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Penny Hydraulics has a core value of commitment to innovation and this is demonstrated by our significant and on-going investments in 3D CAD & stress analysis software & the appointment of high calibre mechanical engineering graduates.

Many of our market leading products have come about due to a customer coming to us with a specific load handling problem. Through innovation, we have designed a product to meet their needs and it is through innovation that we continue to grow, develop and enhance our product ranges. 

An example is the LoadLift Y250, an internal hydraulic loading platform for vans that was developed to address a specific problem brought to us by Royal Mail who needed to load high capacity trolleys of containerised mail through the rear doors of their delivery vans. The lift was designed with hydraulically powered flaps to allow safe transportation of trolleys and to allow them to be easily rolled on and off the platform. 

This product provided an excellent alternative to a traditional externally mounted tail lift which would be unsafe and impractical in congested urban areas, often becoming damaged when travelling over speed bumps. The ability to carry out kerbside deliveries reduced waiting time helping Royal Mail develop better relationships with authorities.

Utilising the latest 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, Penny Hydraulics is able to offer customers the ability to model up an entire project on-screen.This gives you the advantage of being certain the design is suitable for the job before it reaches the manufacturing or testing stage, as well as providing more effective communication tools than 2D design when speaking to stakeholders.

Traditional approaches to competitive advantage are no longer enough, particularly for SME’s. British design and manufacturing companies are having to respond to the challenges surrounding concepts such as Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things. More than ever before, British Manufacturers are looking for better ways to increase productivity, innovation and deliver repetitive advantage.

Penny Hydraulics Ltd has been at the forefront of a pioneering design automation project that has not only seen the company’s manufacturing capability increase by 40% and turnover increase by 60%, but is now also being rolled out as a model for manufacturing companies nationwide to offer smarter working processes and to enable increased operational effectiveness. Read the full article here.

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Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace
"Many thanks for your help and patience. It all makes for excellent works... a big thank you."
Stone Hardy
Stone Hardy
"It was a really good course and have walked away feeling I've learnt a varied of things that I never knew before. Once again it was brilliant. "
Vauxhall
Vauxhall
"I am suitably impressed with the installation. Thanks to you and your team for all the hard work."
Wiegel Transport Equipment
Wiegel Transport Equipment
"Penny Hydraulics has been a supplier for Wiegel Transport Equipment for many years, they are a family owned business and so are we. This reflects in quick communication and solid answers needed for markets that we serve and the solutions they are creating. As their overseas distribution partner it results in content Penny customers in Western Europe."

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