In 2020, SPIR STAR® Ltd. will celebrate its 25th anniversary as a provider of specialty high pressure hose products to the Waterblast, Oil & Gas, Hydraulic and Automotive industries. SPIR STAR® manufactures high pressure hoses, adapters, valves, and quick disconnects with working pressures up to 60,000 psi. The company began in 1981 as part of PAPUREX GmbH in Mörlenbach, Germany. At that time, the company manufactured its ultra-high-pressure hoses using special machinery the company had designed and built itself. The hoses were sold under the brand name of SPIR STAR®. Production grew so rapidly that the division of thermoplastic ultra-high-pressure hose production was spun off completely in the year 1989 and what is known today as SPIR STAR® AG was founded. By 1995 SPIR STAR® Ltd. was established and began its U.S. operation in Houston, Texas.
Since its inception in 1995, the company has had a mission to provide innovative high-pressure fluid control solutions with outstanding quality and customer service that exceeds industry standards. Now in its twenty fifth year, SPIR STAR® Ltd. has grown to include authorized assembly centers in Louisiana, several across Canada, Mexico and Brazil. These strategically placed partners ensure that the founding “customer first” principles extend globally. Company President, Joseph Derzapf remarked: “Our strategy and model has always been to invest in the development and retention of dedicated, experienced employees and partners which is the key to providing quality products and the best service in the industry.”
Over the past 25 years, SPIR STAR® Ltd. has been successful in maintaining positive and long-standing relationships with its customers. The company has gradually expanded its product line to include valves, fittings, quick disconnects and adapters, and custom-made test systems by responding to the needs of customers and trends in the industry. “Since starting our company, and still today, we fully realize the importance of listening to our customers, determining their needs and most importantly, acting on those needs regarding service and new product development,” says Jerry Carter, Vice President and CCO.
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