24 February, 2020

Gruppo Bianchi invests in Ehrco

19 January, 2017

Gruppo Bianchi, parent company of Antifriction Components Ltd., is making a significant investment in Ehrco, an independent supplier of hydraulic hose and fitting products in the UK distribution market.

The new collaboration will help Antifriction, an Ehrco distributor, significantly expand its capabilities in the fluid power sector.

Bob Davis VP of Antifriction and new VP of Ehrco, commented: “We have been pursuing a long-term growth strategy with the building of new branches and distribution deals with premium industry brands. Ehrco is another step in meeting our ambitions, giving clients unrivalled products and service throughout the UK. The deal is a core part of our plans for growth.”

Antifriction now offers an inventory of over 200,000 line items, which includes bearings, power transmission, pneumatics, gearboxes, electric motors, lubrication and sealing products from leading brands.

It supplies products across heavy industries including food and beverage, metal processing, recycling, paper, construction and original equipment manufacturers.

Ehrco is a UK stockist and distributor of hydraulic hose and fittings operates from 30,000 sq ft premises in Dudley, West Midlands. It predominantly supplies hydraulic distribution and mobile hose companies.

It is the UK premier distributor for Vitillo Group and holds exclusive UK distributorships for Oleo Tecnica Flanges.

Opening up new markets

Bob Couzens, managing director of Ehrco, said: “The new collaboration with Antifriction Components is a significant step forward in expanding our business in the UK, and will open up new markets to us in the future.”

Bob Davis is managing the sales development: “The new stake in Ehrco shows our commitment to delivering for clients a complete service in terms of products. We are looking to develop and support Ehrco, building on what it does best. Antifriction has continued to grow and take market share which is an excellent achievement in a challenging market. We want and believe we can improve on this success. The deal with Ehrco is just one concrete sign of our intent.”

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