About us

The company

Kuhn Hydraulics GmbH (formerly Hans Holland Hydraulik GmbH), which is based in the German town of Eltville am Rhein, can count on over 80 years’ experience in the field of mechanical engineering.

We aim to be a trustworthy and competent partner for our customers, providing fair and transparent cooperation and support for the development and construction of components and machines. We are constantly striving to optimise our production process for this purpose, and can offer you flexible but accurately-targeted efforts in this respect.

Our Eltville- and Radevormwald-based teams both consist of experts with long experience in their corresponding fields.


Back in 1931, Hans Holland started off in Eltville am Rhein as a small craft-based operation supplying grinding services for cylinders and crankshafts. The founder, who died in 1979, had thus laid the foundation stone of the present-day organisation.
The recession that hit the engine-repair business at the start of the 1950s proved to be an opportunity for systematically developing the nascent production-area of hydraulics. This period marked the start of the company’s transformation into a major manufacturer of hydraulic cylinders.
The company now supplies hydraulic cylinders with piston diameters of up to 1,000 mm and stroke lengths of up to 12,000 mm, designed for use in a wide range of applications in virtually all areas of industry.
Our range of services also includes the manufacture, on the basis of customer-supplied drawings, of complete hydraulic cylinders and/or cylinder components, along with the subcontracted production of such items. A practical approach to construction, the use of materials designed for their corresponding purpose and the application of the very latest production and testing methods all help to ensure the maximum performance and absolute reliability of our products.
We have been able, during our 80 years of existence, to supply our know-how and quality internationally, with products in use all over the world.
When Hans Holland Hydraulik GmbH, under the command of its former CEO Hans-Wolf Holland (the son of the company’s founder), became insolvent, all company activities were passed to the control of Kuhn Hydraulics GmbH on 1st November 2012.
Production operations were then subjected to extensive modernisation, and part of the workforce was transferred with them to Radevormwald. The design, work-preparation, costing and purchasing departments now occupy brand-new office facilities in the German town of Eltville, from where the company continues to provide – to an ever-growing clientele – the benefits of its long decades of experience.