As innovators in hose manufacturing, Crusader Hose is guided by a single vision – to be the world-leading Australian manufacturer of the most efficient systems for water delivery using flexible layflat hose and reels. With people at the heart of our business, we are a company that embraces a culture of continuous improvement by supporting innovation, sustainable practices and professional development.
Crusader Hose was founded in 1985 and today, 37 years later, has grown into a medium-sized business with over 50 employees and highly specialised machinery. Our most significant growth through innovation has been through our fabricating efforts. An integrated R&D engineering and manufacturing team extends our capabilities to better service the mining, groundwater pumping and industrial sectors. With new technical strengths and competencies, we offer complete water logistic systems.
Flexible layflat hose is an alternative to poly pipe as it is compact, lightweight and easy to handle. It is easy to install up high mine walls as it takes the contours of the benches and does not need anchoring at the top. Engineered reel systems allow for easy retrieval and reuse, thereby reducing the plastic waste associated with poly.
We have developed a high pressure layflat hose up to 1000m burst and it is not derated by heat. We have also developed a world-first in manufacturing a flexible rising main for super-deep depths of up to 400 m.
Our world-standard product line of flexible layflat hose for the mining sector includes the large diameter Waterlord® hose and our innovative flexible rising main, Flexibore®. These pipeline systems are ideal for rapid in-pit dewatering. Our hose reeling systems designed in consultation with key industries are crucial for handling large diameter and multiple length hose.
Proudly Australian, we strive to remain a purposeful business by manufacturing world-quality goods and offering valuable services. Reducing the need for imported products, Crusader Hose supports Australians and the Australian economy by the multiplier effect. Money generated by our business, in turn, supports many local industries.
We have a long and proud history of being a primary provider of high-quality layflat hose and hose reeling systems to prominent Australian businesses, industrial organisations, the Australian Defence Force and government departments. Our ISO 9001 quality-accredited manufacturing facilities are based in Melbourne, Victoria.