We have been working towards our goals for over six decades. And we’re just getting started.

The industry leader of hydraulic cylinder manufacturing

We at Hydroline have garnered great respect over the years for our high-quality OEM-manufactured hydraulic cylinders. Yet this achievement runs deeper than our reliable products and expert repair and remanufacturing services. It’s also a reflection of our people and our values.

In the industry, we at Hydroline stand out not only because of our passion for machining and technology, but also because we are agile and have the ability to solve problems quickly and “make something out of nothing.” We believe that these strong, already recognizable principles are a solid foundation from which we can strengthen and further develop the Hydroline brand.

Our global footprint includes a second manufacturing facility in Stargard, Poland. The completely new plant was built in 2019 and started operations in August 2019. Because of its proximity to Europe’s largest cities, Stargard is an ideal location for off-highway equipment manufacturers. Our brand new factory offers spacious and modern hydraulic cylinder production facilities. Our investments in modern and automated machines have increase our efficiency as well as occupational safety and our ability to better serve our customers.


We are creative problem solvers, and that is what we have been since the humble, one-man machine shop, where our story began, opened in 1962. Our founder, Helge Laakkonen and his son Pekka’s courageous, collaborative nature still live on in everything we do today. Their passionate leadership guidelines guide us as we design and manufacture hydraulic cylinders and develop smart hydraulic innovations that power industry and keep the world moving.


Hydroline’s story begins in 1962, when the company was established by Helge Laakkonen. During its first years of business, the company provided different kind of lathing services.


About a decade after its establishment, the company manufactured its first hydraulic cylinders. This kicked off the road ahead which we still are on today.


After the company had found its calling, the growth really began. The company moved to Vuorela, Siilinjärvi, to larger production facilities. Here is where the company headquarters still remains today.


The last decade of the century was the time of rapid changes and Hydroline was not afraid to jump on the technology train. The company welcomed the first automated machines to the factory.


Hydroline grew to be the largest hydraulic cylinder manufacturer in Finland. Even though the times were not easy at the end of the decade, the company survived through the challenges as a winner.


As the customer base became more and more international, it was time for Hydroline to follow them. The company built a new production unit to Stargard, Poland.


Growing together with our partners, discovering the new possibilities of technology and heading towards the global markets. Though we are still at the beginning of the decade, we know our goals and work to reach them.

Are you interested in working in a growing, international company?

At Hydroline, you will have the freedom to gain experience and expertise in your area of work. We offer training opportunities, and challenges, that will help you grow personally and professionally. Check out our Careers page for more information about working at Hydroline and to view our open positions.

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Mikko Laakkonen.

Mikko Laakkonen

VP Sales and Business Development & Strategy

mikko.laakkonen@hydroline.fi +358 40 505 1625
Manu Leinonen.

Manu Leinonen

VP Design and R&D

manu.leinonen@hydroline.fi +358 44 765 7047

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