About Rotec

Established in 1979 as a supplier of hydraulic hoses and couplings, Rotec Hydraulics is a leading fluid power specialist, providing quality design, build, installation and maintenance of hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical mechanical and electronic components and solutions to various sectors throughout the UK and internationally.

We combine technical knowhow with premium brand components, providing our customers with the most innovative and robust solutions available.

Our clients come from the Aerospace, Agriculture, Defence, Industrial, Marine, Transport and Utilities sectors and include high profile names such as:

  • The Bristol Port Company
  • Babcock International
  • Agusta Westland
  • Western Power Distribution
  • Babcock Marine
  • Fluid Transfer Ltd
  • Honeywell Aerospace
  • Defence Equipment and Support Agency
  • Royal National Lifeboat Institute
  • Airbus Industries
  • Princess Yachts International
  • Sunseeker International
  • National Grid

Our history has been characterised by steady growth, expansion, and a series of accreditations and appointments that have recognised our high operational standards including;

  • 1996 ISO9000 accreditation awarded – now updated to ISO9001:2008
  • 2000 Parker Hannifin plc, appointed Rotec as a Certified Hose and Connector Distributor
  • 2003 Parker Hannifin Hydraulic Technology Centre and Certified Filtration Distributor
  • 2010 Parker Hannifin appointed Rotec as Racor Fuel Filtration Distributors and Service Centre

Rotec operates from three locations.  Our Head Office in Taunton specialises in servicing the aerospace and defence sectors and is home to our main engineering workshops, design and build facilities, and the company’s largest volume of stock.  

Our Plymouth base provides maintenance, repair and overhaul facilities and specialises in supplying services to the marine sector.  Both offices have ParkerStore outlets, with Plymouth being a certified Ministry of Defence Def. Stan hose assembly location.

J. V. Hydraulics Ltd., based in Stroud, Gloucestershire, recently came into the Rotec fold.

Following this acquisition and the management buyout/buyin at the beginning of 2007, the business is managed day to day by Paul Prouse (Managing Director), Andy Rimes (Technical Director) and Richard Lang (Sales Director) – all of whom have responsibility for developing the business.  Engineering Director, Richard Renfree leads our innovative design team delivering solutions to clients problems including a complete design, build and installation service for hydraulic, electronic/computer/PLC integration and pneumatic systems.

Rotec’s continuous development programme ensures our experienced and talented staff remain at the forefront of their engineering specialisms. Our workshop facilities can test virtually every kind of hydraulic equipment, and our engineers have access to a motor and pump test rig with 75KW of installed power, together with an accumulator re-certification rig that will accept accumulators up to a 54 litre capacity. We have over 20,000 parts in our stores, minimising the risk of delays wherever possible.


Our Promise

At Rotec we strive to provide quality products, great service and affordable solutions to your every day needs, in line with our equality policies, company values and mission. We like to put our money where our mouth is, that’s why our business is subject to rigorous procedures, tests and certification on regular basis.

Rotec offer quality design, build, installation and maintenance of hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical mechanical and electronic components and systems across all industry sectors throughout the UK and internationally.

Head office: +44 (0)1823 348900

Email: sales@rotec.net