Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

Document and Entity Information (USD $)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 28, 2013
Feb. 21, 2014
Jun. 29, 2013
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]      
Entity Registrant Name SUN HYDRAULICS CORP    
Entity Central Index Key 0001024795    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-28    
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer    
Document Type 10-K    
Document Period End Date Dec. 28, 2013    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2013    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Amendment Flag false    
Entity Public Float     $ 675,304,800
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   26,357,174