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    Recreation and Leisure

    £141 billion:

    The predicted UK spend on leisure and entertainment by 2022. (source: mintel.com/press-centre/leisure)

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    The number of years of technical experience within our engineering team.

    Bundle of fun | We offer market-leading solutions and service for all the twists and turns of hydraulics in the amusement industry… as well as breath-taking hydraulic stage solutions and special effects for the magical world of performing arts.

    The safety of thrill-seeking customers always comes first; that’s why organisations within the recreation and leisure industry turn to Hydraulics Online for reliable and time-critical supply of hydraulic equipment, repairs and complex hydraulic system design solutions. 

    We understand that operational down-time equals lost revenue for our clients, so we will always act fast. When the Royal Shakespeare Company staged Peter Pan in its Royal Shakespeare Theatre, they turned to Hydraulics Online to source equipment needed to move large pieces of the stage set – to startling effect. Gill from the Royal Shakespeare Company explains:

    While Wendy is looking for the lost boys, the stage begins to rise, revealing Tinkerbell underneath.  In the space the elevated stage creates, another piece of set rises to reveal the hidey-hole where the Lost Boys live and eleven boys dancing on the set.

    Amusement Parks

    Theme parks = hydraulics fun land! The hydraulic applications we support include: safety systems, actuators to open gates, restraint systems, car and coaster braking systems, aquatic themed thrill rides and much more. Ever since our foundation year in 2004 we’ve had a steady stream of loyal customers coming back for more. We make it our business to understand your business and will do anything in our power to prevent or minimise any operational downtime.

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    Theatre and TV Production Sets

    Solving problems and bringing ideas to life is what we do best here at Hydraulics Online. Our engineers have a wealth of experience in designing pioneering hydraulic solutions for theatre stages and TV camera jig equipment. Or perhaps you’re in need of hydraulic technology for moving objects, mechanical animals or even dinosaurs (!) to make a film set or a special event project literally come alive! We can help.

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    Leisure and Sports Facilities

    Hydraulics Online is renowned for our tenacious approach; sourcing elusive and even obsolete hydraulic equipment for lifting appliances and other hydraulic installations that can be used within leisure parks and sports arenas. If we can’t source the part, our expert team will specify suitable alternatives that will perform just as well.

    We offer a repair service too – contact our helpful team today on +44 (0)845 644 3640.

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    Because Hydraulics Online is independent and not tied to any one manufacturer, I know that they are giving us the best solution and the best products for that solution.


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    Success Story: Royal Shakespeare Company

    The Royal Shakespeare Company might be used to performances raising the roof, but it came to Hydraulics Online when it needed to be able to lift the stage… The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Stratford-upon-Avon theatres play host to more than one million visitors each year – all drawn by its breath-taking family Christmas shows, innovative productions […]

    Case Study: Leisure Industry, UK

    The Customer: Leisure & Fairground Attraction Provider The Task: Our customer was due to attend a prestigious national event when their attraction’s main hydraulic drive failed. The replacement, competitor product was on a four week lead time, meaning that the ride would be out of operation for the whole event and all revenue lost. The […]