BSP Hydraulics celebrates 30 years in the hydraulics industry
11 May 2022
In 2022, BSP Hydraulics Ltd, a distributor member of the BFPA, is celebrating its 30th anniversary as a leading name in the hydraulic industry. Family owned, BSP was founded in 1992 and is located in Normanton, West Yorkshire.
We’re often asked ‘How did it all begin?’, well in this celebratory post we will explain all. Originally founded by Brian Slack in 1992, Doug & Karen Conyers took over the reins in January 2004. Fast forward eighteen years and BSP has come a long way. Starting from just a three-person team to now fourteen people (not forgetting our hydraulic hound, of course), we are renowned for providing top class customer service and technical knowledge across all areas of the UK and Ireland. Back in 2004 our first location was merely 1500 sq ft, compared to our current location at 12,000 sq ft – we have grown by 700%! In addition to this, our stock holdings have increased by 1500%. Allowing us to offer next day deliveries and extremely shorter lead times. Furthermore, we are ISO 9001:2015 accredited and a proud member of the BFPA.
Over the years we have joined partnership with world leading hydraulic manufacturers including, Parker Hannifin, Hydro Leduc, Bezares and Kazel (just to name a few), our large product range enables us to offer unbiased opinions and suitable products regardless of application type or specific requirements. Our strong relationships with our premier suppliers allow us to hold a solid position in the UK market with high quality components. BSP have been in premier partnership with Hydro Leduc for 25+ years and Parker Hannifin 15+ year, and we thank them for their trust in us to support their product ranges and offer the best technical support and service to the UK & Ireland market.
BSP Managing Director Doug Conyers comments: “BSP have worked extremely hard over the years to improve their market presence in an ever-growing industry. Our team’s wealth of technical knowledge is top class and really does separate us from other companies within our industry. There is nothing we don’t cover when it comes to hydraulics and our varied technical knowhow enables us to help customers quickly and efficiently. Which is definitely a bonus when time is against us. Our customers are given genuine advice and a selection of quality products. BSP are in a great position to move forward with the ever-changing world and we hope you will join us for the journey.”
BSP aren’t planning on slowing down anytime soon, our team are always working on new projects and developing ideas. Over the years we’ve introduced an in-house repair and service facility, this enables us to not only provide excellent service via distribution, but also offer an after sales service, providing peace of mind should your components require maintenance in the long term. We are also equipped with a top-class hose and fittings division, allowing us to provide complete hose assemblies. We will also be venturing into the mobile hydraulic hose replacement in Spring 2022, an investment for BSP to further widen our offerings.
Moreover, in 2020 we introduced the UK’s first Parker Store Truck Hydraulics Centre, our central UK base being the perfect location for providing quality truck parts and repairs to help keep vehicles roadworthy. More recently, we developed our digital presence and made our website more comprehensive and user friendly. Furthermore, in 2022 we will be announcing some exciting news on how we will be able to further support our customers. We will be introducing to the UK market our electrification and hybrid product range and will be showcasing open days in 2022 so our customers can view and experience the new product range.
Karen Conyers, Finance Director says: “There have been many peaks and troughs over the years, but we have maintained our hard work and determination throughout, and with combined efforts from the team we are very hopeful of the future ahead. Starting out with just myself and Doug we have continued the family business, as now our daughters will be helping push the business forward. It’s been an exciting time being part of a growing and developing business and I’m optimistic the next steps for BSP will be just as fruitful.
We hope the next 18 years will be as thriving as the last, and with some of the plans we have for 2022 we know it will be a busy one but very rewarding. None of what BSP Hydraulics Ltd has achieved would be possible without the support of our ever-expanding team and of course our extremely valued customers and suppliers. Thank you for choosing BSP and we hope you will celebrate alongside us for our 30th year in business!