Industrial Automation

Improve process efficiencies with faster, safer production processes by implementing Bosch Rexroth industrial automation solutions in your plant. Geared to aid smart factories realise their full Industry 4.0 potential, our range of automation products & solutions will help you meet your Smart potential. Our solutions help facilitate leaner, more efficient processes in assembly & handling, manufacturing, packaging & logistics, machine tooling, automotive, printing & paper, and power generation – and many more across the industrial automation market.


Industrial automation for the industrial sector

Industrial automation solutions from Bosch Rexroth Africa are used across the manufacturing and process industries to make plant processes faster and safer and with increased reliability.

Our broad range of industrial control systems and solutions – available from Tectra Automation – help maximise plant productivity. This range meets the latest industrial automation and manufacturing automation standards, with world-leading Industry 4.0 technologies.

We walk your automation journey with you, developing a solution that enables your plant to benefit from:

  • Increased output & reduced costs
  • Higher quality through increased optimisation
  • Enhanced production flexibility & speed
  • Improved profitability achieved through overall efficiency
  • Transparent production processes

In addition to these benefits, your plant will achieve a faster reaction to market trends because these technologies keep you ahead of your competitors.

Tectra Automation distributes premium-quality brands which include Bosch Rexroth, Aventics, Schmalz and Omal from its branches in Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town and authorised distributors across the continent.

Take your production process to the next level, with Tectra Automation. Fill out the form to contact us today.


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PLC Systems

Enhance automation through a flexible and powerful control, programming and communications design, through either a controller or industrial PC.


Motion Control

Bosch Rexroth's motion logic control systems from Tectra Automation combine motion, logic and control functions into an integrated unit.


Servo Drives

Servo drives from Tectra Automation, a Bosch Rexroth Africa company, offer complete, precise control of your servomechanism through its range.


HMI and PLC Accessories

Tectra Automation supplies Bosch Rexroth with a full range of HMI and PLC accessories for a range of applications. Supported across Africa.


IndraDyn Motors

IndraDyn motors from Tectra Automation include servo, linear, torque and high-speed motors for precise, high-performance drive and control.


Frequency Converters

Asynchronous AC motors from 400W – 90W. Energy-saving 3-phase motor speed control for factory, production line and industrial automation.


CtrlX Automation

The new ctrlX AUTOMATION platform is the new Industry 4.0 automation platform for industrial and factory application from Bosch Rexroth.


CNC Drives

Precise and extreme efficiency for any high-output CNC application, including milling, turning, grinding, punching, cutting, lasering, and bending.


Servo Gearboxes

Servo gearboxes from Bosch Rexroth, available across Africa by Tectra Automation provide precise torque multiplication and inertial matching.

Contact Bosch Rexroth Africa today to find out more about industrial automation. Call us on +27 11 975 9700 or fill out the form and we’ll contact you!

Industries that enhance processes with industrial automation

Assembly & Handling

Our integrated system approach helps you to increase assembly automation & handling systems’ productivity while reducing your engineering effort by up to 80%.


Cross-technology solutions with optimally coordinated interfaces that helps customers further reduce energy consumption & emissions without lowering productivity.

Machine Tools

Maximise machine tool productivity & efficiency, while ensuring the best possible networking. CNC-system MTX and intelligent drives IndraDrive from Rexroth.

Plastics & Die Casts Machinery

Increase output through exactly defined motion sequences & tailor-made process controllers with reproducible quality and minimal energy consumption assured.

Printing & Paper

Meet the constantly increasing market requirements of faster format changes, higher precision and less waste at maximum productivity, while saving energy.

Processing & Packaging

Optimise processes & profit with IndraMotion for Efficient Engineering. Get the highest flexibility & efficiency with cabinet-free drive technology for packaging automation.

Semiconductor & Electronics

The world's largest automation technology portfolio for the semiconductor & electronics industry

Food & Beverage

A pneumatics compendium for the food & beverage industry with specific system components that fulfill the hygiene & safety demands required in this industry.

Power Generation

Developing reliable & functionally safe electromechanical &hydraulic solutions for power generation plants, ensuring the stability of supply networks.

We also offer all the factory automation products & technologies you need for workshops, production, assembly, packaging & handling lines.

What Tectra Automation offers you:

Single Piece to High Volume Orders

Tectra Automation is a single-source supplier of pneumatic, electric drive & control, linear & assembly technology solutions and process valves.

