1982Michael O'Connell, MD founded Flexachem in Douglas, Cork.
1983Started off primarily as a value added re-seller of engineering components into the Pharmaceutical/Chemical Industry.
1985Flexachem commenced Manufacturing of PTFE/PFA lined pipe products.
1990Flexachem became Market Leaders in manufacturing Lined Pipe & Fittings & in re-selling Atomac Valves. Flexachem had the capability to produce 200+ PTFE and 'Teflon' lined items per week.
1991Flexachem received ISO 9002 Quality Award and a certification for Quality Management Systems (NSAI Certificate).
1995Started Actuation of Valve Packages & received Supplier of the Year Award by the Minister of Tourism and Trade.
1996Durco Ireland becomes fully integrated into Flexachem and later in the year, Durco merges with Flowserve. We continued distributing Durco Valves but under the Flowserve/Durco brand and we commenced distribution of Flowserve Centrifugal Pumps.
1997Flexachem is recognised as the Number 1 Durco Valve Distributor for Europe, Middle East & Africa. Control Valves are added to portfolio. Flexachem takes on the distribution of Flotronic Pumps.
1998Eli Lilly presented Flexachem with a Quality Vendor Award. Product Portfolio expands to include Flowserve Mechanical Seals.
2003Flexachem takes on the exclusive agency for PBM Valves in Ireland.
2004K-Controls switchboxes and Monitors came on board.
2006Flexachem portfolio was expanded to include Chemineer Mixing & Agitation.
2008PBM Inc. USA issued Flexachem with a Certification of Recognition for achieving the Top European Billings Award for Valve sales during 2008.
2009PBM Inc. USA issued Flexachem with a Certification of Recognition for achieving the Top European Billings Award for Valve sales during 2009.
2011Michael Travers joined the company as an advisor to the Board of Management team. He commenced the realignment of the organisation structure and the development of Business Tactics & Strategies in order to prepare the company for future growth both in terms of increasing the product portfolio and entry into other industry sectors.
2013Introduction of Flowserve GESTRA Steam to Flexachem's product portfolio. PBM Inc. USA issued Flexachem with a Certification of Recognition for achieving the Top European Billings Award for Valve sales during 2013.
2014Flexachem are awarded the top European PBM sales award for a 5th year running.
2015Flexachem partner global brands 3V Cogeim / Glasscoat and Bram Cor to support their pharmaceutical and biotechnology customer base.
2016Flexachem simplify their business units in to Pumps & Seals, Valves & Steam and Process equipment. Flexachem partner global brands Cashco regulators & Kelvion heat exchangers. As part of their continued development, Flexachem add to the team to support operational and commercial needs
Flexachem is an Irish owned leading supplier of Pumps, Seals, Valves & Process Equipment into highly regulated Industries. We are more than just an equipment supplier – the Flexachem team guides you through the equipment selection process from start to finish.
Our proactive approach gives reassurance and peace of mind to our clients – from technical advice on component parts, full systems delivery & technical solutions to after care services.
Founded in 1982, Flexachem provides localised technical support in Ireland for global engineering brands with heavily stocked inventory and on-site service engineering to support the operational needs of its clients.
Flexachem clients are supported by a team of highly experienced product specialists, factory trained service engineers and account managers. The full range of resources are placed at clients’ disposal, ensuring they receive the best recommendation, thus giving the lowest cost of ownership over the life of the equipment.
Over the last 37 years, together with our technology partners of industrial process equipment, we look at the complete mechanical engineering design of the process this typically delivers a platform for improved up-time and reduced operating cost.
We support a very broad spectrum of market segments; Pharmaceutical & Chemical, Biotechnology, Food & Beverage, Dairy, Industrial Utilities and Waste Water Treatment.
Why Choose Flexachem?
Flexachem helps you to;
- Specify & Assess – Mechanical Products and Equipment catering to a wide array of applications.
- Ensure Continuous Up-time by deploying cost-effective, high-reliability solutions to your Manufacturing & Engineering Challenges.
- Acquire the best quality Mechanical Products from the most reputable brands while at the same time negotiating the best possible price and terms & conditions.
Our Commitment to you – what we offer;
- Continuous Up-time – Predictive & Preventative Maintenance
- Energy Reduction & Process Efficiency – Process Solutions (Design Software Tools/CFD Modelling)
- Process Improvements – Increase in Yield, Greater Throughput
- Bespoke & Customised Solutions – High Quality & Reliable Products
- Stretch Goals for Maintenance Budget – Life Cycle Cost Reduction
- Factory Approved Spare Parts – Extensive Inventory Stock Available
If we do not have a particular product on our portfolio, we will gladly source it for you.
We pride ourselves on building and maintaining long-term relationships both with our clients and our suppliers. We want you to be fully satisfied and we will go that extra mile to ensure a job is well done!
Quality is an integral part of our process. We are committed as a company to the ongoing improvement of the quality management system through the review of specific measurable quality objectives, which is why we work closely with our suppliers to ensure all our products are manufactured to the highest quality standards and ensure full traceability of documents. Flexachem is an NSAI certified company; many of our products are ATEX approved and have CE marking.
ISO 9001:2015 Quality Certification which we currently hold.