Concentric History

We are proud of our rich heritage, which is one of continuous product development and innovation spanning more than 130 years.
1886

Friedrich Reichert starts building tools and fixtures in rented buildings in Berlin / Germany

1908

Start of serial gear pump production

1921

Concentric founded in Birmingham / UK

1928

High pressure gear pumps up to 100 bar launched

1929

John S. Barnes founded in Rockford / USA

1943

Company relocated to Hof, Germany

1948

Concentric makes first engine pump

1950

Oil maintenance units and a newly developed electro motor pump combination launched

1957

Production of mobile service units started and high pressure gear pumps up to 150 bar developed

1962

MOBIL OIL AG acquires Reichert / Germany

1966

Hydraulically balanced high pressure gear pump product range up to 220 bar launched

1968

GPA internal gear pump launched

1972

VICKERS Group acquires Hof / Germany

1977

John S. Barnes focuses on mobile hydraulic pumps

1978

G-series product range launched

1987

Development of W-series external gear pumps

1987

Garphyttan acquires Barnes

1989

WP900 series gear pump launched

1990

John S. Barnes acquires Hof / Germany and Statesville / USA

1991

HE2000 Power Pack launched

1994

Garphyttan acquires Hesselman AB, Skånes Fagerhult / Sweden

1995

HE1000 Power Pack launched

1996

The market leading dual flank low noise design (WQ series) launched

1997

Name change to Haldex Barnes Hydraulics

1998

Bridgepoint completes public-to-private transfer of Concentric plc (LSE)

2002

Low speed design introduced

New management team rebuild Concentric engine pumps as independent business

2004

Fuel transfer pump developed for the Diesel engine market

2005

Concentric completes divestment of all businesses except engine pumps

2007

Second generation of low noise gear product launched (Calma series)

April 2008

Haldex AB acquires Concentric Ltd. / UK

2009

HE2200 with high flow characteristics




FP12 Ferra pump

2011

Concentric AB founded after demerger from Haldex AB. Hydraulic systems division is independently listed on NASDAQ OMX and renamed Concentric AB

2013

Concentric AB acquires Licos Trucktec / Germany

2015

Concentric AB acquires GKN Sinter Chivilcoy / Argentina

2016

  • F12 X Ferra pump for high pressure range
  • EHS Electro-hydraulic steering
  • Dual Cone clutch pump
  • Variable flow oil pump
  • 2-speed water pump clutch
  • 2-stage transmission oil pump