About Us

ELAFLEX HIBY is a specialist company in safe connections for the transfer of dangerous goods and sensitive fluids. Our strength are standards compliant, long-lasting hoses, fittings, couplings, expansion joints and nozzles.

As an internationally operating family company with a long history we combine experience and competence. The equilibrium is essential. Therefore we stand for key values like responsibility, continuity, the spirit of innovation and flexibility in thought and action.

Since our foundation, we developed into a leading specialist for engineered refuelling equipment. Refuelling calls for the highest standards of safety, consequently our mission is to offer premium quality only. Our competent design and engineering departments and production facilities safeguard that Elaflex products are technologically state of the art, in accordance with the highest safety measures and set standards in our industry sector.

Besides the functionality and safety of products, the most important of technical products is the consideration of costs. We strive to offer only those products which lead to the lowest Total Cost of Ownership for our customers. Therefore we say: our products are worth their price, a sound investment both in terms of performance and total lifetime cost benefits.

ELAFLEX HIBY is organised according to competencies to provide our clients in all industry sectors with best consulting and customer care:

Our profit centres SAT (hose and coupling department) and ERV (expansion joints department) supplies hose assemblies, couplings and rubber expansion joints for suction and discharge of fuels, chemical products and other liquids. We are a leading manufacturer supplying aircraft refuelling hoses and Rubber Expansion Joints throughout the world.

ZVA nozzles, petrol pump hoses and refuelling accessories are assigned to our profit centre for petrol station technology (EHT). Our range of automatic nozzles under the brand name of ZVA was developed at the beginning of the 60‘s together with our premium dispensing hoses. EHT has indeed established itself as one of the world market leaders in nozzles and dispensing hoses – especially in the vapour recovery sector (Stage II).

Being part of the Plettenberg plant, the profit centre CASTING foundry also proves to be competitive. In our modern casting foundry we produce complex bronze and gunmetal products as well as aluminium alloys.

We are a committed partner to our customers. Knowing their problems and challenges enables us to develop and manufacture products which meet the market requirements.

The active participation in the preparation of official standards, qualified employees, our safety philosophy and a quality that deserves its name are also very important to us.

Daughter and affiliated companies as well as our distribution partners provide that our products are available in all important markets and regions. Our customers can count on reliable counterparts who understand the local conditions and requirements.

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Examples for Elaflex HIBY Products:

Automatic Dispensing Nozzles
(ZVA Slimline 2, ZVA Slimline 2 GR...)

Non-Automatic Dispensing Nozzles
(ZV 19, ZVF 50, ZV 500...)

Safety Breaks
(SSB 16, CSB 21...)

Aircraft Refuelling Hoses

Tank Truck Hoses

Chemical Hoses

PAL Chemical Hoses

All current hose fittings

Tank and Pipe Fittings
(TW Couplings, Camloc Couplings, Flanges...)

Safety Hose Clamps

Pharma Hose Assemblies

Rubber Expansion Joints
(ERV-G / -R / ROTEX...)

Dry Disconnect and Safety
Breakway Couplings


In 1923, 'ELAFLEX' was founded by Karl M.C. Ehlers as a technical distributor to the Navy and shipyards. Led from 1947 to 2007 by Mr Karlheinz Ehlers, the company developed to a leading specialist for engineered refuelling equipment and now remains in the hands of the Ehlers family, in third generation.

'HIBY' was founded by Albert Hiby in Plettenberg. The Hiby family can also look back on a long tradion (production of our nozzles). It dates back until 1913.

In 2020, the companies ELAFLEX HIBY Tanktechnik and ELAFLEX - Gummi Ehlers permanently merged to ELAFLEX HIBY GmbH & Co. KG.

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A major part of the ELAFLEX HIBY product range are our own developments protected by copyright or patents.

Production of components for EHT, assembly of hose / fittings, assembly of Rubber Expansion Joints and logistics by ELAFLEX HIBY Hamburg.

Production or nozzles and accessories by ELAFLEX HIBY, branch Plettenberg.

Production of hoses by ContiTech Fluid, Korbach.

Production of bellows for Rubber Expansion Joints by ContiTech Luftfedersysteme, Hannover.

Production of DDC- Dry Disconnect Couplings by MannTek, Sweden.

Structure of ELAFLEX HIBY

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