Hydraulic Systems

Get the industrial and mobile hydraulic systems you need for mining to marine to agriculture to power generation. Backed by 20 of the world’s leading hydraulic brands, the Bosch Rexroth Africa Group is Africa’s largest single-source supplier of hydraulics systems and components. We also provide a range of hydraulic services from complete design and engineering through to integration, all backed with comprehensive aftersales support that meet your hydraulic requirements.


Africa’s leader in hydraulic systems

Experience cutting-edge machine design through our comprehensive hydraulic systems offering. Our range covers everything from individual hydraulic components through to whole hydraulic systems.

We are your one-stop-shop and certified partner for the biggest hydraulic manufacturing companies across the globe, providing innovative hydraulic systems. Leading brands such as Bosch Rexroth, Intertraco, and M+S Hydraulic trust our expertise to bring hydraulic solutions for industrial, mining, and mobile sectors across Africa.

All our hydraulic components and units comply with the highest local and international standards and come with complete maintenance and support strictly following original equipment manufacturer (OEM) standards.

We have all the hydraulic technologies and equipment you need to build high-performance hydraulic solutions.

Bosch Rexroth Africa also offers:

  • Turnkey hydraulic solutions
  • Over 500 hydraulic system components
  • Exclusive hydraulic cylinder, pump & motor service exchange programme
  • Leading compliance standards (SHEQ, SANS and ISO 9001)
  • Fast delivery & support through our network of over 35 branches across Africa
Do you have hydraulic system requirements that we can help with? Call us at +27 11 979 4630 or fill in the form with your requirements.


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We supply bladder accumulators, piston accumulators and diaphragm accumulators from Bosch Rexroth, Hydac and Olaer.


Hydraulic Coolers

Over 45 cooler types from ASA Hydraulik, HYDAC and Sesino. Maximum motor and cooler protection for mobile systems.


Hydraulic Cylinders

From small to super-sized, standard to specialised, find the exact cylinder you need for your mining, industrial, marine or mobile application.


Hydraulic Maintenance Tools

Hydraulic maintenance tools from Bosch Rexroth Africa are ideal for workshops and other maintenance in the mining, industrial and engineering markets.


Hydraulic Gearboxes

Industrial gearboxes from Hytec South Africa include winch drives, swing gears and gearboxes for wind turbines manufactured by Bosch Rexroth.


Hydraulic Valves

All the valves you need for your hydraulic system. From check to high pressure, to flow control valves in large, small or mobile configurations.


Hydraulic Hose Fittings

Hydraulic hose fittings from HAW are sourced from leading manufacturers to provide you with exceptional quality and performance.


Hydraulic Pumps

Complete range of piston, gear, gerotor, vane & electro hydraulic pumps from Bosch Rexroth, SALAMI, Bi-Effe and Power Team.


Pilot Control Unit

Bosch Rexroth has developed a range of four pilot control units for pressure control up to 150 bar.


Hydraulic Motors

Complete range of radial piston, axial piston and low-speed high torque motors from Bosch Rexroth, Italgroup, M+S Hydraulic and Hagglunds.


Electronics and Electrical

Electronics and electrical equipment from Hytec South Africa are reliable solutions that provide best-in-class motion control for hydraulic systems.


KTR Drive Couplings & Bell Housings

HAW supplies a vast range of KTR drive couplings that are designed to perform under pressure for high tension, high torque and flexibility.


Filtration Technology

Bosch Rexroth filtration products enhance the performance of your hydraulic equipment by eliminating contamination for smoother operation.


Hydraulic Accessories

Hydraulic accessories from HFT include a range of high-quality ball valves & gauge isolators from leading brands Hydac, MHA Zentgraf and Stauff.

Bosch Rexroth Africa brings you the world’s leading hydraulics, pneumatics and automation brands for all your warehousing automation requirements.

Hydraulic system design

Ensure that your hydraulics system design meets all the functional requirements of your application safely and efficiently. Specialist hydraulic companies from the Bosch Rexroth Africa Group, Hytec South Africa, Hytec Fluid Technology (HFT) and Hytec Engineering, design your hydraulic system so that it is tailored to your exact requirements and specifications.

The primary components used when designing your basic hydraulic system are cylinders, motors, pumps, accumulators (reservoirs), valves, filters and actuators. We stock and use all components, including those not listed here, to ensure an optimised, highly functional hydraulic system that meets your unique specifications.

  • Experienced & knowledgeable design engineers & technicians
  • Intuitive software that facilitates optimal assembly system layout
  • Systems designed to exact specifications
  • Network of over 35 branches across Africa


The hydraulic systems used in industry can often be complex, but with the right components and expertise from Bosch Rexroth, they can be optimized to operate at peak performance.


Hydraulic system service & repair

We service & repair your equipment and fluid power systems to OEM specifications, and offer a service exchange programme that reduces your hydraulics equipment downtime.

