Founded in 1960, Baltimore Hydraulics operated from the 3rd floor of a row house in downtown Baltimore. The company’s founder Harry F. Kauffman, saw a need by the automotive industry for the repair of hydraulic jacks and air tools. The business grew throughout the 60’s until off shore products began driving prices downward causing us to look to other markets where our knowledge and expertise could be utilized. Our understanding of the physics behind hydraulic systems and components allowed us to become a major provider of service and repair to Baltimore’s Shipyards, Steel Mills and Industrial Plants. As word spread, requests for our services continued to grow throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Currently owned and operated by Harry’s son Gordon, and his son Chris, Baltimore Hydraulics is moving into its third generation of operation serving a wide variety of markets throughout the United States.