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The Cylinder business was established in 1994 to provide a specialist hydraulic cylinder design and manufacturing service

From our purpose built premises in the heart of the North East, we are ideally located to offer our customers a bespoke service tailored to their specific design and manufacturing requirements.  We support a wide-range of industries including offshore oil and gas, construction, renewables, marine and recycling.

An Experienced and Skilled Team

Our engineers have many years of experience in hydraulic engineering across a wide range of sizes, types and applications.  We continue to recruit and train new talent to add to this highly knowledgeable team.

Investment and Growth

We have capitalised on the regions rich engineering heritage with many of the team having served apprenticeships within the mining and ship building industries prior to joining our team.  Cylinder is dedicated to continuous improvement and have invested in our team to reflect the demands of our industry and customer need.

We have recently invested in a recruitment and training exercise to promote our Engineering and Design team capabilities.  We are pleased to offer our customers a comprehensive design experience including 3D assembly modelling, finite element analysis and reverse engineering.

Allan Robertson
Ged Hewitson

Allan Robertson
Managing Director

With over thirty years sales and engineering experience in the oil and gas industry, as Managing Director of Cylinder, Allan has been instrumental in the strategic development of the business, since it became part of the Benbecula Group in July 2018.

Allan’s technical knowledge in the hydraulic and pneumatic industry UK wide, combined with his exceptional interpersonal skills, will ensure your business receives the best customer service and time delivery from Cylinder.

Ged Hewitson
Production Manager

As Production Manager of Cylinder, Ged has a vast array of engineering experience spanning over forty-five years. His skills and expertise range from working in marine engine building to petrochemical repair work. Ged has held managerial positions for various engineering businesses, but more recently in the hydraulic cylinder and repair sectors.

Our Group

In July 2018 Cylinder became part of Benbecula Group, a privately funded group of companies based in Newcastle Upon Tyne.  The move greatly strengthens the portfolio via its new sister companies Tyne GangwayLift-Rite and TyneTec Engineering, all of whom serve the offshore, marine and land based engineering sectors.

The Benbecula Group was formed to enable a select group of companies to integrate their specific industry skills and individual strengths to become trusted, specialist partners of choice through an organic and acquisitive growth plan. The group is recognised by service quality and measured by on-time delivery which fits perfectly with the Cylinder ethos.

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