Flexicon Corp. expanded its manufacturing space in Bethlehem, Pa., by 50,000 square feet to meet growing demand for its bulk handling equipment and systems.
The new space is mainly intended for the storage of sub-assemblies, the crating and the staging of the assembled equipment. This includes stocking Quick-Ship models of flexible screw conveyors, bulk bag unloaders and bulk bag conditioners for immediate shipment, freeing up the main facility for increased fabrication and assembly capacity.
Founded in 1974 in Fairfield, NJ, the company purchased its first manufacturing plant in Lodi, NJ in 1978, quintupled with the purchase of a plant in Phillipsburg, NJ in 1988, and added a satellite plant in Easton, PA in 1995 U.S. operations were then consolidated and expanded with the construction of the company’s global headquarters in Bethlehem, PA in 2001.
“In 2014, we doubled the size of our headquarters in Bethlehem, maximizing the coverage of the existing site, so we are fortunate that a facility adjacent to our main building is available this year,” said David Boger, vice president executive.
International factory expansions include the establishment of a manufacturing facility in the UK in 1994, one in South Africa in 2001 and another in Australia in 2008.
The company’s technical sales staff also grew with the addition of 26 factory direct sales offices located in US, UK, Chile, Spain, Germany, France, Africa. South, Australia, Singapore and Indonesia.
“All of the company’s locations can easily rely on Flexicon’s 25,000 installations around the world to find existing solutions to most bulk handling problems,” added Boger.
The company holds 36 patents reflected in the designs of its flexible screw conveyors, tube cable conveyors, pneumatic conveying systems, bulk bag unloaders, bulk bag conditioners, bulk bag fillers, bag emptying stations, drum / box / container tippers and batch weighing systems. A separate project engineering division. integrates large-scale systems in all industries in which bulk materials are handled.