Star Jack Company was founded in 1947 by Frank Jakoubek to design and manufacture hydraulic lift jacks. Over the years, hydraulic pumps, cylinders, swivels and related items were added to the product line. As a result of these new products, the company became Star Hydraulics.
Frank sold the company to Jack Tindall in 1969. The Tindall family added products, equipment and expanded the manufacturing facility. After Jack’s passing, the company was sold to Alkon Corp. in November 2012 with Brian Althoff becoming the new president. Since that time, Star has made significant improvements by investing in new equipment, implementing Lean manufacturing techniques, initiating 24 hour delivery on standard products, improving on-time delivery for all orders, shortening lead-time on custom products and improving Star’s overall quality.
In 2014, Star Hydraulics became certified to ISO9001:2008 by NSF International. In late 2016, Star began shipping pneumatic cylinders for the truck market. With Star’s commitment to continue its expansion into pneumatic cylinders, Star has changed its name to Star Hydraulics & Pneumatics.
We design these products using a variety of materials to meet your strength, fluid, temperature and application requirements. Star products are manufactured in the U.S.A.
Lift Jacks & Other Hydraulic Products
If you have any questions or need assistance, feel free to call our offices during our business hours of 7:30am – 5:30pm CST Monday through Friday.
Our Houston, Grand Prairie, and Lafayette locations maintain a complete factory authorized for repair and testing staffed by factory trained technicians.