Delta Hydraulic’s white knight

From the September 2011 issue.

In the isolation of Tasmania, one Australian combines political involvement with the creation of leading edge hydraulics.

Fighting the tyranny of distance, head butting governments and advocating hard for the manufacturing industry would be a full-time job for most, but one Australian combines this with his creation of leading edge hydraulics.

It sounds so matter-of-fact when John White talks about his globally unique ceramic densified hard chrome coating for hydraulic lifts. In his seemingly laconic way, he describes how it improves the corrosive resistance from 200 hours to 10,000. But, for those who have a keen eye for what this means for the heavy transport industry, short of personally picking White’s brains, they will find his groundbreaking innovations hard to copy. “I don’t patent anything,” he says. “As soon as you do that, you are releasing it to the world.”

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