Tangye Hydraulic Equipment including, Lifting equipment, Jacks, Pumps, Lifting Equipment, Accessories and Service Kits.


Jacks, Pumps, Lifting Equipment and Accessories

Hi-Press Hydraulics is a Tangye Hydraulic authorised distributor in the United Kingdom. Since 1856, Tangye Hydraulic products are a reputed brand known for its long history of excellence and premium equipment. As well as being portable.

We support and distributes a wide range of Tangye Hydraulic equipment including, Jacks, Pumps, Lifting Equipment, Accessories and Service Kits.

Hi-Press Hydraulics has the whole Tangye Hydraulic Equipment line, including lifting equipment, lightweight aluminium jacks, and other items like pumps and service kits. Hi-Press Hydraulics supports and distributes Hydrapak pumps, Hydraclaw, Hydramite, and Hydralite hydraulic jacks.

Tangye products have consistently shown to be exceptional, high-quality tools.

The Hydraclaw Jack, is capable of lifting 5 tonnes on its head or toe. It is powerful, light and easy to transport, offering 178mm lift, low clearance at 41mm, stability and robust construction
Tangye Hydramite Jack
The powerful Hydramite Jack, available from Hi-Press Hydraulics, is capable of lifting 6.5, 10 and 15 tonnes. It is well-proven in use, with thousands in use around the world. It is safe and reliable, with a relief valve to prevent overload
Tangye Hydralite Jack
Hydralite Jacks from Hi-Press Hydraulics are designed to lift, lower, manoeuvre and position heavy loads with maximum safety. Hydralite Jacks are one of the most popular of the Tangye hydraulic jacks range, offering models with the capacity to lift 20 to 100 tonnes
Tangye hydrapak pumps
No Power Source? – Hydrapak Pumps, from Hi-Press Hydraulics, are the ideal solution when your environment means that no power source is available or when your power source fails
Tangye Hydrostatic Test Pump
Hydrostatic testing is necessary to maintain safety standards for pressure vessels, pipelines and fuel tanks

Jacks & Pumps Catalogue

Tangy jacks and pumps brochure

A brief History

Vintage Tangye machinery

In the late sixties Tangye was sold to the Central Wagon Group who historically were known as ‘asset strippers’, after the purchase they decided to sell off the Cornwall site and they moved into premises in Birmingham, also occupied by the Shelly company who manufactured mechanical car jacks.

From this is was decided that all products previously manufactured were discontinued, and only the ship jack and aluminium jack manufacturing were retained.

The Central Wagon Group owned another asset known as Eric Peel & Co (better known as EPCO). They were the leading garage equipment manufacturer at that time and they supplied products such as trolley jacks, garage presses, and cranes.

UK Manufacturing, Birmingham & Leeds

Tangye and EPCO were then merged into one to become Tangye EPCO Ltd with manufacturing in both Birmingham and Leeds.

After some financial difficulties, Central Wagon was forced to sell to the Booker Group who wanted to diversify their business model. They had existing businesses in the Grocery and Publishing industry.

The group continued to manufacture from their Birmingham and Leeds branches. The ownership lasted 3 years before a management buyout by the Managing and Engineering Directors.

This arrangement was short-lived as they sought help from the West Midlands Enterprise Board, who agreed to help and they proceeded to appoint their own Managing Director.

From Birmingham to Accrington

The company then went on to be acquired by the Turner & Newall Group (also known as Hydratight). Hydrotight manufactured Hydraulic Rope Pullers and Torque Multiplier equipment. Tangye had a strong period of relative stability which attracted interest from the Allspeeds Group (part of the GEI group). In 1994 Allspeeds purchased Tangye and moved all the operations from Birmingham to Accrington.

The Allspeeds group already had ownership of three companies known as Variators, John Blake, and Webtool (which was a direct competitor of Tangye). After a few years, the GEI group came up against financial difficulties, and another management buyout was accepted to acquire the Allspeeds group.

All of the manufacturing takes place in the Allspeeds complex in Accrington, and Tangye is now the only aluminium jack range that Allspeeds manufacture (along with other branded products).