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COVID-19 - UPDATE
To all of our customers and suppliers,
Following the latest government announcement regarding Covid-19 made on 23/03/2020, Flowfit will be remaining open in part. Orders will be processed and despatched as usual
The new regulations given by the government encourages manufacturing to continue that supports essential workers. We will continue to supply systems, components and advice to Agricultural and other essential industries during this time. Online retail is still open and encouraged and the Government have said postal and delivery service will run as normal following the new guidelines.
However for the Flowfit employees welfare, we have made the decision to close our Trade Counter from Tuesday 24th March, at 8:30am, until further notice. All sales and accounts staff will be working remotely from home. The very limited number of employees needed on site for business purposes will be following the Governments guidance for social distancing.
The ONLY change is collections being unavailable until further notice. Any uncollected orders will be despatched today on a next day delivery service free of charge. This will happen automatically and for FREE and there's no need to contact us to arrange it.
We are still available to contact via The following methods:
Tel: +44 (0)1584 876033 Option 1
General Accounts Queries:
Tel: +44 (0)1584 876033 Option 2
If I certain member of staff is already dealing with an enquiry for you then you can contact them directly on…
Darron Tolley – General Manager
Direct Dial: +44 (0)1584 838482
Mike Parsonage – Sales Director
Direct Dial: +44 (0)7855401947
Wayne Angell – Technical Manager
Direct Dial: +44 (0)1584 876033
Andy Morris – Special Projects Manager
Direct Dial: +44 (0)1584 876033
Jake Parsonage – Area Sales Manager
Direct Dial: +44 (0)7950963176
William Wood – Operation Manager
Direct Dial: +44(0)7590814557
Harry Parsonage – Internal Sales
Direct Dial: +44 (0)7964468020
Each member of staff is available on Zoom for video conferencing using the email address mentioned.
Carol Bagley – Accounts Manager
Tanya Roe – Accounts Clerk
Karen Handley – Accounts Clerk
Janice Battersby – Accounts Clerk
We are continually updating our website with any relevant developments you need to be aware of which can be found using the following link:
When the time is right we will look forward to re-opening the Trade Counter and will obviously inform you when this happens.
Flowfits Business Hours:
Monday - Thursday - 8:30am - 5pm
Friday - 8am - 4pm
Flowfit will now be closed on Saturdays for the foreseeable future.
We appreciate your understanding and apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Meet the newest members of the team!
We would like to introduce two new members to the Flowfit team!
A message regarding COVID-19
LAMMA Show 2020
A busy first day at the LAMMA Show!
If you're visiting the show today or tomorrow then make sure you come and say hello to Mike, Jake and Harry!
You can find us in Hall 17 and on Stand 112!
We are exhibiting a number of different products such as Hydraulic Power Units, Hydraulic Hose Crimpers and Directional Control Valves!
Flowfit ended the year in style!
The Flowfit team contributed by taking part in Christmas jumper day and a Christmas lunch followed by a festive raffle after another busy and successful year!
Royal Welsh Show 2019
Are you visiting The Royal Welsh Show?
Running from the 22nd- 25th of July 2019 Flowfit are proud to be exhibiting at this years Royal Welsh Show showcasing a range of different products such as Hydraulic Power Units, Hydraulic Motors, Hydraulic Crimping Machines & Hydraulic Cetop Valves.
This year Mike and Jake are joined by Flowfit’s apprentice Harry! If you are visiting the show then come and say hi to our team who are here to answer any questions you have and check out the products we are showcasing!
You can find us on Stand G454!
We hope to see you there!
The New Hydraulic Hose, Fittings and Machinery Catalogue is here!
This new catalogue offers a wide range of different sizes and variations of high-quality hydraulic hose and fittings. Additionally, a collection of different hose crimping and cutting machines to suit your needs and requirements.
Hose featured includes both smooth and standard hose. Furthermore the fittings includes JIC, BSP and METRIC with sizes now up to 2”. Hose machinery varies from Crimping, Cutting and Skiving Machines.
This catalogue is now available to download from the website or you can request a copy now from the ‘Contact Us’ page.
Flowfits hitting them for 6!
