Company Profile

Founded in 1970, World Wide Metric serves the needs of the global Maritime & Industrial Flow Control and Fluid Power markets.

Knowing our products is our job.
Helping you determine the right products for your application is our business.

Getting the job done right the first time is our goal.
Saving you time and money is the end result.


Whether it's for a tanker in the South Pacific or a backhoe in Alaska, World Wide Metric has the valves and parts to keep your business in motion.

Major manufacturers and distributors around the globe count on us for a wide range of products, including Metric JIS and DIN valves and flanges, ANSI valves and flanges; Metric and SAE Hydraulic fittings and tubing; Hose and Hose fittings; BSP fittings; Pipe couplings (Grip and Flex), and repair clamps & expansion joints. All supplied via four regional facilities, with our US corporate headquarters in Branchburg, NJ.

Not sure what you need? World Wide Metric can work closely with your engineering and/or purchasing department and offer comprehensive technical support - engineering data, logistics handling, and material test reports - for all our products. We also offer class certification from international agencies including: ISO, Lloyds. DNV, ABS, RINA and many others.

This website is intended to serve as a comprehensive resource for technical data of all of our products. If you would like to be notified of new products and services, click here to provide us with your contact information.

Our Corporate Values

Core Values: Speed


Fast responsive, available now. Prompt reliable service to meet our customers needs everyday.

Core Values: Knowledge


The highest level of expertise in metric products in the markets we serve.

Core Values: Teamwork


Enthusiastic, dedicated employees working together to achieve success for our customers, our company and each individual. Everyone takes ownership for achieving desired results.

Core Values: Winning Spirit

Winning Spirit

A positive, can do, will do attitude to achieve excellence in everything we do.

Mission Statement

Excellence in giving the customer exactly what they want and top priority to get it to them with prompt service of quality products with expert advice from knowledgeable professionals.


The World Wide Metric story is about seeing a solution where others only see a problem.

From our beginnings as a ship repair company in 1970, we saw an opportunity to address the shortage of metric replacement parts available state side for foreign-built ships. Not content to wait for a solution, we started importing metric Japanese (JIS) and European (DIN) standard valves and flanges on our own.

Since then, our product line and company footprint have continued to expand to meet the needs of our customers - a loyal base which includes many leaders in the Fluid Power and Maritime industries.

Our Beginning

After serving as a sea captain for ____ years, Constantinos Contos founds World Wide Ship Repair, as a company to serve ships on the docks in Brooklyn, New York.

Gears Start Turning

With his newfound company up and running, Contos notices a strong demand for metric parts in the United States. Soon after, he begins importing Japanese (JIS) and European (DIN) standard valves and flanges into the US to serve his customers’ needs for metric parts.

The Birth of WWM/Expanding the Vision

Contos expands his vision of World Wide Ship Repair to better serve his customers and the company is reborn as World Wide Metric.

Anchors Aweigh

World Wide Metric relocates its company headquarters from Brooklyn, New York to Somerset, New Jersey to further concentrate on wholesale distribution to the marine and industrial markets.

Setting Sail

The company expands its reach by opening a second distribution center in Houston, Texas to increase product availability for customers in the Gulf Region and South America.

Surfs Up

In an effort to better support their growing customer list (their growing business), the company continues to expand and opens its third distribution center in Long Beach, California in order to serve the Western Region and Pacific Rim.

Let's Get Digital

Never shying away from innovation, World Wide Metric establishes its presence on the world wide web with its first website.

Passing the Helm

After successfully building the company through decades of hard work and dedication, Constantinos passes the helm to the second generation -- George, Theo and Anthee Contos.

Cruising into Warmer Waters

Recognizing the opportunity to manage the needs of the Southeast, Caribbean and South American markets, World Wide Metric opens it’s fourth distribution center in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

A New Home Port

After experiencing global growth, World Wide Metric headquarters is moved to a larger facility in Branchburg, New Jersey to accommodate the growing business.

Becoming Certified

World Wide Metric proudly receives their ISO 9001 certification, demonstrating a strong commitment to customer satisfaction, order accuracy, on-time delivery and quality service.

Hello Davie

After 15 years of serving customers at their Ft. Lauderdale location, World Wide Metric Florida moves to a larger and better stocked distribution center in Davie, Florida.

On the Horizon...

World Wide Metric is a trusted provider of prompt service and quality products to Marine and Industrial customers around the world. With growing product lines and a new eCommerce site almost ready to hit the waters, we continue our dedication and commitment to consistently serve our customers better every day.