Airline Hydraulics Corporation Completes Acquisition of Hy-Performance Hydraulics

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Pictured above: Thomas Lattuca, General Manager of Airline Lancaster NY, and David Oppel, Owner of Hy-Performance

Press Release

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Airline Hydraulics (Airline) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Hy-Performance Hydraulics (Hy-Performance). Since 2013, Hy-Performance is a husband-and-wife team specializing in on-site repairs of hydraulic equipment throughout New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Michigan. David Oppel, Owner of Hy-Performance, will operate from Airline’s Lancaster, NY facility (located six miles from Hy-Performance) to provide customers with faster on-site repair turnaround and expand Airline's already extensive hydraulic repair offering.

Chief Executive Officer of Airline Hydraulics, Mark Steffens, commented,“We worked with Hy-Performance on many projects throughout the years, and our synergy could not have been better. The Hy-Performance team always keeps customers first in mind, and their 40+ years of industry experience add a new level of technical excellence to our team in Lancaster. We couldn’t be happier with our partnership and see a bright future for our combined entities.”

David Oppel’s vast hydraulic experience is expected to expand the service and repair sector of Airline’s business, both in capabilities and capacity. “David brings a solid work ethic, strong hydraulic knowledge, excellent troubleshooting skills, and the all-around ‘hands on’ fluid power experience we need.” Adds Thomas Lattuca, General Manager of Airline’s Lancaster NY facility. “This will increase our service and repair offering to more customers, especially in the aerospace, heavy metal, forming, injection, plastics, and mobile hydraulic industries.”

David Oppel added, “I’m excited to begin the next chapter in my career and to be part of the talented Airline team. I look forward to offering my loyal customers an even higher level of service and support through Airline's broad scope of hydraulic and lubrication capabilities and knowledgeable staff.”

About Airline

Since 1949, Airline Hydraulics Corporation (www.airlinehyd.com) is a distributor of high-performing components and custom-engineered solutions for all industries. Airline delivers a vast line of technology from leading manufacturers including Bosch Rexroth, Eaton, HYDAC, SKF/Lincoln, SMC, Omron, Phoenix Contact, and more. Customers rely on Airline, an ISO 9001:2015 certified company, for component ordering; system design, fabrication, installation, service and repair, troubleshooting, and installation; machine safety; and keeping equipment updated with time-saving and cost-cutting solutions. With Airline’s offices located throughout the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions of the U.S., their knowledgeable experts are ready to deliver innovative technology solutions to meet customers’ ever-changing requirements.


Who is Airline Hydraulics?

In business since 1949, Airline is a value-added distributor of fluid power, automation, and machine safeguarding products. Airline is headquartered in Bensalem, PA, and has six branches through the northeast, including their service and repair center in Lancaster, NY. Learn more about Airline at www.airlinehyd.com

How does the acquisition affect Airline?

David Oppel, Owner of Hy-Performance, is joining Airline's Lancaster NY facility as a Field Service Engineer. With over 40 years of hands-on experience with on-site hydraulic component repair, his expertise expands Airline's already extensive repair offering.

How does the acquisition affect me, an Airline customer?

Going forward, you can expect an improved level of technical capabilities and a faster turnaround for on-site hydraulic component repairs out of our branch in Lancaster, NY. 

Who is Hy-Performance Hydraulics?

Hy-Performance is a husband-and-wife team located in Lancaster, NY, (six miles from Airline’s Walden Avenue facility), specializing in the on-site repair of hydraulic systems in the aerospace, heavy metal, forming, injection, plastics, and mobile hydraulic industries.

How does this affect Hy-Performance?

David Oppel, owner of Hy-Performance, will still provide on-site fluid power service and repair for his loyal customers. As a Field Service Engineer at Airline, he is excited to utilize Airline's modern repair facilities with advanced tools and testing equipment, offer improved customer service through Airline's administrative team, and collaborate with Airline's skilled technicians to expand his repair offering.

How does this affect me, a Hy-Performance customer?

Going forward, you can expect an improved level of technical capabilities and a faster turnaround for on-site hydraulic component repairs. All future service requests and billing inquiries will be directed to Airline's administration at repair@airlinehyd.com.



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