Webtec marks 50 years with ‘Golden’ hydraulic tester 2014 is a special year for Webtec as it is 50 years since the company was founded as a joint venture between Webster Electric and Applied Power in 1964. The original company was called Tektro-Webster and assembled hydraulic pumps and valves for the European market using parts supplied from the USA. Fast forward 50 years and Webtec is now a private company and has invested heavily in manufacturing as well as new product development in both hydraulic control valves and hydraulic test equipment, in particular oil flow measurement. To mark this very special ‘Golden’ landmark, Webtec have produced a special edition portable hydraulic tester, wrapped in gold (shown here) rather than Webtec’s traditional blue. The portable hydraulic tester was first introduced by the company in 1971 and the design has evolved considerably over the years and is now often the ‘tool of choice’ amongst service technicians and hydraulic engineers world-wide for pump testing and hydraulic fault-finding of mobile and industrial systems to quickly isolate faults and prevent costly downtime.