Hoses are essential to connect equipment functionalities with the relative prime movers, wherever fluid medium is the mode of power transfer. They facilitate functionalities of implements, drive control systems, brakes, motors and cylinders which form the core of modern construction machinery.
Market size information is hard to collect because in practically every district of the country one can find hose makers of repute. Since hoses are critical for continued operation and many a time routed to inaccessible pressure points. Major OEMs and other global standard hose manufacturers are concentrating in the high to extra high pressure segments of this industry.
It is important to note that in high pressure space, each and every element of the hose assembly has to perform under extreme conditions. Therefore, quality, cost, and safety are primary concerns. In high-end hoses, the developers have innovated re-usable fittings which can be used in a new hose to be supplied to the customers. Many OEMs have established such hose repair facilities at their global dealership outlets to support their customers in terms of minimum turnaround time and cost. Such initiatives have enabled OEMs and dealerships to develop highly satisfied customers in their business territories.