As part of Hardin Marine’s continued global expansion, they have just completed yet another new acquisition. This time it’s of Performance Hydraulics Corporation of South Carolina. Hardin is incorporating the product line assets and tooling of the successful high quality line of Power Plane trim systems including trim tabs, hydraulic pumps and cylinder manufacturing as well as complete hydraulic hose and line service into Hardin’s Mayfair brand.

This deal will result in the integration of the Power Plane Tab Systems into the Mayfair brand to create a powerhouse in hydraulic marine transom offerings. The Mayfair Steering systems have become the industries leader in many markets through design and installation friendly steering components and the Power Plane Trim Systems makes for a perfect coupling of hydraulic offerings!

A Hardin Marine executive noted that this is a key acquisition for the company. Hardin Marine states that while it will continue the production of the original Power Plane Trim Tab System that they have nearly 5 more new trim tab offerings slated for launch as soon as 2014. They will offer a direct replacement parts offering for the popular K-Plane trim tabs as well bring CAN BUS friendly technology making them compatible with OEM Dash displays by current engine manufactures.

One of the key components to the Power Plane trim tab is the 316L Stainless steel trim cylinders. This Trim cylinder design renders the failing corroding aluminum cylinders a thing of the past.

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