Business Franchise Australia


New Hydraulink franchisee Ryan Parkes seizes opportunity to expand hydraulic service to busy Sydney regions

New Hydraulink Sydney franchise owner, Ryan Parkes, is taking his future into his own hands, and expanding hydraulic service to key industries such as transport, civil engineering, cargo, container, and ports.


Ryan will be servicing machinery using hydraulics in areas of Sydney south of the Harbour Bridge, north of the airport, and East of Rockdale – an area he’s been working in for more than five years, giving him experience and knowledge of the local customer base.


“Knowing customer needs in advance makes a huge difference to saving downtime and delivering efficient service,” says Ryan, who trained as a fitter machinist, and has been working in the industry for more than eight years now.


Ryan joins the extensive Hydraulink hydraulic hose and service network, which includes 14 company-owned sites in Australia, 135 network partners, and 150 service vehicles offering 24/7 onsite and mobile services.


“Customers value Hydraulink’s quality product, and they value an understanding of meeting time frames. For urgent jobs, we go the extra mile to get them done quickly, and for less urgent jobs we can work within their schedules to perform maintenance during times that cause the least amount of disruption to daily operations,” says Ryan.



“For some customers, we assemble OEM hydraulic hose kits, so that they can have them onsite and ready to go to prevent downtime, then they can call me in to replenish the stock,” he adds.


Freedom to expand

In addition to local knowledge and a passion for hydraulics work, Ryan was also drawn to the Hydraulink franchise network because it gave him additional freedom to expand and secure his family’s financial future.


“I sat down with my wife, and we decided that if I’m investing time and energy in work that I love – and I do really enjoy it – it should be in something that’s a long-term investment in our future financial stability and success,” he says.


“We agreed that the franchise route – even if a little scary at first – was the right way to achieve this. Since then, we’ve been given such outstanding support by Hydraulink that we feel confident it’s been a good decision,” he adds.


“Being part of the Hydraulink network, I’ve never felt alone. They’ve provided training, support, knowledge, and genuine care – it’s the perfect environment to start the next phase of my career.”


Hydraulink Australia National Franchise Manager, Wayne Abbott, says Ryan is a natural fit with the network. “Ryan has practical, hands-on experience, he knows how to save customers downtime, and he gets on with the job professionally and efficiently. This is exactly what we look for in our franchisees, and I’m delighted to see that Sydney will be getting such attentive hydraulic service,” he says.