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Crusader Hose has developed an outstanding reputation as a leading manufacturer and supplier of layflat hose and we are highly responsive to the needs of our clients.

Our Vision

World-leading Australian Manufacturer of the most efficient systems for water delivery using flexible layflat hose.

Our Mission

We manufacture layflat hose and reel systems for a wide range of applications. Our products are used for fire-fighting, groundwater pumping, mine de-watering and farm irrigation as well as fuel transfer.

Our Purpose

By manufacturing local, we believe that the Australian market for layflat hose can be better serviced, particularly due to our experience, stocking and willingness to customise.

Our History

Crusader Hose Pty Ltd began as the fire hose division of Wormald Ltd. The company was founded in 1985 as a fire hose manufacturer for the Australian market. Over time, the company’s technical strengths and competencies grew to develop new product lines that service a wider range of industrial applications. These include:

  • Bore water pumping
  • Agriculture
  • Travelling irrigation hose
  • Mine de-watering hose and reels
  • Fuel transfer hose and potable water bypass hose used temporarily during mains renewal.

Crusader Hose’s headquarters and manufacturing facilities are based in Melbourne, Australia, and the factory is ISO 9001 quality accredited.

Key target industries and applications include:

  • Bore water pumping
  • Mining
  • Irrigation and agriculture
  • Fire hose
  • Fuel transfer.

The company’s key milestones include:

  • 1985 Company incorporated
  • 1990 Developed Flexibore
  • 1996 New extrusion line
  • 2001 Contract from the Australian Army for hose and hose reeling equipment
  • 2011 Expanded factory premises.

The company has a long and proud history being a major provider of layflat hose and hose solutions to prominent Australian businesses and government departments. These include:

  • BHP
  • Australian Army
  • Rio Tinto
  • Country Fire Authority (CFA)
  • New South Wales Fire Brigade (NSWFB)
  • Yarra Valley Water
  • Downer EDI.

Crusader Hose has a wide distribution network around the globe, with established partners in New Zealand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam and Fiji, who are ready to answer any product or technical enquiries.

Why Crusader Hose?

Crusader Hose has always been in the forefront in engineering and development of the layflat hose with a drive for higher quality and excellence in every aspect of our business.

  • Product development and product quality have always been a strong emphasis at Crusader Hose, as proven by our ISO 9001 certification. Continuous improvement is the key that propels us to stay up to date in technology, quality and performance. See Technical for product specifications for each hose and information about pressure drop and chemical resistance.
  • An integrated R&D, engineering and manufacturing team, strengthens the company’s capability to develop and produce customised layflat hose that meets each customer’s specific requirements.
  • Crusader Hose offers PVC or polyurethane extruded hoses for many applications. The wide range of layflat hose products includes:
    • Bore water riser/hose
    • Irrigation hose
    • Dewatering hose
    • Drinking water hose
    • Effluent drag hose
    • Heavy duty transfer hose
    • Fuel transfer hose
    • Fire hose
    • And more.

We manufacture PVC-nitrile extruded hoses up to 6 inches in diameter (152 mm) and thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) extruded hoses up to 12 inches in diameter (305 mm). The through-the-weave extrusion method creates a very strong bond between the inner reinforcement and the TPU cover. Generally, the TPU cover has an abrasion resistance 4 to 5 times greater than nitrile rubber. Crusader Hose also manufactures uncovered textile hoses

Our Quality & Competence


With an ISO 9001 program in place, Crusader Hose products are engineered and developed to meet major industry standards such as:

  • Fire hose: Australian Army Standard DEF 5195A 1992 and AS 2792
  • Petroline Fuel Transfer hose: AS 2683 section 2 and AS2001.28 for UV and abrasion
  • Potable water hose: AS 4020.

Requests for other standards are researched and developed according to market needs.


In addition to standard layflat hose products, Crusader Hose can customise its range of layflat hose to meet the specific requirements of local industry sectors.

  • For example, Pureline®, a potable hose range, was developed to meet the specific needs of Yarra Valley Water.
  • Another example is Petroline® hose, which is used by the Australian Army for helicopter refuelling and ship-to-shore de-bunkering. See our Case Studies for more detailed information.


Crusader Hose’s factory and head office are located in Melbourne, Australia. Our facility has the capability and capacity to support a country-wide distribution network. We also have established an international sales network of in-country distributors in the Asia-Pacific region, to service and handle any sales or product enquiries from those areas promptly and efficiently.


We have a long and proud history in the Australian layflat hose market. We understand the technical requirements for local industries and manufacture according to these needs and standards. Our expertise is often called upon to develop new layflat hose applications for customers facing unique liquid transfer problems. We engineer and develop layflat hose solutions for the harsh Australian conditions to suit customer needs.

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