For over 60 years, Hidrostal has manufactured high-quality, low-maintenance pumps - from small, portable pumps for construction sites and flooded basements to ten-tonne waste water and thick matter pumps. At Hidrostal, we are committed to a high level of vertical integration and energy-efficient solutions. We supply special technically advanced products for a variety of industries and applications. By choosing a Hidrostal pump, you are opting for the best long-term solution.
The pump with the characteristic screw centrifugal impeller was invented by Hidrostal founder, Martin Stähle and patented in 1961. The pump was originally developed for use in the fisheries industry to transport fish from the boat for further processing without damaging them. This pump design was a tremendous success and widely imitated once the patent expired. Since then Hidrostal has continued to refine the screw centrifugal impeller and today, offers tailored designs for various application areas.
We have in-depth experience manufacturing high-quality pumps. For over 60 years, we have supplied pump systems to all branches of industry and other sectors with a focus of our work in the area of wastewater. We are committed to developing new products as well as adapting existing products to the respective usage location. In so doing, we ensure that our customers benefit from a long service life as well as the outstanding energy efficiency of our pumps.
The Hidrostal Group has grown continually over the last 60 years and has a holding structure with headquarters in Neunkirch, Switzerland.
Hidrostal manufactures pumps and parts in Switzerland, Hungary, England, China and Peru. Hidrostal operates its own foundries in Switzerland, Poland and Peru.
Hidrostal operates its own distribution companies in Germany, the Czech Republic, Poland, Belarus, Hungary, the Netherlands, Great Britain, Denmark, Switzerland, Spain, France, Peru, USA, South Africa and Australia.
The distribution companies serve customers in the local markets. They provide tailored solutions, technical assistance, service and maintenance. Hidrostal employs certified technical specialists, who have extensive experience configuring pumps and who take the unique operating conditions at the installation site into consideration. Depending on needs, the Hidrostal distribution companies supply individual pumps, spare parts as well as complete solutions including control units, fittings, pipes; they also handle assembly.
In addition to its own distribution companies, Hidrostal also has a network of long-standing distribution partners, who distribute the Hidrostal products in select markets
Since Martin Stähle founded it in Peru back in 1957, Hidrostal has been an independently operating, owner-run company. At Hidrostal, we’ve always believed that being independent is the best prerequisite for reaching our own goals and that financing ourselves forms the basis for independence. Our independence allows us to make free entrepreneurial decisions for the benefit of our customers, employees and the company.
High-quality products and a continual commitment to improvement form the basis of our company. We achieved this with our qualified and motivated employees, the best possible work materials and in-depth quality controls. That’s why we also invest in an exceptionally high level of vertical integration.
When it comes to developing our products, we also strive for utility value such as service life, cost-efficiency and natural energy efficiency. Hidrostal pumps boast an above-average service life and are also low-maintenance.
Sustainability and protecting the environment have been an integral part of Hidrostal’s philosophy since it was founded. This is reflected not only by our strategies and decisions as a company, but also in the values practiced by the company’s owners and employees. Hidrostal products are intended to be used for sensible purposes, to promote human health and protect the environment.
The largest share of Hidrostal’s customers operate in the municipal and industrial wastewater sector. In the 1960s, the first pumps were commissioned in Swiss water treatment plants. Since then, Hidrostal has equipped numerous pump stations and water treatment plants around the world. Depending on the respective market structure, we work directly with operators, engineering and planning offices or plant builders. Whatever form of cooperation we engage in, we are committed to optimally configuring the pump so that it operates with the best efficiency over the long term thereby achieving an optimal energy balance and long service life.
Pumps from Hidrostal are also widely used in industrial processes. In many cases, Hidrostal comes into play when the right solution for the job isn’t readily apparent. A complex pumping task can only be effectively solved if the entire system is taken into consideration. The long-standing experience and inventive genius of Hidrostal have given rise to many unconventional solutions. Since its inception, research and development work at Hidrostal have always accounted for current market requirements.
We comply strictly with applicable laws and regulations. These form the basis for our Code of Conduct.