Flowfit is proud to announce that they are sponsoring its Operations Manager, William Wood for the 2019 cricket season!
William currently plays for Ludlow Cricket Club as a middle order batsman.
Flowfit is pleased to sponsor William and everyone at Flowfit wishes him the best of luck for the season.
Here is a brief introduction into how William fell in love with the game.
"I was brought up a stone (or balls) throw away from the recreation ground in our village called Frensham, Surrey. It is a beautiful, quintessential English village with the Cricket Club being the heartbeat of the community. The Rec, as we called it, had two cricket pitches, cricket nets, two tennis courts, a football pitch and a bowls green enclosed in it. Every spare minute I had as a child was spent down "The Rec" with some sort of ball in my hand or at my feet."
"As I lived so close to the recreation ground, I was able to practice - a lot! I soon started bowling leg spin at youth level and was picking up a lot of wickets. I was fast tracked into the adult sides and carried on taking wickets."
"After taking 7, 8 and even 9 wickets in adult games as a 13 or 14-year-old I was asked to play for The Surrey Representatives Side against Hampshire. I took 5 wickets and was named player of the match. I went on to play for Surrey Reps for the next two years, but never made into the full Surrey side."
"When I was 16/17 I hurt my back playing and struggled to bowl as well as I had in my younger days. I turned my attention to my batting. I am now a middle order batsman with 5 league hundreds to my name. For 3 years I was 2nd XI captain for Ludlow CC, Shropshire."
"I still enjoy my cricket but I play it more for the social side of it these days. I look forward to watching my 8 year old son Theo play in years to come. I hope it will give him as much pleasure as it has given me over the past twenty-five years."
This season William has played 4 leagues scoring 3 fifties at an average of 41.50.
Royal Highland 2019
The Royal Highland Show is officially underway!
We are showcasing a range of different products such as Hydraulic Power Units, Hydraulic Motors, Hydraulic Crimping Machines & Hydraulic Quick Release Valves.
If you are visiting the show then come and say hi to our experts Mike and Jake who are here to answer any questions you have!
Further Expansions planned
New for 2019!
Our new Quantity Break Catalogue is here!
The new feature allows customers to purchase higher quantities of products whilst gaining greater discounts.
This is available on certain products such as Power Units, Cetop Valves, Monoblock Valves, Cartridge Valves and many more. The complete range that the Quantity Break can now be seen on the Flowfit website and the new Quantity Break Catalogue!
The catalogue is now available to download from the website or you can request a copy now directly from the ‘Contact Us’ page on the website.
Flowfit growth allows opportunity for school leavers
This September Flowfit will take on three new apprentices to join their team. Based on the Industrial park in Ludlow, Flowfit is one of the world leaders in manufacturing and suppliers of Hydraulic components.
The three new apprentices who are based locally are completing an apprenticeship/BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Manufacturing- 2 year day release at Herefordshire and Ludlow College based at the engineering department in Hereford. Two of the apprentices, Harry Parsonage and Josh Gardener have come straight from school. The third apprentice James Meredith is an existing employee who has been working at Flowfit for four years. This apprenticeship has given the opportunity to progress within their career and improve on their knowledge and skills whilst gaining hands on experience.
Simon Parsonage’s Chief Executive of Flowfit said that, “Flowfit continues to invest in the future and the next generation, we need to bridge the hydraulic industry skills gap and offer young apprentices the opportunity to have a great career without the need to attend University”.
Since Flowfit began trading back in 1996 the company has experienced a huge growth which continues to see as we expand the supply route to businesses and customers based all around the globe including Australia, United Arab Emirates and India to name a few key areas, all from its only site based in Ludlow.
Flowfit’s ethos is to provide ‘everything hydraulic’ for their vast customer base. From parts and systems to bespoke designs, the dedicated and knowledgeable team at Flowfit can meet any hydraulics demand. There is a solution to every problem, and Flowfit has the answer. Whether it be Hydraulic cylinders, Hydraulic hand pumps, hydraulic motors and pump or complete bespoke hydraulic systems, Flowfit is an industry leader in the provision of effective, reliable and top quality hydraulic components.
Flowfit’s huge growth is due to its technical sales team, 600+ page catalogue and website
Flowfit Continues to Grow!
