Hidrostal is a Swiss company founded in 1955 that manufactures hydraulic pumps. Whereas the brand had previously distributed its products in France through wholesalers, it opened its first French branch office, in Lyon, in May 2016, in order to get closer to its customers and offer them dedicated service and expertise straight from its factory.

Hidrostal was assisted by Aderly during its setup in Lyon, namely for help in finding a site for the branch, advice on human resources and hiring employees, and contacts with local networks such as the ONLYLYON Ambassadors Network. Hidrostal chose the Lyon-Saint Priest Technology Park, a site ideally located 15 minutes from Lyon-Saint Exupéry airport, just near Lyon-Bron airport and directly linked to the metropolitan area’s TGV high-speed train stations.

It joins the 200 companies and 7,000 employees already on hand at the Park and will benefit from a high-quality environment, a true model for innovative, sustainable development. A dedicated sales team is being built and a technical team will be brought to the facility in the future.

Hidrostal today employs more than 1,000 people at locations in Europe, the Americas, Africa, Australia and China. The French office will be responsible for promoting and selling the entire range (submersible pumps, surface pumps and autonomous pumping units) in all of its target sectors, i.e. sanitation, the food industry, general industry and construction.