Part of a Global Group
Flexseal is part of the world leading Fernco group of companies, with our head office in Michigan, USA.
Over the years, the group has grown to own and operate companies in 8 countries worldwide, with distribution partners into many more - all are dedicated to supply of the highest quality flexible couplings for drainage and plumbing applications.
The Fernco Joint Sealer Company was established in 1964 by an individual contractor looking for a time saving and reliable solution to his pipe connection needs. Mr. Zopfi developed a pre-formed tar donut for use on his own jobs in the Detroit area during the late 1940s. Word spread of his invention as other contractors wanted to take advantage of this labour saving product and purchased them directly from Mr. Zopfi, who set up a small shop in a garage behind his plumbing business.
Since this beginning, Fernco has continued to grow into more markets and has continued to develop innovative, reliable and easy-to-use products. Fernco expanded into Canada and then to the Western USA with a location in Reno, Nevada. In August, 2002, Fernco, Inc. acquired Flexseal Couplings, the leading manufacturer of flexible couplings in the European market. This meant the group had access to a well-established customer base throughout all of Europe, and additional manufacturing capacity in the UK and Germany. Australia, Mexico and Brazil followed.
From a company that started with one individual in 1964, the Fernco Group has become the most well established and trusted manufacturer of flexible couplings in the world.
View the websites for each of our companies:
United States - www.fernco.com
Canada - www.ferncoconnectors.ca
Brasil - www.fernco.com.br
Mexico - www.fernco.com.mx
United Kingdom - www.flexseal.co.uk
Deutschland - www.flexseal.de
Australia - www.fernco.com.au