OilQuick AB is a modern engineering and sales company, specializing in automatic quick coupler systems for different types of tool carriers.
The past 30 years the company also manufacture and sell the Grab John bucket, it became a well-known concept in connection with pole-planting, mechanical pipe-laying, cable-laying, etc.
OilQuick offers rational and efficient method solutions in construction and industry. Hydraulic attachments can be changed directly from the drivers cab in just 10 seconds. OilQuick is patented in Japan, North America and most European countries. OEM agreements were entered into with a number of leading machine manufacturers. Thousands of OilQuick systems have been sold to satisfied customers in the Nordic countries, Western Europe and the USA. The export share is approx. 80%.
The company is now run by the second and third generation Sonerud, Henrik as CEO, Linnea as economist and Åke as business manager for German-speaking countries.
We decided to make our products ourselves. This not only gives us greater power over quality assurance and lead times, but also enables us to improve our efficiency and competitiveness.
It also has benefits in collaboration with our design department and provides more scope in developing new products. We have complete control over the entire chain, from the order to the product delivered. Our goal is to make all our products in house. Excavator quick couplers, adapter plates, tool adapters, crane quick couplers and the lower components on tiltrotators are now built on the premises by OilQuick Production. We also make customers’ own quick couplers and attachments compatible with OilQuick. Plates from 5 to 250 mm thick can be gas cut. Two robot cells are available for welding, which can be supplemented with manual operations if required.
We have a wide range of machinery for working on the various components, including vertical lathes. Finishing is frequently done on our horizontal machining centres with an 800x800 mm table and ix-pallet system. The flexibility they provide helps us to achieve a high level of efficiency. For accurate dimensions and quality control, we use a Zeiss Accura II coordinate measuring machine. The products then go to our second facility where theyare assembled and packed. Finally, we ship the finished products to distributors and customers.
Our design department
Our design team focuses on development, design and planning for manufacture.
They are responsible for developing and designing most of our products - from welded structures to programming our own safety systems. We also have a laboratory where we test and verify our designs. Given that we work in the same building as houses production, we can arrive faster at a joint solution regarding the design and manufacture of our products.
We use 3D CAD software for design and calculation, and Monitor as the ERP system. In addition, we work closely together with our marketing department, where our service staff are also to be found. This keeps us closer to our consumers and means we can respond to their requests more flexibly. As we are the global market leader in fully automatic quick coupler systems and intend to expand our position in the future, we constantly work on new, innovative products.
Safety & environmental awareness
Using an OilQuick system saves time and money, as the ease of changing to the right attachment substantially reduces the costs of wear and tear.
Many accidents at the work place happen when operators have to get down from the cab and climb back up again frequently. The danger of slipping is particularly high in ice and rain. When OilQuick is installed on excavators, operators only rarely have to leave the cab, which minimises the risk of accidents and is also better for their knees and backs. At the same time, this means that there are fewer people in the machine’s danger zone.
As the operator no longer has to connect and disconnect hydraulic lines by hand, the risk of health problems such as allergies and breathing difficulties resulting from frequent contact with hydraulic oil are eliminated to a great extent. Another development designed to improve safety is the OQ LockSupport, a user-friendly tool for changing attachments on excavators safely and securely. Whenever attachments are changed the conventional way, some hydraulic oil is leaked. All OilQuick quick couplers are equipped with flat-face couplings. These couplings are drip free and thus help to make the job site eco-friendlier. The OilQuick system hoses run close to the excavator stick, which gives them greater protection against wear. This hose routing has the advantage that damaged lines need to be replaced less frequently and environmental pollution is thus prevented.
Our objective is to be the first choice for customers in automatic systems for changing tool attachments and to exceed their expectations with outstanding quality.
All our operations are clearly defined with reference to the specifications and manufacture and assembly are carried out ensuring the requirements are met.
We ship orders on time and, if any unexpected difficulties arise, notify the customer without delay.
We set measurable goals for quality annually and manufacture our products using established state-of-the-art processes to prevent reworking or rejects.
We select our suppliers with due care. Our quality requirements are clearly defined and we evaluate at regular intervals how suppliers are meeting them.
We continuously improve our business processes and management system on the basis of feedback received from customers and employees.
An OilQuick quick coupler is a premium product, which is reflected in both the quality and customer satisfaction.
ISO 9001 is an internationally accepted standard used to determine quality and applied by millions of organisations worldwide. Based on certain management principles, it mainly specifies the criteria for improving internal work processes in relation to customer needs. Before an organisation can be certified, it has to fulfil 58 requirements on the basis of eight quality management principles. The certificate is issued for a certain period and checked annually by an independent body.
Customer service and warranty
Providing our customers with first-class support is a priority for us. We have always attached great importance to qualified service technicians and attentive customer care.
With our three technicians and fully equipped service vehicles, we always make an effort to perform any work required on our products to the customer’s complete satisfaction. When scheduled installation or service work is required, our technicians contact customers to arrange a convenient time. We always try to carry out such work as quickly as possible and in urgent cases are flexible enough to help at short notice. Furthermore, we cooperate with a number of service partners that we can contract if lack of time prevents us from doing the work ourselves.
We also perform new installations or service work abroad where our distributors are not in a position to do so.