Hutchinson (Formerly Barry Controls) was founded in 1943 to solve shock and vibration problems for the US Military. Ervin “Pete” Pietz from MIT was responsible for the development of the Cup Mount for the US Navy and subsequently founded Barry Controls. Hutchinson's design is so well known and effective, that it has been copied by virtually every shock and vibration isolator manufacturer worldwide. Since that time, Hutchinson has been a world leader in development of unique and custom solutions for shock attenuation and vibration isolation mounting systems.
In 2000 Barry Controls was acquired in its entirety by Hutchinson Worldwide, a consumer products company that is part of the immense Total Petrochemical conglomerate and it is the largest non-automotive tire elastomer products manufacturer in the world. By this merger, Barry Controls merged its experience with Vibrachoc, Techlam, Stop-choc and Paulstra to create the industrial and defense anti-vibration division of Hutchinson.
In 2013 all the Hutchinson groups united a single brand. The goal? To raise our profile among our customers and create unity among our diverse teams. Coming together under a single brand enables us to have greater external visibility and greater internal consistency. Thus, we are continuing a stronger global communication policy in relation to our customers.
Founded in 1853, Hutchinson is one of the world’s oldest rubber product manufacturers. In addition to our division, other Hutchinson divisions manufacture rubber products for automobiles, commercial and construction equipment, trains, shipbuilding and other industrial applications. As a subsidiary of Total, Hutchinson is able to draw on diverse research and chemical resources of one of the world’s largest petroleum and chemical manufacturers to respond to any customer’s needs.
To provide engineered shock, vibration, and motion control solutions for all industries. Hutchinson’s customer-oriented philosophy allows us to provide responsive support to our customers, from prototyping and low-rate production through full production, with products that are custom suited to the customers’ needs. Innovative design and development concepts allow us to meet a wide variety of needs that support customers’ performance and cost targets, while also meeting the demands of tomorrow’s changing payloads and evolving technical needs.