About Us


Over 135 Years of History

Southcott Pty Ltd was founded in Adelaide in 1886 as a general engineering business by two brothers, James and Albert Southcott. The brothers secured their place in Australian industrial history with their early accomplishments in the design and manufacturing of the ACME water cooler, saddle-stitching machine for the Australian Light Horse Military and stamp perforation machine for Australia Post.

The company’s involvement in hydraulics began in 1954 with the design and development of axial piston pumps and motors. Hydraulics became the new basis of the Southcott business.

Over a century later, the company remains 100% Australian-owned by the Southcott family and is committed to continuing its success in designing and manufacturing innovative products and machinery.

Australian Manufacturer

Australian Manufacturer

Today, Southcott is the largest manufacturer of hydraulic couplings and adaptors in Australia. We have built a reputation for precision machining, and as a quality manufacturer of hydraulic components to meet the demands of Australian industry.

As an Australian manufacturer, our commitment to excellence has allowed us to continue to expand our manufacturing capabilities. Our facilities in Taree & Wingham are dedicated to manufacturing couplings and adaptors, whilst our Athol Park facility specialises in manifolds, valves, pumps & motors. With advancements in electro-hydraulic systems, our Control Systems Group, located in Newcastle, provides full in-house design and manufactured systems.

Southcott strives to meet and exceed clients’ expectations by manufacturing quality solutions whilst providing superior customer service.

National Distribution

National Distribution Network

Southcott has grown into a significant force in hydraulics, fluid connectors, electronic controls and engineering, providing customised solutions to diverse industries throughout Australia. Southcott has an extensive national network comprising of 10 sales & service branches to ensure support at a local level.

Through our experienced staff, we can provide customers with technical support, supply chain management and premium customer service. Our branch network is equipped with hose assembly and testing equipment, hydraulic test benches and after-sales support vehicles.

Southcott aims to provide the most cutting-edge solution in on the market. Our services include system design, component & kit supply, electronic control integration, installation, service & repair, commissioning and training to provide the Complete Hydraulic Solution.