“Custom Machining Services is a well-respected manufacturer and has a solid reputation in the hose industry,” says Andreas Gerstenberger, head of ContiTech Industrial Fluid Solutions. “The acquisition allows us to add assembly equipment to our portfolio to the mutual benefit of our customers and our distributor partners.”
The company has been in business since 1979 and has been producing hose assembly equipment, crimpers for connecting hoses with fittings and dies since 1984. The company employs 50 people and is known for its CustomCrimp and ValPower products that are developed and produced in a modern 46,000 square foot plant in Valparaiso. All of the component parts that are used here, are produced on modern CNC equipment to assure quality, consistency and cost efficiency.
Custom Machining Services’ previous majority owner, Joseph Intagliata, says of the acquisition: “Continental is a large global company with a solid reputation in the hose business and we are pleased to be a part of the new international family. It is a great fit for us, too. Continental gives us the strategic support we have sought for some time.”