Sun Hydraulics Corp is a Sarasota corporation founded in 1970. The Company is a designer and manufacturer of high-performance screw-in hydraulic cartridge valves and manifolds, and integrated fluid power packages and subsystems which control force, speed and motion as integral components in fluid power systems. It has its operations in the United States, England, Germany, France, South Korea, China and India. The Company sells its products through wholly owned subsidiaries and independent distributors. The Company's products provide an important control function within a hydraulic system, to control rates and direction of fluid flow and to regulate and control pressures. The Company sells its products through wholly owned subsidiaries and independent distributors. Approximately two-thirds of product sales are used by the mobile market, which is characterized by applications where the equipment is not fixed in place, the operating environment is often unpredictable and duty cycles are generally moderate to low. Some examples of the mobile market include equipment used in off-road construction, agriculture, fire and rescue, utilities, oil fields, and mining. The remaining one-third of sales are used by industrial markets, which are characterized by equipment that is fixed in place, typically in a controlled environment, and which operates at higher pressures and duty cycles. Power units, automation machinery, metal cutting machine tools and plastics machinery are some examples of industrial equipment. The Company sells to both markets with a single product line. The Company's competitors include full-line producers and niche suppliers similar to the Company. Its operations are subject to federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations that impose limitations on the discharge of pollutants into the soil, air and water and establish standards for their storage and disposal.