Hydraulic Projects Ltd was first incorporated in 1966, having been started in a boat yard in Teignmouth by its founder Dick Hammond. Dick, a skilled engineer and designer, recognised the need for a robust, compact and economic range of hydraulic valves for smaller OEMs. In 1984, a new purpose-built factory was commissioned in Devon, England.
The company now produces three ranges of modular valves, a selection of line mounted valves, two ranges of pumps for autopilots (reversing and constant running) and a Design Award winning hydraulic actuator with combined pump and reservoir. The business boasts state of the art production machinery, assembly shops and design facilities all on one facility on the Devon coast. Products are designed in-house using solid modelling techniques and more than 90% of components are manufactured on site. All products are assembled and tested at the Devon base. Quality is paramount and the company is certified to ISO 9001 quality standards. Still a family owned business, the directors intend to expand further into new markets and products for generations to come.