Hydra is one of the most experienced producers of capacitors in the world having been in the buisness for over 100 years. Originally founded in Germany (Berlin) Hydra was teamed with AEG for 60 years before branching out on its own.
Hydra produces more than 20 million capacitors per year with two production facilities. Our Headquarters and 50% of the production is located in the Czech Republic. The other facility is located in Vietnam where Hydra produces for Asian markets and also high volume orders for the European market.
Our goal here at Hydra is to produce our capacitors with the highest quality. During production, Hydra inspects all capacitors to ensure 100% product reliability. During post production, we again perform an additional random test. Only after passing all tests, the capacitors are then released for delivery. Due to our diligence and expert staff, we are committed to providing our customers a quality product.
Our conscientious approach to providing our customers a product they can rely on and one that we can be proud of has made us a leader in this field. With 100% testing during the production process we are sure to deliver a top quality product. Due to this highest quality level, the field failure rate with less than 1 ppm since several years is extremely low – and even these failures were caused by extreme climatic circumstances.
Due to our high quality standards, Hydra has become one of the leading suppliers for the white goods market where Hydra provides capacitors for all major appliance manufacturers.
Hydra also provides its products to nearly all producers of pumps, motors, compressors and also motors for window shutters .
Hydra is one of the leading suppliers in these mass markets, where quality is a key factor.
In addition, in the last 3 years Hydra has become very strong in the market of Power Capacitors. From 2016 to 2017, the production increased 50%. From 2017 to 2018, the production increased by 70%. In 2019 we expect an additional growth of 50%. This strong increase is the result of high quality, flexibility in custom made capacitors, short lead times and our commitment to you.
|1899:||Hydra was founded as Elektrizitäts-Aktiengesellschaft Hydrawerk by akcuisition of Hydrawerke Krayn & Koenig|
|1922:||Began the production of paper capacitors|
|1924:||Began the production of power capacitors for Power Factor Correction (PFC)|
|1925:||Hydra was purchased by AEG|
|1936:||Elektrizitäts-Aktiengesellschaft Hydrawerk was renamed into Hydrawerk AG|
|1939:||New factories opened in Berlin and in Freiberg|
|1941:||2 new factories were opened in Berlin|
|1945:||During Worldwar 2, Hydra was completely destroyed.|
|1975:||AEG-Telefunken overtakes the development, production and sales of the Hydrawerke AG, specializing in high voltage capacitors.|
|1985:||AEG-Telefunken was bought by Daimler Benz and renamed to AEG AG|
|1992:||Switch from paper capacitors to foil capacitors|
|1996:||Hydrawerke AG was renamed to AEG Kondensatoren und Wandler GmbH and sold to a British Investment Company.|
|1998:||AEG Kondensatoren und Wandler GmbH were bought by their own management and private investors. In addition, the founding of AEG components s.r.o in Czech Republic.|
|1999:||Opening of a new factory in the Czech Republic with the name Hydra a.s. (relocation of Headquarter to Czech Republic).|
|2011:||The company in Berlin was renamed to Hydra Components GmbH and AEG Components in Czech Republic was renamed to Hydra a.s.|
|2012:||Construction began for a new productiuon facility in Vietnam.|
|2014:||Production begins at additional new factory HYDRA Vietnam.|
|2018:||New strategic distributor in China|