MF Hydraulics Support The Ventilator Challenge UK team

MF Hydraulics are proud to announce throughout lockdown we supported companies in the Ventilator Challenge. Our employees worked hard to get consumables across the line to contribute through these difficult times and we are so proud  to have been played our part and we were able to help.

The certificate was a welcomed surprise when we opened the post. It is a real honour to receive a certificate from the companies involved and the cabinet office. We will hang this proudly on the wall of our office to say we were a vital part in these unprecedented times of Covid 19.

Our offices remained open throughout lockdown although, some safety measures are still in place. Through the summer we stopped customers coming into our store. As we head into Autumn/Winter these will be reconsidered and a new protocol will be put in place. We are following the government guidelines and advise all customers to be wearing face masks when entering our stores. We appreciate your co-operation and look forward to seeing the world head back to some form of ‘normal.’

New Machine Coming to CES!

We are excited to announce we will be adding a new Mazak machine to our workshop. The Mazak CV5-500 has 5-axis machining capacity with a high performance 12,000 min-1 and 18.5 kW spindle. The new machine is due to be delivered early 2021 and we are already taking bookings for your requirements! To discuss please call us on 01905420529 or email [email protected] 


All our branches are now open and we are working alongside the covid-19 guidelines. At present we are not allowing customers into our Parkerstores but we are happy to serve you through the door.

Phone and email enquiries are being dealt with promptly. To discuss your requirements or pop into our stores please find your local store by clicking here.


To all our dear customers & suppliers,

We remain open at these testing times and we are doing everything we can to help whenever possible. If you are planning on visiting our branches we would advise you call before you come in.

Oxford – 01865715757

Reading – 01189864566

We have temporally closed our Swindon branch but feel free to call our Reading or Oxford branch if you need something.

From everyone at MF Hydraulics, stay safe and we hope this all goes back to normal soon!

The Beginning of 2020!

It’s been a very busy start to 2020 for the Centinal Group. We exhibited at Lamma held at the NEC. Our stand consisted of our Mecklock (anti-theft lock) and the Parker KarryKrimp. The show was busy with a lot of interest in our stand. We have recently signed the agreement to exhibit again at Lamma 2021.

CEHS have confirmed they will be exhibiting at Energyx2020 at Chester Racecourse on 9th & 10th June 2020. CEHS will exhibit Burndy tooling as well as their own branded tooling.

Our promotions continue to run on all of our trade counters Oxford, Reading & Swindon. In celebration of easter we have creme eggs to give away with all trade counter orders over £20 throughout April.

Don’t forget you can always shop online at with free next day delivery up to 10pm no minimum spend!

Check out our vacancies page for the latest job opportunities.

Rounding up 2019!

Another tremendous year for the Centinal Group. We have put a lot of investment into our MF Reading depot sprucing it up to be a modern workplace to be in. CEHS have exhibited at Ohlex in June, taking along some of our best crimping tools & accessories. CES have created new products which can be found in the news part of the website. Thamesair have continued to go from strength to strength with MF by their side.

A difficult year for the manufacturing industry with Brexit looming in the background. Hopefully the new year will put a close on this subject and the economy will rise again.

We are starting off 2020 by exhibiting at the Lamma show at the NEC in January. Shortly following with an open day for CEHS towards the end of the month. The Reading revamp continues but don’t worry we will still be open throughout!

We’d like to thank all our Customers & suppliers for your continuous support throughout 2019 and looking forward to working with you in 2020.

Opening Times:

We close at 12pm on Tuesday 24th December and will reopen 8am on Thursday 2nd January.

You can still order online at for delivery on Friday 3rd January.

MF will be exhibiting at Lamma 2020!

MF Hydraulics will be exhibiting at Lamma 2020 held at the NEC. The exhibition will be held on 7th & 8th January, stand number: 6.300. Watch this space for more details on whats to come. We will be taking our mechanical anti-theft system Mecklock along with the Parker Hannifin KarryKrimp. We’ll see you there!

New from CES LTD

MF Hydraulics solve problem at Blenheim Palace

A strange request for MF Hydraulics who were asked to assist in a contemporary flower show entry at Blenheim Palace in June.

After much thought it was realised soft copper and reinforced plastic could achieve the designers vision.

MF Hydraulics donated the product and Irene Manson produced the design which won first prize in its category. Strange old business Hydraulics you never know where the next challenge is coming from!