Dec 22, 2015 Orange Park, Florida

Bridgestone Acquires San Diego-Based Hose Pros

Bridgestone HosePower, a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, announced today it is expanding its presence on the West Coast by acquiring The Hose Pros, a hydraulic hose sales and service company in San Diego, California.

We are proud to add such a reputable and successful company to our business,” said J. Palmer Clarkson, CEO and President, Bridgestone HosePower. “This acquisition allows Bridgestone HosePower to further broaden our footprint in the Southern California region with world-class hose products and service.”

The Hose Pros operates in San Diego and Los Angeles markets, as well as the greater Orange County area with eight mobile service trucks and 14 employees. With this acquisition, Bridgestone HosePower now totals 38 branch locations in the United States and one location in Mexico. Bridgestone HosePower serves the hydraulic and industrial hose industry focusing on products in the original equipment, oil and gas, construction, mining and agricultural sectors. The new position in Southern California will allow Bridgestone HosePower to advance its broad product offerings including its private band Flextral product line in a very strong hose market.

Darren McWilliams will remain the Branch Manager of the location. All Hose Pros employees (14) have been offered and accepted positions with Bridgestone HosePower.

“We know we could not have chosen a better company to partner with than Bridgestone HosePower,” said Frank and Maureen McWilliams, former owners of The Hose Pros. “We are quite confident that both our customers and our employees will be well taken care of as we have strived to do over nearly 30 years. We wish them, and our son Darren continued success in growing the hose and fitting business in Southern California.”