About Universal Polymer & Rubber Ltd.
At UP&R, we are committed to providing you first-rate service, timely service and quality - every time!
We understand that each of our customers is under tremendous competitive pressures. With our wide array of polymer solutions, we stand ready to help you compete and grow.
Universal Polymer & Rubber, Ltd. is based in Middlefield, OH USA and was started in 1970. It has operated continuously since its inception. UP&R, as it is commonly known to customers, vendors, and associates, is a privately held company that is part of the Cypress Companies of Akron, OH.
UP&R is a manufacturer of rubber molded parts, rubber extruded parts, and plastic extruded parts. These parts are supplied to a variety of different industries, and to various global locations. These parts are supplied by our manufacturing plant in Middlefield, OH USA as well as through our relationships and partnerships with manufacturing plants in Asia.
UP&R sells its products into four major markets on three separate continents. The major markets served include the transportation and cargo control market, construction and pipe manufacturers market, automotive OE supply chain as a Tier II and Tier III, and the general industrial market that comprises several well known manufacturers of globally used products and equipment.
UP&R started out as a tarp strap manufacturer and a pipe gasket manufacturer. It has remained true to those roots and has built upon that foundation. UP&R has branched out into other markets since its humble beginnings, and through its market diversity and versatility, it has been able to not only become less reliant on any one market, but has been able to learn from all markets and apply best practices learned from one market to applications into another market.
UP&R is still the only manufacturer of world famous Gold Line Tarp Straps. Not resting on its laurels, UP&R now makes a wide variety of rubber straps and other tie downs to compliment its Gold Line product line.
UP&R has utilized its expertise in pipe gasket development and manufacturing, to gain business in other spliced product applications, such as window gaskets, tote gaskets, and tires. UP&R still remains one of the largest suppliers of pipe gaskets in North America.
UP&R was one of the leaders in establishing sources and partnerships in low cost producing countries. UP&R’s forward thinking management has developed a long distance supply chain for certain products that has become a model for the industries served in this fashion.
UP&R recently completed its fourth acquisition in 8 years, and is actively looking for additional rubber parts manufacturers that fit its acquisition strategy.
Come, look further into our site for more information about a company that thrives on versatility and is always eager to tackle new challenges!www.universalpolymer.com