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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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.


It's a priviledge be trusted with our customers' business. We understand the choices you have when selecting a service partner and we know how important it is to choose the best. Check out what some of our customers have to say about our credibility and expertise.

They know the business

For one thing, John Henry Foster is very easy to work with. Their salesmen are very knowledgeable and very easy to work with. They're a reputable company; we deal with them already and it was just very smooth. They pretty much ran the program: they put everything together. They knew what our needs were, they specified the equipment, they new how much the savings was involved with the program, and so we really didn't have to do anything internally. It was pretty seamless. They know the business; they've been in business a long time and I would highly recommend them to somebody else who is looking at going through an energy savings program.

- John Eldridge

St. Louis Area

Excellent Service!

Our company has used JHF for several years and have always had excellent service from everyone we have come into contact with. I personally have been ordering for my company for one year now and I have had nothing but great service. Returns are quick and simple, billing, ordering, everything. Orders ship out in a fast manner; they even use our custom item number on their invoicing, making it super easy to determine what was ordered. Trust me when I say that if we didn't like the service and products they provide, we would not be doing business with them.

- Kathee Vander Zanden

Professional and helpful

I have been utilizing John Henry Foster as a valued supplier for over 10 years in various roles at several companies. In addition to the excellent product lines that JHF offers, their technical support and other services are a great added value. Inside and outside sales and VMI personnel are professional and helpful, and have always been a pleasure to business with.

- Al Wittlich

Machine Tool and Die Builder, Southern Illinois

Have always gone the extra mile

My company, Perma Jack, has been dealing with JHF since the 80's. Since my first dealings with them, they have always gone the extra mile in getting the perfect fit for the hydraulics that I use. My rep, Dan Griffin is in regular contact with me to stay on top of any needs I may have. I am always amazed at the tremendous volume and variety of parts and equipment they stock. Although they are not limited to just hydraulics, if your need is anything related to hydraulics, if they do not have probably don't need it. Save yourself time and trouble and go to John Henry Foster first.

- John Langenbach

Structural Steel, Eastern Missouri

Highly Recommended for Material Handling

"I would highly recommend John Henry Foster." - John Mohler, President & CEO of Mohler Material Handling, St. Louis, Missouri.

- John Mohler

Material Handling , St. Louis, Missouri

We would recommend them to anyone!

We purchased an Ingersoll Rand 125 HP Air compressor from John Henry Foster in October 2019. We participated in the Ameren rebate incentive and Dillon and Chad were very helpful and knowledgeable about the process. They guided us through every step about what Ameren required from us, which meant this process went very smoothly. We have had many years of great service from John Henry Foster and look forward to many more. We would recommend them to anyone!

- Renee

Maintenance and Facility Coordinator, St. Louis

They are always professional

I would like to take this opportunity to say "Thank you" to Dillon, Joe, Leslie and Josh for all the great service they have provided to our account. I have been doing business with JHF for over 12 years and they are always professional. If I have any issues with orders or pricing they are always willing to work to keep our business partnership working like a well oiled machine. Look forward to our continued business partnership.

- Vicky Boyd

We have never been disappointed

Our company has been using John Henry Foster since 2008 and we have never been disappointed. I wear a lot of different hats here at Overby and I don't always have time to call and place orders. My rep and their sales dept has made it very easy for me to email orders over and gives me quick confirmations which makes my life easier. When they have had to come out and service our equipment they are always efficient and thorough. I appreciate their hard work in keeping us happy and I know we will have a long lasting business relationship.

- Jerica Rudebeck

Packaging Line Service Provider, Southern Illinois

I definitely recommend them

I have worked on several large to small sized compressed air projects with John Henry Foster over the years. I have always received fast responses for all of my requests. They are also knowledgeable about their products. I definitely recommend them.

- Chris Deck

Mechanical Contractor, Southern Illinois

Recommend them highly

Any time I have pneumatic or hydraulic applications needs I call on John Henry Foster. Knowledgeable and courteous staff that help with specifying the right components for the job. Recommend then highly.

- Brian Bert

Custom Machine Builder, Southern Illinois

A very dependable company

A great company. The sales team are always there when needed. The repair technicians are very knowledgeable, prompt and professional. A very dependable company.

- Bill Schmittling

Medical Device Manufacturer, Southern Illinois

Great customer service

An absolutely great company to do business with! I have had the benefit of working with multiple departments throughout JHF and my experiences have always been positive. This is a type of company which seems to strive on perfection and great customer service and I have yet to be let down.

- James Manley

Medical Device Manufacturer, Southern Illinois

Makes my job much easier

Very good experience, sales team and entire JHF team always there to help when needed. Very prompt and courteous service. Having vendors as JHF saves me valuable time and makes my job much easier. Thank you!

- Butch Williams

Medical Device Manufacturer, Southern Illinois

Always professional and very reliable

Our company has been in business since 2014 and JHF has been there with knowledgeable staff helping us choose the right equipment for our applications and prompt service when needed. Always professional and very reliable.

- Darryl Key

Machine Tool and Die Builder, Southern Illinois

I highly recommend them

We have been using JHF for 10 years and the service work is fantastic. I highly recommend them for all of your industrial needs.

- Robin W.

Foods Wholesaler, Western Illinois

Leader in service

Knowledgeable staff with a variety of services and parts. Leader in service for my emergency industrial maintenance needs

- Jason C

Electrical Component Manufacturer, Central Illinois

Great Company

Our company has worked with JHF for a number of yrs now and if there is a problem they will do their best to try to solve it. If there is some part that we need in a hurry they will do their very best to expedite it to save down time

- Adam Unverfehrt

Agricultural Supply and Service, Central Illinois

Quick Service

Walked in & was out the door withtin 20 minutes with a new hose built!

- Pablo Pinzon