Building Quality into Every Product

At HydraForce, Quality is an integral part of our Mission: to create worldwide customer delight by providing the highest quality products.

HydraForce has earned many certifications for compliance with national and international standards for quality, safety and environment.

Our teams at each HydraForce plant in North America, Europe and Asia follow the same manufacturing processes and standards to ensure global consistency in product quality. And we back our cartridge valve products with a full five-year warranty – the longest in the industry.

 

  • All products 100% tested
  • Use of Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma practices
  • Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)
  • Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
  • Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA)
  • Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  • Continuous improvement through Kaizen
  • Responsive delivery with Kanban throughput system

 

 

HF 100 Initiative

The HF 100 initiative encompasses several objectives - achieving 100 QPPM and 100% on-time delivery.

 

What is 100 QPPM? For HydraForce, it means that for every one million valves and manifolds we ship to our customers, only 100 defective products are allowed. HF 100 is a multi-phase project, with several phases now in implementation. We'll be posting updates on this page so check back periodically for progress on these goals!

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A History of Quality Achievements

2025 Vision

Stay independently owned and operated.

Continue global expansion.

Maintain our position as market leader through innovation and customer delight.

2019

HydraForce China receives ISO 14001 certification.

2018

Phase 1 of HF 100 started.

2018

HydraForce Ltda in Sao Paulo, Brazil receives ISO 9001 certification.

2017

HydraForce China achieves ISO 9001.

2017

Earned Outstanding Performance Award from Genie.

2013

One of the first 120 companies to achieve the ISO 9001 certification.

2011

HydraForce Ltd. receives ISO 18000 certification.

2006

HydraForce Inc. achieved Caterpillar Certified Supplier status.

2006

HydraForce Ltd. achieved ISO 9001 and ISO14001:2004 certifications.

1998

Expanded global headquarters in Lincolnshire, IL by 27,000 sq. ft.  

Achieved QS9000 quality certification.

1994

Experienced a 61% growth rate while maintaining a 0.6% internal reject rate.

Named Skyjack Supplier of the Year.

1992

Earned Qualitas Award from N.H. Geotech.

1991

First cartridge valve manufacturer to achieve Ford Q1 quality certification.

First company to achieve Ford Q1 quality certification on first audit.

First company to achieve Clarke-American’s Preferred Quality Supplier Status.

1990

Became a Clark-Hurth Preferred Quality Supplier.

1989

Became a JSB Approved Vendor.

1986

Became a Crown Approved Supplier.

1985

HydraForce was founded based on the principles of Dr. W. Edwards Deming.