Wye Cylinder Engineering

The UK's first choice for Hydraulic Cylinder Manufacture.

A Bit About Us

Wye Cylinder Engineering (WCE) Ltd design & manufacture a multitude of bespoke hydraulic cylinders for a wide range of applications.

With over 40+ combined years of cylinder design experience WCE are able to offer a complete solution to meet our client's specific demands.

Over the years this has led us to service some of the top industry-leading OEM’s from a variety of industry sectors.



Why Choose Us

We listen to our customers and provide superior customer service and after-sales support.

We work with you to ensure your cylinders are delivered to suit your deadlines.

We provide peace of mind with our stringent quality policy.

We pride ourselves with providing cylinders at competitive prices.

We offer a comprehensive free design service on bespoke cylinders.

We are specialists of volume production.

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Trusted Experts

Wye Cylinder Engineering is a family run business based in Herefordshire that has been manufacturing hydraulic cylinders since 1969 & following a re-branding in 2009 has gone from strength to strength investing in the best CNC machinery. The additions of Robotics, Barfeed systems & 5-axis machinery has enabled us to produce volume componentry at highly competitive prices.


Wye Cylinder Engineering Products

Multi Stage Telescopic Cylinders

Our multi stage telescopic cylinders cover a wide range of agricultural tipping applications & typically range between 4tonne – 18tonne lifting capacity in 2 – 4 stages. 

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Bespoke Design Cylinders

At WCE we manufacture bespoke cylinders to cover a wide range of applications.

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Displacement Telescopic Cylinders

Our displacement telescopic cylinders are used on a more commercial type application & typically range between 2tonne – 21tonne lifting capacity in 2 – 5 stages.

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Double Acting Cylinders

We have a standard range of stock cylinders which can be supplied to you on a next day delivery service.

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Brake Ram

WCE have been manufacturing hydraulic brake cylinders for over 30 years so we know what it takes to make a high-quality reliable unit.

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Subcontract Machining

WCE offer a complete subcontract machining service for simple or complex components. We have a comprehensive range of the latest CNC turning and milling machinery.

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Powerpacks & Accessories

At WCE we stock a small range of single acting 12-volt hydraulic powerpacks in 5L / 7.5L tanks.

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Contact Us

If you have a question or would like to request a quote for any of our products, please get in touch.

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Our latest News

We like to keep you updated with our local and industry-based news. We often update this so please check back from time to time.  

How it all began….over 50 years ago!

How it all began….over 50 years ago!

Our Story...The origins of WCE can be traced back to the 1950s with its original owner and founder Mel Bayliss. Born in 1928, Mel had a passion for engineering and in particular, motorised travel. So much so, in 1959 Mel built his first “Fastakart” racing Kart, which was all the rage at the time! Less than 10 years later, there was a turning point and Mel was asked to build his first hydraulic cylinder for one of his customers. By early 1969 Mel had manufactured his first farm tipping ‘ram’ and his new business was born. Fast-forward to 1972 and Mel was joined in the business by his son Ken, who can be seen in the middle of the motorbike picture as a little boy in shorts! Ken completed his engineering training and by 1975 Ken was in charge of the entire Bromyard factory, at the young age of 25. By the time he was 36 Ken was running the company and taken the business to new heights. To this day, WCE remains a family business producing high-quality hydraulic cylinders to a wide range...

WCE Secures Funding for Innovative Machinery

WCE Secures Funding for Innovative Machinery

WCE Secures Funding for Innovative MachineryInnovation is at the heart of what we do here at WCE and we are always looking into ways to improve our manufacturing process, products and customer service. We are constantly making improvements and one area we felt needed improvement was our paint drying process. Our current machinery was insufficient and meant we were losing value time and energy and it didn’t meet our high expectations, so we needed a solution to overcome this. We had previously approached Marches Growth Hub, to obtain a BEEP Grant in 2019 which enabled us to invest in a new piece of machinery. This not only increased our productivity, but also accrued yearly energy cost savings and reduced almost 25 tonne of carbon a year. Due to the previous success, it was natural for us to reach out once again, to see if any further support was available. Marches Growth Hub helped with a successful application and we received £20,000 grant from the Business Growth Programme (BGP2)....