Bosch Rexroth Africa Group of Companies

Bosch Rexroth Africa consolidates all Group Company operations towards one common goal.

We Move. You Win.

Drawing on the largest portfolio of fluid power and industrial automation technologies, Bosch Rexroth Africa Group of Companies uses engineering solutions to make your operation more efficient, powerful, and safer.

Bosch Rexroth Africa is Africa’s largest fluid power and automation company, and the leader in the design, manufacture, installation, service and repair for total mobile and industrial hydraulic solutions.

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Hytec SA is the leader in the design, manufacture, installation, service and repair for total industrial and mobile hydraulic solutions.


Hytec Engineering offers comprehensive hydraulic cylinder solutions to the industrial and mobile markets.


HFT is a hydraulic filtration solutions specialist, distributing an extensive range of filters and fluid management technologies.


Tectra Automation provides leading technology, expertise and product support in all fields of pneumatic and electric drive technology.


HAW distributes hydraulic components across Africa, including hose and fittings. HAW is a specialist supplier of products for mobile machinery.


Bosch Rexroth Africa Development represent all brands and services provided by the Group, with a network of over 35 branches across Africa.


Bosch Rexroth Africa Logisitics provides effective distribution of the Bosch Rexroth Africa’s complete range of products throughout Africa.


Smart Mine, a Tectra Automation company, offers innovative Artificial Intelligence of Things solutions to customers in the mining industry.

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Our solutions

From single components to complex systems, we’re Africa’s largest industrial hydraulics and mobile hydraulics supplier, with leading technologies for your fluid power requirements.



Complete range of pneumatic components and solutions for machinery applications and engineering, from pneumatic cylinders to valves, from leading pneumatic specialist Aventics.



We help you build the Factory of the Future. With the complete range of smart factory and industrial automation drive and control technologies.



The Rexroth HUBB in Kempton Park, Johannesburg - the heart of the Bosch Rexroth Africa Group of Companies.




Service and repairs

The Group’s various ISO-accredited workshops and testing procedures ensure our service and repair offering is always OEM-compliant. Understanding the importance of operational uptime, the Group offers a Service Exchange Programme for cylinders, motors and pumps where we provide our customers with a service exchange replacement unit while we repair the original to its OEM specification.

Bosch Rexroth Africa has invested in various state-of-the-art machines, from cylinder and servo test benches to a Bosch Rexroth globally standardising test control system, to ensure products are serviced and repaired to OEM-specification.

Learn more about our services here.



With increasing industrialisation in sub-Saharan Africa comes the need for additional technical skills. The Group offers fully accredited hydraulics and pneumatics training programmes aimed at various degrees of specialist operation. These MerSETA-accredited training courses, available in-house or at our customers’ facilities, can be developed to address customer- or industry-specific requirements.

The Group is capable of offering standard and customised training programmes. In addition, Bosch Rexroth eLearning programmes are offered for remote training in hydraulics, pneumatics and linear motion technology.

Learn more about our training here.



Primavera started in 1990 as an initiative in which Bosch employees around the world support children in need in various projects. Bosch Rexroth Africa is a proud sponsor of the projects in Africa which include the LIFT Community Development Project and at the Pure Hope Primary School that supports 350 children from disadvantaged families.

Read more about this initiative here.

Move Now, Drive Tomorrow & Shape Africa

Code of Ethics and Business Conduct

The Bosch Rexroth Africa Group of Companies (“the Group”) strives to achieve the highest levels of professionalism and commitment to excellence. We consistently promote our reputation for honesty, fairness, respect, integrity and trust to all our customers, suppliers and stakeholders. The Group’s Code of Ethics and Business Conduct is part of our culture and we welcome you to view this Code by clicking here for access to the Group’s Code of Ethics and Business Conduct.


The Group is committed to uplifting the well-being of its employees and previously disadvantaged communities. Social investment has always been entrenched in the Group’s business model and to this end, we invest heavily in advancing and enriching the lives of our employees and their communities.

If anyone becomes aware that there has been an alleged violation of the Group’s Code of Ethics and Business Conduct, be it an employee of the Group or a supplier, customer or stakeholder of a Group Company, you are requested to inform us of such violation, either via email or call the Group Compliance Officer at (011) 979-4630. All information will be treated as confidential.

NOTE: Quote requests or general enquiries submitted via this email address will not be addressed. Please direct enquiries to the relevant branch or group company, here.


