MANULI TIMELINE

 

Manuli Hydraulics is a globally renowned company with a proud history. Our strong market presence, innovative, high-quality product range and technological know-how are the product of over 40 years of both organic growth and company acquisition.

 

2010 to Present

2016

Acquisition of PSI Hydraulics Pvt. Ltd

In 2016 Manuli announced the acquisition of PSI Hydraulics Pvt. Ltd. in India. PSI is India’s 3rd largest company in the field of Hydraulic Fluid Conveyance Solutions, with operations in both Bangalore and Udaipur. PSI products are supplied to OEMs and end users for use in heavy earth moving, construction, machine tools and mining applications to name just a few. This association is expected to provide the optimum combination of both Manuli and PSI’s strengths to the Indian market.

 

2016

Multi-million pound upgrade

In 2016 the Manuli Hydraulics UK OEM assembly facility was given a multi-million pound upgrade. The upgrade focussed on installing new, state-of-the-art Manuli assembly equipment which is specifically designed to improve efficiency, traceability and cleanliness. As Manuli’s first “Red Factory”, the MHUK facility is now the flag-bearer assembly facility across the global network.

2016

Best Supply Performance

Manuli Hydraulics were awarded “Best Supply Performance” at the Manitou Supplier Conference, where it was recognised for its ongoing exemplary performance in areas such as quality, productivity and engineering

 

2013

Acquisition of UK based Mercia International Products Ltd (MIP)

In 2013 Manuli announced full acquisition of UK based Mercia International Products Ltd (MIP), a global leader in the design and manufacture of high pressure connectors for underground soft rock mining equipment. This new development is based on a long-standing trading, technical and shareholding relationship that, in recent years, has engendered significant sales growth and market penetration in the underground mining segment

2013

Certified according to API Q1 (ISO TS 290001)

Three manufacturing plants (Manuli Hydraulics Suzhou, Manuli Hydraulics Polska and Manuli Hydraulics Oil & Marine Division) have been certified according to API Q1 (ISO TS 290001)

2013

New Global Sales and Marketing HQ

A new Global Sales and Marketing headquarters for Manuli Hydraulics was established in Manchester, UK. This investment is designed to better meet the needs of the company’s growing customer base both in the OEM sector and the Wholesale sector, around the world by providing a wider range of marketing and sales services as a platform for further growth.

2013

Singapore Relocation

Manuli Hydraulics relocated its Singapore office, incorporating the wholesale and warehousing activity for both Manuli Hydraulics South Asia and Techmaflex Asia. This will support the drive for increased sales effort in Singapore and South East Asia

2012

New hose manufacturing plant in Poland

In 2012 Manuli Hydraulics completed a new hose manufacturing plant in Poland, including the rubber mixing facilities. This unit will pay a key role in supplying markets from northern Europe to central Asia with reduced lead times and transport costs

2012

ISO 9001 and 14001 certification

Manuli Hydraulics India Pvt. Ltd. (MHI) obtained its ISO 9001 and 14001 certifications in December 2012, proving the commitment to outstanding environmental and quality management

2011

“Top Investor China” award

Manuli Hydraulics received the “Top Investor China” award, for Italian companies that have made the most significant investments in China, from the Italy China Foundation and MF – Milano Finanza. The awards ceremony is an opportunity to give a voice to all those companies which “continue to surprise us and who contribute to Italy’s success abroad,” said Cesare Romiti, President of the Italy-China Foundation. The international success of Manuli Rubber Industries is a sign of its ability to seize the opportunities of the Chinese market. “The group has set itself apart in the last year, making substantial investments in China for the development of both the productive capacity of the Suzhou plant,” explained Matteo Marchisio during the China Awards 2011 ceremony, “and the growth of the sales network”.

