In The Press Articles

2018 Peter Bromley Award Winner

Peter Bromley was an incredibly loyal, passionate and long serving staff member who sadly passed away in June 2012 after battling multiple Myeloma. Peter always used to tell us that you could "cut his arm off and he would bleed HES", and... next...

Another Apprentice Awarded Qualification

We are proud to announce that our Apprentice Bradley Barnard has completed his Level 3 NVQ Extended Diploma qualification in Mechanical Manufacturing and Engineering! Bradley has been working incredibly hard in the last 2 years and joins a... next...

Enhancing our Contribution to Customer Service

In October 2018, we welcomed Pareto Law to our Gloucester head office for to help our sales team members enhance their contribution to customer service and care, at Group HES. Members of our teams from Gloucester attended, but we also welcomed... next...

Ulrich partners with Lubemec to devise central lubrication system for attachments

Article taken from https://www.ulrich.co.uk Tuesday 4th September 2018 Leading manufacturer of bespoke attachments for mobile plant machinery, Ulrich Attachment Ltd, has partnered with total lubrication systems and solutions provider, Lubemec,... next...

NEWS: WABCO announce distribution agreement with HES Tractec

HES Tractec (a member of the Fluidpower Group) has recently been appointed as the “off highway” aftermarket distributor by WABCO Vehicle Control Systems Ltd “ At HES Tractec we are extremely proud of this agreement,... next...

Off-highway systems training with WABCO

WABCO OFF-HIGHWAY TRAINING Mobilizing Vehicle Intelligence with world class automotive pneumatic, hydraulic and electronic systems. On July 12th, we welcomed WABCO to our head office in Gloucester for some sales training on their range of... next...

Turolla 70th Anniversary Celebration

In May this year our Group Sales Manager, Nick Sheard, had the pleasure of attending Turolla's 70th Anniversary celebrations at the Turolla plant just outside of Bologna, Italy. On May 3, we gathered to celebrate the journey that made Turolla... next...

Hydraulic Equipment Supermarkets appoints new Danfoss Product Manager

Hydraulic Equipment Supermarkets (HES), established in 1965, are a premier fluid power distributor operating from four regional sites across the UK. Our partnership with Danfoss dates back over 30 years and forms a crucial element of our customer... next...

Whites Motors now available from HES

Whites and Danfoss Motors - Your safest bet for quality, durability, efficiency and reliability. Danfoss Power Solutions has recently acquired White Drive Products' so Hydraulic Equipment Supermarkets can now offer you over 1600 variations... next...

LabVIEW Developer Certification News

We would like to congratulate Matt Diesel on successfully becoming a Certified LabVIEW developer. As a key member of staff at HES Automatec, part of Group HES, Matt has proven his abilities to write operational and well-documented LabVIEW... next...

Group HES supports National Apprenticeship Week 2018

Group HES has a proud history of supporting apprenticeships, particularly in our engineering division, Branch Hydraulic Systems. The week commencing 05/03/18 is National Apprenticeship Week and we are proud to be a part of it, through one... next...

Homelessness is a "national crisis" in England

Homelessness in England is a "national crisis" according to MP's, the BBC reported on the morning of 20th December 2017. You can read the article on the BBC website here - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42421583 Christmas is fast approaching and... next...

October 2017: Acquisition of Group HES by Flowtech Fluidpower plc

Group HES Ltd is excited to announce that on Thursday 12th October 2017, Flowtech Fluidpower plc acquired Group HES Ltd to further strengthen its Power Motion Control (PMC) division. The Gloucester-based Group HES has been operating... 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...

Diesel to power through the World Championships Amateur Road Race

The Divisional Manager of HES Automatec, Bruce Diesel, has qualified for the World Championships Amateur Road Race which is taking place in Albi, France over the August bank holiday weekend. The stunning course is 155km long and it is... 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...

Fastest Growing Businesses in Gloucestershire

Group HES is proud to announce that they have been named again as one of the 25 Fastest Growing Businesses in Gloucestershire! This is the second year running that we have been named on this list and we are really proud that our growth has been... next...

