Hytec Engineering

Established in 1972, Hytec Engineering is one of Africa’s largest manufacturers of hydraulic cylinders. We support your application with complete cylinder design, manufacturing, testing and repair services from our ISO 9001-accredited Johannesburg factory. Our locally manufactured cylinders cover the complete fluid power spectrum up to 700 bar, and are used across Africa’s mining, materials handling, steel, oil and gas, marine and other industries.

The hydraulic cylinder specialists

Hytec Engineering is your end-to-end hydraulic cylinder specialist for mobile and industrial applications. From small to super-sized, standard to specialised, you’ll find Hytec Engineering cylinders powering heavy machinery across Africa.

We also offer a Service Exchange Programme for your cylinders to help keep your operation going while your cylinder is refurbished.

Hytec Engineering operates from a 5 000 m2 under-roof factory in Kempton Park, Johannesburg. Supported by Bosch Rexroth Africa's network of over 35 branches and 20 strategic distributors and sales partners covering Africa, Hytec Engineering ensures unmatched expertise and rapid turnaround of your new or refurbished cylinder requirements.

Get in touch with Hytec Engineering today!
Call us on +27 11 387 1900 or use the form.

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Our Products:

Hydraulic Manifolds

A hydraulic manifold is a component of a hydraulic system which regulates fluid between pumps and actuators, and other components.


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 Cylinder Kits

Kit-form components, comprised of heads, pistons, end plugs, nuts, ports and seals, help reduce storage space and picking process times.

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Cylinder Services:

Hydraulic Cylinder Repairs

We repair, rebuild and refurbish your hydraulic cylinders to the most stringent OEM specifications at our world-class facility in Johannesburg.


Service Exchange

We understand the importance of maximum uptime for your operations. We provide a temporary replacement cylinder while yours is serviced.

You can also download our Sales Catalogue
Contact Hytec Engineering by filling out the form above or calling our head office on +27 11 387 1900 today.

Highest quality hydraulic cylinders

Hytec Engineering is ISO 9001:2000 accredited. It is one of the few companies in Africa offering cylinder design, manufacture and repair in-house and under one roof, including honing, grinding and chroming.

  • Off-the-shelf and custom hydraulic cylinders: From design and 3D modelling to production and assembly, testing and quality assurance, we have the exact cylinder you need.
  • Hydraulic cylinder repairs: We provide complete cylinder repair services. Cylinders received will be stripped, assessed, repaired and refurbished, and pressure tested before they are returned to your site.
  • Cylinder testing: Once your cylinder is repaired, it is fully tested on state-of-the-art test bench, which has a pressure testing capacity up to 800 bar, as well mid-stroke bypass testing.
Hytec Engineering offers cylinder design, manufacture and repair in-house and under one roof.
Enquire about our cylinder exchange programme, which provides a temporary replacement cylinder for your application, while we repair your cylinder.

Hytec Engineering service exchange

We understand your needs to keep your operation going, and minimising the effect of maintenance downtime on your overall production.

Through our cylinder exchange programme, we can provide a temporary replacement cylinder that matches your application requirements while we repair your cylinder to OEM standards.

The service exchange programme includes:

  • Cylinders in need of repair are exchanged for a matched unit
  • Defective cylinders are stripped and reconditioned to OEM specifications
  • Hytec Engineering provides a six-month warranty on all repairs
  • Hytec Engineering delivers repaired cylinders to customer’s site – to save customers time and ensure minimum disruption of day-to-day operations

Need a new cylinder?

Hytec Engineering will manufacture a custom cylinder to your exact specifications, quickly, conveniently and cost effectively. Watch the video to learn more.

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Hytec Engineering invests in efficiency

Hytec Engineering is the latest Bosch Rexroth Africa company to invest in a new, state-of-the-art production floor. An additional 1 000 m2 of floor space, upgrades to shop equipment, and an optimised process flow means increased production capabilities and efficiencies.

Hytec Engineering features a state-of-the-art production floor.

With 1 350 000 Nm of torque, Hytec Engineering’s upgraded stripping bench makes quick work of stripping even the largest hydraulic cylinders.

Hytec Engineering's 3-stage painting booths enable rapid cylinder painting.

Our new 3-stage painting booths speed up the process at cylinder painting, including specially formulated epoxy-based paint used in marine and other applications.

Hytec Engineering's sponge blasting equipment optimises the speed and safety of the removing paint and other contaminants from cylinders

New sponge blasting equipment optimises the speed and safety of the removing of paint and other contaminants from cylinders, and allows for the application of specialised surface finishes.

Hytec Engineering’s test bench tests each cylinder before it leaves the factory.

Developed in-house using technologies from across the Bosch Rexroth Africa's group companies, Hytec Engineering’s test bench tests each cylinder before it leaves the factory to ensure quality and performance.


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



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