As a member company of the Bosch Rexroth Africa Group of Companies, our automation company offers industry-leading solutions from single piece items to high volume production.

  • Future-proof, fully connected, automation & manufacturing solutions
  • Open Core software engineering
  • Vast portfolio of integrated machine widgets and applications that simplify engineering
  • Integrates most standards, interfaces & devices
  • Cabinet-free drive technology for maximum flexibility & small footprint

Automation solutions from Tectra Automation are used in automated material handling systems, robotic process automation, construction automation, and in automated manufacturing systems.




Transfer systems and conveyor or conveying systems add efficiency to your automation systems.




Transfer systems and conveyor or conveying systems add efficiency to your automation systems.


Enhancing efficiency and accuracy

From automotive to electronics and electrical technology, medical technology and optical industries, moving components across assembly lines is made is made simpler and faster with Tectra Automation’s transfer systems (TS).

Providing flexibility in assembly and allowing for product variations, TS systems are used in both semi-autonous and autonomous production systems to increase efficiency and accuracy

A range of 5 transfer systems for your industrial automation systems:

  • Up to 360 ° pallet movement
  • Steel or aluminium carrying plate
  • Open-frame aluminium profiles
  • Joinable modular units
  • Various types of drive belts/chains

Pneumatic innovations

The innovative use of pneumatics to optimise productivity can be applied to a near-endless list of industrial automation applications.

Custom-built solutions immensely reduce production time, bringing cost-effectiveness to your processes. These have the added benefit of improving worker safety.

A range of 5 transfer systems for your industrial automation systems:

Case study

Tectra Automation’s pneumatic system design solution for a wheel assembly plant increased its production almost 10-fold.

The uncomplicated design used 3/2-way valves with remotely activated plungers and 5/2 operated valves for cylinder movement control. In addition to the faster turnaround time, the solution increased product consistency and reduced raw material waste.




An example of innovation in pneumatics at an assembly plant where the solution enabled 10-fold production increases.





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Your end-to-end automation partner

From packaging machines to pneumatic presses, handling technology to fully autonomous conveyor systems, Tectra Automation is your complete factory automation partner.

Tectra Automation, as the supplier of Bosch Rexroth automation technologies in Africa, offers leading automation solutions to help you get maximum productivity and performance from your application.

Intelligent automation technology is the future of industrial and factory processing, generating faster and more flexible processes, with increased efficiency, less complications and reduced downtime.

Bosch Rexroth offers these automation solutions to factories and industrial processes across the globe.

With a vast portfolio and worldwide experience in factories and industrial automation, Bosch Rexroth is leading the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Flexible, modular technology

The future of machine manufacturing requires more flexible, increasingly integrated, and swifter technology.

The demand for these improved and increasingly complex products is constantly on the rise, with the additional pressure of rapid market delivery.

Bosch Rexroth offers critical automation to enhance productivity, including:

  • Efficient engineering
  • Consistent connection
  • More common diagnosis for all drive technology

We’ll achieve your specified manufacturing and assembly layouts, including manual and industrial automation workstations and self-sustaining controls.




Introduce automation equipment in your applications for improved performance.


Mobile automation is necessary to remotely monitor and manage our processes.

New-level linear motion technology

With smart mechatronic solutions and intelligent products, our linear technology offers flexible adaption and transformation to new production processes.

We provide a range of digital engineering tools and configurators utilised to simplify your design processes, while also making your processes smarter.

  • Simplified Processes
  • Transformable Technology
  • Plug & Produce Properties
  • Condition Monitoring
  • Digital Twin

As we consider digital transformation to be a process, we continuously strive for innovations and developments, taking our linear motion technology to the next level.

Smart automation techniques and technology

Bosch Rexroth offers leading automation techniques, specific to our customer’s system requirements.

Smart Industrial Automation

To create process-dependable tightening connections, our intelligent tightening systems use integrated torque and rotation sensors and intelligent software functionalities.

These tools are assimilated into your industrial automation environment, via cable or wireless via WLAN, in a wide selection of interfaces and protocols to exchange commands and data.

Factory automation

Our IMS-A integrated measuring system detects the absolute position with high precision, even in harsh environments.

This acts as both a guiding and measuring device, a smart factory automation solution for your factory environment.




Introducing industrial automatics improves results in a wide range of applications in Africa.





