Welcome to Hydraulics Online! Come on in and get to know who you could be working with if you choose to become part of our story…
Hydraulics Online was founded in 2004 by husband-and-wife team, Mark and Helen Tonks. Both shared the vision of creating a truly independent and customer-centric company – offering an alternative to the product-led distributors that were dominating the industry.
With a mechanical engineering background and a further 13 years’ hydraulic engineering experience already under his belt at that time, Mark provided the technical expertise and initial industry contacts needed to establish Hydraulics Online. Meanwhile, Helen’s earlier ‘blue-chip’ experience in financial services and strategic change management guaranteed the means to build the brand and business infrastructure that would enable their vision to flourish.
From that blank sheet of paper, Hydraulics Online has since grown to be recognised and trusted by customers in over 130 countries worldwide.
Today, this forward-thinking company is known for being a multi award-winning provider – offering a leading hydraulic design consultancy service and sourcing products from an extensive portfolio of hydraulic manufacturers. Furthermore, the UK Government’s Department for Business and Trade has recognised the brand’s global footprint and achievements by honouring Hydraulics Online with its coveted ‘Export Champion‘ status every year since 2019.
Our mission, vision and values
Our mission is simple: offer personal service, impartial technical advice and unrivalled choice. Every time.
Our vision is crystal clear: to be the world’s leading provider of fluid power solutions; an independent and agile ‘hub’ connecting a fragmented, product-led marketplace.
Our values are uncompromising: deliver customer-centric solutions; drive quality and innovation; collaborate widely and inspire others.
Who you're working with – meet some of the team at Hydraulics Online HQ
We’re a team of talented and highly qualified people and associates who passionately believe in what we do: sharing our proven expertise and providing honest, unbiased advice to enable our clients to reach their full potential.
Every day we support customers throughout the UK and around the world – providing hydraulic equipment and system design expertise that gives them a competitive edge. We’re renowned for our tenacious, personal approach and willingness to always go the extra mile.
Hydraulics Online at a glance: a hydraulics 'hub' offering you thousands of possibilities…
Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. Browse our library of customer testimonials to see what others have to say about us in their words, not ours.View Testimonials
Harness our knowledge and expertise to bring your ideas to life. Our collaborative approach provides a confidential environment to explore new systems designs.Discover more
As one customer once said, we ‘don’t just shift boxes’. Our technical team know their stuff; delivering world-class products, systems and solutions to customers from all walks of life.
We are 100% independent, providing unbiased access to a vast portfolio of hydraulic brands and offering the optimal solutions for our customers. Every time.View Brands
We have supported customers in over 130 countries from a vast range of industry sectors. As Export Champions we are viewed as the UK’s hydraulic solutions gateway to the rest of the world.EXport Champions
Our integrated partnership with over 150 suppliers provides us with choice and flexibility in terms of pricing and lead times. We pass these benefits on to our customers.
You’re in safe hands. Our business is built on quality and driven by continuous improvement. Read more about why our ISO 9001 accreditation matters to us here.ISO 9001
Our story, approach to business, commitment to service excellence and achievements have been widely recognised by many over the years. Read more here.Awards & Recogition
So, now you’re here… how can we help?