We would like to introduce you to the newest member of the Flowfit Team!
Andy Morris who has joined the Technical team as the Special Projects Manager. Andy will be responsible for the planning and Implementation of the Technical Departments Special Projects!
Andy says: 'Having worked in the hydraulic industry for 28 years, predominately in mobile hydraulics, bespoke industrial power units and cylinder manufacture, I am delighted to have joined Flowfit’s technical team as special projects manager.
I feel my previous employment with companies such as Kingswood Fluid Power, Fenner Power Transmissions, Ranger Caradoc and latterly running my own business will help in growing our ever expanding engineering capabilities.'
Everyone at Flowfit would like to wish him the best of luck!
Call the number below if you wish to speak to Andy Directly!
All set up and ready for Seawork International!
We are displaying a range of stainless steel parts and components for your Hydraulic needs!
Our experts Jake and Mike are offering specialist advice!
Also meet 16 year old Harry Parsonage who has started as an apprentice engineer and is attending his 2nd show!
Welcome to the team Harry!😀we fff
Shropshire Business Awards Finalists 2018
We are very pleased to announce that Flowfit has been selected as Finalists for the 2018 Shropshire Business Awards. This year, we have been nominated for the 'Best Small Business' category, sponsored by Nick Jones Wealth Planning. The awards ceremony will take place on Friday 15th June 2018. We look forward to attending and will update you with the results as soon as possible! We would like to take the time out to thank all of our customers for your continued support in helping to make Flowfit what it is and enabling us to achieve this nomination.
Flowfit's Brand New Corporate Brochure
"Flowfit combines a greater range of capabilities than any other hydraulics company and brings new levels of innovation and responsiveness to the marketplace."
Designed with our customers in mind - our brand new corporate brochure tells you about the story of Flowfit and how we have got to where we are today.
The corporate brochure highlights our key events over the past 20 years along with introducing you to the vital members of staff that make up our dedicated and experienced team. It also shows you our manufacturing capabilities as well as other services offered here at Flowfit. We really hope you enjoy flipping through the pages of our new, online Corporate Brochure flipbook and learning more about us!
(Hard copies are available upon request)
Shropshire Business Awards Finalists 2017
We are very pleased to announce that Flowfit has been selected as Finalists for the 2017 Shropshire Business Awards. We have been nominated for the Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics category, sponsored by Barclays. The awards ceremony will take place on Friday 23rd June 2017. We look forward to attending and will update you with the results as soon as possible! We would like to take the time out to thank all of our customers for your continued support in helping to make Flowfit what it is and enabling us to achieve this nomination.
Below is a link to the original article listing all the categories and nominees.
The BCGBA Flowfit Champion of Champions Competition
26/10/2016 – 06:00 – BT Sport 2 – Crown Green Bowls - Champion of Champions – First Round
27/10/2016 – 09:00 – BT Sport 2 – Crown Green Bowls - Champion of Champions – First Round
28/10/2016 – 06:15 – BT Sport 1 – Crown Green Bowls - Champion of Champions – First Round
31/10/2016 – 05:00 – BT Sport 2 – Crown Green Bowls - Champion of Champions – First Round
02/11/2016 – 09:00 – BT Sport 2 – Crown Green Bowls - Champion of Champions – Second Round
07/11/2016 – 00:00 – BT Sport 1 – Crown Green Bowls - Champion of Champions – Second Round
08/11/2016 – 02:00 – BT Sport 1 – Crown Green Bowls - Champion of Champions – Second Round
09/11/2016 – 09:00 – BT Sport 2 – Crown Green Bowls - Champion of Champions – Quarter Final
09/11/2016 – 20:00 – BT Sport 3 – Crown Green Bowls - Champion of Champions – Quarter Final