HYVA UK confirm HES Tractec as Official Distributors

HYVA UK, the market-leading skip loader and hook loader manufacturer, has announced that HES Tractec, part of Group HES, are now official distributors for their range of genuine spare parts for both their skip and hook loaders. Following the... 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...

NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH Rubber Tracks!

NEW FOR 2017! Rubber Tracks by German Track Available from HES Tractec. We are excited to announce that they are launching a new product range to the ever-expanding portfolio. Now available in stock is a HUGE selection of Rubber Tracks for Mini... next...

Group HES is growing in Birmingham

For 40 years Hydraulic Equipment Supermarkets have been distributing top branded hydraulic components on Bromford Lane in Birmingham. As the company has evolved so must the Birmingham branch. The decision was made to move to bigger and better... 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...

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...

We are on the move!

The Birmingham Branch of Hydraulic Equipment Supermarkets is set to move in October 2016! For 40 years Hydraulic Equipment Supermarkets have been distributing top branded hydraulic components on Bromford Lane in Birmingham. As the company has... 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...

50 Year Time Capsule

Group HES has built a time capsule to commemorate their 50 year history that is not to be opened until 2065 when the company celebrates its 100th anniversary! From Left: Rachel Downes - Marketing, Stuart Diesel - Managing Director, Mick... 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...

South West Business names Group HES as one of the 25 "Fastest Growing Businesses in Gloucestershire"

We are proud to announce that South West Business have this week named Group HES as one of the 25 fastest growing business in Gloucestershire - not bad for a company founded 50 years ago! With a focus on innovation and a commitment to employee... next...

HES Lubemec welcomes their newest recruit - Tony Slatter

We would like to introduce Tony Slatter - the latest addition to the Group HES family! Tony is our new Technical Sales recruit for HES Lubemec specialising in lubrication systems and spares. Tony comes with a wealth of experience as a... next...

HES Lubemec are offering SKF Training Programmes

HES Lubemec are proud to be working together with our strategic partner SKF to bring you high quality training programmes for your employees. These programmes are designed to yield maximum benefits to your organisation. Benefits of training:... next...

Come and see us at the All Energy Show!

HES Lubemec will be at the All Energy Show on 4th and 5th May 2016. Image from: http://www.all-energy.co.uk We will be in Glasgow at the SECC for the event with our strategic partners SKF Lubrication Systems as their approved lubrication systems... next...

Apprenticeship Open Evenings

On Tuesday 22nd March and 23rd March 2016 we are holding two Open Evenings for the Group HES Apprenticeship scheme. These evenings will provide candidates with a tour of the buildings, information on the scheme and the company and an opportunity... 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...

Stop - LAMMA time!

It is nearly time for the LAMMA show again for HES Tractec team and we are all busy preparing. We will be at the show on both 20th and 21st January 2016 so do make sure you come and say hello! We will have a wide variety of information... next...

New Product: Hy-Gloo Air Conditioning Units

Our supplier Carraro has launched a new product - the Hy-Gloo Air Conditioning Units. These battery-powered units are robust and designed to excellent quality. They are easy to install as well as easy to use. Carraro has only used the highest... next...

Christmas Present for Group HES: The Next Generation

Merry Christmas to all our Customers, Suppliers and Staff! Not wanting to leave anybody out, we would like to wish a very merry Christmas to the children of our staff members! As a Christmas present to the next generation, we have sponsored... next...

Merry Christmas from Group HES

On behalf of all of us here at Hydraulic Equipment Supermarkets, Branch Hydraulic Systems, HES Tractec, HES Lubemec and HES Automatec, we would like to wish all our loyal customers, suppliers and employees a very Merry Christmas and a Happy... next...

Believe in Gloucester Awards 2015

We are excited to announce that Group HES has been shortlisted to be a finalist for the Business of the Year category at the Believe in Gloucester Awards 2015. The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 26th November 2015. So please... next...

