Hydraulink welcomes new Franchisee in Logan City


A man with his eye to the future of the bustling expansion of the Logan City area of Brisbane is taking his future into his own hands by opening up the newest franchise in Queensland of the Hydraulink national hoses and fittings group.

Mr Peter Thomson – a licensed aircraft engineer with 25 years of precision engineering and rigorous safety practice experience – becomes a Hydraulink Sales and Service Technician (HSST) franchise to serve the rapidly growing area in the southern metropolitan area of Brisbane, which is expected to grow from its current population of 335,000 to 500,000 by 2035.

Mr Thomson joins the expanding Australasian Hydraulink network of more than 400 service points, including many locally owned franchises, as part of an expansion programme extending from Brisbane to Cairns and inland to serve major agricultural, energy, infrastructure, resources, transport and other industries requiring quality servicing of machinery and vehicles for safety, reliability and optimised uptime.

“The timing of this opportunity to join a go-ahead company like Hydraulink with a high industry profile was very timely for a number of reasons. I am at a good stage of life to invest my energy and strong technical background into determining my own future, growing with the big expansion here. Our local area growth needs excellent hydraulic service backing for major industries such as housing and infrastructure development, earthmoving and roads, transport, warehousing and retail distribution, municipal and all the other industries that come with growth,” said Mr Thomson.

“After the impact of Covid on many industries, I believed it was time to take a look into the future and decide where I wanted to go over the years ahead. I had the opportunity to slow down and take stock, to decide how I wanted to take my future into my own hands and provide a good strong future for my young family.

“I was first attracted to Hydraulink because they had a strong profile as a company that is going places, that backs its can-do attitude with great training and a strong reputation for being able to deliver uniformly strong levels of service, safety and standards compliance across multiple sites.

“So I dug deeper into the opportunity – as an aircraft engineer you take nothing for granted – and found that there was true depth of professionalism and service backing Hydraulink people. The company wants you to succeed and they will back you to do it. They have a clear idea about where they want to demonstrate leadership and I am happy to share that path to achievement.”

“Importantly, they emphasise the value of doing the job right the first time and at a fair price, because that is how you build trust in a local community such as ours. You have to have substance and value.”


Hydraulink Franchise Manager, Wayne Abbott, said Peter Thomson’s skill set and attitudes are a strong fit with Hydraulink’s business ethos of building ethical, reliable and responsive businesses to serve local communities and industry. “We were highly impressed with his attitude to challenges, his will to build a solid business and succeed, as well as his very strong qualifications to do so,” said Mr Abbott.

Hydraulink – which operates under the market signature “best under pressure” – delivers essential, safety-compliant and traceable hydraulic hose, fittings and services with expertise to industries requiring prompt, quality 24/7 service – either on-site or off-site. The company’s 400+ Hydraulink service outlets throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands focus on providing excellence of skillsets and ongoing training of staff to provide world-class maintenance.