Here at Spiroflow, we know flexible screw conveyors. You may call them flexible augers or flex conveyors, but they were one of the products that helped launch our company more than 45 years ago. Flex screw conveyors are still one of our most popular and well-known products today! And because so many processors around the world understand our approach on all things “flexible screw conveyor,” we are sometimes asked, “who are some of your biggest competitors out there?”
We want to be blatantly honest and transparent regarding our competitors because we want you to be as informed as possible. So we decided to write an article listing the flexible screw manufacturers with a solid reputation in the dry bulk material handling industry. Here’s a fair, respectful look at these manufacturers in North America and Europe.
Global Flexible Screw Conveyor Manufacturers
Flexicon is a well-known supplier who has offices in the United States, Europe, and a few other countries. They offer flexible screw conveyors and other bulk material handling equipment similar to our own.
Hapman is based in Kalamazoo, Michigan in the United States with other locations in Poland, China, Brazil, and India. We find that most of their installations are in the United States and Europe. They focus on quality and a comprehensive approach to material handling challenges.
North American Based Conveyor Suppliers
National Bulk Equipment
“Forward thinking” is the motto for National Bulk Equipment. With their United States headquarters in Holland, Michigan, NBE is an established company in the dry bulk solids industry. They offer a range of bulk material handling equipment similar to our own. Like Spiroflow, they utilize manufacturer’s representatives to sell their products and aim to deliver high quality and efficient conveyors.
A Unitrak flexible auger will come from their Canadian or United Kingdom manufacturing locations. In 1967 their founders developed a bucket conveyor manufactured by predecessor FGMCL. The Port Hope, Ontario-based UNITRAK Corporation Limited was founded in 1969. They began selling flexible screw conveyors in the early 1980s and developed a bulk bag discharger in 2001. They go to market through a network of manufacturers’ field representatives.
This Totowa, New Jersey-based company was founded in 1955 by Eugene Wahl. Vibra Screw was known in its early years for their vibrating screw feeder. Their catalog has grown over the years. They now offer equipment to store, discharge, meter, convey, size, and blend materials. The company serves its markets through a network of sales representatives, licensees, and subsidiaries.
FormPak was formed in 1968 and is based in St. Louis, Missouri. The company’s original goal was to serve regional chemical manufacturers. Over time they specialized in dry material handling and packaging. Like many in this industry, they offer quotes through their website.
The United Kingdom & European Based Conveyor Suppliers
FPE Global is a Stockport, United Kingdom-based manufacturer that has been operating for over 50 years. They supply material handling and processing solutions and partner with companies to extend their product offerings. These include Flomat Bagfilla International for bulk bag handling, NEU Engineering Ltd. for pneumatic conveying, Aeromaster International for aero mechanical conveyors, and Jadal for bin activators.
This Lancashire, United Kingdom-based company is family owned and operated and was originally focused on the agricultural sector. Today, the company continues in this field as well as construction and renewable sectors. In addition to flexible screw conveyors, the company offers agricultural silos, pig, poultry and dairy feeders, animal feed weighers, and low-cost storage containers. Their construction offerings include pre-engineered and custom designed buildings for the educational, sports, leisure, industrial, and commercial sectors.
Here’s What We Can Offer
At Spiroflow, we believe in our company and our products. We know from experience that they stand up to those of our respected competitors. That’s why we feel comfortable mentioning them. So if you need some help or advice just contact us! We invite you to use one of our test labs and see our flexible screw conveyor in action, running with YOUR product and replicating YOUR application. We can also give you a free consultation on your conveying application.