Your Invitation to Group HES' Open Day

On Wednesday 18th November, Group HES will be holding an Open Day for new, existing and potential customers to celebrate the company's 50th Anniversary. Celebrations have been ongoing throughout the year and we would like to take the opportunity... next...

Celebrating 50 Years of Trading

Process Industry Informer has featured the 50th Anniversary Milestone of Group HES with a really great article on the company. 2015 marks an impressive fifty years in hydraulic engineering for Group HES. The Group has grown to become one of... next...

Multi-million pound deal triggers investment, growth and jobs creation

Multi-million pound deal triggers investment, growth and jobs creation at Gloucestershire engineering business Group HES Branch Hydraulic Systems, part of Group HES, have a new deal with Triumph Actuation & Motion Control Systems and it is creating... next...

Stuart Diesel undertakes toughest challenges yet

Our Managing Director Stuart Diesel, a keen cyclist and adventure enthusiast, is undertaking one of his toughest challenges to date! As part of a team, which includes Gloucester Rugby former players and friends, they are taking on the ultimate... next...

Hydraulic Equipment Supermarkets now Tier 1 Sauer Danfoss Partners

Hydraulic Equipment Supermarkets (HES) have been appointed as authorised Sauer-Danfoss Sales and Service Partner in the UK with a renewed partnership agreement, commencing February 2013. Hydraulic Equipment Supermarkets, a division of leading... next...

HES Tractec launches new Skip and Hook Loader Parts Division

Spares and Technical Support for skip and hook loader products We are pleased to inform you that HES Tractec, a Group HES division, has expanded it’s offering to include spare parts and technical support for skip and hook loader products.... next...

Branch Hydraulic Systems now Bosch Rexroth SW Distributors

Branch Hydraulic Systems, specialist solution providers for the hydraulic industry, has been appointed as one of seven Bosch Rexroth Sales Partners covering the UK. Through our head office in Gloucester, Branch Hydraulic Systems is an appointed... next...

Merry Christmas from us all at Group HES!

This year, in our corporate Christmas tradition rather than sending out Christmas cards we are making a donation directly to a charity. This year our chosen charity is The Fund for Oncology Centre Users and Supporters (Focus), Registered Charity... next...

New division - HES Lubemec Official Distributor for SKF Lubrication Systems

SKF Lubrication Systems, a business unit within SKF, the knowledge engineering company, has recently appointed HES Lubemec, a new division within our group, as an authorised distributor. HES Lubemec will specialise in the design and the supply... next...

Merry Christmas from all at Group HES

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support in 2008. This year, rather than sending out Christmas cards, we have decided to provide a new computer to a young man from the local area that needs our support. Stephen is... next...

Our Duplomatic Product Manager, Mike Fortey, retires

25-year "stop-gap" comes to an end with hydraulic engineering company in Gloucester! After 25 years and two weeks with Group HES, Mike Fortey has retired from his position as Hydraulic Equipment Supermarkets' Duplomatic Product Manager. Since... next...

Silk reaches Platinum

Derek Silk our Durham Branch Manager has completed his first 20 years with Group HES, here's looking to the next 20. Congratulations Derek! For more information on what Group HES does please feel free to call Derek at the Durham branch on 0191... next...

Group HES expands HQ

A successful new distribution agreement has led hydraulic specialists Group HES Ltd to take on an additional warehouse facility close to their Gloucester head office. An exclusive distribution deal with Comer Industries only began in September... next...

HES Tractec drive forward with new Comer Industries deal

HES Tractec, a division of hydraulic equipment specialists Group HES Ltd, has become the exclusive UK and Irish distributor for all COMER products and associated spares - including COMER SOM planetary gearboxes, Geolink motors and the Axial... next...

HES Tractec secure ZF Sachs distributorships

HES Tractec, the axle aftermarket specialists, has confirmed that a new distribution agreement has been reached with ZF Trading Gmbh - bringing SACHs clutches, Lemforder steering parts, ZF axle parts and ZF transmissions to the UK market from... next...