Being a certified Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) contributor, the Group’s commitment to empowering the lives of South Africans extends far beyond a mere rating. Bosch Rexroth Africa is a Level 2 B-BBEE Contributor.

Six Group companies – Bosch Rexroth Africa, Bosch Rexroth Africa Development, Hägglunds Drives South Africa, Hytec South Africa, Smart Mine and Tectra Automation – are based at the Rexroth HUBB.

Our Milestones

We've been a leader in Africa's fluid power industry for over 55 years


Hytec Transvaal established in Johannesburg
to control Tesuco’s pneumatics and hydraulics business


Hytec Southern Africa (HYSA) and Hytec Holdings established in Johannesburg


Hytec acquires a manufacturing company:
now known as Hytec Engineering


10 years in and the Group has 12 branches, subsidiaries and associate companies


The Group becomes the sole distributor
of the Rexroth Group in Southern Africa


Tesuco acquires Schrader Pneumatics and is renamed ‘Tesuco Pneumatics’


The Group establishes
a Linear Motion division


Hytec established
Hydraulic & Automation Warehouse (HAW)


Hytec Automation is established to promote Rexroth Service Electric Drive and Control products


Hytec Automation is renamed Tectra Automation


Hytec acquires the Power Team
agency for Southern Africa


Hytec Holdings relocates to new premises near
OR Tambo International Airport


Hytec Ghana is established



The Group is appointed sole importer for Bosch Rexroth in Southern Africa


Afripower (Pty) Ltd (trading as Hytec) is established as a Black Empowerment initiative


Hytec Fluid Technology (HFT) is established


Hytec is the only company outside the Rexroth Group
to be accredited by Bosch Rexroth as a
Service Centre of Excellence


Hytec Services Africa (HSA) is established


HAW Mobile Division is established


Hytec obtains the Certificate of Accreditation from MerSETA


Hytec is awarded a Level 4 B-BBEE rating


Bosch Rexroth acquires 50% stake in the Hytec Group


After 50 years, the Group has a network of 35 branches
and represents 26 international brands, reaffirming its status
as Africa’s largest hydraulics and automation company


Hytec Group becomes the first South African
company to receive full accreditation
as a ‘Fluid Power Fitter’ training provider


Bosch Rexroth acquires all shares in Hytec Holdings (Pty) Ltd



Hytec Holdings (RF) (Pty) Ltd name is changed to
Bosch Rexroth Africa (RF) (Pty) Ltd


The Rexroth HUBB is opened in Kempton Park.
We moved into our new 16 0000 sq.m 
state-of-the-art premises!

Tillman Olsen


Tillmann Olsen appointed Group CEO


Bosch Rexroth Africa
opens its doors for
our first customer and family day


Bosch Rexroth Africa pledges
its ongoing support to Pure Hope School


Our annual Africa Sales Meeting
is launched with the aim of helping
the Group achieve its mission:
Move Now, Drive Tomorrow and Shape Africa


Our hydraulics training course is
CESA-validated with 3 CPD Points!


Bosch Rexroth Egypt is opened for business




Bosch Rexroth Africa celebrates 55 years!






Chris Riley appointed Group CEO



Bosch Rexroth Africa says YES to Youth Employment!

Working alongside government to create
1 million work opportunities!


Hytec SA celebrates its 10-year Partnership
with the Mandela Day Library Project
by donating two new libraries!



Smart Mine

Smart Mine joins Bosch Rexroth Africa
to transform mining with AIoT solutions.


Bosch Rexroth Africa Group Organogram


Find Us Near You 

Bosch Rexroth Africa has 35 branches across Africa in a distribution and support network that strategically covers industrial centres across the continent.



5 June 2024

Hytec South Africa appoints first female Regional Manager

Hytec SA has appointed Michelle Bruwer as Regional Manager of its Limpopo region.

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31 May 2024

Hytec SA adds the new A10VO Series 60 medium-pressure axial piston pump to expand its eOC platform

The new A10VO Series 60 medium-pressure axial piston pump.

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14 May 2024

Q2 newsletter: A look at our growth and achievements

Highlights our growth, industry expos, leaders and community work.

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8 May 2024

Hägglunds Drives South Africa achieves significant success at Botswana MTE shows

Read about our participation in the Botswana MTE shows.

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