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Beyond Mere Excellence

Our approach focuses on innovation. It is the driving force that motivates each of the Poclain Hydraulics teams and which pervades every area of the business. It is this culture that involves controlling change and continuous progress in the closest possible proximity to the field and to clients that has enabled us to grow throughout the world. Close quote

Laurent Bataille
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer


 

History


1926

Georges Bataille founded the company Poclain in Le Plessis-Belleville, France

1935

Creation of transportation equipment with tires, and trucks to transport logs

1936

Production of trailers with 3 & 4 wheels began; the Trirou is the most famous

1950

First hydraulic excavator created by Pierre Bataille

1958

Creation of Poclain's 1st hydraulic motor by Claude Bataille. The Generation Zero, G0

1962

The development of the G1 was planned for different sizes, for slewing, and for the ground drive of tracked excavators

1965

Poclain creates a Design Office dedicated to hydraulics

1966

The 1100 G1 is now used to equip the LY and LC80. The hydraulic division finds new commercial opportunities

1967

Poclain releases the GY120, the first and largest excavator with an all-wheel hydrostatic system

1968

Creation of the Hydraulic Division of Poclain and of a new plant in Verberie, France to manufacture hydraulic components

1969

New division added in Japan, Poclain Yutani Hydraulics

1970

PH launches the biggest hydraulic motor for EC1000

1972

Poclain Hydraulics launches the G2 motor

1974

Creation of subsidiary in Ireland

1975

Poclain purchases the company Gury who is a manufacturer of pumps that are still sold by Poclain Hydraulics today

1976

Poclain Hydraulics Company created on May 31st

1978

Creation of subsidiary in U.S., PH Inc

1979

The development of the G3 allows Poclain Hydraulics to enter new markets such as forklift trucks, harvesting machines, etc.

1980

Poclain Hydraulics found the subsidiary in Great Britain

1982

Opening of subsidiary in Germany

1984

Poclain Hydraulics launches the G4 motor

1985

Poclain Hydraulics separates from the Poclain group and becomes an independent and privately held company on August 13. Pierre Bataille becomes the CEO of Poclain Hydraulics.

1986

Founding of subsidiary in Holland

1989

Poclain Hydraulics becomes ISO 9001 certified

1991

Founding of subsidiary in Czech Republic

1992

Subsidiary in Japan is founded

1993

Poclain Hydraulics expands product line to include pumps

1994

The company introduces systems. Begins motor assembly at Poclain Hydraulics Inc, in the USA

1996

PH introduces the compact motor range. Subsidiaries in Spain and in Italy are founded.

1997

The Representative Office in Beijing, China is created

1999

PH creates the UAC (Autonomous Components Unit) that's dedicated to systems sourcing and supply

2000

Poclain Hydraulics is ISO 14001 certified. Creation of Test Track in Verberie

2001

Introduction of DYNA+™ multi-function brake valve

2002

Laurent Bataille is handed presidency of the company. SmartDrive™ range of electronic systems.

2003

Two new sales subsidiaries in China and Sweden

2006

The sales subsidiary in Brazil is created. Poclain Hydraulics begins the creation of the Valve Business Unit

2007

Acquisition of the Kladivar company in Ziri, Slovenia: a competence center for the Poclain Hydraulics DOO valves

2008

50th Anniversary of the G0 motor. Creation of the sales business unit in India

2009

Acquisition of the Comer Industries hydraulic division in Gaggio di Piano, Italy: a competence center for the Poclain Hydraulics Industriale pumps

2011

Launch new range of hydraulic motors, MZ, dedicated to the turret rotation. Creation of sales subsidiaries in India, Korea, and Singapore. Opening of new plant in China (Shanghai)

2012

Poclain Hydraulics launches PHast USA and PHast Europe for an express delivery service

2012

Creation of POCLAIN VEHICULES: The objective of this new entity is to develop POCLAIN HYDRAULICS group on new markets such as On-Road, enhanced mobility and energy-saving solutions

2015

New logo of the group Poclain