Lynch Group of companies has for 33 years been a global leader in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of motion control solutions, and integrated hydraulic/pneumatic sub-systems.
From its Buffalo, New York facility and Toronto, Ontario headquarters, Lynch supplies motion control solutions to a number of high profile industries including automotive, aerospace, defence, material handling, mining, forestry, industrial machines, mobile equipment, plastics and medical.
One of the more unique industries they provide motion control products for is entertainment, including theatre, theme park attractions, and movies.
Since 2008, Lynch has provided motion controls for well-known productions such as Miss Saigon and The Phantom of the Opera as well as theme park rides like Terminator and Universal Studios’ productions. One studio engineering team lead commented that “Lynch’s sweet spot is moving project concept to final hydraulic product, simplifying the process for our end-use,” something Lynch CEO and President Ernie Lynch loves to hear.
“A number of projects were with a studio, which we met at IFPE Las Vegas. It’s great that we’re involved in such high-profile projects. Our role within these projects has always been to review the customer’s design parameters, engineer and manufacture a custom hydraulic manifold solution. This has included integrated custom manifold for the stage platforms for Cirque du Soleil.”
Away from the glitz and glamour of the entertainment industry, Lynch’s exports account for approximately 40 per cent of the firm’s total sales, and Ernie is eager to increase that to 80 per cent by 2030:
“We sell into 72 countries, and have a goal of one hundred by 2030,” says Ernie.
Lynch’s exclusive distribution agreements with leading designers and makers of high performance hydraulic, pneumatic and electronic valves, manifolds, and accessories have been the backbone of its manifold manufacturing division.
Offering customers global brands like Sun Hydraulics, Atos Electrohydraulic, Metal Works Pneumatics, Hydac, and MaxPro, they have been able to take valve integration to a new level and are now suppliers to many well-recognised fluid power establishments and OEM’s:
“It’s a huge help, having relationships with global companies,” explains Ernie. “It allows us the flexibility to support our customers quickly with a variety of solutions.”
Lynch’s support of the customer also includes conceptualisation, engineering services, component selection, 3D modelling/design, state of the art manufacturing, assembly, functional and hydrostatic testing, documentation and validation. They have a talented marketing department and reseller location system in-house:
“We’re pretty self-sufficient and getting bigger every year. The fact that we can have such a large impact on so many industries including entertainment shows how much we love to give our customers the chance to satisfy their customers,” says Ernie.