Our History

The journey begins

The Fluiconnecto network was born when Manuli Rubber Industries acquired the French company Sonatra, the market leader in France and who were established in 1981.

The journey begins

European expansion

The first network expansion outside France took place in Poland, where a Hydroshop was launched in Myslowice.

European expansion

Greenfield operations

The network was expanded by setting up Greenfield Hydroshops in Lithuania, Czech Republic and Argentina! With this huge step, we crossed European boundaries into South America and at the same time the regrouped the entire network under the Fluiconnecto brand.

Greenfield operations

Fluiconnecto brand

The Fluiconnecto brand was created and all of the Hydroshops rebranded. With a visual identity and a new mission, we are ready to serve you!

Fluiconnecto brand

Entering Benelux markets

Fluiconnecto acquired the Dutch group HEBU, who were founded in 1940,  expanding its presence in the Netherlands and Belgium.

Entering Benelux markets

Welcome Africa!

The network made its first step into Africa by acquiring Powerforce Hydraulics Witbank (PTY) South Africa.

Welcome Africa!

Fluiconnecto enters Singapore market

Fluiconnecto Singapore was born with the acquisition of SIN AA HYDRAULIC & TRADING.

Fluiconnecto enters Singapore market

Australia is on our map

Fluiconnecto continues to expand its network now in Oceania by starting operations in Melbourne.

Australia is on our map

Fluiconnecto Ranked Top performing company in Singapore

In 2010 Fluiconnecto Singapore was ranked as one of the top performing companies in Singapore among the 40,000 audited companies.

Fluiconnecto Ranked Top performing company in Singapore

Growing network in South Africa

The South African Fluiconnecto network was expanded with the acquisition of Hydra-Quip, Pretoria.

Growing network in South Africa

Fluiconnecto establishes a foothold in the Emirates

Fluiconnecto announced the acquisition of FLUID TECH GENERAL TRADING L.L.C. based in the (UAE) United Arab Emirates as the starting point of our expansion in the Middle East region.

Fluiconnecto establishes a foothold in the Emirates

Africa expansion with Botswana joining the network

We announced the acquisition of Fluid Systems Gaborone and Francistown, Botswana. This is the start of Fluiconnecto Botswana, part of our African expansion.

Africa expansion with Botswana joining the network

Fluiconnecto expands to mining markets launching a MINING division on the African continent

Fluiconnecto acquired the leading African mining company HYSPEC MINING SERVICES GROUP.  Hyspec have operations in Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Tanzania and Zambia and headquarters in Australia.

In this way Fluiconnecto launches its MINING division. By adding the African market to the existing mining countries network Fluiconnecto is now closer to its customers and ready to provide products and advanced services to open pit and underground mines across the continent.

Fluiconnecto expands to mining markets launching a MINING division on the African continent

Fluiconnecto entering the Peruvian market

Fluiconnecto sets foot in Peru with the acquisition of our long-time partner TALLERES HIDRAULICOS SAC who were founded in 1995. Talleres Hidraulicos SAC is focused on providing replacement hydraulics parts and service equipment to the mining and exploration industry across Peru.

Fluiconnecto entering the Peruvian market

Welcome to the Ivory Coast

Fluiconnecto continues to expand in Africa through Hyspec Mining Services opening operations in the Ivory Coast.

Welcome to the Ivory Coast

Democratic Republic of Congo in our network

Fluiconnecto continue to expand in Africa through Hyspec Mining Services opening operations in the (DRC) Democratic Republic of Congo.

Democratic Republic of Congo in our network

New operations in Oman

Fluiconnecto increases its network in the Middle East by opening a company in Muscat, Oman.

New operations in Oman

Finland, a land of forestry, is the first Scandinavian country in the network

Fluiconnecto announced the acquisition of HYTAR OY, the market leader in Finland with a network of 12 wholly owned HydroShops.

Besides expanding in Scandinavia Fluiconnecto is integrating through Hytar a unique experience and know-how in Water Hydraulics.

Finland, a land of forestry, is the first Scandinavian country in the network

Fluiconnecto expands in UAE

Fluiconnecto started operations in Abu Dhabi. Fluiconnecto is ready to provide sales and technical support to customers in this region from the new hydroshop.

Fluiconnecto expands in UAE

Fluiconnecto now present in Colombia

Fuiconnecto announced the joint venture with Man-Par Group, a company with more than 25 years experience in Colombia, as part of its network expansion in South America. They are a recognized market leader and operate in the Mining, Oil & Gas, Construction, Agriculture, Transport and Industrial markets in Colombia through a network of 2 Hydroshops and 8 on-site workshops.

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Opening Of Fluiconnecto Qatar

Since early 2017, Fluiconnecto Qatar is fully operational from a Hydroshop located in Doha. The Hydroshop is supported by a fleet of Service on Site (SOS) Vans capable of carrying out hydraulic hose replacement at customer’s premises.

OPENING OF FLUICONNECTO QATAR

Operations In Mozambique With The Acquisition Of PSI Hydraulics

Fluiconnecto acquired PSI Hydraulics, a company with operations in Mozambique focused on providing hydraulics service to the mining and exploration industry.

Fluiconnecto Keeps It Running, Now Also In Senegal

Operations in Senegal started with the installation of an On-site Workshop in the area of Kédougou, customized to support a gold mining project.

Fluiconnecto Keeps It Running, Now Also In Senegal

Manuli Fluiconnecto Holdings Becomes The Main Shareholder Of Fluiconnecto Servicios Hidraulicos (Fluiconnecto Colombia)

Since September 2015 Fluiconnecto has been operating in the Colombian region when the initial joint venture with the Man-Par Group of companies took place. From 2017, with the acquisition of majority shareholding, Fluiconnecto became the main shareholder of Fluiconnecto Colombia.

FLC Colombia fully owned

Fluiconnecto Welcomes A New Business Unit: Fluiconnecto OEM Division

With the purpose to better meet our customers’ needs in the OEM business, Manuli Rubber Industries Group took the strategic decision to transfer the management of the OEM Business Unit, from the Manuli Hydraulics Division to the Fluiconnecto Division.

Growing all over the world

The Fluiconnecto network now operates in 5 continents from over 145 Hydroshops, over 115 On-site Workshops and over 40 Service On-site Vans.