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21 Apr

Bucher iValve Training In Switzerland

We take training seriously at Hydratec and like to ensure that our knowledge is as up to date as possible. It is for this reason that we sent five of our employees to Switzerland to attend the Bucher iValve training course. Pictured L-R: James Keane, Paul McCrossen, Dave Bold, Dan Brant, Marcin Jaros.


15 Feb

A3 Compliance and Hydraulic Lifts

A3 compliance and hydraulic lifts? Give the right advice and solutions to your customers. Check out our selection of safety valves and our retrofit interface unit and if you need advice just give us a call or read more here: http://bit.ly/29za5OB

06 Dec

Hydratec – Christmas Opening Hours 2016

Hydratec would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Please note our office opening hours over the festive period for your reference:

Monday 19th  December 2016 08.00 – 17.00
Tuesday 20th December 2016 08.00 – 17.00
Wednesday 21st December 2016 08.00 – 17.00
Thursday 22nd December 2016 08.00 – 17.00
Friday 23rd December 2016 08.00 – 12.00
Saturday 24th December 2016 Christmas Eve – Closed
Sunday 25th December 2016 Christmas Day – Closed
Monday 26th December 2016 Boxing Day – Closed
Tuesday 27th December 2016 Closed
Wednesday 28th December 2016 Closed
Thursday 29th December 2016 Closed
Friday 30th December 2016 Closed
Saturday 31st December 2016 New Year’s Eve – Closed
Sunday 1st January 2017 New Year’s Day – Closed
Monday 2nd January 2017 Closed
Monday 3rd January 2017 08.00-17.00 (normal hours resume)
03 Oct

First installations of Hydratec Smart underway!


We have now successfully completed the first wave of Hydratec Smart installation following its launch at Liftex 2016. Our installation teams are now out working on the second wave in the South and North of England.


The Smart is a full compliant, easy to install and long term hydraulic modernisation solution with a 3 year warranty as standard and has proven as popular as anticipated. For more information on the Smart range click here.

If you have any questions about the Hydratec Smart range or Hydratec’s services please don’t hesitate to call either of our offices, located at Yateley, Hampishire and Heywood, near Manchester.

31 Aug

Not sure about the A3 compliance regulations?


You will be aware of the legislation relating to unintended movement of lifts under EN-81-20 and EN81-2 Amendment 3. If you have any doubts or questions about valve suitability, what is best or what is actually essential for compliance, we can help.

Hydratec supplies and installs the very best in retro-fit solutions for hydraulic lifts. Our complete solutions can be installed on existing hydraulic lifts that are not A3 compliant. We are also able to offer the controller package to make your existing ‘Gate Lock Valve’ A3 compliant. All of our A3 solutions come with certification so we know you can assure your customers that correctly fitted Hydratec A3 Safety valves meet with this essential requirement.

If you are not sure what solution is best for you or you simply need more information, download our Hydraulic Safety valve options brochure for more information or give us a call.

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21 Jul

Look ‘Smart’ with Hydratec’s modular modernisation product

For those of you who visited us at Liftex, you’d have been hard pressed not to notice our stand-out product. We took the popular lift industry trade show as an opportunity to launch our new low energy integrated hydraulic modernisation solution – the Hydratec Smart©.

hydraulic modular lift smart

Developed with equipment from industry-leading independent manufacturers Bucher and Lester Controls, with a 3 year warranty as standard, the Smart attracted a lot of interest and a number of serious enquiries. A particular talking point amongst visitors was the EN81-20 compliance, positioning the Smart as an easy to install, long-term solution as the implementation of the new standard approaches (2017).


Following the show, we’ve received an unprecedented number of orders for the Smart, with several coming from global manufacturers. To find out more and get on board with this intelligent solution, visit our Smart product page or contact the Hydratec team today.

17 May

New products and more – Hydratec at Liftex2016

It’s almost time for Liftex2016, where Hydratec will be presenting new modernisation products and helping you with all your hydraulic lift needs and queries.

Here’s a preview of what you can expect from Hydratec at the event. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more sneak peeks during our #LiftexCountdown.

hydraulic lift modernisation hydratec 2016

This year is a special event for us – we’ll be launching our brand new modular hydraulic lift packages, the Smart and EcoSmart.

Designed to offer exceptionally quick and simple installation, both models can dramatically reduce time on site for installations where downtime is critical. Visit us on stand E50 to find out more!

plug and play hydraulic lift hydratec smart environmentally friendly hydraulic lift ecosmart







Register now for Liftex2016 to get free entry to see all the latest from more than 80 lift industry exhibitors.

liftex 2016 lift exhibition convention

04 Apr

Streamlined Delivery from Hydratec’s New Online Shop

This week, Hydratec becomes the largest hydraulic specialist in the UK lift industry to offer branded OEM parts for sale via an online shop. Our new virtual store, which opened its digital doors on Tuesday, simplifies the order process, letting our customers browse and choose from a full range of products before receiving expert advice from one of our hydraulic lift specialists and a speedy dispatch.

The clear, easily-navigable site is ordered by product category, making it simple to find the products you’re looking for, from Stauff clamps to valve seal kits to hydraulic spares. Our selection of products includes only parts which are up-to-date and compliant, from a wide range of the most respected hydraulic lift part manufacturers in the industry, including Bucher Hydraulics, Blain, Algi, GMV and Hydronic.

Our renowned customer service really comes into play once the products are chosen. No long forms to fill out, our speedy system just requires an email address – and users will be sent a personalised quote from one of the Hydratec team. For new customers, our hydraulic lift experts are on hand to talk about specific requirements and ensure we supply the best parts for each project.

Customers who hold an account with us can expect an even quicker turnaround – following agreement to the quoted price, orders can be dispatched from our in-house warehouse and on their way in no time at all.

Streamlining the order process, we hope to deliver orders more quickly – allowing our customers to deliver their projects more quickly too!