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The Holmbury Story

Holmbury remains a proudly independent company with its head office located in Tonbridge, United Kingdom.

Holmbury Ltd was established in 1982 by David French who pioneered the first flat faced couplings in the market. The company quickly became recognized for its high quality, reliable products. The original Holmbury flat face coupling design was launched in 1984 and soon became the preferred quick release coupling solution for JCB, Caterpillar and other heavy equipment OEMs. The flat face design with it’s high performance makes it a versatile problem solver for a variety of applications. When the International Standards Organization (ISO) convened to establish the specifications for flat face couplings, the Holmbury design was adopted to become the benchmark for ISO 16028. This globally recognised design remains largely unchanged to this day and is a testimony to the original Holmbury design.

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1982 Holmbury Ltd Established

1984 Original Holmbury flat face coupling design was launched

1999 The Holmbury design was adopted to form the standard for ISO 16028

2002 Holmbury Ltd gains ISO 9001

2003 US office opened

2013 Holmbury Inc gains ISO 9001

2021 Holmbury Ltd opens European warehouse

2022 Holmbury Ltd installs first Kardex modular carousel storage unit

2023 Holmbury Ltd installs second Kardex modular carousel storage unit

Today Holmbury products have recognition across the globe. Providing hydraulic quick release couplings, valves and other hydraulic components to the construction, agricultural and many other key industries. In 2003, driven by the need to respond rapidly to worldwide customer demand, Holmbury established its North American operation Holmbury Inc, based in Eastlake, Ohio.

In 2021 Holmbury Ltd open a European warehouse facility in the Netherlands to better serve it’s customers post Brexit. Holmbury can truly offer our customers global reach whilst supporting the company’s continual growth.

Holmbury’s experienced sales engineers and internal support functions offer a wealth of knowledge and application experience. Committed to making the Holmbury experience as seamless as possible for our customers we pride ourselves on our ability to react, managing projects with flexibility, speed and to suit your budgetary requirements.

Holmbury are long established members of the British Fluid Power Association (BFPA), National Fluid Power Association (NFPA), National Association of Hose and Accessories Distributors (NAHAD), The Construction Equipment Association (CEA) ensuring we are keeping track with our own industry as well as our primary customer base.

Why Choose Holmbury?

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Design and Engineering

Holmbury’s products are designed by engineers with years of experience, insight and know-how. Holmbury also maintains strict control of each manufacturing function, optimising quality at each step along the process, meeting even the most demanding customer specifications.

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Precision Engineering

Holmbury utilises the advantages of global manufacturing expertise to provide customers with timely, precise and cost-effective manufacturing capabilities.

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Holmbury is dedicated to supplying quality products in the shortest possible time frame. It does so by utilising fully automated systems that co-ordinate and track production and evaluate performance.