Parker Hannifin has presented Hedley Hydraulics with the double accolade of UK and European Distributor of the Year for 2006 in recognition of the company's exceptional growth and expansion over the twelve-month period.
Hedley Hydraulics, which operates both a ParkerStore and Hose Doctor service from its base in Gateshead, has over 25 years' experience in the hydraulics industry, and has worked with Parker for almost as long, building an enviable reputation. This is based on the way the company shares its knowledge and expertise with it partners and customers to deliver consistently high-quality products and services, enabling those organisations to realise effective and innovative hydraulic systems.
In 2006 Hedley Hydraulics expanded its fleet of Hose Doctor vans in collaboration with Parker, offering a 24/7 emergency replacement service for hydraulic hoses and fittings to help engineers minimise plant and equipment downtime. The company's Hose Doctor service now covers Newcastle, Sunderland and Durham. Furthermore, the hydraulic supplier showed a significant growth in sales through its ParkerStore in Gateshead, combining its expert knowledge and experience with Parker's comprehensive range of products and exceptional availability.
Richard Haigh, Managing Director of Hedley Hydraulics, comments: "We are delighted to win both the UK and European Distributor of the Year awards. It proves that our decision to choose Parker's support and partnership many years ago was the right one. The quality of Parker's products is second to none and they have continued to offer us the opportunity to expand and diversify our business. We look forward to continued success with Parker, expanding our ParkerStore and Hose Doctor operations, and are working hard to ensure we win the awards two years in a row!"