Hytec Klerksdorp is now managed and directed by Cobus Nieuwoudt, recently appointed Branch Manager. The appointment, effective 1 July 2021, follows a six-month stint as acting branch manager.
Having joined the branch in July 2015 as Internal, and later External Sales Representative, his previous experience was also within the Bosch Group, in the automotive sector. He later gained significant experience in the Group’s mobile equipment offering, and subsequently found his niche in servicing the cement industry’s hydraulic requirements.
Cobus retains his cement industry portfolio, servicing companies in the Lichtenburg/Mafikeng region while carrying out his branch manager responsibilities. Reporting to regional manager Colin Simms, Cobus says one of his aims is to “build the branch to be recognised as the preferred hydraulics company in the area”.
He lists the opportunity to become a technical sales rep for Hytec and his subsequent appointment to branch manager as two of his career highlights, with the latter affording him the opportunity to “show what I now have to offer – from being the shy guy to becoming the ‘go-to-guy’.”
On the social side of things, Cobus is an avid cricket fan and cites his preferred holiday destination as “anywhere in South Africa where I can be with nature”. When asked about his short-term goals, he is quick to reply: “To build the Klerksdorp branch to become the go-to supplier for hydraulic solutions in the region, and remain profitable while expanding our footprint to accommodate future endeavours
“Cobus has demonstrated his commitment to the branch and the company by motivating and encouraging the staff to go beyond the call of duty,” said Colin Simms. “He remains an asset to the Group, and we take this opportunity to thank him for all his contributions over the years.”
Hytec Klerksdorp can be contacted on tel: +27 (0)18 462 6525.