Federal Hose Manufacturing, founded in 1921, is a recognized leader in the manufacture and distribution of flexible interlocking metal hose, reinforced and non-reinforced industrial ducting, and silicone hose.

Hanson & Company identified Federal Hose Manufacturing, a subsidiary of Tyco International, as an acquisition opportunity, initiated this transaction, and represented The Crawford Group, which completed the acquisition.

“Hanson & Company had identified and pursued Federal Hose Manufacturing as a private equity investment. During the due diligence investigation, it became apparent that a strategic sales and marketing relationship would significantly benefit the business. To pursue that relationship, Hanson & Company approached me. I liked the opportunity so much that I decided to buy the company myself.”

Edward Crawford
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
The Crawford Group