Formed in 2000, Hose Connections Inc. started off as just a small hose shop. Today, Hose Connections is becoming the premier leader in the hydraulics industry with locations in Hammond, IN and Michigan City, IN as well as a fleet of mobile hose shops providing RYCO 24•7 onsite hose replacement in the region. “We are a one-stop-shop offering quality hydraulic and pneumatic products and services. At Hose Connections we take pride in the fact that we not only meet, but exceed our customers’ expectations,” says owner Ray Dills. “The RYCO 24•7 program was a natural fit for us as our customers started asking for an on-site solution for costly equipment downtime resulting from a failed hydraulic hose.”
Hose Connections Inc., in conjunction with the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) and RYCO 24•7, is also committed to having the most knowledgeable staff in the greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana area. “I recently had the pleasure of working with some of the Hose Connection team members to support them in becoming IFPS Connector and Conductor Certified,” said Gwyn O’Kane, Business Development Manager for RYCO 24•7. “IFPS C&C Certification requires passing a 3-hour written test as well as a 3-hour practical test and provides an objective, third party assessment of an individual’s technical skill level. It is proof to our customers that certified RYCO 24•7 operators are professionals within the fluid power industry.”
About RYCO 24•7
RYCO 24•7 is a global brand dedicated to providing over-the-counter service through our network of Hose Service Centers and 24•7 on-site service via our Mobile Connector Specialists. Industries served include construction, manufacturing, transportation, agriculture, marine, mining, defense and much more.
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We are happy to welcome Rotorua, New Zealand to the RYCO 24•7 family with the introduction of two Mobile Connector Specialists (MCS), located at 5/1 Hyland Crescent, Mangakkahi Rotorua, New Zealand.
Cain McKenzie is the director and MCS operator of the RYCO 24•7 Rotorua branch. Cain comes to RYCO 24•7 with a solid understanding of machinery from working in the mines of Australia.
Cain is supported by his team including Pip Star who brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience in hose and fittings as well as MCS operations.
Since starting RYCO 24.7 Cain and his team have received a great response and is growing the business well.
We wish RYCO 24•7 Rotorua all the best and look forward to seeing them grow with RYCO 24.7.
May 1, 2017 – RYCO 24•7 Katy Frwy, operated by Central Hydraulic Supply, opens for business and 26 year old owner, Ben Pacheco, launches his entrepreneurial future. Ben and his team join RYCO 24•7 Greens Rd in providing service to customers in the region needing an on-site hydraulic hose replacement service to address costly equipment downtime.
Ben, a graduate of LSU with a degree in Business Management, is no stranger to fluid power having worked in the industry as a Territory Manager for several years. “I wanted to be in business for myself “, said Pacheco. “I have a brother who is a successful RYCO distributor and together we investigated the RYCO 24•7 program. We had no experience in operating mobile hose workshops so it made absolute sense for us to leverage the RYCO 24•7 system and particularly in areas including the van set-up, training, marketing, procedures and on-going support”.
“RYCO 24•7 is about keeping industry moving and saving our customers money with an on-site solution for failed hydraulic hoses”, says Gwyn O’Kane, Business Development Manager for RYCO 24•7. “Customers must keep equipment moving and they want to be able to pick up the phone and have a hose shop dispatched with a mechanic on board who can take care of the problem 24 hours 365 days”.
As a business opportunity, the RYCO 24•7 program provides the framework to enter into this rapidly growing service industry. RYCO 24•7 can provide a turn-key program for our existing distributors, a roadmap for those looking to start a new business or a growth opportunity for those in a related business looking to expand their current business offerings.
About RYCO and RYCO 24•7
RYCO has built a strong reputation since it commenced manufacturing hydraulic hose and fittings and other products over 70 years ago. Today our comprehensive range of quality RYCO products is supported by a network of dynamic and committed distributors across the world.
RYCO 24•7 is a global brand dedicated to providing over-the-counter service through our network of Hose Service Centers and RYCO 24•7 on-site service via our Mobile Connector Specialists. Industries served include construction, manufacturing, transportation, agriculture, marine, mining, defense and much more. For more information on RYCO’s 24•7 mobile service division and available business opportunities, visit www.RYCO247.com