We are hydraulic specialists based in the south west of England. Our highly skilled engineers have a passion for fixing hydraulic presses and equipment. No job is too large or too small.

We provide a full repair and overhaul service for all hydraulic equipment and machinery. Each of our service engineers have a fully equipped van to deal with any on-site application including installations, repairs and refurbishments, fault finding and specialist trouble-shooting. 

Being ISO 9001 accredited we consistently provide quality products and services that meets our customer's requirements.   


WHS was founded in 1981 by Bob Harford who started the business by repairing hydraulic presses at a local rubber company .

As part of our expansion we acquired  Kennard Hydraulics and Mackey Bowley and as such  we are are able to supply spares and services for these press manufacturers as well as all presses made by Daniels of Stroud. 

We have gone from strength to strength since our humble beginnings and we are proud to have built strong relationships with a vast number of prestigious companies in various sectors.

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Supporting good causes


Cobalt is a medical charity helping people affected by cancer, dementia and other conditions. Our donations go towards scanning and diagnosis, research, prevention, specialised nursing posts and cancer facilities for local people. As well as being our main charity, two members of our team, Richard Hardwick and John Perkins, have worked tirelessly to raise thousands of pounds for the charity.

Winsley Cricket Club

We are proud sponsors of the Winsley Cricket Club. 

Corporate information

We are ISO 9001:2015 accredited -  See our current certificate. To maintain our professional standards, wherever possible our suppliers are ISO 9001:2015 accredited and all suppliers conform to the British Fluid Power Distributors Association standards.

We are a full member of the BFPA and confirm to their code of conduct.   

As part of our commitment to responsible sourcing, we are working towards ensuring our products do not contact conflict materials. See our Conflicts Minerals Policy for more information.

We deal with waste oil on a daily basis and comply with the transport of waste regulations. See our Waste Carrier Licence here.