Further growth in the pipeline for north east hydraulics business

Following a recent audit from the British Fluid Power Association, Hydraulic & Offshore Supplies (HOS) are delighted to have once again passed a nationally recognised industry-leading safety scheme.


The Approved Hose Assemblies scheme, which was established in 1995 by the British Fluid Power Association, is now the leading industry accreditation scheme for hose manufacturing, assembly, distribution and fitting.  It sets a formal and credible standard for the assembly, storage and supply of hose across all sectors.


HOS successfully passed their inspection following a detailed audit from a BFPA representative, while they were successfully able to demonstrate their adherence to all current legislation and show their commitment to hydraulic hose safety, they also received no non-conformities.


HOS, who have been based on Sunderland’s riverside for over 30 years, provide services to the oil, gas, marine and renewable sectors, helping businesses both nationally and internationally, their services include material supply, installation, servicing and hire.


The company, which became part of the R&G Group of companies in 2022, have experienced considerable growth in recent months with large contract wins, investment in their sales & marketing activity and with plans to grow their workforce in the coming months, they’re looking forward to another successful year.


Managing director of HOS, Don Fenwick, was delighted with the results of the inspection, commenting ‘Our ongoing accreditation to the BFPA approved hose assemblies scheme shows our dedication and commitment to quality.  Our team continuously work to ensure our clients receive a first-class service and I’m delighted this has been acknowledged with our continued certification.


Becoming part of the R&G Group of companies last year was a pivotal moment for us, it has given us the opportunity to expand our product and service offering and provided further opportunities for our growth.


With further investment planned for 2023, we’re looking forward to growing our team and expanding our range of installation, servicing and maintenance activities throughout the UK and beyond.”

What Our Clients Say

We have worked with HOS for many years from small subsea cable ploughs to large J lay pipe installation towers, they are always willing to go above and beyond to meet our requirements & are experienced, friendly and willing to do what they can to help.

Lead Engineer – Multi National Maritime Solutions Provider

HOS offer a prompt supply service, along with technical assistance, quality is always at a high standard, we have developed an extremely good working relationship which we hope to continue to build on for future requirements.

Production Manager – National Engineering Company

We would highly recommend HOS, we receive excellent customer service, quick delivery and great product quality.

Administration & Marketing Manager – Engineering Solutions Provider

96 x 4SH hose assemblies – measured, tagged, pressure tested, flushed, installed and certified within 7-day window, Wow!

Ship Superintendent – Oil Rig Support Vessel

Thanks again for all your work on the recent project, great turn-a-round in less than a week for two complete marine hydraulic hose kits which were manufactured, pressure tested and flushed, complete with full documentation pack.

Head of Construction - International Subsea Engineering Company