Eastern provides hydraulic and industrial hose and fluid transfer products for both commercial and domestic use. Based in Ipswich, Suffolk, the company is run by owner Matt Gissing, who employs around 30 staff – and growing.

Established in 1987 by Chris Eve and Russell Gissing, Eastern has grown from its humble beginnings to become the region’s largest importer of fluid transfer solutions complete with custom built storage and state-of-the-art testing facilities.

A family run company, owner Matt Gissing followed his father, Russell Gissing, into the business in 2014. Inspired by the level of knowledge internally, Matt formally consolidated over 30 years’ expertise into easily recognisable divisions, each headed by an industry expert.

Today, we’re proud to provide market-leading solutions for Hygiene, Oil & Gas, Onsite and OEM Brands, while remaining loyal to our heritage as a trusted distributor of hoses and fittings from our Trade Counter.

On our 30th birthday, we took the decision to rebrand to reflect our growth, evolving our name from Eastern Hose & Hydraulics to Eastern, with all our divisions as separate sub-brands.


Here’s six great reasons to choose Eastern for your hoses & accessories:

SAVE TIME – by working with trusted manufacturers including world-renowned Manuli, we can provide a one-source solution for all your needs

SAVE MONEY – our buying power means we can provide you with the best prices

REDUCE DOWNTIME – our Onsite team are by your side to serve you 24/7

PEACE OF MIND – all our products are backed by robust guarantees, reducing the likelihood of repeat failure or replacement

TRUST – we have a 30-year heritage in industrial supplies and hundreds of loyal customers in our region

EXPERTISE – specific solutions for your industry, from offshore to hygiene and marine