Global shortage of hydraulic manufacturing capacity addressed
HYDRAULINK SAYS it is continuing to invest in strong inventory of hoses, fittings, adaptors and accessories to ensure thousands of customers throughout Asia-Pacific are not held up by a global shortage of hydraulic hose manufacturing capacity.
Hydraulink NSW State Manager Mark Andrews says a significant amount of quality Hydraulink branded product was added to Australasian inventory in September to provide certainty of supply to major industry customer groups involved in areas such as, construction and infrastructure, recycling wastes, earthworks and civil engineering, agriculture, mining, energy, oil and gas, materials handling, ports, transport, manufacturing, food and beverage distribution, utilities and public works.
“Many thousands of individual stock items were added to inventory throughout the region in recent months, because a shortage of standard and custom hydraulic hose and fitting components can bring even the largest and most sophisticated machinery to a total standstill,” he said.
“Hydraulink has a reputation for always having product availability with quick turnaround times. This reduces delays in maintenance that can compromise safety and cause costly downtime. So we have acted, as an industry leader, to anticipate the needs of the market by carrying strong inventory levels across Asia-Pacific while the problem of inadequate hydraulic hose manufacturing capacity continues to persist, as it has for more than nine months now.
“As industries start to pick up – which we are particularly seeing with global OEM manufactures, mining, civil infrastructure, recycling and waste management companies at the moment – demand for hydraulic hoses and fittings increases, and a larger supply is needed,” said Andrews.
“If you look at companies like Caterpillar – one of the biggest OEMs in the world – they’ve seen steady growth for over a year now, and that’s taking up manufacturing capacity for hydraulic hose stock.”
Hydraulink supplies hoses, fittings, adaptors and accessories to more than 400 hose service points throughout Australasia, supported by mobile units to provide 24/ 7 service from a single contact point whenever they are needed to prevent downtime, optimise uptime, and ensure the smooth flow of business.
“As one of Australasia’s largest hydraulic hose and fittings service organisations, with thousands of customers extending from cities to the outback, we are depended upon to have inventory on hand 24/ 7 to meet needs for rapid hose repair in situations ranging from emergency breakdowns through to customised hose fittings for OEMs or onsite hydraulic hose service in remote and large-scale projects.”
Hydraulink services extend from some of the remotest mining and energy projects to some of the largest construction and infrastructure projects throughout Asia-Pacific, including major road upgrades, OEM equipment and vehicle service for a huge range of industries.
HYDRAULINK AUSTRALIA MANAGING DIRECTOR DENIS MATULIN, LEFT, AND HYDRAULINK NSW MANAGER MARK ANDREWS, RIGHT, WITH SOME OF THE COMPANY’S NEW HYDRAULIC HOSE STOCK.