with our customers to meet their unique needs, rather than offering a one-size-fits-all solution,” Lloyd said. “The FLEXION™ line allows for product innovation to align with advances in coupling and plating technologies, as well as safe solutions for extreme environmental applications. Our customers’ safety and their needs for innovative solutions are the primary drivers for our continued development and expansion of this important ERIKS brand.”

For more information about FLEXION™ hydraulic hoses or Lewis-Goetz’ full array of fittings, visit www.lewis-goetz.com. For up-to-date specifications to properly crimp Lewis-Goetz’ selection of hydraulic hoses and fittings, download the ERIK’s MyCrimp app, available from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

About Lewis-Goetz
Since 1935, customers have trusted Lewis-Goetz to tailor solutions to meet their mission critical hose, sealing and belting needs. North America’s largest industries rely on the unsurpassed know-how of the company’s long-time tenured specialists to troubleshoot industry challenges and identify problems before they become emergencies. Lewis-Goetz is one of North America’s largest industrial distributors and is the largest company owned by ERIKS North America, which was recently ranked 19th on Modern Distribution Management (MDM) magazine’s 2015 list of Top 40 Industrial Distributors.  Visit www.lewis-goetz.com for more information.

About ERIKS

Founded in 1940, ERIKS is a leading international industrial service provider offering a wide range of engineering components and related technical and logistics services. ERIKS’ current product range is divided into five core activities: flow technology, sealing and rubber technology, industrial plastics, power transmission and bearings, and tools, maintenance and safety products. ERIKS currently consists of more than 60 companies with 450 branches in 27 countries, serving over 200,000 customers in the MRO, OEM, and project distribution business. In 2014, ERIKS generated net sales of approx. €2.0 billion (USD 2.7 billion) with approximately 8,000 employees. ERIKS is a wholly owned subsidiary of SHV Holdings N.V., a family-owned multinational with net sales of €14.9 billion (USD 19.7 billion) in 2014. For more information, visit www.ERIKS.com.


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Katie Oswald Clark
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