History of Hydraulic Equipment Supermarkets

Collage of Hydraulic Equipment Supermarkets

 
1965
Company formed in Cheltenham, before moving to a larger unit in Gloucester in 1966
 
1967
Started selling Dowty Pumps, who became Ultra Pumps, then Commercial Pumps and are now known as Parker (Pumps)
 
1968
Name changed from Hydraulic Services to Hydraulic Equipment Supermarkets and appointed as distributors for Hall and Hall (now Hallite Seals) and UCC (now Parker)
 
1969
Appointed as distributor for Wika
 
1970
Second branch opened in Leeds
 
1971
Became official distributor for Fairey Filtration, who became Fairey Arlon and now Parker Filtration
 
1976
Third branch in Birmingham opened
 
1979
Appointed as official distributors for Hydraulic Projects’ (Hy-Pro) range of hydraulic control valves
 
1980
Became official distributors for Webtec, formerly known as T. Webster and Tektro Webster
 
1982
Fourth branch opened in Gateshead
 
1984
Appointed as official distributor for Danfoss, who became Sauer Danfoss and are back to Danfoss again now.
 
1991
Became the official UK distributor for Duplomatic Oleodinamica
 
1994
First mail order catalogue released, followed by a CD catalogue in 1998
 
1998
The Gateshead branch moved to Durham
 
1999
Became official distributors for Parker
 
2000
CD2 catalogue was launched
 
2005
Leeds branch was moved to a new, improved site
 
2011
HES appointed as distributors for Turolla and Comatrol (both part of the Danfoss Group)
 
2013
Appointed as Tier One Sales and Service Partner for Danfoss
 
2015
New website launched in line with 50th Anniversary celebrations