News & Events

Tulare Branch has a New 27,000 sq.ft. Building

HCI’s newest building – our first from the ground up – is now ready! The Tulare branch has been busy moving in, and aside from a brief disruption in transferring phone and internet service, Eric Kinsel expects the branch to be operational by Tuesday, May 19. Congratulations to Eric and his crew on this long-deserved …

Life Celebration for Richard Cotter; founder of Hydraulic Controls.

On March 5th a celebration of life and legacy was held for Mr. Richard Cotter, who founded and grew Hydraulic Controls Inc. into the premier fluid power distributor in the West. The invitation-only event was hosted by his daughter Catherine Cotter Ronneberg at the Claremont Club in Berkeley, California, celebrating both Janet and Dick, gave those …

HCI Wins ESOP Communications Award

During the California/Western States Chapter Conference that was held October 2-4 in South Lake Tahoe, the 2019 Award winners were announced.

Hydraulic Controls Systems Division receives ISO 9001:2015 Certification

HCI’s Systems Division supplies custom power unit and control solutions to a wide variety of markets, including Hydro, Oil and Gas, Utilities, and Entertainment, along with providing Integrated Solutions for manifold packages. It is with great pride that we announce that the division has earned their ISO 9001:2015 Certificate.

Birdon Celebrates100th Boat

Birdon, an Australian marine engineering firm, recently celebrated the delivery of their 100th Bridge Erection Boat (BEB) for the US Army. These next-generation bridge-building boats manufactured in Denver, CO are used to construct strategic floating pontoon bridges for mobile armored units.


The best ideas often come when collaborating with those in similar shoes, which is why HCI has chosen to join The Association for Hose and Accessories Distribution (NAHAD). Being part of this industry-wide forum will allow us to network with others in the hose community to glean ideas and improve our best practices around production, safety, and other areas related to hose and connectors.

Spotlight on HCI and Rexroth Mobile

HCI received time in the spotlight at Rexroth’s Mobile Tech Day event in Greenville, SC last October. Rexroth held this inaugural event for North America to showcase Rexroth products and select applications.

Tulare Breaks Ground on New Building

A new building for the Tulare branch is now under construction while Tulare employees eagerly anticipate the new facility. The new site will house not only the branch, but will also welcome the hose division (PC16).

HCI acquires Horton Fluid Power located in Boise Idaho

Hydraulic Controls, Inc. is excited to announce that our footprint has grown with the recent acquisition of Horton Fluid Power in Boise, Idaho.  HFP has always had a customer-centric attitude and along with their strong technical skills, local repair shop and power unit manufacturing capabilities they now bring to the table the considerable resources of HCI.  According to Aaron Piper, “The core values of Horton Fluid Power and HCI mirror each other in many ways.  We could not be more excited about the possibilities.”  Look out, Idaho: a good company just got a lot more horsepower behind them!  

Powered Hinges Move Bins!

Helac’s “Powered Hinge” is the centerpiece in a GWI design engineered to solve two recurring snags in the food processing industry. GWI’s bin dumper now allows a load to be moved easily over-center, which ensures that bins can now be completely emptied of product.

Traditional single-set cylinder designs are normally limited in rotation, which often prevents bins with clumpy or sticky product from being fully emptied. Additionally, cylinders are a high maintenance item in these environments because their rods are exposed to particulate that can be drawn into the hydraulic system, normally resulting in leaking rod seals. Helac’s rotary actuator solves both problems.

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