Hydro Tek Profile & History
As we look back on more than two decades of growth and development from our humble beginnings, we appreciate every customer who has participated in our journey to excellence.
In 1985 one man’s vision became the symbol of reliability in an emerging pressure washer industry. Driven by a passion for building equipment and innovative thinking, John Koen created Hydro Tek Systems. Focusing to provide the most durable and fastest cleaning pressure washers with an impressive look and style that has never been compromised and which has earned Hydro Tek Systems the reputation as one of the industry’s leading manufacturers.
Founder and President
Hydro Tek Systems
From concept to delivery of our products, every Hydro Tek team member takes pride in ensuring that our customer’s expectations are met. Continued emphasis on research and development, increased efficiency through demand flow processing, and cellular-lean manufacturing techniques allows Hydro Tek Systems, Inc. to provide unmatched value in today’s competitive global market place.
Our success in the pressure washer industry has led us to the continued expansion of our product offering that now includes Hydro Loop ® wash water recovery and recycling systems to preserve one of our most precious resources…water.
As founder and President of Hydro Tek Systems, John is able to lead our team with an engineering background in addition to the management expertise required to run today's manufacturing business. This results in unmatched quality and durability portrayed in every Hydro Tek machine… Experience the difference.
Here is our story:
I first used a pressure washer in 1976, at a time when most people didn't even know what a pressure washer was. I was very intrigued and amazed. For eight years, from high school through college I worked part time with high pressure pumping systems. After seeing what was available in the power washer market place, I knew it could be designed better. In 1985 my dream became the vision for the future of Hydro Tek. I commenced production with one employee in a 1200 square foot warehouse, selling my product locally in Southern California. I learned quickly that focusing on quality and reliability was the key to manufacturing success and customer satisfaction. Although sales and marketing of a product can be the most difficult aspect of starting a business, I found that the quality and aesthetics made sales and marketing of the product much easier.
In 1987 Hydro Tek became incorporated and we moved to a 6000 square foot facility. We began to gain market share in Northern California and the Western states through distributors. Our innovative trailer units and durable stainless steel design met the demanding needs of contract cleaners and heavy construction users. Sales began to increase rapidly. I began to handpick managers with the same vision of quality and customer service that I had found to be so important in the early days. In 1989 we established distributors in the remainder of the country and began marketing nationwide.
By the end of 1997, we had "embraced" technology with a full network of computers that extend all the way from the front office to our shop floor and implemented advanced laser cutting and other CNC manufacturing machinery to give you, the customer, all the quality, innovation, and reliability you deserve.
In 2001, we fully implemented the latest manufacturing techniques such as demand flow processing and cellular-lean manufacturing to achieve "world class" standards ensuring quality control and rapid delivery. These changes have increased our efficiency so in addition to delivering a superior product we can also deliver better value. To ensure your safety we have completed certification to UL1776 standards and have also engineered additional safety devices to protect you beyond industry standards. And in 2011 we were awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification.
Hydro Tek's state of the art
pressure washer manufacturing facility.
In 2006 Hydro Tek Systems, Inc. took the next step in solidifying its future in the cleaning equipment industry worldwide. By expanding operations into a new state of the art facility, our engineering and production capabilities will accommodate the continued growth of our company. It is our vision though the next decade to “create the obvious choice” in cleaning equipment to match to the definite purpose you may need.