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PIRTEK USA Signs New Franchises, Makes Trade Journal List

PIRTEK USA, an on-site and retail hydraulic and industrial hose service provider, recently added eight franchisees and was named to the Franchise Times Top 400 …

Stabilus Enters Partnership with Synapticon

Stabilus S.A., a supplier of motion control solutions, announced that it recently entered into partnership with Synapticon GmbH. Stabilus subscribed a minority …

Leybold Shortlisted as Employer of the Year

Leybold, based in Chessington, U.K., announced that it is on the final shortlist as Employer of the Year, an award from the Composites UK Trade Association. …

Air Hydro Power Acquires Huntington Hose and Hydraulics

Air Hydro Power of Louisville, Kentucky, acquired certain assets of Huntington Hose and Hydraulics of Huntington, West Virginia, in September. Huntington Hose …

Enerpac Names New President

Enerpac Tool Group Corp. announced Sept. 29 that it has appointed Paul Sternlieb as president and CEO. Sternlieb succeeds Randy Baker, retiring as president …

Reed Switch Developments Certified as Woman-Owned Business

Reed Switch Developments Corp., a manufacturer of reed switch and proximity sensor assemblies, was recently certified as a Woman Business Enterprise by the …

Liebherr Begins Construction of Plant in China

Liebherr-Component Technologies AG, based in Bulle, Switzerland, recently started construction of a new plant in Dalian, China, that will begin manufacturing …

ITT Names New VP

ITT Inc., a provider of industrial, motion, and connect and control technologies, recently named Bartek Makowiecki as senior vice president of strategy and …

Hallite Opens New Global Test House

Hallite Seals International, a British manufacturer of hydraulic cylinder sealing solutions, recently opened a new state-of-the-art product and material test …

Exotic Automation & Supply Builds ‘World’s Largest’ HPU

The “world’s largest hydraulic power unit,” built by Exotic Automation & Supply, is a top-10 finalist in the Coolest Things Made in Michigan contest, …

ROSS Controls Opens New Michigan HQ

ROSS Controls, a supplier of pneumatic and hydraulic products that recently celebrated its 100-year anniversary, opened a new global headquarters on Aug. 26 in …

SCHURTER Named a Best Place to Work

The North Bay Business Journal announced this year’s winners of its annual Best Places to Work award, and SCHURTER is once again listed with other notable …

Duplomatic Roof Project on Display at Dubai Expo

Duplomatic MS Spa has contributed a futuristic engineering project to the Expo 2020 Dubai exposition, held in the United Arab Emirates from Oct. 1 to March 31, …

Airline Hydraulics Launches eCommerce Website

  After a year of hard work and determination, Airline Hydraulics Corporation launched a new website on Sept. 17.   The website, Airlinehyd.com, is a …

Desktop Metal Acquires Italy’s Aidro

      Desktop Metal announced Sept. 9 that it has acquired Aidro, an Italian company that designs and manufactures components for fluid power …

Linde Hydraulics Names R&D Director

  Linde Hydraulics GmbH & Co. KG, a global manufacturer of hydraulic and electronic drive systems in Aschaffenburg, Germany, has named Johannes …

NFPA Launches Member Internship Program

In an effort to connect talented students to the fluid power industry, the National Fluid Power Association is launching internship and co-op programs with …

Smalley Wins GM Supplier Award

Smalley received the 2020 General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award for the 9th consecutive year.  Out of the thousands of GM suppliers, only a small …

Electrohydraulic System Wins Volvo Technology Award

The Common Pressure Rail Hybrid system, created by Volvo Construction Equipment, has received the Volvo Technology Award 2021, the company announced. Breaking …

ESA Offers Webinar on Cylinder Synchronization

The Equipment Service Association is offering a free webinar titled Cylinder Synchronization: Keeping It Together. The webinar takes place Sept. 21 at 1 p.m. …

AME Sees Farmer Optimism Boosting Tractor, Combine Sales

—From the Association of Equipment Manufacturers “There are definitely two different markets for ag tractors and combines,” explains Curt Blades, senior …

Trelleborg Signs Applied Power as Distributor

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has signed Applied Power Products as an authorized distributor, the company announced. The partnership establishes Applied Power …

Shipments, Exports Down in 2020 Due to Pandemic

NFPA report cites industry’s economic impact— By Michael Degan, Fluid Power Journal Editor Exports and shipments of fluid power products were down in 2020 …

Beach Filter Products Names Sales and Marketing Manager

Beach Filter Products recently announced a new sales and marketing manager as part of its renewed strategic growth plan. Daniel Fishel has spent the majority …

Bosch Rexroth Hits the Road with Hydraulics Roadshow

Bosch Rexroth’s Connected Hydraulics Roadshow, a traveling exhibit, brings a complete “tradeshow booth on wheels” to plants and industrial parks across …

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