Today is Fluid Power Professionals’ Day, an annual date designated by the International Fluid Power Society to recognise and celebrate fluid power workers worldwide. Thanks to the dedication of thousands of fluid power engineers, technicians, mechanics, and operations staff globally, the industrial marketplace benefits from countless products and services provided with the aid of hydraulic fluid power, enhancing our daily lives.

From agricultural and material handling equipment used to maintain food production and transport, to waste management and construction equipment that keep our communities clean and safe, fluid power professionals use their expertise to keep essential services in motion. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the value of essential services has been more evident and crucial than ever before.

As a global provider of hydraulic sealing solutions for over a century, Hallite is at the forefront of the fluid power profession. It has been privileged to help some of the most talented and accomplished fluid power specialists develop careers centred around the application of sealing solutions for practically every industry. At the same time, it is an honour for Hallite to have worked alongside fluid power pioneers. They have shaped and revolutionised seal design, manufacturing, and performance to do the incredible work required by today’s industrial equipment and machinery.

John Curtis, Global Managing Director for Hallite, said: “We want to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank everyone — especially those who have worked so hard over the past few months, demonstrating the true meaning of fluid power professionalism. For example, in May, our Hampton, UK team met a year-long milestone of 500,000 working hours without a loss-time injury. Today allows us to reflect on that achievement again as we continue to make health and safety a top priority. Hallite shares its focus on and commitment to health and safety across each location and with customers and partners who also deserve recognition for their contribution to the fluid power profession.”