The HydraForce Story

The HydraForce story began in 1985 when the company was founded near Chicago by several partners who saw the mobile equipment industry’s need for quality hydraulic cartridge valves and manifolds delivered in a timely and responsive manner. They also saw the potential for engineering innovation and design flexibility offered by cost effective and space-saving cartridge valves and hydraulic integrated circuits.

Our Vision

To Be An Independent Provider Of Innovative Technical Solutions That Can Change The World

Our Mission

To Create World Wide Customer Delight By Providing The Highest Quality Products And The Most Responsive Customer Support In The World At A Globally Competitive Cost

Company Highlights

HydraForce History

2020
  • Mike Terzich Appointed President and CEO of HydraForce.
  • Continue global expansion.
2013 - 2019
  • 2013: Opened Innovation Center, expanding global manufacturing to over 480,000 sq ft. 15th patent awarded for innovative valve designs.
  • 2015: Expanded European operation to 120,000 sq ft (Official opening of Advanced Manufacturing Hub in 2016) & Registered office in India as HydraForce India LLC.
  • 2017: Acquired Hydraulic Designers Ltda to form HydraForce Hydraulics Ltda in São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 2018: Increased production capacity by 100%. 60 million dollars spent on Manufacturing capacity in 2017/2018. Added 700 additional staff, 20 assembly lines and 15 test stands globally
2006 - 2012
  • 2006: HydraForce received ISO 14001: 2004.
  • 2008: Opened office in India.
  • 2010: Formalized 2015 Strategic Plan and paid off all long-term debt.
  • 2011: Opened fourth Global Manufacturing Operation in China.
  • 2012: To date, 13 patents have been awarded for Innovative Valve designs. Received ISO 13849.
1994 - 2005
  • 1997: Expanded Global Headquarters by 50,000 sqft & opened Plant 2.
  • 1999: HydraForce became the Number #1 Global Manufacturer of Cartridge Valves.
  • 2001: Expanded Global Headquarters by 70,000 sqft and built new 50,000 sqft European Operations.
  • 2005: HydraForce opened offices in Korea and China.
1985 - 1993
  • 1985: HydraForce is created of principles of the highest quality and customer response.
  • 1988: Achieved Ford Q1 Quality Certification on first audit.
  • 1989: Opened European Operation, based in the UK.
  • 1993: Achieved ISO 9001.
  • 1993: Moved into Lincolnshire Operation. Achieved QS9000.
Since its founding, HydraForce continues to be a privately held company as it has grown to several manufacturing locations in North America, Europe and Asia, with a network of 120 stocking distributors who can offer local support across the globe.

To maintain our core competency of speed to market, HydraForce has invested in application technical support tools including i-Design, our free hydraulic system design software, which integrates seamlessly with 3rd party simulation software, monthly webinars on new products and application tips, and an online product catalog.

All HydraForce products carry a five-year limited warranty against defects in material and workmanship. 

 

HydraForce Cartridge Valves, Custom Manifolds and Electro-Hydraulic Controls

HydraForce offers one of the most comprehensive lines of high quality hydraulic cartridge valves for the mobile and industrial equipment markets. We design and manufacture high performance valves that meet virtually any need encountered in machine design for flow rates of 0.4 to 530 lpm (0.1 to 140 gpm). HydraForce cartridge valves are designed to fit a wide range of industry-common valve cavities. Cavity thread sizes and complete cavity specifications are provided in our technical reference section.

Our custom manifolds offer no-leak, screw-in componentry, fast and easy valve removal and replacement, and reduced plumbing when compared to traditional hydraulic systems. We also offer a robust line of controllers that are rugged, reliable, and optimized for electro-hydraulic system integration.

 

Innovative, Robust, and Customizable Designs

Custom is our specialty, if you don’t see what you need on the site, reach out to your HydraForce representative or one of a hundred local distributors to discuss your custom needs.  Our "group technology" approach to product planning, design, and manufacturing allows us to use a few basic parts to create many different models. Product availability is enhanced by this cost-effective engineering approach.

 

Flexible Delivery

Flexibility is one of the cornerstones of our operation and your dedication to quality and flexibility ensures you’ll get your HydraForce hydraulic control system quickly. Our Just In Time production methodology provides the capacity to meet the most demanding customer requirements in less time than it takes most manufacturers to pull and ship material from their finished goods inventory.  No matter where you are in the world, we expedite your order to your facility so you get what you need, when you need it, and most importantly, when it’s promised.