British Fluid Power Association

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British Fluid Power Association
Abbreviation BFPA
Motto Representing Hydraulic & Pneumatic Industries
Formation 1959
Legal status Non-profit company
Purpose Hydraulic and pneumatic businesses in the United Kingdom
Region served
c. 220 including distribution and manufacturing companies
J Serkumian
Main organ
BFPA Executive Committee
Affiliations CETOP European Fluid Power (Comité Européen des Transmissions Oléohydrauliques et Pneumatiques)
Website BFPA

The British Fluid Power Association is a trade association in the United Kingdom that represents the hydraulic and pneumatic equipment industry, utilising properties of fluid power.


It started in 1959 as AHEM, becoming BFPA in 1986. A division of the organisation, the British Fluid Power Distributors Association (BFPDA) was formed in 1989.


It is based in Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire, just off the northern spur of the A44 in the north-east of the town. There are three types of membership: Full, Associate and Education.


It acts as a marketing organisation (mostly abroad) for the industry and collects industry-wide statistics. Its technical committees also help in implementation and origination of standards for the BSI Group.

It represents companies involved with:

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