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Lubrication: Making the right choices

When it comes to picking the best way to deliver lubricant in the production environment, maintenance teams are faced with multiple choices. Outlined below are options and recommendations on how to go about making the right choice. Lubrication... next...

Branch Hydraulic Systems becomes Parker Hannifin’s 1st CPS piping partner in the UK

Branch Hydraulic Systems, a division of Group HES, in partnership with Parker Hannifin, is proud to announce they have opened their Pipeline Solution Centre in the UK. This has been modelled on Parker's impressive non-weld Complete Piping... next...

Cheltenham Paint Festival

On the weekend of 9th-10th September 2017 Group HES was proud to support the first Cheltenham Paint Festival. International and British street artists could be seen painting high-quality art in and around Cheltenham town centre. There... next...

New Catalogue Launch - Fishing Industry Hydraulic Components

Hydraulic Equipment Supermarkets have been serving the fishing industry since 1965 and we have just relaunched our Fishing Industry specific catalogue. HES Fishing Catalogue 2017 We are official distributors for (Sauer) Danfoss hydraulic... next...

Project Propeller 2017

Group HES is proud to be supporting Project Propeller 2017 at Staverton Airport on Sunday 25th June. Project Propeller is an annual reunion for 150+ WWII aircrew, to which they are flown from all over the UK in light aircraft by current volunteer... next...

Plantworx 2017

Come and see us at the Plantworx Show between 6th-8th June 2017 on Stand B47B. The plant and construction industry are important for us here at Group HES, from selling hydraulic components, rubber tracks, axle components and installing automatic... next...

Wind Farms lubrication reduces costs

A very interesting article, written by our lubrication partners SKF, on how condition based lubrication reduces the costs associated with asset management when it comes to wind turbines and wind farms. Given the operating conditions... next...

Egg-stra Special Day at Group HES!

When we decided a few months ago to collect Easter Eggs for the Children's Ward of Gloucester Hospital, little did we think we would collect almost 300 eggs! It was our folly to underestimate the generosity of our staff, friends, suppliers... next...

Group HES - Hunting for Easter Eggs!

Group HES are collecting Easter Eggs for the children's ward at Gloucester Royal Hospital. We are teaming up with TTT Events and Fruit Punch Parties to collect Easter Eggs for the children but we need your help! We need you to donate as many... next...

Group HES getting even greener!

Group HES, the Gloucester based hydraulic engineering company, is committed to all its stakeholders and that includes the environment. Group HES understands that the business they do contributes to the wider society/environment and they are... next...

Group HES Apprenticeships 2017

Be Inspired and Get Hired at Group HES with an engineering apprenticeship Group HES has been supporting apprentices for decades. We are specialists in designing, building, installing, commissioning and repairing fluid power and control systems.... next...

HES Lubemec expands its Lubrication Service Offering

HES Lubemec, the lubrication division of Group HES and official premier UK Distributor for SKF lubrication, is experiencing a period of exponential growth! With a large investment made in people, infrastructure and technology, HES Lubemec is... next...

Danfoss PVG 32 and PVG 120 Valves coming out of Group HES

It is a busy day here in our Gloucester office, as both Hydraulic Equipment Supermarkets and Branch Hydraulic Systems are preparing a "boat" load of Danfoss PVG 32 and Danfoss PVG 120 Valves ready for various marine applications. In our purpose... next...

Branch shaking things up in India!

Branch Hydraulic Systems won the contract to supply a hydraulic power unit to provide hydraulic power to a large earthquake simulator in India. The hydraulic power unit was to be built and tested in our manufacturing facility in Gloucester,... next...

Hydraulics training On/off hydraulics and electrical operation

Group HES is fully committed to the training and development of its team and continues to invest in their education. The training management team has put together an intensive course to train up their staff in the field of hydraulics, using... next...

The Truth about MQL Systems

Minimum Quantity Lubrication (MQL) systems are an increasingly hot topic among lubrication specialists, with promises that the technology will change the face of lubrication in the machining sector forever. The uptake of these lubrication systems... next...

Investment in Youth at Group HES

It is almost September and the academic year starts again soon, so it is time for Group HES to welcome the latest apprentices to their team. Joining as mechanical apprentices in Branch Hydraulic Systems, a division of Group HES, are Ross Martin... next...