10/11/2016 – 13:00 – BT Sport 2 – Crown Green Bowls - Champion of Champions – Quarter Final
10/11/2016 – 07:30 – BT Sport 3 – Crown Green Bowls - Champion of Champions – Quarter Final
11/11/2016 – 13:00 – BT Sport 1 – Crown Green Bowls - Champion of Champions – Quarter Final
16/11/2016 – 12:15 – BT Sport 1 – Crown Green Bowls - Champion of Champions – Semi Final
16/11/2016 – 09:00 – BT Sport 2 – Crown Green Bowls - Champion of Champions – Semi Final
16/11/2016 – 15:30 – BT Sport 2 – Crown Green Bowls - Champion of Champions – Semi Final
17/11/2016 – 04:00 – BT Sport 1 – Crown Green Bowls - Champion of Champions – Semi Final
17/11/2016 – 08:00 – BT Sport 1 – Crown Green Bowls - Champion of Champions – Semi Final
17/11/2016 – 10:30 – BT Sport 2 – Crown Green Bowls - Champion of Champions – Semi Final
21/11/2016 – 04:45 – BT Sport 2 – Crown Green Bowls - Champion of Champions – Semi Final
23/11/2016 – 14:00 – BT Sport 1 – Crown Green Bowls - Champion of Champions – Final
23/11/2016 – 11:00 – BT Sport 2 – Crown Green Bowls - Champion of Champions – Final
24/11/2016 – 13:00 – BT Sport 1 – Crown Green Bowls - Champion of Champions – Final
25/11/2016 – 07:00 – BT Sport 1 – Crown Green Bowls - Champion of Champions – Final
28/11/2016 – 04:30 – BT Sport 1 – Crown Green Bowls - Champion of Champions – Final
Lucina Luchii Live on Sunshine Radio 105.9FM and 855MW
Flowfit Managing Director Simon Parsonage, is very pleased to announce that his daughter is releasing her first single.
Lucina Luchii will be live for the first time today on Sunshine Radio at 2 PM with Liam Cash discussing the launch of her single " I will go on".
Sunshine Radio is available on 105.9FM and 855MW
Teaming up with BT Sport
We are delighted to be teaming up with BT sport for you to enjoy Crown green bowling from the comfort of your own home. BT sport covered the action from the The BCGBA Flowfit British Senior Merit Championship that was held at the Llay miners welfare club near Wrexham recently. Please find game details and broadcast dates below.
The games filmed during the day were:
First round – Greg Smith v Zach Walker
Second round – Wayne Dews v Nick Jones
Third round (1) – Damian Morrison v Paul Dudley
Third round (2) – Greg Smith v Phil Holdroyd
Qtr final – Andy Moss v Leigh Burdett
Semi-final – Greg Smith v Matt Gilmore
Final – Matt Gilmore v Andy Moss
Broad cast Dates and Times as follows –
Crown Green Bowls – Senior Merit ’16 – Quarter Final
30/09/2016 12:30 BT Sport 1
04/10/2016 12.30 BT Sport 3
05/10/2016 03:30 BT Sport 1
Crown Green Bowls – Senior Merit ’16 – Semi Final
05/10/2016 10:30 BT Sport 2
05/10/2016 16:00 BT Sport 2
07/10/2016 13:00 BT Sport 3
Crown Green Bowls – Senior Merit ’16 – Final
12/10/2016 11:00 BT Sport 2
13/10/2016 05:00 BT Sport 1
13/10/2016 09:00 BT Sport 3
Flowfit Awarded BFPA Seal of Approval for Hose Assemblies
Flowfit are extremely proud after demonstrating that we produce hose assemblies to a standard set by the BFPA, that we have now been awarded the British Fluid Power Associations Seal of Approval for the production of hose assemblies.
BCGBA Flowfit British Senior Merit Championship
Flowfit would like to say a Huge Congratulations to Matt Gilmore on becoming the 2016 BCGBA Flowfit British Senior Merit Champion.
On the 30th July saw the fabulous Llay miners welfare club near Wrexham host this years BCGBA Flowfit British Senior Merit Championship. This fantasitc day was capped with a worthy final in which Matt beat Andy Moss 21-18 to retain the title he had prevouisly won in 2001 at the same ground.
It was a great day for the sport and a big well done to all the organziers, officials and players who had a part in making this day such a success.
All the action can be seen using the link below and will also be shown on BT sport in the Autumn of this year.
Click here to see the Full video
Celebrating Filtrec's 25th Anniversary
Flowfit are proud to be the official UK distributor for Filtrec who are the World’s leading manufacturers of replacement hydraulic filters and a full range of Technical Filtration products.
