2000 - Present
2000 – Hit $80M in Sales
We reach $80 million in sales.
2002 – Sun UK expands
We double the size of our UK facility to keep pace with demand.
2003 – Sun France, US expansion & electro-hydraulic valves
We open a sales office in France and a facility in Lenexa, Kansas to produce ductile iron manifolds. We also begin to release a line of electrically actuated cartridges.
2005 – A stake in WhiteOak Controls
We take an equity position in WhiteOak Controls, a manufacturer of proprietary and unique digital amplifiers that we embed directly into our cartridge valves.
2007 – Sun India & Investment in High Country Tek
We add a sales operation in Bangalore, India and make an equity investment in High Country Tek, a designer and manufacturer of electronic controls.
2008 – Shared Distribution
We create a share distribution program that shares profits amongst employees and shareholders.
2011 – Hello Sun China
We sell the joint venture in China and open a sales office in Shanghai. We complete our acquisitions of HCT.
2012 – US expansion in the works
To meet rising demand, we announce plans for a third US factory in Sarasota, Florida.
2013 – Sun moves into third Sarasota facility
We close our Lenexa, Kansas facility and consolidate all U.S. manifold activities in new factory at 803 Tallevast Road, Sarasota.
2014 – Sun introduces new website
Sun releases a freshly updated and more user-friendly website filled with many new features including the Sun Media Center, videos, and Application Case Studies.
2016 – New CEO takes the reins
Sun Vice Chairman Wolfgang H. Dangel takes over as President and CEO of the company. Dangel has been a Director of the Company since June 2009, and Vice Chairman of Board since December 2012. He succeeds Allen J. Carlson, who remains on the Board of Directors.
2016 – Sun Hydraulics acquires Enovation Controls
Sun Hydraulics acquires Enovation Controls, a leader in electronic control, display and instrumentation solutions, expanding Sun's reach into more markets and strengthening the company's position in electronic controls in a wide range of applications.