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Tech Hydraulics Headquarters
  Tech Hydraulics moved to this larger facility
   in Randolph and then doubled the staff.

Tech Hydraulics Expands

New England Construction Magazine, 2003
Larger facility, staff, product lines and services mark operations as 25th anniversary nears.

Tech Hydraulics, known to contractors, public works officials and industrial customers for its design, manufacture and servicing of hydraulic components, has forged dramatic changes in its operations in recent years to accommodate demand and marketplace conditions.

As the company approaches its 25th anniversary, founder Robert "Bobby T" Tedesco reflected on some of the transformations that have taken place since he established Tech Hydraulics in Quincy, Mass., in 1979.

"We had six employees working in a 5,000-square-foot facility in Quincy, and we simply outgrew it because of increasing business volume," he said. "We moved to this 15,000-square-foot shop and headquarters in Randolph about four years ago, and since then have doubled our staff to meet the needs of customers. We've also acquired some new lines - notably, RockBlaster hammers, Gorilla tool bits and Hyundai construction equipment."

Gorilla Division: Hammers, Tool Bits and Equipment Rentals
Robert Tedesco, founder, Joseph Tedesco, partner,
display Gorilla banner.

The company president has also taken on a new partner, nephew Joseph "Joe" Tedesco III, who is an attorney.

"It's been exciting to join the team here at Tech Hydraulics," Joe said. "This is a great time to be part of a growing company with skilled people and top-notch products and services."

RockBlaster products are being marketed under the newly established Gorilla division of Tech hydraulics. Manufactured in Italy with a North American office in New York, RockBlaster products include the RB series of hammers with energy outputs ranging from 225 to 10,000 foot-pounds. Tech Hydraulics is the exclusive New England distributor for RockBlaster, which also produces RB Pile Compactors and RB Quick Couplers.

Gorilla division of Tech Hydraulics
  Company has fully equipped machine shop for
  manufacturing and repair work.

In addition to selling and servicing RockBlaster products, the Gorilla Division repairs and services hydraulic hammers made by more than a dozen manufacturers including Allied, Atlas Capco, Indeco, BTI, Kent, NPK, Okada, Rammer, Rockram, Tramac, and others. As part of its new products, the Randolph firm distributes Gorilla U.S.-made replacement demolition bits to fit any hammer.

While Tech Hydraulics has been repairing hammers of all types for the past decade, its recent venture into selling hammers arose from the realization that they were passing up revenues.

"We had all these customers bringing in hammers for repairs," said Bobby. "but when a customer decided to stop spending money on an old hammer and buy a new one, we had no hammer to sell him. Each time this happened, it was a lost opportunity for us to make a sale. I finally decided to start looking for a line of hammers that I'd feel comfortable selling."

"After months of searching for and investigating many different types of hammers, we looked into the RockBlaster line. We found RockBlaster to be a rugged, reliable, high-quality product, easy to service and readily available. The manufacturer has a huge warehouse inventory of whole hammers and parts and the ability to ship immediately."

"If one of our customers had an emergency and needed a hammer or a part on his jobsite tomorrow morning, we could call RockBlaster this afternoon and their representative, Rick Tegtmeier, would make sure the product was on the jobsite the next morning. That kind of service is priceless."

Gorilla products hard at work
Worker Donny Feritas uses
attachment simulator to
test fluid flow in a Kent
hammer mounted on
a Hyundai Robex 180
Gorilla products hard at work
Contractor R. Franchi uses a RockBlaster
hammer provided by Gorilla to break up
boulders at a condominium development.
Gorilla products hard at work
Employee Andy Read uses
a TCM forklift to move
Gorilla replacement bits.

Another new venture for Tech Hydraulics was taking on the Hyundai line:

"We worked out an agreement with Baker Tractor Corp. of Swansea, Mass." said Bobby. "Under the agreement, we are a satellite for Baker to sell and service Hyundai construction equipment in the Metropolitan Boston area. We carry the full line of both wheel loaders and excavators."

The Gorilla Division and Hyundai dealership often compliment each other. For example, a contractor requiring a hydraulic hammer for a site full of boulders can rent not only the RockBlaster hammer, but the appropriately sized Hyundai excavator to wield the tool as well.

Although sales and services provided by the Gorilla Division and Hyundai dealership are increasing rapidly, the mainstay of Tech Hydraulics' business is still the design, manufacturer and repair of cylinders, pumps, motors, valves, and other hydraulics-based equipment and machines. In connection with this, the company has sophisticated testing and analytical instruments and a completely outfitted machine shop for manufacturing cylinder, rod and barrel components to meet any OEM specifications.

Another important service is the design and installation of hydraulic kits for construction equipment attachments. These include custom-built systems to hydraulically power breakers, compactors, thumbs, shears and crushers.

"For nearly 25 years, we've been offering customers our unique hydraulic design, manufacturing and repair services," Bobby T said. "Now we can offer them high-quality construction equipment and tool lines as well - all from one source."

"As the industry changes we'll continue to look for and develop new products and services to remain competitive and meet he needs of these customers."