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Over 60 years designing and manufacturing bespoke hydraulic cylinders.


Originally founded as Graham Bracewell Ltd. by John Troop, the company quickly became established and recognized as a market leader in hydraulic cylinder manufacturing.


The company was taken over by Clive Thompson and re-branded as Lodematic (Components) Ltd. and continued to supply the same high quality cylinders that it always had.


This continued until the present owners Andrew Blenkinship and Ben Graves acquired the company with a view to push forward and take the company to new levels. Both partners started at the company as apprentices and have worked their way up in the company until they both left to further their careers in other fields. The opportunity arose in 2012 to purchase the company and the pair have never looked back since, taking the company from strength to strength with continued growth and investment.


A factory move to a more suitable facility was a major undertaking and an example of the commitment to the future of Lodematic (Components) Ltd.


The company changed its name to Valley Hydraulics Limited and continues to offer the same high quality product that the company has become synonymous with over many years.

With records going back to the very first cylinder supplied by Graham Bracewell there is a wealth of knowledge to draw upon that is unrivalled in the field of hydraulic cylinder manufacturing.


A working partnership with the DCA Ltd. group of companies only strengthens this and enables Valley Hydraulics to have access to the complete bespoke hydraulic package that will undoubtedly surpass your requirements.