About Us

SGS engineering

When you order with SGS Engineering, you’ll only ever receive a high quality product. SGS branded products go through the most stringent of quality and performance checks. We only ever stock brands we love and trust.

Designed and Manufactured by SGS

made in the UK

SGS design and produce NitroLift gas struts in our UK manufacturing facility based in Derby. Our gas struts are in Wembley Stadium and helped to win the JCB diesel land speed challenge. We’re the leading manufacturer of gas struts in the UK and that’s due in no small part to our commitment to high quality products, delivered quickly and with unparalleled customer support.

With our experience in precision engineering our range has grown over the years, but our eye for quality has never faltered. When you buy an SGS trolley jack, bottle jack, engine crane, tool box, tool chest, hydraulic press, compressor, generator or gas strut - expect your product to conform to the highest performance, safety and quality standards. We’re constantly testing and improving our range with the help of our dedicated Derby based R&D team.

JCB Dieselmax Lands Speed Record


SGS high performance gas struts were used as part of a canopy for the JCB Dieselmax. This car holds the world diesel-powered land speed record and has been driven over 350 miles per hour.

The New Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium

SGS has worked with Wembley Stadium providing SGS Nitrolift gas struts for skylights within the famous stadium. With 90,000 seats, Wembley is the largest stadium in the UK and second largest in Europe.

Highgrove Gardens Cold Frames

high grove gardens

Highgrove Gardens utilise stainless steel gas struts, designed and manufactured by SGS to keeps many of their prized plants alive during cool weather. Each cold frame utilizes two SGS struts & bespoke rod covers. Highgrove House is the family residence of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.

Custom Sports Cars

sports cars

We've designed gas struts for high performance cars with carbon fibre panels. A custom Porsche 911 with carbon fibre bonnet is fitted with two low force Nitrolift gas struts.

Gas Struts in The Tube

the London tube

The London Underground is the world's oldest underground rail system and has carried over a billion passengers. SGS Nitrolift gas struts have been used in storage receptacles within the complex tube system.

BT Tower Maintenance Shaft

BT maintenance tower

The BT Tower is an iconic part of the London skyline, rising 177 metres high. The maintenance hatches towards the top of the tower sport our British made, Nitrolift gas struts.

top tool brands

Our brands

As a manufacturer ourselves we’re incredibly good at spotting build quality and engineering excellence – so that’s how we choose our brands. By only stocking the brands we trust and respect we can guarantee our customers receive something special with every order. We perform pre-delivery inspections on the majority of the products we send out from our warehouses, meaning a trained technician has evaluated the product before it reaches you. Regardless of what you order from us, you can always feel confident the product will arrive promptly and ready for years of reliable service.

Platinum SPX Power Team Distributor & Repair Centre

SGS Engineering is the largest stockist of Power Team hydraulic equipment in Europe, meaning that we're always on hand for your specific requirements. As well as being an authorised repair centre for this multi-billion dollar corporation, we have in house experts for all the technical, support and sales advise you could require.

Company History

SGS Engineering was established in 2003 when Andy spotted a gap in the market for UK manufactured gas struts that could be built to an exacting standard and distributed quickly over the internet. Instead of waiting weeks for an imported gas strut, SGS customers would be able to expect their strut delivered next day. Although the product ranges have grown over the years, the underlying principle has stayed the same; high quality products, delivered quickly with an excellent UK based customer service team. From humble beginnings the company has grown and grown, now spanning four sites in Derby, with a fifth site due to begin construction this year.

ISO 9001 : 2015 registered workshop

Our experienced engineers can repair and service hydraulic equipment in our Derby based ISO 9001: 2015 registered repair centre. The ISO standard means we have proven our ability to consistently provide products that meet a customer's requirements, as well as ensuring an enhanced level of customer satisfaction.