Future-proof your process with automation systems in your applications.


Future-proof your process

Our vision of the Factory of the Future looks like this:

  • Highly mobile production space
  • Production lines will be modular
  • Communicate wirelessly with one another and with other processes (via 5G)
  • Powered through the floor via an inductive charging system
  • Constituent machines and robotics move and reorganise into new lines and purposes

Move your production processes into Industry 4.0, with the help of Bosch Rexroth’s futuristic automation solutions, vast portfolio and global expertise.

Robot manufacturers use automation solutions from Bosch Rexroth. Find out more, enquire today.

Tectra Automation’s core categories

Aventics is a leading supplier of pneumatic systems.

Pneumatics in industrial automation

As pneumatic technology requires far less pressure than that needed for hydraulic applications, it is used more often in automation applications for industry.

Aventics, a leading manufacturer of industrial pneumatic drive and control solutions, distributed and serviced by Tectra Automation, has integrated electronics into its pneumatic range. Examples of this integration include the ED series electro-pneumatic pressure regulators and AES modular electronics for advanced valve generation.

This range of pneumatic products provides the functionality needed for machine networking, making them ideal for use in industrial automation applications.

Hydraulics in industrial automation

Bosch Rexroth’s Sytronix series combines the best properties of both hydraulic and electric systems, enabling industrial automation of steel or iron-constructed valve controls. It decentralises the intelligence in the electronically controlled device, to achieve effective automation.

Bosch Rexroth has also integrated its electrohydraulic expertise into its IndraMotion MLC control solution software, opening the door for industrial automation applications.

Our technology includes special characteristics that are intrinsic in fluid technology to the point where it replaces elegant programming with parameterisation.

Automation engineering is playing an increasingly important role in the manufacturing industry.
Process automation is the use of technology to automate repetitive tasks and processes.

Electric control in industrial automation

Electromechanical actuation in manufacturing plants is one of the most energy-efficient actuation methods in most industries. For this reason, it should be considered for increased use in industrial automation scenarios.

In addition, electronic servo controls are proven to enable high levels of precision. The Bosch Rexroth System 300 advanced DC tightening system allows multi-stage programming and multiple synchronisations of spindle motors.

Smart Tools from Bosch Rexroth

Bosch Rexroth supplies an intelligent tightening system equipped with integrated torque and rotation sensors and intelligent software functionalities. This guarantees reliable tightening connections.

The tools can be integrated into the industrial automation environment, either via cable, or wireless via WLAN by means of a wide range of interfaces and protocols for the exchange of commands and data.

These smart tools can be integrated into industrial automation environments with cable or a wireless connection using WLAN. A wide range of interfaces and protocols to exchange commands and data are used.

The Bosch Rexroth Smart Function Kit

Functioning according to the plug and produce principle, the modular Smart Function Kit from Bosch Rexroth is designed to meet the industrial requirements of the future.

The Smart Function Kit achieves future requirements by providing a complete mechatronic package across a wide range of pressing and joining applications like assembly, joining, forming, and testing.

Synchronised hardware and software components (electromechanical cylinder and power sensor, servo motor, drive controller, industrial PC and browser-based HMI software) make up this smart solution. Pre-selected mechanical, electrical automation and software components are combined in various kits for forces from 2 to 30 kN.

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Warehouse automation can improve efficiency, accuracy, and productivity.

Industrial Automation and the 4th Industrial Revolution

Industry 4.0 automation and control solutions are dependent on connectivity between the entire value creation process, not only between OT and IT.

Our connected automation platform is an open ecosystem for future-proof automation and industrial manufacturing solutions. This is augmented by the i4.0 connectivity toolbox.The Industry 4.0 toolbox facilitates plant operators connecting and integrating practically all kinds of devices, standards and interfaces.

Some of the solutions provided by this technologically rich software include direct connection of management systems to automation via OPC UA, database connections, integration of office applications, smart devices, and complete i4.0 upgrade kits for existing machines.

Thanks to the most high-performance CNC and Motion Control solutions on the market, we ensure maximum performance of your machines and set the standard for Servo Drives. The Bosch Rexroth Group is already implementing system solutions that make your machines future-proof for the Internet of Things (IoT).

Our many years of experience and passion for automation enable us to develop the ‘factory of the future’, using Industry 4.0 technology.


