Our Company

Our Company

Flow International Corporation provides technologically advanced, environmentally sound solutions to the manufacturing and industrial cleaning markets. We’re the pacesetter in the development and manufacture of ultrahigh-pressure (UHP) waterjet technology, and a leading provider of robotics equipment.

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Flow's roots date back to the early 1970s, when former research and development scientists from Boeing founded Flow Research. The first technology commercialized by that company was the use of an ultrahigh pressure waterjet as an industrial cutting tool. Flow later invented, patented and perfected the world's first abrasive waterjet system to cut hard materials up to 12 inches thick.

Since 1974, Flow has delivered over 10,000 waterjet and abrasive waterjet systems to customers in more than 100 countries.

Today, Flow’s core markets have grown to include aerospace, automotive, job and machine shops, paper, food, art and architecture, industrial cleaning, surface preparation, food processing and other specialty applications.

From our corporate headquarters in Kent, Washington, Flow now employs approximately 600 employees in offices in Indiana, Canada, Brazil, Germany, UK, Spain, Italy, France, Taiwan, Japan and China.

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