End-to-end hydraulic repairs

Comprehensive testing & repair of malfunctioning hydraulic components, equipment & machinery to OEM spec. Standard repairs are completed within 2 – 8 weeks barring motor repairs, which take between 4 & 8 weeks. Emergency & express repairs are also conducted by our hydraulic engineers, who quickly & cost-effectively restore components to OEM standards.

Conducted in ISO 9001-certified workshops using only genuine spare parts, all repairs are backed by a standard 12-month warranty.

  • Services available continent-wide (Africa)
  • Service exchange for pumps, motors & gearboxes available
  • Test certificate verifying repairs proves compliance



Bosch Rexroth will also repair your hydrostatic drive.



Aftersales includes maintaining or repairing a tractor hydraulic system.

Ensuring maximum uptime

We help you boost your productivity with a comprehensive aftersales services and support package for your hydraulic solutions, equipment and tools.

We offer expert support across the lifecycle of your hydraulics machine. This means that, in addition to standard service & support, we provide emergency field services, modernisation assessments & general consulting.

All offsite services are carried out in our certified Bosch Rexroth Service Centre of Competence, with only genuine spare parts used.

  • 24/7 onsite services
  • Customised service level agreements
  • Temporary service exchange offering for hydraulics cylinders, pumps & gearboxes

Hydraulic cylinder refurbishment

We restore and fix hydraulic systems parts and housings to OEM standards with onsite capabilities that enable systems creation, polishing, evaluation, testing, smoothing, rotating and repairing - all in one place.

Group Company, Hytec Engineering, offers a complete turnkey solution, from cylinder transportation to stripping, inspection, refurbishment & testing.

To help ensure minimal interruption to your plant or project, the ISO 9001-certified systems workshop is designed for fast turnaround and high-quality craftsmanship.

  • 6-month warranty on repairs
  • Temporary service exchange cylinder
  • Test function & leakage up to 800 bar
  • Range of different cylinder finishes available



 Our refurbished cylinders allow for easy



If you are searching for ‘hydraulics near me’, look no further than Bosch Rexroth South Africa. We have a hydraulic shop near you.

Hydraulic Service & Maintenance Contracts

Hytec South Africa provides customised service and maintenance contracts for hydraulic systems they design, install, commission, and maintain.

The service includes site-based and off-site regular maintenance. Customers can adjust the contracts to their needs, and benefit from mobile site support, engineer back-up, asset management, and on-site stock and fluid management.

Benefits of these contracts include:

  • Best practice system maintenance
  • Reduced capital outlay on critical components & consumables
  • Reduced repair & breakdown costs
  • Increased component & system longevity
  • Asset preservation


Frequently asked questions:

What are hydraulic systems?
Hydraulic systems are systems that use pressurised fluid to transmit power and perform work. They consist of hydraulic components such as pumps, valves, cylinders, motors, coolers, accumulators, and accessories.
What are the benefits of hydraulic systems?
Hydraulic systems offer many advantages such as high-power density, precise control, efficiency, reliability, safety, and versatility. They can be used in a wide range of applications from mining to marine, agriculture to power generation.
What are examples of hydraulics systems?

Hydraulic systems are used in industrial machinery in multiple applications across a range of industries. A few of the major examples are:

  • Hydraulics lift / hydraulic platform lift
  • Hydraulic brakes
  • Heavy equipment
  • Hydraulic steering
  • Hydraulic jacks / hydraulic scissor lifts
  • Aeroplanes
  • Hydraulic shock absorbers
  • Hydraulic press / portable hydraulic press

Some mining and construction equipment that use these include:

  • Cranes
  • Bulldozers
  • Forklifts
  • Backhoes
  • Loaders
  • Log splitter
  • Shovels
  • Earth moving machinery
What are the 5 basic components of a hydraulic system?
A basic hydraulic system consists of:
  • Reservoir: This holds the hydraulic fluid (hydraulic oil) and prevents fluid contamination.
  • Hydraulics pump: Pumps the fluid through the system by forcing it from the hydraulic reservoir tank to the rest of the circuit by creating a vacuum at the pump inlet. There are various types of pumps in hydraulics: fixed displacement pumps, variable displacement pumps & manual hydraulic pumps.
  • Electric motor: The motor (or another power source) is necessary to power the hydraulic pump, ensuring the pump’s mechanical elements work.
  • Valves: There are various types of valves, each with specific functions, that control the direction, flow rate and pressure of the hydraulic fluid in the system. Valve types include pressure control valves (pressure relief valve, pressure reducing valve, sequence valve), flow control valves, and directional control valves (check valve, spool-type valve, for e.g.)
  • Hydraulic actuator: this can be a cylinder to create linear motion or a motor to create torque.
In addition to these five components, hydraulic piping and filters are also primary components in hydraulic machines.
  • Piping: Fluid moves through the pipes (hollow straight or curved structures) taking it to all system parts.
  • Filters: Ensure the system works correctly, safely & effectively by preventing contaminated particles from entering the system. They also contribute to system longevity and prevent pipe blockages.


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