22 September, 2020

HP Hydraulics looking to bolster staff numbers

18 March, 2011

HP Hydraulics, afamily-run firm based in Fareham, reports that, despite difficult economic conditions, it has grown significantly over the past 12 months and is now looking to employ more staff to help service a number of new clients.

Nigel Howes, HP Hydraulics’ managing director, said: “The last year was tough, but we knew it was going to be from the start. So we planned ahead and that planning has paid off. We looked for new markets and concentrated on what we do best – service – and this won us the contracts.” He added that the company now requires new staff – including apprentices, fitters and turners – to cope with the increased demand.
 
HP Hydraulics, which has been operating in the South of England for over 30 years, manufactures and repairs hydraulic cylinders. Its large workshop includes a 5-ton overhead gantry crane, which is said to be able to cope with the largest of cylinders and removal of equipment from vehicles. The company is responsible for the servicing and repair of boat hoist equipment and dock gates for many of the south coast’s Marinas.
 
Key contracts
The business is run by husband and wife team Nigel and Denise Howes, together with their family. Denise runs the commercial side of the business, Nigel looks after the engineering and design offices, while the workshop is run by their son Kevin. The company, which employs over ten skilled hydraulic engineer and trades people, has a number of large key contracts with national and international shipping groups. Other contracts include BAE systems, Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary, as well as many local marine businesses. Nigel Howes also designed the hydraulics system for Seablades’ new fast deployment rigid inflatable boats (RIB).





Events
 
Buyers' Guide Search
 
Search for UK supplier by name
Browse by Product Group.
Magazine
Latest Issue inc. Annual Buyers' GuideTo view a digital copy of the latest issue of Hydraulics & Pneumatics Magazine, click here.

For a FREE subscription please click here

June 2020 Issue To view a digital copy of the June edition of Hydraulics & Pneumatics Magazine, click here.

For a FREE subscription please click here

BFPA YearbookTo read the latest BFPA Yearbook, click here
BFPA Training AcademyClick the image to go to the BFPA Training Academy website
Compressed Air & Vacuum Technology Guide 2018To read the official BCAS Compressed Air & Vacuum Technology Guide 2018 click here
Offshore Europe JournalOEE
Super Swivels
Talking Industry
Impulse Automation Limited was established in 1960 and is based in the United Kingdom. We are an importer and distributor of mechatronic components used in a wide variety of industry sectors.Impulse Automation Limited
IndequipWEB LOCATOR
Hy-Pro FiltrationWEB LOCATOR
PrimaryWEB LOCATOR
Newsletter
 
Newsletter