Nordon Hydraulics was founded by Norm Johnson on 13 October 1972 at Geebung in Brisbane, Queensland. Mr Johnson continues as one of the two working directors. Fay Vogelzang joined the company in 1982. After 40 years in the business, servicing the oil hydraulic industry as well as various Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM), the Company still retains the same strong commitment to Quality, Service and Customer Satisfaction.

The business was conceived as a hydraulic service business orginally in the mobile equipment field with earthmoving equipment and later embracing industrial hydraulics across a variety of industries. The repair of cylinders exposed Nordon to a wide range of designs and their corresponding strengths. With the knowledge gained from repairing and servicing cylinders, Nordon developed quality cylinder manufacturing and hence that side of the business gained momentum which lead to the decision in the early 1990's to make the transition from service and manufacture to full time manufacturing..



The following years saw consideral changes within the business which resulted in significant investment in technology, machinery and engineering design capacity. Included in this transition to focus on OEM manufacturing for cylinders was the relocation of the factory to Brendale. The investment in technology and machinery, and recently supplemented with the addition of fully automated production cells ensures that Nordon is globally competitive in terms of quality and cost.



Cylinder design has evolved over the decades. Nordon retains and develops this industry knowledge and combines it with skilled labour force and modern manufacturing techniques to meet and foresee the industry needs.Nordon takes great pride in using latestest technology with developed skilled labour to produce standard and industrial cylinders for clients. All components are produced in-house using the latest robot-loaded machining centres and welders so we can control the qaulity at every stage of production.

Since 2006, Nordon provides the industry leading NI Industrial range of cylinders. This range is the only industrial roundline welded cylinder product that offers a complete range of standard mounting and accessories to provide clients with limitless range options. Featuring high grade cast and machined steel mounts which are held in stock, the NI range offers designers a standard product to incorporate within their designs. A comprehensive catalogue, access to 3D CAD models and unparalleled engineering support ensures that Nordon are able to provide all your cylinder requirements.  

"Our Vision is to be Australia's First Choice for Hydraulic Cylinder Solutions"

Nordon Cylinders has the capacity to manufacture cylinders from 1.5" bore x 10mm stroke to 12" bore x 7m stroke for applications including:

  • Light Duty
  • Mining
  • Medium Duty
  • NFPA Style
  • Industrial
  • Mill Style Specification
  • Heavy Duty
  • Specialised Production Runs
  • Agricultural
  • Custom designed and manufactured