David Callaghan

David Callaghan


2022 - Introduction of manufacturing metal expansion joints aimed at HVAC customers

2021 – Moved the LPG hose production to its own dedicated site in Rugby

2019 – From 2010, Hydraquip Metal  & Hose PTFE Division has seen continued growth 4.5 million turnover in 2019

2019 – New LPG Hose venture planned for  Sept 19 with anticipated additional sales of 1 million within 12 months

2017 – Acquired Ideal Hose & Arnold Hose, renamed Hydraquip Metal Hose Division to Hydraquip Metal And PTFE Hose Division

2013 – Promoted to Director of Hydraquip Metal Hose Division

2010 – Joined Hydraquip Metal Hose Division as Project Manager

2006 –  Became Shareholder of Arnold Hose Ltd and Promoted to Sales Director

1998 – Technical Sales Manager at Arnold Hose

1993 –  Apprentice  – Mechanical and Production Engineering  / Sales Engineer,  started with Arnold Hose Ltd

In 2010 the opportunity arose for Hydraquip to expand its product range through the opening of the Metal Hose Division in Bolton. From buildings, infrastructure, staff and stock, I worked with Duncan to create a strong sales strategy to secure a successful future for the business. To meet demand, stock levels were increased and investments were made into purchasing new and improved machinery. Hydraquip’s Metal Hose Division showed constant, steady growth and in 2016-17 two acquisitions were made. Ideal Hose & Safety Ltd and Arnold Hose Ltd in Northampton became a part of the Metal Hose Division with the existing teams joining the group. Again, investments were made into the buildings and stock for their customers which in turn has proven successful for the business. In 2019 our newly planned LPG Hose venture was launched with anticipated sales of 1 million within 12 months. Since the start of 2022 the company has expanded its ranges to include the manufacturing of stainless expansion joints and lpg hose production in a dedicated production facility in Rugby. Further to this, in the latter part of 2022 an additional OEM production facility is planned to be opened in Northampton to support the growth of our OEM customer base and provide a superior level of service, quality and support along with the JIT delivery services that’s required.