Hydro Systems Company - a Dover Company

Hydro Systems Company - a Dover Company

Hydro Systems. Hydro Systems is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of chemical injecting, proportioning, dispensing and medicating equipment. We serve the cleaning, commercial laundry, warewash, food service, industrial, irrigation, horticulture, dairy, animal health and water treatment markets. Our commitment to develop cutting edge technology, customer satisfaction and safer operations makes us the leader in the chemical proportioning and dispensing industry. Started in 1963 and based in Cincinnati, Ohio, Hydro Systems has international offices to serve a variety of industries in every nation. Hydro Systems has built long-lasting relationships with customers and offers custom, industry-leading solutions that positively impact their business. Hydro Systems is committed to delivering superior customer support and responsiveness to customers around the world.

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3798 Round Bottom Road , Cincinnati , Ohio 45244 USA
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Business Type:
Industry Type:
Chemical Water Treatment
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

This company also provides solutions for other industrial applications.
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Hydro Systems Company was established in 1963 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Our origins were in manufacturing pressure washers. In 1983 we decided to focus our efforts on the relatively new dilution control market, and have since become the world’s largest independent manufacturer of proportioning and dispensing systems.

We also have dispensing equipment for the animal health industry including medicators and injectors.

In addition to our North American corporate office, we have manufacturing and distribution facilities in the United Kingdom, China, Brazil, and Australia. We have more recently added offices in Thailand and France to add to our global presence in the marketplace and better serve our customers.

Here, briefly, are the benefits of using chemical dispensing and proportioning equipment:

  • Environmental Friendliness: Automatic dilution helps prevent chemical “over-doses” from being dumped into sanitary sewers, or other places where they can harm water supplies. Also, this equipment makes using concentrated chemicals easier, and shipping concentrates uses less fossil fuel than shipping enough ready-to-use products to accomplish the same amount of work. There’s also a lot less solid waste packaging to dispose of, too.
  • Safer work environments: By automatically mixing concentrates with water, workers don’t have to lift heavy containers as frequently, reducing back strain, and their exposure to the concentrated chemicals is reduced as well. Properly diluted chemicals can also help to reduce “slip-fall” accidents by leaving surfaces clean without depositing a slippery residue.
  • Increased productivity: Workers can spend their time cleaning, not measuring and mixing the solutions they need to perform their work. Training time is also shortened since workers don’t have to learn to mix the products.
  • Cleaner work areas: Consistent dilution of cleaners to the manufacturer’s specifications helps concentrates work as they are designed to work. Overly rich mixtures can leave residues or even damage the cleaned surface. Overly weak mixtures can leave the “cleaned” surface unsanitary.

Hydro Systems’ Mission:

  1. To become the most successful and sought-after liquid dispensing systems company within the specialty chemical markets we serve.
  2. Most successful in terms of value creation compared to our competitors; most sought-after as defined by the suppliers, customers, business partners, and prospective employees who want to associate with our company

Hydro Systems Company was established in 1963 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Our origins were in manufacturing pressure washers. In 1983 we decided to focus our efforts on the relatively new dilution control market, and have since become the world’s largest independent manufacturer of proportioning and dispensing systems.

In 2011, Hydro Systems was featured in the Cincinnati Business Courier

Newtown’s tax incentives keep growing Hydro Systems at home
by Dan Monk, Courier Senior Staff Reporter

Hydro Systems Co. will create at least 75 jobs in Newtown, thanks to a $2.5 million expansion financed in part by an earnings tax rebate from the village.

“We do everything we can to assist companies in business expansion and growth,” said Newtown Mayor Curt Cosby, who ushered the tax credit deal, worth up to $400,000 over five years, through Newtown Village Council on April 26.

Hydro Systems is a 200-employee subsidiary of Dover Corp., a Chicago-based public company that acquired the 45-year-old enterprise in 1997.

The company makes chemical dispensing equipment, mostly used by commercial cleaning contractors. It has several different products that allow users to mix concentrated chemicals with other liquids, so the solution can be sprayed onto floors, windows, and other surfaces.

The company has grown fivefold since Dover bought it, thanks to a series of acquisitions and sales growth in Brazil and China, said Jeff Rowe Hydro Systems president. Rowe declined to reveal revenue for the company, but Dover Corp.’s annual report indicates its fluid management division, which includes Hydro Systems, generated $1.6 billion in 2010 revenue, up 29 percent from 2009.

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The segment generated $388 million in earnings during the fiscal year. Dover reported net earnings of $700 million on total revenue of $7.1 billion in revenue in the 12 months ended Dec. 31.

The most recent transaction affecting Hydro Systems’ growth was the January purchase of Dosmatic Inc., a Texas-based manufacturer of chemical metering equipment used in the agriculture industry. Last June, Dover bought Chemilizer, a Florida-based manufacturer of volumetric dosing equipment used by animal breeders.

Rowe said the acquisitions accrue to Newtown’s benefit because that’s where the company’s top engineers and financial staff reside. Hydro Systems’ global headquarters is now looking to fill at least 10 positions and plans to create 75 to 80 jobs over the next eight years.

“We were looking at a rental property in Milford and a number of other locations,” said Rowe. “It’s still a premium to stay and build versus move and rent, but we like being owners in this community.”

Newtown’s tax credit allowed Hydro Systems to purchase a two-acre property next door to its Round Bottom Road facility. Rowe said the existing facility will be demolished. Hydro Systems will add 25,000 square feet to the 55,000-square-foot building already in place.

The current owner of the two-acre site, an affiliate of Campeon Roofing, declined to say where the 20-employee company will relocate. Mayor Cosby said he’s hoping the answer is Newtown.

“The owner has stated a desire to stay in Newtown if he possibly can,” Cosby said. “We don’t want to lose anyone.”