2010

Komatsu Award

Manuli Hydraulics UK was presented with the Komatsu Award, confirming the contribution made by the Manuli Hydraulics team to the success of Komatsu

 

2010

Golden Partners program

In 2010 Manuli Hydraulics launched its Golden Partners program operating in the Italian market. The Manuli Golden Partner is a professional in distribution and leader in the hydraulic market. The products offered includes the entire Manuli range: hoses, fittings, adaptors, quick couplings and assembly machines. Manuli Hydraulics and Golden Partners operate in a privileged, win-win partnership. Their mission is to offer high quality products and professional service close at hand

2005 – 2009

2008

Global Down Turn

Facing the global down turn, MRI Group implemented the necessary reallocation of resources to countries with high growth potential

2005

70th Anniversary

70th Anniversary of Manuli Rubber Industries, 1935 – 2005

2005

New Italian Production Facility

Opening of the new Oil & Marine production facility in Italy

 

2005

Mercia International Products

Acquisition of a 40% stake in Mercia International Products from the UK, a leading manufacturer of staple-lock fittings and adaptors for underground mining machines

 

2005

Commercial Subsidiaries

Establishment of the commercial subsidiaries Manuli Hydraulics India and Manuli Hydraulics Japan, and opening of the new assembling unit in Sorocaba (Brazil), Manuli Hidraulica Brazil

2004

2004

Production Capacity Increases

Manuli Hydraulics Polska significantly increases its metal fittings production capacity, becoming Europe’s largest plant for hose fittings production

 

2004

Myslowice, Poland

Establishment of the new semiautomated central fittings warehouse in Myslowice, Poland

2004

POS Milestone Reached

Manuli Sonatra passes the mark of 51 retail points of sale

 

 

2004

R&D activities

Transfer of the R&D activities in the new Aldo Occari Technology & Product Development Centre in Bologna (Italy)

2004

Acquisition of Pressure Hoses

Acquisition of the remaining 63.7% stake from the founders of Pressure Hoses. The company changed its name into Manuli Pressure Hoses Ltd.

2001 – 2003

2001 – 2003

Hydraulics Business Group Portal Launch

The new B2B Hydraulics Business Group portal is launched, following a re-engineering process of the supply chain

2001 – 2003

MRI International Development

The international development of MRI continues with the establishment of commercial subsidiaries in Mexico (Manuli Hydraulics de Mexico) and Australia (Manuli Fluid Connectors)

2001 – 2003

OEM Assembling Unit Opens

Opening the new OEM Assembling Unit Manuli Hydraulics Europe in Pohorelice in Czech Republic

2001 – 2003

MRI International Development

The international development of MRI continues with the establishment of commercial subsidiaries in Mexico (Manuli Hydraulics de Mexico) and Australia (Manuli Fluid Connectors)

2001 – 2003

Transfer of the company Manuli Auto Italia S.p.A.

Transfer of the company Manuli Auto Italia S.p.A., specialised in mobile refrigeration and buses air conditioning products, to the Hydraulics Business Group. The company changed its name to Manuli Refrigeration Connectors S.p.A.

 

 

 

1994 – 1998

1994 – 1998

Acquisition of Sonatra

Acquisition of Sonatra, now Manuli Sonatra, with central warehouse in Nantes and today with 51 retail point of sales in France, leader in retail distribution of hydraulic products

1994 – 1998

Acquisition of Hydrofit

Acquisition of Hydrofit, a leading European manufacturer of metal fittings for hydraulic applications

 

1994 – 1998

Acquisition of OTIM

Pressure hoses joint venture in the UK, acquisition of OTIM in France (now Manuli Otim) both leading hose assemblers for the OEM market, and Dehak in Poland (now Manuli Hydraulics Polska) a leading manufacturer of metal fittings for mining applications

1994 – 1998

Acquisition of Keasan

Acquisition of Keasan, manufacturer of hose assemblers in Changwon City (South Korea) to supply large OEM customers. The company changed its name into Manuli Hydraulics Korea Co Ltd

1975

1975

Establishment of Manuli Hydraulics in Germany

Establishment of Manuli Hydraulics in Germany. The international development of MRI continues with the establishment of subsidiaries in France, UK, Singapore, Czech Republic, Spain and USA