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Supply & Manufacturing of Pool Hoses



Amflex Plastics Inc. with its long-established reputation for manufacturing high quality hoses used in many industries, was approached by The Home Depot to supply a line of pool hose "Made in the U.S.A." to replace their current imported product. The demands for this job were high - large volume, fast turnaround, and special packaging had to be developed to meet product space allocation requirements, but the reward was big - a contract for 40,000" lengths of pool hose. However, risk existed in the form of penalties assessed if deliveries were not received promptly and per specification.

Ready for the challenge, the Amflex team rolled up their sleeves and developed a plan for cost-effective manufacturing of a 1.5" diameter polyolefin pool hose using our sophisticated extruding and spiral winding equipment. Specifications called for tight +.000"/-.025" tolerances, which were verified by our in-line inspection tooling. Operations also included a poly welding step and final assembly of the ends to the hose. Additional planning challenges involved developing the packaging and scheduling just-in-time shipments to The Home Depot's Sacramento warehouse in quantities of 1,500. We called on our most dependable suppliers of high quality raw materials and specialty packaging and held them to the same guidelines for the project that we were operating under.

Nothing substitutes for proper planning, a dedicated manufacturing team, and dependable suppliers. We delivered the pool hose - the black one with the blue stripe - that allows The Home Depot's customers to "Buy American."

For more information about our supply & manufacturing of hoses, please contact Amflex today.






Supply & Manufacturing of Short Section Pool Hoses

Product Description

We were approached by our client, The Home Depot, to supply a line of pool hose for sale within their American stores.

Capabilities Applied/Processes

Assembly
  • Assemble Ends to Hose Supply
  • Warehouse 1,500" Lengths
  • Ship to Sacramento One Truckload at a Time Packaging
  • Create Special Packaging for the Client

Extruding

Polyweld

Spirally Wound

Equipment Used to Manufacture Hoses

Extruder
Spiral Wound Machine

Overall Hose Dimensions

40,000" Lengths

Tightest Tolerances

Nominal 1.5000" +.000"/-.025"

Material Used

Polyolefin Blend

Finish (Color)

Black w/ Blue Stripe

In Process Testing/Inspection Performed

In-Line Inspection Tooling

Industry for Use

Home Improvement

Quantity

40,000

Turnaround Time

Just In Time Deliveries

Delivery Location

Nationwide

Standards Met

Customer Supplied Specifications


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