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As one of the largest and strongest independent on site hydraulic hose service providers in the UK, BFPDA member HYDRAQUIP are pleased to announce the opening of a branch in Blaydon near Newcastle. On 22nd August 2008 Hiflex Fluidpower Ltd went into administration and ceased trading with immediate effect closing all of their branches nationwide including one of their most successful ones at Blaydon.

This HYDRAQUIP branch opened after all of the Hiflex staff from Blaydon were employed to continue servicing the needs of customers in this North Eastern region, Located in a unit on the Blaydon Business Centre and close to their previous (Hiflex) location, the team will offer the full range of products and services that HYDRAQUIP provide elsewhere in the UK and overseas.

An initial fleet of 7 on site hose replacement vans, with qualified engineers, will be based at Blaydon and a further 4 ex Hiflex engineers based in the South, this will take the HYDRAQUIP fleet to almost 40 service vehicles and will continue to provide local customers with a service second to none. Although based locally HYDRAQUIP are able to offer full National back up with our sub-contract network, ensuring that wherever our customers are working they can keep going in the event of a hose breakdown.

In addition to the on site hose service the Blaydon team will continue to provide a complete hydraulic engineering solution with their wealth of knowledge in hydraulic systems and components. This will range from system troubleshooting, to design and the supply of basic hydraulic components up to full turnkey projects.

The combination of what was one of the most successful branches of Hiflex and HYDRAQUIP’s range of products, ethical customer service and desire to succeed will ensure that old and new customers of Blaydon will get the highest level of attention.

HYDRAQUIP North East at Blaydon is headed up by Fintan Ennis (Regional Director), Steve Wicks (Branch Manager) and Doug Campbell (Engineering Manager) and can be contacted by telephone 0191 414 2491, fax 0191 414 3317 or by email [email protected]