Lots of New Faces

Our Gloucester office is getting fuller and we could not be more happy about it! Three months ago Group HES was named as one of the 25 Fastest Growing Businesses in Gloucestershire and that was even before our latest surge in recruitment! Those... next...

Webtec Customer Case Study

Hydraulic Equipment Supermarkets have been Webtec suppliers for over 30 years and we work closely together to provide customers with complete and quality solutions. Below is a customer case study that Webtec has put together to show how their... next...

Bridging the Digital Gap

From pump control to diesel engine monitoring, digital communication has vastly improved engineering efficiency, says Alex Tatlow, technical director at Group HES, the parent company of Branch Hydraulic Systems. With benefits ranging... next...

2016 EMI Award Finalists

Group HES is proud to announce that we have been shortlisted for two awards at the 2016 Cotswold Life EMI Awards! Employee of the Year - John Cullimore, Group HES Award for Educational Partnership - Group HES We are ecstatic that our own John... next...

Important Information on Contamination Control

Did you know.... Contamination is the cause of around 85% of hydraulic system failures? What type of contamination? In-built contamination from the manufacture and assembly process Abrasive wear debris produced from components during both... next...

Hydraulic Pump Installation Guide

Here is our video guidelines for installing your new hydraulic pump from Hydraulic Equipment Supermarkets If you cannot view the video you can read the script here about installing your new hydraulic pump. If you have any questions regarding... next...

Oil and Fuel Spillage Handling Guide

When working with oils, fuel and other solvents, spills are, unfortunately, almost inevitable. Below is a spill handling guide to follow when you are faced with a spill. Move away and get help - Exacuate the area and notify others working... next...

Your Pinion Matters!

Why should you use genuine rather than non-genuine spare parts for axles? There are an ever increasing number of copy parts available on the market for almost any off-highway machine. Ultimately it comes down to personal choice, however there... next...

Selecting the right lubrication system

With demand placed on management to get their maintenance scheduling consistent, cost effective and within stringent budgeted expenses while utilising your staff efficiently, constructive and profitable, one wonders how we manage to keep all... next...

Hydraulic Fluid - What does Viscosity really mean?

This blog is intended as an introduction to fluids typically used in hydraulic systems. It is not intended as a definitive or technically excellent guide as this tends to complicate issues, so please allow us the liberty of this simplification.... next...

Group HES, UK Mail and A.N.Other Company Work Together

This is an interesting story that I heard today as I walked through the dispatch area of the Group HES' head office in Gloucester. As our key courier we use to provide our customers with next day delivery service, my colleagues have got... next...

What is the benefit of using an Automatic Lubrication System?

HES Lubemec explains why automatic lubrication is so important and what benefit it brings to your machinery and your business. We live in a world of mechanical efficiency with huge emphasis and pressure placed on productivity and production... next...

Why is maintenance so important?

Simon Dickinson, manager of Branch Hydraulic Systems in the North (based out of the Leeds branch) describes why your hydraulic maintenance is so important. Maintenance is key for ensuring efficiency and reliability of all machinery. It reduces... next...

Gear Pump Experts

Hydraulic Equipment Supermarkets have been selling Gear Pumps for 50 years and over that time we have learnt a thing or two about them! We have expanded our portfolio to include all hydraulic components and parts but Gear Pumps have remained... next...

Gloucester Engineering Apprenticeship Open Evening

Be Inspired and Get Hired at Group HES - Apprenticeships in Engineering Group HES have been supporting apprentices for decades. We are specialists in designing, building, installing, commissioning and repairing fluid power and control systems.... next...

Group HES Open Day

Wednesday 18th November 2015 was the Group HES Open Day to celebrate our 50th Anniversary. We were joined by a handful of our key suppliers including Danfoss, Duplomatic, SKF, MOOG, Bosch Rexroth, MP Filtri and Hy-Pro. Thank you to all our... next...

Why choose an Automatic Lubrication System?

As 36% of bearing failures are caused by incorrect lubrication, it is important to optimise the lubrication process. Automatic systems, by using the “little but often” procedure, can dramatically cut this failure rate and HES Lubemec... next...

Automatic Lubrication System Selection Guide

Automatic lubrication systems from HES Lubemec are available in a variety of different types, depending on your application. We have the know-how and facilities to design, supply, install, service and repair systems to meet your complete requirements.... next...