Why KEP? - Kent Elastomer Products

Why KEP?

Customers benefit from our authority in today’s flexible tubing and dip molding product innovation, customer service and certified lean manufacturing.

Leaders listen

We respond with great customer service. Call us – a real person answers the phone – and you receive our 100% commitment to an on-budget, on-time solution.

Our team of experts give you decades of product development experience. Get questions answered. Request a prototype. Discuss the scope of your project and more.

Finally, KEP manufactures your product to exacting customer standards, and our reputation for timely delivery is unmatched.

Our thinking impacts the industries we serve


We love a challenge – and welcome any you send our way. Your KEP team has the solid experience to come up with a solution.

Continuous Improvement

We all have two jobs; doing our job and improving our job by thinking of new ways and questioning long-standing practices. Over the past decade, KEP teams have continually honed skills – hundreds of times – through regular use of Kaizen, 6S, Micro-Kaizen, and “Stand in a Circle” events. For KEP, improvement is more than a set of tools, it is our corporate value. We are fully committed to continuous incremental improvement. Throughout our journey, improvement events have been performed in every step of our production and administrative processes.


By giving presentations and attending conferences, we build the expertise that becomes your tools for efficiency, productivity and high quality.

Lean and Green.

Our lean journey began in 2006 through a company-wide decision and commitment to training and becoming certified in Lean Mastery. Because of that, our customers are assured consistent quality products at a competitive price, short lead times, and our ability to react quickly to changing needs.

KEP by the numbers

Process Improvement Events

Manufacturing Facilities

Years in Business

Satisfied Customers

Commitment to Quality

The Cost of Cheap

Global conditions affect on-time delivery. The quality – hit and miss. There’s more to cost than what’s on the invoice.

U.S.A. Manufacturer

We are the only manufacturer of natural rubber latex tubing in the U.S. and we’re one of the few companies in our industry that can proudly claim that all our products are still made in the U.S.A.

What does this mean for you? First, American-made quality. Also, shorter lead times and consistent, reliable service from people who understand you, your business and your market. Time is money, and not having to wait for your product to cross the ocean saves a lot of time.


KEP seeks and earns to give you the confidence that we have the skills and knowledge to do the job. See our latest certifications.

Seven Decades of Manufacturing, Technology & Innovation

We share our research, ideas, resources and best practices that have made us industry leaders since 1960.

Decades of experience

Longtime industry experts

Decades of experience. Process improvement meetings. Continuing education.
That’s the expertise we bring to every project!

Talk with KEP

We're accessible any way you want.

PO Box 668
Kent, OH 44240



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