HUSCO Timeline

HUSCO Off-highway is a global leader in the development and manufacture of hydraulic and electrohydraulic controls for off-highway applications. Over the years, HUSCO has grown and innovated in a number of ways. The following timeline introduces you to some of the more important milestones in the company’s history.

2016 – MX The Newest Generation PCLS Valve Platform

Designed to be ultimate in PCLS control, the MX has been designed with extra degrees of tuning, allowing greater performance in any operating platform. MC is a sectional spool valve that offers the best in multifunction tuning within a spatial envelope that is comparable to current PCLS offerings. The valve also features improved system efficiency as well as total hydraulic system cost.

2011 – Flow Summation (FS)

Flow summation represents the first real innovation in spool valve design over the last 20 years. this technology also provides smoother and more stable control systems. Efficiency benefits have been proven on multiple machine platforms with fuel efficiency improvements ranging from 10% to 20%.

2011 – Austin Ramirez becomes CEO of HUSCO International

Replaces his father, becoming CEO of HUSCO International. Ramirez graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Systems Engineering then to Stanford Graduate School of Business in Palo Alto, California. After finishing his studies, Ramirez returned to the family business where he worked in a number if increasing roles at HUSCO before becoming CEO.

2008 – INCOVA

INCOVA is a revolutionary hydraulic control technology that maximizes efficiency and controllability of construction equipment. It has transformed conventional technology by replacing limited spool valve systems with intelligent electronic controls. the technology can improve efficiency by more than 20% while simultaneously improving controllability.


2008 – Iowa Facility Opened

Due to increasing growth, HUSCO opened the Iowa facility to support key off-highway customers located in the region.

2007 – Sectional Closed Center Value Platform (SCX)

The sectional closed center post-pressure compensated valve was designed specifically for construction, material handling, and forestry equipment markets. The platform is available in three different sizes: SCX120, SCX180, and SCX300. SCX provides improved efficiency, productivity, simplified, hydraulic system and low cost of ownership over other PLLS valves in the market.

2007 – India Facility Opened

HUSCO India main focus is to improve and innovate regionally-focused OEM equipment through research and development. Its facility also provides sales, engineering, manufacturing and R&D- machine tuning and development on site.

2005 – Electronic Pressure Relief Valve (ePRV)

HUSCO internally designs and manufactures its own ePRV valve, reducing its reliance on external sources for EH actuation components.

2001 – China Facility Opened

The mission for HUSCO’s Asian headquarters based in Shanghai, P.R.C. is to support and develop the regional customer base through localized supply chain, purchasing, product and application engineering team, and a strong sales force that work directly with the customer. HUSCO China has the capacity to test and analyze machines, as well to manufacture highly refined hydraulic control solutions for your applications.

1985 – HUSCO International Inc. established

In late 1985 Agustin Ramirez led a management buyout of HUSCO. He believed that separating HUSCO from AMCA and allowing the company to market its products to other major Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) of off-highway equipment was the key for international growth.

1984 – UK Facility Opened

While still part of AMCA International the HUSCO management team established HUSCO UK for the main purpose of providing a localized headquarters in Europe. The HUSCO facility in the UK specializes in manufacturing, sales, engineering, and R&D – machine tuning and development on site. High quality products are delivered from the manufacturing facility in the UK to all parts of Europe and Western Asia.



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