We abide by fair competition as determined by a free market economy, thereby ensuring that our work within the Hidrostal Group as well as the work of our external business partners and customers is honestly rewarded.
We do not enter into any agreements with competitors and business partners outside the Hidrostal Group that prevent open and independent competition. In particular, we do not enter into agreements regarding resale prices, we do not abuse a dominant market position and we review any critical obligations in advance (e.g. exclusivity, non-compete obligations, joint ventures).
We avoid situations that might lead to a conflict between the personal and family interests of employees and the interests of the company.
In particular, all activities that compete with the interests of the company are to be avoided. The company’s business opportunities are not used to the personal benefit of employees.
We protect the company's confidential business, technical and financial information as it is a very valuable asset. We comply with data privacy laws and respect confidential information belonging to third parties.
Confidential information should only be communicated within the company, and in particular to third parties only if necessary and required for commercial reasons, whereby third parties should normally sign a confidentiality agreement.
When using the internet and e-mail in particular, special attention must be paid to confidentiality and data protection, though without blocking the exchange of information.
We treat company property and know-how with care and use it only for business purposes, subject to exemption by the supervisor. We protect the company's property and know-how from misuse.
We reject any form of active or passive bribery as well as corruption.
We do not accept or receive any kind of favours (gifts, invitations, trips, cash, benefits, etc.) beyond customary business hospitality.
Sponsorship and charitable donations are permitted within the framework of local rules.
We act in such a way that any negative impact on the environment is minimized. We comply with laws and regulations in the area of environmental protection.
We see ourselves as partners of companies that think and act sustainably. We regard the responsible and sustainable handling of economic, social and material resources as a central aspect of our work.
The health and safety of our employees, business partners and customers is very important to us. We comply with statutory and internal health and safety regulations.
We strive to contain risks and take the best possible precautions to prevent accidents and occupational disease.
Child labour is not tolerated. No persons may be employed who are younger than 15 years (children) or below the statutory minimum age of employment in countries where this is higher than 15 years.
All legal restrictions regarding the employment of persons under the age of 18 (young people) must be complied with.
We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on age, gender, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation or disability.
We maintain a respectful and fair relationship with each other and with third parties.
We take our responsibility towards fair working conditions and comply with all provisions under labour law.
We pay wages and salaries at all our locations and agencies at least in accordance with statutory or collectively agreed minimum wages.
We adhere to the working hours stipulated by law or collective agreements.
We offer equal hiring and training opportunities to all employees, regardless of age, gender, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation or disability.
We are committed to transparent action. By means of the necessary transparency, we try to identify and avoid potential conflicts at an early stage.
As employees and in particular as superiors, we set an example in our conduct both within the company and externally. We are aware that we are perceived as a part of the company on a day-to-day basis, including all our actions and statements, and we behave accordingly.
As far as we are able to influence this, we strive that our business partners outside the Hidrostal Group, in particular customers, resellers, sales representatives, agents, etc., likewise comply with this Code of Conduct, the accompanying regulations (policies) and our other company principles.
The principles set out in this Code of Conduct and its accompanying policies are main elements of our business culture which all employees are committed to comply with, even if they are more rigorous than the law.
No third parties are used to evade these rules.
All employees are responsible for compliance with the principles, and it is the responsibility of supervisors to ensure at all times that the principles are complied with.
Violation of these principles results in disciplinary action by the company. The nature and extent of the sanctions depend on the degree of violation.
Employees who discover violations of laws, the Code of Conduct, accompanying regulations (policies) or other company principles should contact their supervisor, the management or the Board of Directors.
The same applies to questions or comments or if it is unclear whether a specific behaviour is permissible or not.
All reports, questions or comments are treated confidentially. Persons who report incidents are protected. Retaliatory action against employees who report violations in good faith will not be tolerated and will be penalized accordingly.
This Code of Conduct and the accompanying regulations (policies) are reviewed at regular intervals and in case of special incidents, and they are modified as necessary. Any modifications are communicated promptly to employees and the company’s business partners.
1 January 2020 / Hidrostal Holding AG