David Callaghan - Managing Director Metal & PTFE Hose Division

1993 –  Apprentice  – Mechanical and Production Engineering  / Sales Engineer,  started with Arnold Hose Ltd

1998 – Technical Sales Manager at Arnold Hose

2006 –  Became Shareholder of Arnold Hose Ltd and Promoted to Sales Director

2010 – Joined Hydraquip Metal Hose Division as Project Manager

2013 – Promoted to Managing Director of Hydraquip Metal Hose Division

2017 – Acquired Ideal Hose & Arnold Hose, renamed Hydraquip Metal Hose Division to Hydraquip Metal And PTFE Hose Division

2019 – From 2010, Hydraquip Metal  & Hose PTFE Division has seen continued growth with plus £3.5M turnover expected in 2019

2019 – New LPG Hose venture planned for  Sept 19 with anticipated additional sales of 1 million within 12 months

In 2010 the opportunity arose for Hydraquip to expand its product range through the opening of the Metal Hose Division in Bolton. From buildings, infrastructure, staff and stock, I worked with Duncan to create a strong sales strategy to secure a successful future for the business. To meet demand, stock levels were increased and investments were made into purchasing new and improved machinery. Hydraquip’s Metal Hose Division showed constant, steady growth and in 2016-17 two acquisitions were made. Ideal Hose & Safety Ltd and Arnold Hose Ltd in Northampton became a part of the Metal Hose Division with the existing teams joining the group. Again, investments were made into the buildings and stock for their customers which in turn has proven successful for the business. If anyone within the metal hose or PTFE industry is looking for support, or if you have a business idea or exit strategy, Hydraquip would be interested in discussing this with you.