REINVENTING OURSELVES FOR OVER 160 YEARS
For more than 160 years, Hutchinson has been serving customers around the world through its international footprint and involvement in all steps of the production process. Our Group continuously develops new innovations that enable mobility to advance.
Hutchinson starts with a manufacturing plant founded by American businessman Hiram Hutchinson in the French town of Châlette-sur-Loing.
The company grows rapidly and expands to Germany, Spain and Italy.
Its bicycle and automobile tires are soon being sold throughout Europe, launching a long partnership with the automotive sector.
Diversification continues. The company provides coated fabric for airships, including the Astra Torres, the first to cross the English Channel.
Hutchinson materials are also used for the tires and canvas wings of the newly invented airplane, such as the Nieuport biplane.
Hutchinson materials are chosen for Hanriot and Blériot aircraft, as well as motorcycles and trucks.
To accompany the development of transportation on land, in the air, and at sea, Hutchinson makes its strong research and innovation capabilities the cornerstone of its development.
The innovative Dynaflex suspension proves popular, offering new capabilities in vibration control for Bloch aircraft (Marcel Dassault).
Hutchinson supplies vibration control products to the entire U.S. Navy fleet.
Rubber materials improve passenger comfort in automobiles, trains and subway cars. New acoustic insulation processes are used in buildings.
Through its multiple areas of expertise, Hutchinson can meet even the most complicated requirements of its customers. Products such as its anti-vibration mounts, seals, hoses, elbow connections, and cast and molded rubber parts improve comfort and safety in a variety of markets. Today, these solutions are found throughout the world, in automobiles, planes, high-speed railcars, rockets and submarines. The new materials and processes that we constantly develop enable mobility to advance.