Hydraulic Solutions Taranaki is a 100% locally owned hydraulic company, proudly servicing the Taranaki region. We have established ourselves as Taranaki’s one stop shop for all your hydraulic needs.

If it pumps, pulls, turns, rises or falls, we are your local hydraulic gurus committed to keeping you running with our rapid emergency response, manufacturing expertise and quality equipment supply.

Hydraulic Solutions Taranaki – Everything Hydraulic.

Founded in 1994, by Taranaki locals Duncan MacIver, Don Goodwin and Ian Mischefski, (formally known as Combined Engineering Resources Taranaki Ltd), we originally operated out of our workshop in Tikorangi, with a staff of five, repairing farm machinery, carrying out vehicle servicing and repair and general light engineering.

In 1995, a small ad in the Wednesday paper for a “Hydraulic Opportunity” was answered by the guys and thus was the birth of Hydraulink Taranaki. In 1996 we were one of the first distributors to sign the franchise agreement for Hydraulink and this significantly added to the value of our business.

In 2000, Combined Engineering Resources Taranaki and Hydraulink Taranaki amalgamated and both companies were based from adjacent workshops in New Plymouth, officially becoming Hydraulink Taranaki Ltd. Being part of an extremely proactive and functional franchise network has been a major plus for our business.


Since this time, the business has grown exponentially to become the leaders in the market in Taranaki and now known as Hydraulic Solutions Taranaki Ltd. We can proudly say we have risen to each new challenge, providing customers with the best service and technical knowledge possible. We have built a solid reputation based on our fast response times and our ability to successfully tackle the most challenging tasks.

Today we employ 25 experienced and skilled staff. Our workforce boasts over 100 years of combined knowledge and expertise. Our reliable team of engineers, mechanics, design and hydraulics technicians are the team you can trust to get the job done. We have the technical knowledge and experience to repair, maintain, design, install and start up hydraulic applications backed by our highly skilled service team in our generous state-of-the art, fully equipped workshop. Offering a comprehensive range of hydraulic products from our unique network of suppliers and an extensive array of services to complement the company's purpose and vision in meeting the highest of standards within the industries we serve.

Here at Hydraulic Solutions Taranaki, we love what we do. No challenge is too big, and we are committed to supplying the best in quality of products, systems, service and people.


Duncan MacIver

With 40+ years Hydraulic and Mechanical experience Duncan offers specialist design, component procurement and problem solving to our varied customer base. Supporting our mobile team, enjoying challenging projects and being very hands on, Duncan is happy to hand the management to Brian and Kim, so he can focus on customer satisfaction and quality outcomes. Keen on fishing, rugby and outdoors, Duncan stays active, fit and engaged in outdoor pursuits as much as possible. Keen to give life a good go, Duncan has a tenacious approach to all things he encounters.

Brian Hogan

Brian has been with the company for 17 years, there from day 1 in 1995 as their 1st Mobile Service Technician until 2000 when he left to pursue other career options. Returning in 2008 as Operations Manager, Brian manages the Hydraulink Sales & Service Technicians and works alongside other department managers to ensure the daily operations run smoothly.

Specialising in Oil & Gas procurement, Brian has built a broad national & international supplier network, often able to source those “left field” items.

A keen Trailbike rider, Brian makes the most of any opportunity to hit the hills of the Naki or the plains of the Central North Island.

Kim Reader-Nokes

Kim has worked for the company for the last 14 years and manages the day to day administration and credit control for the company.   Also included in her role is HR, HSE and anything else that lands on her desk on any given day.  This makes the diversity of her role interesting and challenging. 

Outside of work Kim enjoys walking and is training to walk her first marathon in November 2020 and enjoys spending time with family and friends.