About Aurelius Manufacturing

Customer Focused and Employee Driven Since 1926

Aurelius Manufacturing specializes in the design and manufacturing of Custom Welded Hydraulic Cylinders for mobile hydraulic and specialty industrial applications. We leverage over 40 years of hydraulic cylinder experience and our legacy of Innovative Problem Solving, Quality Workmanship, and Excellent Customer service to deliver exceptional value to our customers. Our long history as a company and many long-term customer relationships have been built on the contributions of great team members over decades and speak to our ability to be a trusted partner.

Industries Served

For over four decades, Aurelius Manufacturing has served a wide range of industries, from rail and forestry to snow moving, material handling, agriculture, mining, military applications, and many others. Our experience and collaborative approach enable us to provide solutions that meet the unique demands of each sector. Aurelius Manufacturing continues to be the trusted partner for mobile hydraulic and specialty industrial hydraulic cylinder solutions.

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Our Capabilities

We can provide solutions in a broad range of sizes and materials. Some examples are listed here:

  • Cylinder Bore: 1 to 10 inches
  • Rod Diameter: ⅜ to 5 inches
  • Stroke Length: 0 to 20 feet
  • Operating Pressure: 0 to 5000 PSI
  • A Broad range of materials and build types.
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Cylinder Types

We have extensive experience in the design and manufacturing of a broad range of cylinder types:

  • Double Acting
  • Single Acting
  • Displacement
  • Rephasing
  • Rod Fed
  • Double Rod
  • Many others
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Design Features

As a custom manufacturer, we can design and build to the specific needs of your application.

  • Integrated position sensors
  • Integrated cartridge valves
  • Integrated accumulators
  • Custom Porting
  • Custom Mounting
  • Multiple Build Styles
  • Custom Designs
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From Egg Beaters to Hydraulic Cylinders

Aurelius Manufacturing was founded in 1926. Gene and Bernard Aurelius developed a design and obtained a patent for hand crank egg beaters and started production in Gene’s garage. Over time, they leveraged what they learned to solve problems for other entrepreneurs. The company helped launch new products by building prototypes and tooling as well as doing production work as a contract manufacturer.  Hydraulic Cylinders were added to the product mix as the agricultural industry began incorporating hydraulics into farm implements.

In 1963, long-time employee Wendell L. Nelson purchased the company and by the 1980s, the company’s focus moved to the design and manufacturing of Custom Welded Hydraulic Cylinders with other product lines being phased out. In 1984, leadership was passed on to two of Wendell’s sons, Conrad Nelson and Loren Nelson. Under their leadership, Aurelius Manufacturing developed a strong reputation for problem-solving and quality in the fluid power industry and experienced substantial growth while building a strong team and developing long-term customer relationships.

In 2022, Loren Nelson retired after over 47 years with the company. Leadership was passed to Conrad’s son, Ryan Nelson. He became the fourth member of the Nelson family and the third generation to serve as President of the company. In 2023, the company welcomed four new shareholders joining Ryan, launched a second manufacturing location in Prentice, WI, and is poised for growth.

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We’re Ready To Work With You

Aurelius Manufacturing designs and manufactures custom welded hydraulic cylinders for mobile hydraulic and specialty industrial applications. Contact us today to discuss what we can do for you!