The first Hydrex magazine was published in 1975, just a year after the company was founded. It was always the intention to create a dedicated publication because Hydrex was working on so many new ideas.
This first issue was more of a leaflet than a real magazine. In the early years publication was very sporadic. The means we had at that time were limited and we did not have a separate promo division then. We created a newsletter when we had something really important to share.
At the end of the eighties we started to write more regular magazines. We wanted to increase our impact on the shipping industry in general and help the industry to become more ecological. To do this we needed to strengthen our position. The magazine was a key factor in achieving this. We increased the frequency from a quarterly publication to a monthly one by the end of the nineties. It has been published every month ever since.