Seaway Powell Marine acquires Solent Fluid Power

Seaway Powell Marine, one of the leading British engineering companies specialising in the design and manufacture of marine hydraulic systems, has recently announced it has acquired the assets of Solent Fluid Power based in Horndean near Portsmouth.

The purchase of Solent Fluid Power will enable Seaway Powell Marine to increase its productivity by offering its hydraulic capabilities to a wider customer base, while also providing it with a south-coast business hub. According to Seaway Powell Marine, Solent Fluid Power has a wealth of experience and knowledge surrounding hydraulic applications across the marine and industrial sectors, and this expertise will be highly valuable. 

The company will continue to trade as Solent Fluid Power and will be run from its current premises in Horndean. John Cotton, son of the original Solent Fluid Power founder, will retain his role as hydraulic engineer.

Charlie Wilson, general manager at Seaway Powell, said, “Seaway Powell is a long-established company and we are renowned for providing top quality products to marine industries worldwide. We are in no doubt that John Cotton, with his great experience of maritime hydraulic applications, will bring a new and dynamic dimension to Seaway Powell Marine’s portfolio and we are delighted that he has joined us to help drive the business forward.”

For more information, visit www.seawaypowell.com.

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