Hutchinson S.A.

Company Profile



2 Rue Balzac, 75008 Paris, France

Business Overview

-The Company is a global leader in the development and manufacture of elastomer processing for use in vibration control, fluid management, and sealing technologies. It serves the automotive, truck, aerospace, defense, industrial, rail and energy markets.

-The Company’s operations are divided into six business segments:

  • Body Sealing Systems
  • Precision Sealing Systems
  • Fluid Management Systems
  • Materials and Structures
  • Vibration Control Systems
  • Belt Drive Systems


-The Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of TotalEnergies SE.


Body Sealing Systems
-Seals for opening parts

  • Door seals
  • Trunk seals
  • Doubling sealing gaskets
  • Dirt-resistant seals

-Fixed window seals

  • Window seals
  • Windshield seals
  • Encapsulation of fixed lateral window modules

-Opening window seals

  • Window outside/inside waist seal
  • Glass run channels

-Frame seals
-Thermoplastic 2K injected seals
-Glass encapsulations
-Thermoplastic-On-Glass window solutions

Precision Sealing Systems
-Dashboard cowl vent grille seals
-Oil seals

  • Wheel bearing seals
  • Magnetic encoders

-Precision rubber seals

  • Head cover gaskets
  • Oil filter gaskets
  • Worm isolators


  • O-rings
  • D-rings
  • X-rings

-Molded automotive parts

  • Brake booster diaphragms
  • Fuel tank gaskets

-Bonded pistons
-Magnet rings
-Precision static seals
-PFS flange seals
-Hole covers
-Double-wall steering column hole covers
-Bonded and overmolded seals
-Low-friction engine seals
-High-temperature charge air cooler seals
-Shaft seals
-Bearing seals

Fluid Management Systems
-Air intake

  • Air ducts at output from turbo compressor


  • Hoses for fuel manifolds

-Air conditioning

  • Air conditioning hoses

-Power steering

  • Power steering hoses


  • Vacuum pipes for braking
  • Front brake hoses
  • Hybrid brake hoses; hydraulic brake pipes


  • Plastic clutch pipes

-Oil cooling

  • Oil cooling pipes

-Engine cooling

  • Water circuit pipes
  • Pipes for engine manifold

-Selective catalytics reduction systems
-Heated SCR lines with quick connectors
-Quick connectors with sensors
-Plastic flexible pipes
-Plastic and rubber fuel hoses
-Hoses for turbo-compressed air intake circuit - high temperature
-Multi-function hoses
-Oil hoses
-Pressure takeoff pipes for particle filters
-3D charged air cooler from thermoplastic materials
-Active thermal management valves
-Twin sheet foam air ducts
-Battery cooling loops
-Thermal management valves

Belt Drive Systems

  • POLY V-belts
  • EPDM POLY V-belts
  • STRETCHY BELT tension automatic adjust belts

-Thermoset idlers

  • Smooth thermoset idlers
  • Grooved thermoset idlers

-Decoupling pulleys

  • Decoupling alternator pulleys

-Thermoset pulleys

  • Smooth thermoset pulleys
  • Grooved thermoset pulleys


  • Linear tensioner with hydraulic damping
  • Simple linear tensioners

Vibration Control Systems
-Mass dampers

  • Electric active mass dampers
  • Bracket mass dampers
  • Silicone transmission mass dampers
  • Cross member mass dampers
  • Rear cross member mass dampers

-Chassis insulation

  • Rear body mounts
  • Front body mounts
  • MCU - Microcellular urethane body mounts

-Powertrain suspensions

  • Roll restrictors
  • Gearbox mounts of longitudinal powertrain suspensions
  • Gearbox mounts of pendulum suspension systems
  • Active engine mounts
  • Engine mounts of longitudinal suspensions
  • Engine mounts of pendulum suspension systems
  • SmartDamper vibration neutralization system

-Exhaust line suspensions

  • LINKEO exhaust flexible couplers
  • Exhaust hangers with integrated brackets
  • Exhaust hangers with mounting holes
  • Silicone exhaust hangers

-Rear axle elastic parts

  • Rear axle bushing
  • Flexible axle bushing
  • Strut mounts
  • Anti-roll bar bushing
  • Cradle mounts
  • Differential bushing

-Elastic attachment of the differential to the body

  • Strut mounts
  • Spring seats
  • Axle bushing
  • Rebound bumpers
  • Anti-roll bar bushing
  • Cradle mounts

-Front axle elastic parts
-Dual compound bushings
-Plastic hydromounts
-Switchable hydromounts
-SmartDamper systems consisting of electromagnetic inertial actuator, sensor and ECU
-Decoupling Alternator Pulley (DAP) with Stretchy Belt
-eCompressor Isolating Bracket

Dynamic Insulating System: DIS


1873 Merger with Mapa Fit and acquisition of the totality of the assets of Mapa GmbH.
1974 The oil company Total takes majority shareholding.
1978 Full control of Paulstra and merger with Hutchinson SA.
1991 Public exchange offering total over Hutchinson.
Total take-over of Spontex and Pongs (Hutchinson Aachen) in Aix-la-Chapelle (Germany)
1993 Purchase of the glove business of Pirelli (plant in Bentong, Malaysia) and of Russells Rubber (Hutchinson Ltd) in the United-Kingdom and take-over of part of Bostik's activities.
1996 Acquisition of Allegre Puericulture (France), Vincke (Spain and Portugal), Fayette Tubular Products (United States), Lino et Ertec (Argentina),
Take-over of the National O'Ring and Stillman Seal activities and brands ; acquisition of the assets of the Rodgard Division (United States)
Takeover of the Parets assets from Allied Signal and of Intecsa (Spain)
Takeover of Mazzer activities (Poland and Italy) and of Pamargan (United Kingdom and Malta).
1997 Purchase of a majority share of Cestari in Brazil and of ABT in the United States and Mexico.
Building of a plant in Byrdstown (TN) in the United States and of a plant manufacturing gloves for professional use in Saltillo, Mexico.
1998 Acquisition of Espa in France, SRB in the United Kingdom, Extrema in Brazil and Virumetal in Uruguay
Launch of the Precision Rubber Division (PRD) in Downey (United States).
Building of a plant in Ithaca (United States) and Wuhan (China), enlargement of the Saltillo plant (Mexico).
1999 -Acquisition of the companies Caoutchoucs Modernes and JPR in France, Kingston Warren in the United States, and Mucambo in Brazil.
-Construction of the first phase of a hose assembly plant in Amilly (France), of two plants in Portugal and one in Poland, and of the third phase of the Saltillo plant in Mexico.
2000 Hutchinson joins Atofina, the Chemical Branch of the TotalFinaElf Group.
Inauguration of the Paulstra Chaeaudun Technical Center (France).
Acquisition of Barry Controls in the USA.
Acquisition of Soke in Austria.
Building of the new Zywiec 2 plant in Poland
2001 Acquired Lacesa in Mexico, a company of 120 employees, located in the northwest of the country.
2004 Expenditure in Lodz, Poland and Ensenada, Mexico.
Partnering agreements are signed with the Japanese company, Kinugawa Rubber Industrial Co. Ltd. and the Korean company Taesung.
2005 TECHLAM joins the Company worldwide.
2012 Established joint venture with Nichirin Co., Ltd. to form Hutchinson Nichirin Brake Hoses, S.L. in Palamos, Spain.
Jul. 2019 Acquired Mide Technology Corporation, a U.S.-based advanced engineering company focused on smart material technology and mechatronics.
Sep. 2019 Announced that it has taken a majority share in the joint venture TCSA (Thermal Control Systems Automotive) created with MANN+HUMMEL.

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