WHO WE ARE

A hose manufacturer who cares

With 25 years of experience in the OEM high-pressure hose industry, we are known for our advanced hose manufacturing capabilities, technical excellence, and friendly customer service. We are always ready to help you with your most challenging applications.

EXPERIENCE

The ProPulse Difference

We offer the right balance of technical excellence, industry knowledge, and flexibility to make incredible improvements to a wide range of markets.

Our team is comprised of bright technical experts who are ready to help you solve tough problems.

We are large enough to be a leader in the fluid power industry but small enough to be responsive, proactive, and fast on our feet. By embracing change and innovation, we craft individualized products and solutions specific to your needs.

We live for this—and you’ll be glad—because we will help you get the right hose with optimal fit, form, and function.

Controlled Performance

On-time delivery and quality are automatic when information, documents and processes are controlled.

Increased Longevity

Longevity isn’t just company history—it’s about knowing industry trends and where our business is headed.

Technical Excellence

Engineering, prototyping, manufacturing and assembling hoses is the main wheelhouse of expertise.

Continuous Improvement

On-time delivery and quality are automatic when information, documents and processes are controlled.

Powerful Partnerships

Support specialists and technical experts are readily available to provide knowledge and assistance when you need it. 

WHERE WE CAME FROM

CARRYING ON GENERATIONS OF GROWTH

PROPULSE'S STORY BEGINS IN DUSSELDORF, GERMANY 1923.

1923

Anton Schieffer, a rubber goods trader, established Schieffer GmbH & Co. KG in 1923. The firm grew and prospered, but World War II brought disaster and the company was completely destroyed.

1945

In 1945, Schieffer GmbH & Co. KG was rebuilt in Lippstadt, and success followed again.

1990

Twenty-five years later, Anton Schieffer transferred the business to his sons, Egon and Joachim, who took the company to new heights. Under their direction, Schieffer entered the high-pressure hose business with excellent results.

1998

In 1998, after presiding over significant growth, the brothers passed the company to the third generation. Ekkehart Schieffer and Wilfried Schieffer-Adick executed a plan for global expansion that included subsidiaries in Israel and Romania.

1998

At same time, Schieffer Co. International, L.C. was founded in Peosta, Iowa, by the Schieffer family and managing partner, Jeff Theis, a 30-year veteran of the high-pressure fluid industry.

2005

The first thermoplastic, yarn-reinforced lines were installed in 2005. This allowed us to have vertically integrated thermoplastic manufacturing.

2014

Schieffer Co. weathered the largest economic downturn since the Great Depression by virtually doubling revenues.

2015

Schieffer Co. International, L.C., the U.S. presence of the Schieffer Group, announced the changing of its name to ProPulse, A Schieffer Company to better represent the products and services it offers its markets.

2017

Also in that year, ProPulse received our first patent for UberFlex™ and integrated the most automated assembly operation and advanced manual crimping machinery in North America.

2016

In 2016 our Cleanstream™ patent was issued.

2018

In 2018 ProPulse invested in a new building and additional equipment; making room for a 50% increase in overall hose manufacturing capacity.

2020

We broke ground next to our production facility to add 20,000 square feet. This new space allowed us to improve our manufacturing processes and add a new hose extrusion line, which is the most advanced thermoplastic hose extrusion process in the United States.

2021

ProPulse maintained 100% on-time delivery for 33 consecutive months.

2023

ProPulse, A Schieffer Company celebrates its 25th anniversary of business.

WHAT WE DO

behind the hose at propulse

We produce innovative hose solutions for the challenges you face. As one of the largest high-pressure hose manufacturers in North America, we manufacture over 45 million feet of thermoplastic hose and assemble over 2.5 million custom high-pressure hose assemblies every year.

We work with you to find the best solutions, as well as the right hose, for your application. Our team offers on-site assistance with design and routing to establish the right hose application for you.

Our on-time delivery will keep your production lines on track, and our responsiveness will exceed your expectations. ProPulse will be with you throughout the process of new product development and to address your specific needs.

ProPulse
Core Values

ProPulse Core Values serve as guidelines not only for behavior, but also support consistency in daily decision-making processes and help focus on hiring the right people.

Integrity

We are honest and mutually respectful of our internal and external customers.

FLEXIBILITY

We embrace flexibility as a challenge for our products and our approach to change.

safety

We insist upon safety and unsurpassed quality of all products and processes.

growth

We focus on sustaining growth and value for the future of our company and individually.

Service

We demand of ourselves that we anticipate and go beyond customer expectations.