United Flexible Announces the Acquisition of Fulton Bellows, LLC

17 February 16

United Flexible Inc. (“United Flexible”), a global leader of engineered flexible liquid and gas conveyance products and systems, announced today the acquisition of Fulton Bellows, LLC (“Fulton Bellows”). With over one hundred years of experience, Fulton Bellows is a leading provider of precision metal bellows, bellows assemblies and thermal actuators.

Located in Knoxville, Tennessee, Fulton Bellows designs, develops, and manufactures system critical components and assemblies for several attractive end-markets including aerospace, defense, power generation, industrial, and transportation.

John George, President of Fulton Bellows, stated, “We believe that Fulton’s innovative products and people will be an excellent fit with United Flexible. Our strategic goals at Fulton Bellows are well aligned with United Flexible’s long history of providing quality products and high pressure and extreme temperature application specific solutions. Their global scope will enable our products to serve a wider market. We are looking forward to partnering with the United Flexible team during this upcoming period of transformative growth.”

“Fulton’s products, along with their technical superiority and widespread brand recognition, will complement United Flexible’s mission critical gas and fluid control systems, allowing us to expand our market share in the fastest growing end markets, including aerospace, defense, industrial manufacturing, medical, power generation and energy,” said John Devine, CEO of United Flexible. “With this acquisition, we have a market leading position for precision bellows and thermal actuators. Fulton’s products complement our existing flexible fluid conveyance capabilities and will strengthen our customer relationships through a broader offering and the ability to provide integrated solutions.”

About Fulton Bellows

Fulton Bellows is a leading manufacturer of precision engineered metal bellows, bellows assemblies, seamless tubes and thermal actuators. The company is headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee and has its roots with the original company founded in 1904 by the inventor of the bellows technology. The metal bellows manufactured by Fulton Bellows have varied uses in many technology sectors. They are used to regulate pressure and temperature in aerospace and automobile engines, heating systems, and medical equipment, and as seals for industrial valves and electrical equipment.

About United Flexible

Headquartered in Romeoville, Illinois, United Flexible is a global leader in the design, development, manufacture and support of performance critical flexible engineered solutions for the transfer of fluids and gases in extreme environments. The Company is a proactive partner to OEMs and distributors, operating in several attractive end-markets including aerospace/defense, satellite, power generation, general industrial, oil/gas, cooling/heating and transportation. The Company’s critical flexible engineered solutions improve system performance by reducing weight, extending cycle life, improving pressure and temperature profiles while enhancing safety factors in a compact package.


Dan Schimelman, Vice President Sales & Marketing
United Flexible
815 Forestwood Drive
Romeoville, IL 60446
+1 (815) 886-1140

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