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Company Background

Company Background
6 Months Ended
Jul. 03, 2021
Organization Consolidation And Presentation Of Financial Statements [Abstract]  


Helios Technologies, Inc. (“Helios,” or the “Company”) together with its wholly owned subsidiaries, is a global leader in highly engineered motion control and electronic controls technology for diverse end markets, including construction, material handling, agriculture, energy, recreational vehicles, marine, health, and wellness. Helios sells its products to customers in over 90 countries around the world. The Company’s strategy for growth is to be the leading provider in niche markets, with premier products and solutions through innovative product development and acquisitions.

The Company operates in two business segments: Hydraulics and Electronics. There are three key technologies within the Hydraulics segment: cartridge valve technology (“CVT”), quick-release hydraulic coupling solutions (“QRC”) and hydraulic system design (“Systems”). CVT products provide functions important to a hydraulic system: to control rates and direction of fluid flow and to regulate and control pressures. QRC products allow users to connect and disconnect quickly from any hydraulic circuit without leakage and ensure high-performance under high temperature and pressure using one or multiple couplers. Systems provide engineered solutions for machine users, manufacturers or designers to fulfill complete system design requirements including electro-hydraulic, remote control, electronic control and programmable logic controller systems, as well as automation of existing equipment. The Electronics segment provides complete, fully-tailored display and control solutions for engines, engine-driven equipment, specialty vehicles and therapy baths and spas. This broad range of products is complemented by extensive application expertise and unparalleled depth of software, embedded programming, hardware and sustaining engineering teams. This technology is referred to as Electronic Controls (“EC”).

On November 6, 2020, the Company completed the acquisition of BWG Holdings I Corp. (hereinafter referred to as “Balboa Water Group” or “Balboa”), an innovative market leader of electronic controls for the health and wellness industry. The results of Balboa’s operations are reported in the Company’s Electronics segment and have been included in the Consolidated Financial Statements since the acquisition date.