Great Products Build Great Businesses

Since 1944, we have been helping our customers minimize production interruptions and maximize efficiency with the same care and expertise as if it were our own business.

Producing high-quality products and services is challenging and we know how hard it can be to find someone else who wants your business to succeed as much as you do. With industry-respected brands, $8 million of ready-to-ship components and assemblies and 24/7 support, we have the products to keep your business moving forward.

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Find Your Sales Representative

The John Henry Foster Company is a full-line fluid power distributor with territories covering parts of Missouri, Illinois and Kentucky and is the Midwest leader in fluid power sales. We have sales representatives stationed throughout our territory who can visit your site and provide hands-on attention to better meet your fluids power needs.

Custom Hydraulic Power Units

When out-of-the-box power units won’t cut it, we will work with to create hydraulic power units and integrated systems designed to your exact, required specifications and built to your quality standards. From concept to installation, we’ll put our experience to work for you to ensure efficiency, durability and optimal function in any environment.
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Any quantity, any complexity…even, any color

One is never too much. John Henry Foster hydraulic power units are custom-engineered and manufactured to meet your unique specifications. Design flexibility, performance, efficiency and maximum performance are guaranteed with our custom hydraulic units and systems.

Why JHF?

  • 3d modeling of power units
  • Complete systems including electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic and structural aluminum
  • Design/build capabilities of custom hydraulic test stands
  • Any size: from 1-gallon tank units to 1500+ gallon systems
  • Energy-saving designs to minimize ownership costs
  • Large paint booth to mix and spray custom colors

Regardless of size or intricacy, we leverage our knowledge of multiple disciplines required to make a project successful.  Our mechanical and electrical engineers, along with our support staff will work with you to meet your total system needs.

System Integration

Our product specialists and engineers will help you realize true efficiency and productivity with system integration. From simple component connections to complex automation solutions, we have the technology and the expertise to help.

  • Design
  • Manufacturing
  • Installation
  • Commissioning
  • Long-term Maintenance
  • Trouble-shooting

Industries We Serve

  • Turnkey Hydraulic, Pneumatic and Electrical Controls
  • Automotive
  • Paper and Pulp
  • Custom Integrated-PLC-Based, Control and Data Acquisition Systems
  • Appliance
  • Lumber and Wood Processing
  • Compliance with Your Specifications
  • Food and Beverage
  • Plant Automation
  • Custom Designed Control Panels
  • Animal Feed Processing
  • Materials Recycling
  • Project Management
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Materials Handling
  • Creative Engineered Solutions
  • Automated Welding
  • Discrete Part Assembly
  • Custom Software Development
  • Blending Rubber and Plastics
  • Stone Glass
  • Custom System Diagnostics
  • Customized Testing