Providing Training, Consultancy and Expert Witness services to organisations in all sectors of the global Fluid Power Industry


Utilising in-house 2 and 3D CAD software and 3D printing enables rapid prototypes and any associated tooling to be produced with file sharing ability across globally recognised design software, therefore reducing the design lead-time.


Over 25 years’ experience in all aspects of ‘port to port’ design, development, testing, manufacturing and failure investigation. This knowledge has been used in the development of widely recognised training courses and standards.

Expert Witness

Considerable experience in the investigation of hose, assemblies and associated components which have failed in service. Experienced in the writing of CPR Part 35 compliant reports for the Court and undertaking peer review work.

Threadless Connectors

With over 4.2 million ends in service and proven labour savings in excess of 60%, this connector gives ‘direct to port’ and ‘ends formed from tubing’ capabilities, therefore reducing the number of connectors and associated leak-paths.

About FPDS

Fluid Power Design Solutions (FPDS) are an ISO 9001 : 2015 and ISO 14001 : 2015 registered company founded by Stephen Dilks in 2009 as an independent design, consultancy, training and expert witness service provider to the global fluid power industry. The company’s core values are to provide the highest possible levels of services, professional integrity and ensuring stringent client confidentiality.

Downloadable Documents

The company’s documentation relating to Environmental, Quality and Training & Competency along with an overview of the British Fluid Power Association training courses which the company is authorised to deliver are available by clicking on the ‘View Documents’ link below.

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