Q1. What does Hydraulink Manufacture?

  • Hydraulink manufactures a wide range of hydraulic fittings. Hose tails, ferrules and adaptors are the main product range produced.
  • Hydraulic hose is manufactured by Gates Rubber in USA. Many additional accessories are imported from world renowned suppliers. Details are listed on our web site under products. 

Q2. Who owns Hydraulink?

Hydraulink is privately owned by Lee Short and Noel Davies. They purchased the business in 1989.  For a more detailed history of Hydraulink please visit the company history section of the website.

Q3. When did Hydraulink start?

Hydraulink traces its beginnings back to 1945. A more detailed history can be found under company history.

Q4. Where is Hydraulink located?

Hydraulink has over 300 outlets and over 250 mobile vans operating in Australasia. Full location details are on this website. These are predominantly independently owned franchise outlets.

Hydraulink also owns several outlets. Head offices are in Penrose, Auckland and Wetherill Park, Sydney, with the  manufacturing plant in Pukekohe, New Zealand. Hydraulink also owns or has interests in some retail outlets. 

Q5. Why Hydraulink?

It is a big claim to say were Best Under Pressure but at Hydraulink, with over 50 years of experience in the fluid connectors industry, and distribution and service outlets throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region, we reckon we've earned it.

Any application where optimum performance from hydraulic systems and hoses is critical, Hydraulink are there, manufacturing and distributing hydraulic hoses, fittings, couplers, tube assemblies, adaptors and accessories. If you are involved in mining, agriculture, transport, forestry, the marine industry or any industry that needs fast, effective and reliable hose and hydraulic services - we can help you get the job done no matter how much pressure youre under.


Q6. What can Hydraulink do for you?

Service and Distribution Network  If your business depends on high quality, fully functional hoses, hydraulics and fluid connectors, you need Hydraulink.

Contact any of our comprehensive network of over 300 Hydraulink hose shops and distributors, for everything you need throughout Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.

Fast.Fix Service Vans  Our network of over 250 Fast.Fix Mobile Service Vans offer on the spot repair and replacement of worn or damaged hose assemblies.

We reduce downtime and get your vital machinery up and running by being there when you need us with a Hydraulink Fast.Fix Mobile Service Van - anytime, 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Wherever you are, whenever a problem hits, we'll fix it so you can get your job done on time.

Hose Assemblies  You can always obtain the hose assembly or fitting you need to get the job done without having to compromise and settle for second best, and we guarantee our products and workmanship.

Assurance of Quality  Hydraulink hose assemblies are tested to both DIN & SAE standards using the latest European test equipment. Testing of hose assemblies can be done specifically to meet customer requirements.   OEM Hose Kit  Hose Kits are manufactured to customer requirements. Customised hose kits for OEM is our speciality. Hydraulink's unique OEM bagging system ensure ready identification of the product and our customers know that the Hose Assemblies in the bag are not only correct and labelled but they have also been cleaned and sealed to prevent contamination.

Hydraulic and Industrial Hose Management Programme  Hydraulink's ultimate solution to the ongoing problems of downtime, excessive maintenance and replacement costs.

We customise a hydraulic and industrial hose management programme tailored to your operation, to increase productivity and reduce costs, while increasing site safety and reducing inventory.

Hydraulic Hose Tagging System  The system tags each hydraulic hose assembly with a number linked to stored data, so that replacement assemblies can be ordered over the phone. This can reduce your downtime, and avoid costly mistakes.

Custom Solutions  Hydraulink can develop a range of custom solutions for your operation, whatever your requirements. An example are the on-site container workshops we have set up for a number of contractors and mining operations. This system provides stock of hose and fittings complete with the necessary assembly equipment, tailored to your needs.

Manufacturing  We manufacture standard and specialised hydraulic fittings to international quality specifications, quickly and efficiently.

Hydraulink's Engineering and Manufacturing Team can design and manufacture fittings to suit your specific requirements. We will work with you to provide unique solutions to reduce the possibility of leaks, to reduce cost, and to simplify hydraulic circuits.

Stainless Steel  Hydraulink supply a range of Stainless Steel adaptors, swage fittings and hoses suitable for marine, food, chemical and other specialist applications.

Q7. Who do I contact to become a Hydraulink distributor?

To find out more about becoming a Hydraulink distributor please contact the Head Office in New Zealand or Australia..  To find out more about becoming a Hydraulink Distributor please click here.  Please call either of the contacts below to discuss in confidence.

Australia CEO - Owen Knight Ph +61 2 8785 4600  or email owen.k@hydraulink.com  

New Zealand General Manager - Robin Simpson Ph +64 9 525 2626 or email robin@hydraulink.com

Q8. How do I apply to be a Hydraulink Sales and Service Technician with my own business?

To find out more about becoming a Hydraulink Sales and Service Technician click here.  For more information please contact Hydraulink in confidence or look at the Careers section.

Q9. What qualifications do I need to be a Hydraulink Sales and Service Technician?

A mechanical trade’s background is preferable but applicants with mechanical aptitude are also very successful.

Q10. What type of fittings are stocked?

For our comprehensive range of Hydraulink hose fittings & adaptors.

Please click here to browse our online catalogue

Q11. What brand of hose does Hydraulink stock?

Hydraulink currently stocks hydraulic hose manufactured by the Gates Rubber Company.  More information is available on our website under products.

Gates hose meets or exceeds the following standards depending on the type of hose

Q12. What quality standards does Hydraulink comply with?

Hydraulink meets most international recognised quality assurance standards. Please visit the Quality section of the website to view details on the quality and testing of fittings and hose.

Q13. What testing is carried out?

Hydraulink has latest BIMAL hose assembly testing facility which proof tests to international specifications J 343 and meets SAE 517 and EN 856. This testing is carried out in specially built facility operating 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  For more information click here.

Q14. If I am not satisfied with my dealings with any Hydraulink outlet who do I contact?

Please direct your enquiry/complaint to:


New South Wales Luke Schweizer luke.s@hydraulink.com.au
Queensland/NT Martin Smith martin@hydraulinkqld.com.au
Vic/Tas/SA Neil Balsom neil.b@hydraulink.com.au
WA    sales@hydraulinkwa.com.au

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