1980 - 1989
1980 – We're going to need more room
A new 60,000 square foot factory is built in Sarasota—even though there are only 50 employees. We close the year with $4.7 million in sales.
1982 – Hello Sun UK
Our first operation outside the U.S. is in Coventry, England. As with all global expansions that followed, we find the right local people and let them lead the way.
1983 – Sun product expansion & Sun Switzerland
We introduce the Series 3 cartridge and launch operations in Switzerland.
1985 – Another Sun product expansion
We expand the product line again with our Series 4 cartridge. We now offer screw-in hydraulic valves in four flow capacities.
1986 – Manufacturing in the UK & Sales in Asia / Pacific
We build a factory in Coventry, England to manufacture ductile iron manifolds. We also begin establishing distribution in the Asia / Pacific market.
1989 – Enhancing quality with in-house heat treatment
We move heat treatment in-house to improve delivery times and quality control.