Rubber hoses made back in the early 1900s were comprised of pure gum rubber tapped from the Amazonian trees, which often grow more than 100 feet high. The original source for most of this quality gum rubber was the Amazon River Basin of South America from which Amazon Hose & Rubber Founder Harry E. Jacoby adopted the name “Amazon.”
From the original Chicago location, business grew to include expanded repair services and product distribution at locations in Miami and Tampa during the 1940s and early ’50s. Surviving World War II, Amazon Hose & Rubber emerged with a broad range of hoses and tubing made of synthetic materials. Each location continues in the tradition of exceptional service and quality products – “an inch or a mile.”
In 1981, Amazon Hose & Rubber opened its Orlando location for the growing Central Florida area with walk-in service. Each location maintains a comprehensive stock of hoses, tubing, fittings and couplings for industrial and hydraulic applications. In 2017, we expanded into South Orlando and opened the first Continental Hose Service Center. Our newest location in Riviera Beach was opened in 2021 to serve our clients in Palm Beach County. October 2021, Amazon Hose joined forces with SunSource, allowing us to increase our footprint across North America.
Easy access to overnight ground and air shipping allow us to provide quality service for our clients from coast-to-coast, as well as our International clients.