HYDRODRIVE - New Era of Easy Steering

Welcome to Techno Italia, the trusted manufacturer of Hydrodrive® hydraulic steering systems. Our extensive range includes outboard applications for boats with up to 400Hp, as well as inboard/stern-drive applications for boats up to 16m (52ft). Additionally, we provide hydraulic steering systems tailored specifically for racing boats, sailboats, and catamarans. Our expertise also extends to the production of hydraulic stick steering systems, and we are equipped to design and manufacture custom steering systems to meet unique client requirements.

At Techno Italia, we believe in the power of threes, which sets our Hydrodrive Hydraulic Steering Systems apart from competitors. Our THREES philosophy drives our commitment to excellence, innovation, and customer satisfaction, ensuring that you receive a superior steering solution for your vessel.”

T as Technology

The foundation of our Hydrodrive HSS lies in the pump house, which is meticulously crafted from a single block of hardened and hot-pressed aluminium. With a sturdy 10mm thickness and a specially selected material, our pump house guarantees a leak-free operation and prevents the formation of oil film or fog, even under extreme working pressures. To ensure precision and smooth functionality, the pump houses feature three ball bearings. Furthermore, each pump house and cylinder undergoes anodization, providing resistance to the corrosive effects of the sea. Our cylinders are also constructed from cold-drawn, hardened aluminium, boasting remarkable tensile strength surpassing traditional bronze materials. The robust, thick-walled design enables our cylinders to withstand high working pressures effortlessly.

At Hydrodrive, we embrace technology as the cornerstone of our engineering process. By integrating advanced aviation-inspired techniques, we deliver hydraulic steering systems of unmatched quality, reliability, and longevity.

H as History

The Gobbo family has over 50 years of experience in hydraulic systems. With a specialization in manufacturing hydraulic systems for the aircraft industry, the company has proudly served esteemed clients such as Fiat-Avio, Agusta, and Rolls Royce. This deep sense of purpose and commitment has always been ingrained in the Gobbo family’s culture. Today, their years of dedicated work stand as a valuable heritage, preparing them for future challenges. While seeking new opportunities in technology, the company remains grounded in its core traditional values like craftsmanship, quality and reliability.

R as Reliability

At Techno Italia, we firmly believe that reliability is directly tied to the quality of our products. Quality serves as our benchmark and is at the core of everything we do. We take great pride in the superior quality of our Hydrodrive system. In fact, we are so confident in its performance and durability that we offer an impressive 3-year warranty.

To back up our claims, we have meticulously gathered and analyzed extensive data on the reliability of our Hydrodrive HSS units. According to our comprehensive records, the percentage of Hydrodrive HSS units that required replacement within the first 3 years is less than a mere 0.1%. Furthermore, the durability average of our Hydrodrive system is more than 8 years. This remarkable longevity is a testament to the rigorous quality standards we adhere to during manufacturing. Our commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction is unwavering, and we confidently stand behind our products.

EE as Environmentally Engineered

Have you ever considered the amount of oil required to fill a hydraulic steering system? Or how frequently these systems need to be refilled throughout their lifespan? The numbers are staggering and may leave you astounded. However, at Techno Italia, we believe in envisioning a world where everyone strives to give their best. And if we can imagine it, we can make it a reality.

That’s why Hydrodrive HSS stands out as the ultimate steering system solution. Once filled for the first time, our systems require no further refills throughout their entire lifespan. This unique feature sets us apart and makes a significant difference for the planet. With our impressive durability statistics, we offer tangible support to our environment. We firmly believe that this long-term approach to sustainability is the key to our business’s growth. By embracing responsible practices and providing products that have a lasting positive impact, we create a future where both our customers and the planet thrive.

S as Simplicity

At Hydrodrive, simplicity is more than just a guiding principle—it’s our mantra. We firmly believe that the simpler and easier a product is, the more efficient it becomes. Our all-in-one steering kits include everything you need in a single package: the pump house, cylinder, oil, and a hose set crafted from twin hydraulic high-pressure tubes, complete with fittings. With this comprehensive kit, all you have to do is install the pump and cylinder, secure the hose set, and fill the system. The fast-fit connection system ensures a seamless installation experience. Our Hydrodrive HSS steering systems are fully compatible with the leading applications on the market, streamlining the process even further.

We understand that time is money, and that’s why we prioritize saving both for our customers. By simplifying the installation process, we enable significant time and cost savings. Our goal is to make the end user’s life as effortless as possible, allowing them to enjoy the benefits of our high-quality steering systems without any unnecessary complications.