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Enerpac was founded in 1959 and began manufacturing hydraulic equipment. It has gone through many changes over the years but one thing remains, Enerpac's driving desire to manufacture hydraulic equipment of exceptional quality and to a very high standard that can do the job for which it was intended. Over the next 20 years, they have gained a reputation for manufacturing and developing a whole range of hydraulic and other precision tools. They were innovative and came up with new types of equipment, some of which continued to really change how things were done. During the 1980s, the Enerpac developed the convertible roof maneuvering system for cars. Using a hydraulic system to raise and lower the ceiling was quite a revelation, everything has to be done manually before it and can take a long time to achieve. These hydraulic systems were the edge and updated versions are still used today by large vehicle manufacturers using hard ceilings such as VW, Ford, Audi and Peugeot. In 2000, Enerpac was taken over by Actuant Corporation, which has a longer but equally famous history.
Founded in 1910, Actuant was known as American Grinder and Manufacturing and was a workshop company that produced pumps for the engines from Ford's Model T engine car. The company changes its name from American Grinder and Manufacturing to Blackhawk Manufacturing and continued technology but started to focus on hydraulics. 1961, Blackhawk Manufacturing is rebranded as Applied Power Industries. In 1970, Power-Packer was founded, it is a subsidiary based in the Netherlands. This company develops and manufactures motion control systems for a variety of industries, including the motor industry, medical, marine and agriculture. It also makes the activation systems developed by Enerpac, and these are used by car manufacturers around the world. During the 80s and 90s, Applied Power continues to acquire companies and develop as a multinational company. In 2000, Applied Power changed its name to Actuant Corporation and acquired Enerpac.
Since the merger, Enerpac has been involved in building many of the world's iconic structures, including the Olympic Stadium in Athens, the Millau Viaduct in France and the Bird's Nest Olympic Stadium in Beijing. It is not just the construction of buildings and bridges that Enerpac is involved in. In 2009, Enerpac developed the scene with its synchronous lifting system for U2's 360 degree tour.
Enerpac manufactures high quality tools and components for a large number of industries. The products include hydraulic pumps, hydraulic connectors, hydraulic clamping and hydraulic torque wrenches. Some of the industries served are infrastructure, buildings, manufacturing, the oil and gas industry and the shipbuilding industry. Enerpac does not believe in a size that fits all, they can tailor all your requirements to customize the perfect solution for your business.
Engineering has always been the heart of the business and will continue to be. With the company's innovative approach to technology and development, the future looks very bright.