Since 1944, Teleflex Marine has supplied original equipment builders, independent technicians, and discriminating boaters with superior steering, engine controls, instrumentation, and engine and drive parts.
You could say that Teleflex Morse is a company that is all about control.
Through more than four decades of innovation, expansion and acquisition (including the recent acquisition of Morse Controls in February of 2001) the Teleflex Morse division has grown into a world leader in throttle and transmission controls, cable controls, controls, electronics and components. Its parent company Teleflex, Inc. is a diversified industrial company with annual revenues of approximately $2 billion. Today Teleflex Inc. employs over 17,000 people in more than 80 business units worldwide, with a focus on developing innovative solutions for manufacturing customers in all areas of transportation.
The company’s diverse product offerings include mechanical, hydraulic and electronic control systems for everything from agricultural tractors to boats to automobiles to jet aircraft. Teleflex’s advanced design and engineering solutions play an important role in serving several key industries: industrial, medical, automotive, boating, and aerospace manufacturing.
Teleflex began in the 1930’s with a specific goal in mind – to help allied pilots control the skies over Europe during the early years of World War II. An English company then called M.R.C. Ltd. developed and built push-pull “Teleflex” branded cable controls for Spitfire fighter planes flown by the English, Canadian and Australian air forces. To reflect this engineering focus, the company’s name was eventually changed to Teleflex Products Ltd.
As the war effort increased, licensee was established in Canada to build controls for allied air force warplanes built in Canada and the United States. In 1943, a subsidiary company named Teleflex Incorporated was formed in Philadelphia to produce similar products for the United States war effort. Other licensees were established in various allied countries to support war production.
At the end of the war, Canadian production ceased while the U.S. subsidiary aggressively explored new markets for its products. By the mid-1950s, it had established markets for its products in the American automotive, commercial aircraft and marine markets. In 1961, U.S. based Teleflex Incorporated became the parent company of Teleflex Ltd. in Canada
For decades the Teleflex Marine/Industrial Division engineered and manufactured solutions for the boating industry, most widely known in the North American boating industry for steering and control systems. In addition to steering and controls, gauges, digital instrumentation, fishfinders and navigation products have been added to provide our customers wide the widest range of controls and accessories in the boating industry. The industrial side of this division concentrated on providing cables, gauges, controls, heaters and AC for truck, agricultural and construction applications, and MBU's for the military.
The company expanded its capabilities even further with the recent acquisition of Morse Controls in February of 2001, bringing important product categories and well-respected lines into this Division. The expanded division now under the new name Teleflex Morse includes: Morse Controls, Sierra Products, Shields hoses and Aquapower marine lighting. Morse Controls especially expands our global markets into industrial applications.
Today, Teleflex Morse has further cemented its position as leading supplier of control solutions world wide with design and manufacturing facilities in: Teleflex Morse Hydraulic Systems - Vancouver, British Columbia; Teleflex Morse Motion Systems - Limerick, PA, Hagerstown, MD, Gothenburg, Sweden, Shanghai, China, Marsta, Sweden, Singapore; Teleflex Morse Electrical - Sarasota, FL; Teleflex Morse Techsonic Industries - Atlanta, GA and Eufala, AL; Sierra - Litchfield, IL.