Tools to embrace industry 4.0 smart factories

Industry 4.0 and industrial automation signal the “beginning of the end” for proprietary interfaces. Industrial automation products from Bosch Rexroth, developed in collaboration with OEMs, other manufacturers, leading IT companies and system integrators, incorporate open standard technology. It enables manufacturers to embrace the emergence of Industry 4.0 smart factories. These products include ctrlX Automation, ctrlX Configurator, ctrlX CORE, ctrlX IPC, ctrlX DRIVE, ctrlX MOTION, Engineering, Industrial IoT, Safety Technology, CNC, Motion Controls, PLC, Industrial PC, Operator Panels, Embedded Controls, I/O, Servo Drives, Frequency Converters and Motors & Gearboxes.

We work with leading IT partners like Open Core Engineering for cutting-edge solutions. This enables our partners and customers to work within their preferred development environment and programming languages. This helps optimise the efficiency and versatility of industrial automation development.


Meeting Industry 4.0 head-on

Conquer the traditional boundaries between machine controls, the world of the Internet and IoT.

Introducing ctrlX AUTOMATION from Bosch Rexroth – helping you reduce component and engineering costs by 30% - 50%. It achieves this with a Linux real-time operating system, consistently open standards, app programming technology, web-based engineering and a comprehensive IoT connection.

In other words, ctrlX AUTOMATION breaks boundaries between machine controls, the IT world and the Internet of Things, as the game changer to open ecosystem operations. Through Linux real-time operating system, consistently open standards, app programming technology, web-based engineering and a comprehensive IoT connection, cntrlX AUTOMATION increases your system’s productivity and efficiency.

ctrlX AUTOMATION is a complete industrial automation solution for Industry 4.0. It offers:

  • Faster engineering
  • Increased productivity with fewer components
  • Dependable & constant high-level performance

In addition to these plant automation advantages, ctrlX AUTOMATION speaks all languages and can be implemented in every ecosystem. Other benefits include:

  • All software and hardware from a single supplier
  • Universal IOT integration
  • Systematic architecture of modern soft- & hardware technology
  • 100% investment security
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Advantages of automation for your business

Bosch Rexroth helps customers detect where and how their production process can be more efficient and more cost-effective.

With increasingly sophisticated machine automation and motion control, Bosch Rexroth technology advances your company with the following features:

  • Increased employee safety
  • Minimised cycle times of production
  • Replaced hazardous/high-risk working conditions with industrial robots or devices
  • Reduced manual checks and preventative maintenance
  • Consistent, high-quality products

We give our customers greater control of production processes, with more efficient handling and internal logistics.

Our automation reduces direct human contact in production processes. By minimising the scope for human error, any adverse impacts on product quality are additionally minimised, improving product consistency and conformity.

Furthermore, our automation reduces assembly time which improves production rate.

We work to maintain your manufacturing process and production systems at optimal performance with maximum efficiency, improved project management and the lowest total cost of ownership.

Servicing your automation solutions

Our sales, workshop and technical personnel are trained and equipped to ensure that each of our customers gets the best service possible. We take all measures to ensure your industrial automation solutions keep on working.

On-Site Service

Our installation, commissioning, maintenance and on-site repair offering is supplemented by on-site support, which includes troubleshooting and rectifying faults. Our experienced team of field service technicians ensure we are available 24/7.


Our repair and maintenance services adhere to all plant and OEM specifications. Our customers receive a new parts warranty up to 12 months for all components used in repaired products.

Spare Parts

Comprehensive spare part sets are available for your automation solutions. We also stock individual spares of high-use components that are prone to wear. This offering includes core, supplementary, and discontinued products..


About Bosch Rexroth Africa

The Bosch Rexroth Group, as a leading automation supplier and manufacturing company, is driving industrial automation.

As an early adopter of industrial automation solutions, Bosch Rexroth is well-placed to maximise the benefits, advantages and opportunities that Industry 4.0 brings. One of the most significant of these is the potential for increased collaboration between stakeholders, which results in much faster communication and real-time data exchange.

Industrial automation companies like Bosch Rexroth collect valuable practical experience by applying industrial automation at its own plants around the world. Through this, the multinational group has proved how work at a Smart Factory with multi-product lines could look in the future.

With its substantial automation portfolio and worldwide production experience, Bosch Rexroth manufactures and supplies leading industrial automation and manufacturing solutions.



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