The following video was recently released at the Bauma Fair in Munich to celebrate Filtrec’s 25th Anniversary which can now be viewed on YouTube.
The movie shows in a consistent and fascinating way the wealth of knowledge, expertise and the organization that has been built at Filtrec over the past 25 years through the dedication of its employees and distribution worldwide from the FILTREC team.
We are proud of what FILTREC did and of the positon and consideration gained within the worldwide market.
Good luck to all at Filtrec for the next 25 years, enjoy the video.
How To Measure A Hydraulic Cylinder
Are you having difficulty with measuring your Hydraulic Cylinder? Watch our video that gives step by step guidence to help you measure your Hydraulic Cylinder correctly.
Click here to watch our video
How to Wire Flowfit Double-Acting & Single-Acting Hydraulic Power Units
Do you need advice on How to Wire Flowfit Double-Acting & Single-Acting Hydraulic Power Units?
Click here to watch our video to show you how.
Flowfit Hydraulic Training
Flowfit would like to thank John Savage from NFPC for coming to visit our Technical Team, Wayne Angell and Darron Tolley, today to discuss further training for our staff here at Flowfit.
Was great to meet you John.
(Photo (Left-Right): John Savage from NFPC and Wayne Angell, Technical Manager of Flowfit
Flowfit's trip to China
Flowfit's Managing Director Simon Parsonange, General Manager Darron Tolley and Sales Director Mike Parsonage, last week enjoyed a trip over to China to meet with some of our Hydraulic suppliers.
It was with great pleasure that they got to meet with Sales Manager of Kompass, Simon Hsu.
Flowfit's Managing Director Simon Parsonage, would like to thank Kompass for their great hospitality.
Picture to left: Simon Hsu Sales Manager Kompass, Darron Tolley General Manager Flowfit, Simon Parsonage Managing Director Flowfit, Mike Parsonage Sales Director Flowfit
New Saturday Opening Times
Flowfit are now Open on Saturdays 8am - 12.30pm
Ludlow's Flowfit Expansion News
Flowfit are delighted to advise they have secured the sale of Ludlow's Former Highway Depot from Shropshire Council covering 1.0 acre and buildings giving some 18,000 square feet of offices, manufacturing , stores/ racking facility.
The Ludlow company formed in 1996 and owned by local business man Simon Parsonage Managing Director, Tony Cole Director and shareholders Sharon Parsonage and Brenda Cole are delighted to report they can stay in Ludlow on the Ludlow Business Park safeguarding the 28 local people they employ.
Harrier Fluid Power Ltd trade as Flowfit from their base on Parys Road Ludlow Business Park and specialise in the manufacture and supply of hydraulic components and systems supplying some 45000 customers worldwide.
Managing Director Simon Parsonage commented.
" We all at Flowfit are absolutely delighted with the outcome of securing badly needed extra warehousing and manufacturing space to cope with the huge growth and expansion we are enjoying at present and would like to put on record thanking all at Shropshire Council for supporting and believing in a growing Ludlow Based company who will continue to grow, expand and deliver more jobs for local people, the new site will also allow us to expand our engineering and manufacturing division forthwith , we also have the added news of a new International company coming too Ludlow in the next few months that will bring even more new jobs to Ludlow."
FLOWFIT'S NEW HYDRAULIC LEVER CONTROL VALVES
FLOWFIT'S HYDRAULIC EXHIBITION STAND
Check out our new Flowfit Hydraulic Exhibition Stand.
We will be taking this to all our upcoming events, showcasing some of the products that we have to offer you.
FLOWFIT'S NEW 2015 HYDRAULIC CATALOGUE
Check out our NEW 2015 FLOWFIT HYDRAULIC CATALOGUE!
To request a hard copy of our catalogue please click on the link below, to which you will have to fill out a form first hand.
FLOWFIT'S VISIT TO HILLHEAD
Mike Parsonage of Flowfit has been visiting Hillhead exhibitions for more than a decade, but this year manning a Flowfit stand for the first time as the company decided to take more of a presence at the major quarry and mining exhibition.
FLOWFIT LAUNCHES NEW AND IMPROVED WEBSITE