Building Quality into Every Product

At HydraForce, Quality is an integral part of our Mission: To simultaneously create value for all stakeholders by delivering best in class motion control solutions.

HydraForce has earned many certifications for compliance with national and international standards for quality, safety and environment.

Our teams at each HydraForce plant in North America, Europe and Asia follow the same manufacturing processes and standards to ensure global consistency in product quality. And we back our cartridge valve products with a full five-year warranty – the longest in the industry.


  • All products 100% tested
  • Use of Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma practices
  • Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)
  • Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
  • Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA)
  • Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  • Continuous improvement through Kaizen
  • Responsive delivery with Kanban throughput system



HF 100 Initiative

The HF 100 initiative encompasses several objectives - achieving 100 QPPM and 100% on-time delivery.


What is 100 QPPM? For HydraForce, it means that for every one million valves and manifolds we ship to our customers, only 100 defective products are allowed. HF 100 is a multi-phase project, with several phases now in implementation. We'll be posting updates on this page so check back periodically for progress on these goals!

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A History of Quality Achievements

2025 Vision

Our Vision is to be an independent provider of efficient,
high performing and innovative motion control solutions
that improve the world.


HydraForce China received ISO 14001 certification.


Phase 1 of HF 100 started.


HydraForce Ltda in Sao Paulo, Brazil received ISO 9001 certification.


HydraForce China received ISO 9001 certification.


Earned Outstanding Performance Award from Genie.


One of the first 120 companies to achieve the ISO 9001 certification.


HydraForce Ltd. received ISO 18000 certification.


HydraForce Inc. achieved Caterpillar Certified Supplier status.


HydraForce Ltd. achieved ISO 9001 and ISO14001:2004 certifications.


Expanded global headquarters in Lincolnshire, IL by 27,000 sq. ft.  

Achieved QS9000 quality certification.


Experienced a 61% growth rate while maintaining a 0.6% internal reject rate.

Named Skyjack Supplier of the Year.


Earned Qualitas Award from N.H. Geotech.


First cartridge valve manufacturer to achieve Ford Q1 quality certification.

First company to achieve Ford Q1 quality certification on first audit.

First company to achieve Clarke-American’s Preferred Quality Supplier Status.


Became a Clark-Hurth Preferred Quality Supplier.


Became a JSB Approved Vendor.


Became a Crown Approved Supplier.


HydraForce was founded based on the principles of Dr. W. Edwards Deming.