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OUR MISSION:  To be the first choice of customers in the markets we serve, through our superior customer service and best quality products.

Company History

  • 1935. Ritch Engineering commenced manufacturing of high pressure Hydraulics in Melbourne Australia.
  • 1989. SPX Corporation of USA purchased Ritch Engineering & Power Team Australia was formed.
  • 2003. PT Hydraulics Australia was born from a management buy out of the Australian hydraulics operations of SPX Corporation (Fluid Power Division).

Company Culture - Our People

  • Our people make the difference because they are committed, accountable, passionate, responsive, pro-active, improvement driven and want to be a player in a winning team.
  • We want to be the first choice in the markets we serve through our superior customer service and best quality products.
  • 26% of our people are shareholders - 100% are owners.

Company Structure

  • 4 Directors – 2 working full time in the Company.
  • National Sales Managers for Industrial & Rescue.
  • Regional Sales Managers in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne & Auckland
  • Management, Operations, Marketing, Finance, Product Management, Administration, Quality, Logistics, Distribution, Assembly & Customer Service functions are based in the Melbourne Head Office at Mt Waverley VIC.

Quality Model

  • We are proudly certified to ISO9001
  • All of our people are committed to continuous improvement & our ISO program supports every process & procedure.
  • We strive to deliver mutually beneficial partnerships and achieve shared goals with our customers


  • Our Senior Management Team has collectively accrued over 150 years of experience in the Industrial & Rescue fields.
  • 2 external Directors are successful entrepreneurs, bringing invaluable expertise to the business from their other business ventures.
  • All staff attend regular internal & external training to enhance their skills and continue their learning journey.

Our Customers

  • Government & Semi-Government Authorities
  • Emergency Services & Public Utilities
  • O.E.M's & Hydraulic Service Centers
  • Over 120 Hydraulics Distributors throughout Australia, New Zealand, PNG & the Pacific Islands,  servicing end users in industries including  Mining, Construction, Transportation & Manufacturing.

Our Suppliers

  • Global leaders with superior product quality
  • Primary manufacturers of quality products
  • Ranked in the top 3 globally in their market
  • Over 99% of our offering comes from ISO Certified manufacturers
  • Full support of our customers with technical information, training & commitment to delivery.


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