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Oct 2022

Two acquisitions in two days - R&G Fluid Power Group Ltd acquires Fluid Power Services Ltd & Hedley Hydraulics Ltd

We are delighted to announce that R&G Fluid Power Group Ltd has acquired Fluid Power Services Ltd and Hedley Hydraulics Ltd, further cementing R&G’s position in the UK Fluid Power industry and strengthening our hydraulics division

Established in 1988, Fluid Power Services Ltd are located on the docks in Liverpool with a branch also in Warrington, both benefiting from active trade counters, they hold stock and have access to a huge range of hydraulic and pneumatic products. In addition to this, in Liverpool they have a workshop for precision engineering services and a separate dedicated facility for the assembly, test and inspection of specialised stainless steel convoluted and flexible metallic hoses. They have an incredibly experienced and knowledgeable team and have built a fantastic base of loyal customers through an unwavering commitment to customer care, support and quality service.

Commenting on the acquisition, Alan Palmer (Managing Director) said “Tony Smith and I started Fluid Power Services nearly 35 years ago and it has been such an important part of our lives, but we needed an exit strategy for the benefit of our business and the future of our team. R&G Fluid Power Group share the same ethos and we were impressed by their reputation for investing to grow their group companies, so R&G is the perfect partner for MD Hayley Wright to expand and grow our services and coverage within the Northwest”

Founded in Huddersfield in 1976, and now operating from premises in Wakefield and Gateshead. Hedley Hydraulics Ltd design, manufacture, distribute and install high-quality hydraulic engineering systems. Hedley works closely with customers to provide tailored solutions to meet their specific requirements, including bespoke HPUs and test rigs. They also supply cylinders, pumps, motors, valves and all types of hydraulic components to all industries and are a leading Parker Hydraulic Technical Centre. They in fact have an additional Hedley ParkerStore depot in Gateshead, providing a fantastic range of hydraulic, pneumatic and filtration products direct to the public.

On selling the business, MD of Hedley Hydraulics Ltd, Steve Davies explained – “When looking to take Hedley on to the next level the R&G Fluid Power Group were the obvious choice, with the small family firm ethos of looking after the people, combined with all the advantages of being part of a nationwide group of companies all working together; we are very pleased to become a part of the R&G group.”

Both Hedley and FPS also operate 24/7 mobile response services for any emergency hose replacements. Devoted to minimising customers’ downtime, they provide experienced, professional on-site repairs to get your machines back up and running as quickly as possible.

Richard Davies, R&G Fluid Power Group MD commented “We are delighted to welcome Fluid Power Services and Hedley Hydraulics to our group. Both businesses add a new dimension to our Hydraulics division with greater geographical coverage, expanded maintenance and repair capabilities and improved technical system design expertise; I’m looking forward to working with Alan and Tony, and Steve, Jeremy and John, and their respective teams. Completing 2 acquisitions in 2 days was a huge achievement for us and I want to thank everyone who made it happen.”

Since their foundations, Fluid Power Services and Hedley Hydraulics have experienced sustained success. With a wider network of support and an increased product offering, this will only continue under the R&G banner. For customers and staff of FPS & HH, there will be minimal changes, with the same vastly experienced teams providing the same exceptional service.

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