History

1921 Company founded

Founder Rodolfo De Benedetti, starts Compagnia Italiana Tubi Metallici Flessibili (Italian Company Metallic Flexible Hoses) as a licensed agency of products under the BOA trademark.

1964 Move into new building

The new production facility and sales office was inaugurated in Turin, to improve service and for business expansion.

1972 Founding of Flexider/ Acquisition of Gilardini

Compagnia Italiana Tubi Metallici Flessibili changes its name to Flexider.
Carlo De Benedetti acquires the Gilardini Company, creating a new and powerful industrial group. Flexider becomes part of the Gilardini Group with the vision of becoming an industrial leader within its sector.

Carlo De Benedetti sells Gilardini to the Fiat Group

1976 Selling toFIAT

1980 Production Flexhose

Start of the 1st- Generation flexhose for the Automotive Industry.
The first Flexider flex hose for a passenger car’s exhaust system was installed in the Fiat Lancia Integrale.

1999 Founded
Flexider Poland Sp.zo.o.

From September 1999 Flexider begin the manufacturing of automotive components for Fiat within the Fiat production facility in Tychy.

2002 Acquisition by IMCI

IMCI acquired Flexider s.r.l. and restructured the company into separate Automotive / Industrial / Aerospace divisions.

Founded Flexider (Wuxi) Bellows Co. Ltd.
Production of Automotive parts for the local market begins.

2012 Flexider China

Relocation of Flexider Polen Sp. z o.o.
Moves into a new building on
an industrial zone in near by Bieruń.

2014 New Production Building

2016 Fleder Investments

IMCI sells the Automotive business division to the Chinese Investor Fleder Investments Hong Kong Ltd..
Founded Flexider Automotive Italy s.r.l.

2017 Flexider Automotive Germany

Founded Flexider Automotive Deutschland GmbH in Schwarzenberg, Saxony

2018 new office in Germany

Opening the new Sales & Engineering office in Waghäusel.

2018 Move from Wuxi to Changzhou

Flexider Automotive China relocates from Wuxi to the Tenglong Group facility in Changzhou.

2018 Test Centre in Poland

The Test Centre is moved from Italy to Poland

2018 New office in Italy

Opening of the new Sales, Engineering & RLDA office in Turin. Relocation of the headquarters of FLEXIDER AUTOMOTIVE ITALY Srl.

2019 Member of Tenglong Technology Group

Flexider Automotive Europe, renown manufacturer of Flexible Hoses for Passenger and Commercial Vehicle exhaust systems, formally announces that it is now a subsidiary of the Tenglong Technology Group.
Tenglong, a leading Tier 1 supplier to the Asian Automotive OEMs is looking to expand their European footprint via Flexider Automotive with its manufacturing facility in Poland and Sales and Engineering offices in Germany, Italy, France and Holland.

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