Hydraquip Opens In Letchworth


  • Hose & Hydraulic branch opens in Hertfordshire, based on the letchworth industrial estate.
  • Hydraquip Letchworth part of Hydraquip’s aggressive expansion plans
  • Skip Kumar and Tony Brighton join from Regent Trist Hydraulics 
  • Hydraquip now official distributors of Eaton’s Aeroquip product range
  • Create further jobs within the area
  • Hydraulic Repairs in Letchworth

PUBLISHED BY: Rabs Atwal  PUBLISHED: 07th October 2014

Hydraulic Repairs in LetchworthThe Hydraquip Group opens a new Hose & Hydraulics trade counter in Letchworth, officially known as the Letchworth Garden City, in Hertfordshire. Based on the Letchworth Industrial Estate, the branch is situated approximately 30miles to the north of London, 20 miles to the west of Cambridge and benefits from excellent road access to the A1(m) at junctions 7 and 8 together with local road links to Hitchin, Baldock and Stevenage.

Hydraquip Letchworth continues the group’s aggressive expansion plans which saw the opening of two new branches earlier this year in London and Wales, in addition to these new branches development is well underway at both the Crawley (West Sussex) and Strood (Kent) stores which will see both premises gaining at least twice the space that they currently operate in, creating additional space for further stock and an extended range of product lines.

Opening for business from the beginning of October, Skip Kumar formerly the branch manager of Trist Draper Hydraulics (subsequently Regent Trist after its merger with Regent Hose & Hydraulics), joins as the Area Manager for Hydraquip Letchworth bringing a wealth of industry knowledge in both hydraulic products and services including Eaton’s Aeroquip hydraulics hoses, couplings and adaptors. Skip Kumar states “Having spent a combined thirty three years at Trist Draper & Regent Trist, has given me a wealth of industry and product knowledge. As becoming the area manager for Letchworth, we have successfully been appointed as a official Eaton Aeroquip distributor. I will look to develop and grow the Aeroquip customer base, from OEMs to end users. Wiith the support of Tony Brighton and the team, we will work together to grow Hydraquip’s presence within the Hertfordshire area.’

Running the day to day operations at Hydraquip Letchworth is Tony Brighton who joins the company as Branch manager. Tony has also gained plenty of industry knowledge by working at Brimair, Dunlop Hiflex, Hydrapower with the last 10 years spent with with Regent Hose.

Hydraquip are pleased to confirm they are now official distributors of Eaton’s Aeroquip products, Aeroquip is synonymous as a market leader and a specified product in a number of demanding applications and industries, Aeroquip is an established manufacturer of quality products and components for over 60 years. This global premier brand as a result of being specified by many OEM’s, is in demand as an after market product for the replacement of worn or damaged parts. With a technically diverse range that has been designed to operate in extreme and demanding industries the Eaton Aeroquip hose and fittings range lends itself to numerous specialist markets; Aerospace (EPDM Hoses for Skydrol Applications), Oil & Gas (LPG Hoses), Automotive, Rail, Engine Manufactures, Air Conditioning and Test & Measurement Equipment.

Benefits of the Eaton Aeroquip Range:Eaton Aeroquip

• Premier quality global brand

• Matched hose and fittings for optimum performance, providing zero cool down leakage

• Designed to perform to the toughest worldwide industry standards

• Wide product range offering higher pressure, tighter bend radii and higher / lower temperatures and better abrasion resistance

• Specialty hoses for a wide range of fluids and gasses, e.g. air conditioning

• Eaton Aeroquip has served industry for more than 60 years

Eaton’s Aeroquip brand is well recognised for its quality, dependability and innovation which with an experienced team who have dealt with this range for many years means Hydraquip can offer a service to match the product range whilst fully understanding the industries to which they are supplying. By offering a wide and diverse range from Eaton Aeroquip including hose, fittings and adaptors suitable for higher working pressures, higher working temperatures and increased life expectancy, Hydraquip are confidently able to expand their services into more industries across the UK.Hydraulic trade counter

Hydraquip Hose & Hydraulics Letchworth offer an extensive range of fluid power products, ranging from pneumatic components, industrial hose and fittings, hydraulic hose and fittings, quick release couplings, hose reels, tube, valves, pumps to a comprehensive range of hydraulic and engine oils, including oil dispensing equipment. The in house facilities enable the branch to manufacture hoses to pattern over the counter whilst you wait. Larger users of hose assemblies can confidently order their requirements as stock orders, Kanban or call off/scheduled orders. As well as providing significant cost saving methods as tailored kits of components which are picked from stores and delivered straight to production lines.

As part of the branch’s development strategy, Hydraquip Letchworth looks to create further jobs by recruiting experienced Hydraulic Technician to broaden and strengthen its On Site Hose Repair Service presence. Customers will benefit from a significant improvement in response times and the convenience of having a trade counter close by. Applications can be made via the companies websites, a list of vacancies can be found of its vacancies page.