Peosta Hose Manufacturer Celebrates 25 Years
Silver Anniversary, Golden Manufacturer
PEOSTA, IA— Twenty-five years ago, Schieffer Co. International opened in Peosta with just six employees in a 12,000-square-foot facility. In the two and a half decades since, the hose manufacturer has changed its name and expanded exponentially.
Now known as ProPulse, a Schieffer Company, it employs over 140, utilizes 130,000 square feet of space, and is celebrating its silver anniversary in March. “25 years is a long time,” said Jeff Theis, President and CEO of ProPulse, “but I believe ‘blink of an eye’ is appropriate when describing our journey.”
Located in Peosta, Iowa, ProPulse manufactures high-pressure hoses for a variety of industries, including the cleaning, agricultural, transportation, construction, and distribution industries. In 2021, ProPulse added 20,000 square feet of manufacturing space to the production facility, and allowed ProPulse to invest in industry leading hose manufacturing technology.
ProPulse's expansion of the production building
“25 years is a long time, but I believe ‘blink of an eye’ is appropriate when describing our journey.”
To achieve this success, ProPulse endured a shift in mentality and manufacturing capabilities. Over the last 25 years the hose manufacturer transitioned from a small hose distributor to a mid-sized hose manufacturer who supplies large original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) across the country.
Emphasis on CUSTOMER SATISFACTION
“We say what we are going to do, and we do it on-time, every time,” said Theis. Much of ProPulse’s success stems from their ability to uphold customer satisfaction which in turn allows them to consecutively grow sales year over year. And that customer-focused mindset isn’t going away anytime soon. “ProPulse will always be known as a company that keeps its commitments to our customers,” said Theis.
“We say what we are going to do, and we do it on-time, every time.”
Long History of Hose Manufacturing
Customer satisfaction isn’t the only legacy ProPulse plans to uphold. Backed by German manufacturing from their partners at Schieffer International Group, ProPulse is carrying on generations of manufacturing excellence.
During this ‘blink of an eye’, ProPulse built expansions, acquired land, and invested into new manufacturing automation opportunities. Throughout the Covid pandemic many manufacturers struggled with supply, but ProPulse maintained 99.99% on-time delivery for 33 consecutive months.
ProPulse's hose assembly department
The two year expansion on production facilities resulted in the most modern and advanced thermoplastic hose extrusion process in the United States. New automation will allow the Iowa manufacturer to dive into new product markets and build upon their current products. “We will continue to fill out our line of thermoplastic hoses and challenge new markets,” said Theis.
ProPulse’s laser-like focus on customer-communication, innovation, delivery, and quality has allowed them to grow at a rapid rate for consecutive years. The Iowa hose manufacturer plans to continue its legacy of growth into the next 25 years of business.