This year, 2019, Hyva celebrates 40 years in business. Established in 1979, with a quest to create the best hydraulic cylinder and provide superior customer service, the business developed internationally in subsequent decades through organic growth and acquisitions to build a broad portfolio of successful products and a global business presence.
Expansion through Europe in the 1980s was followed by countries in Asia – Malaysia, Thailand, China, Indonesia and Korea. In the 1990s, subsidiaries and production facilities were established in Brazil and India, and, into the new millennium, manufacturing was also established in China. With additional subsidiaries in Russia, USA, Australia, together with Middle and Far Eastern countries, a truly global business network was established.
Hyva being present with its partners in the GCC for more than 30 years started its own operations in 2012 with its head office for the Middle East and African region located in JAFZA Dubai. Dubai is the center for sales, Application, Project engineering and logistics in the MENA region and is home to a fully dedicated regional technical, sales and after-sales support team for its Business partners, OEMs, bodybuilder and end-user customers.
Within MEA, there are also Hyva offices in the strategic countries of Morocco, South Africa and Turkey which develop and support the neighbouring countries together with its 17 official agents/partners, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kenya, Tunisia, Algeria and Nigeria. Being present in the region has helped our sales volumes, that have grown by 50% in new product launches and market share has risen a further 25% across the GCC in the past seven years.
Hyva in 2019 acquired its local agent in South Africa to form Hyva Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd. This creates a new powerhouse in sales and service for Tipping Solutions, Container Handling, Waste Management and Cranes in South Africa and other African countries south of the equator to cater local customers’ needs.
The “One Stop Shop“ concept enables its customers to enjoy several benefits through package deals bringing advantages in cost effectiveness, range of services and after sales, tailored to meet specific customer needs.
In 2017, a significant milestone was reached when two millionth hydraulic cylinder were produced. The Hydraulics business (cylinders and tipping solutions) is now complemented by Container Handling Systems (hook- and skiploaders), Waste Handling Systems (transfer stations, compactors and refuse collection bodies) and Cranes (fixed and rolling). Together with additional products for truck and trailers, this portfolio makes Hyva a one-stop-shop for the truck industry.
Hyva is a customer focused, multicultural company with a collaborative culture and passionate employees dedicated to customer excellence. The entrepreneurial spirit and innovation culture continue to drive research, development and implementation of smart digital and electric solutions to address efficiency, productivity, safety and environmental challenges.
“At Hyva, we are proud of this history and heritage, and it will inspire us to continue our strategy of customer focus and innovation. We’re partnered with many of our clients to help generate savings to offer bespoke solutions for their transportation and lifting solutions,” says Martin Kolkman, VP, Hyva International & WE-MEA.
“The journey from a small business in Alphen aan den Rijn to a multinational business with a global network of 37 subsidiaries, 12 manufacturing plants and more than 200 distributors serving customers on six continents is one of entrepreneurial spirit and success,” he adds. “Our recently introduced loyalty programmes provide additional cost savings through lower operating costs, which allows us to grow revenue and profit over time together with our customers.”
A leader at the front end
Founded in 1979, Hyva is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn in The Netherlands and operates in more than 130 countries with over 3,500 employees around the world. The Hyva Group encompasses 37 subsidiaries globally, with an extraordinary sales and service coverage and 12 production facilities in Brazil, China, Germany, India, and Italy, with more than 25,000 customers.
Today, Hyva is a leading global provider of innovative and highly efficient transport solutions for the commercial vehicle and environmental service industries.
It is the worldwide market leader in front end hydraulic telescopic cylinders. Hyva’s portfolio comprises: Hydraulics (cylinders, tipping gear and wet kits), Container Handling Systems (hook and skip loaders), Cranes (fixed and rolling) and Waste Handling Equipment plus complementary transport solutions such as horizontal unloading/loading Floors and Cover Systems.
The company is committed to the development, production, marketing and distribution of solutions used in hydraulic loading and unloading systems on trucks and trailers. Its products are used worldwide across a range of sectors including transport, construction, mining, materials handling and environmental services providers.