ZF Gearboxes

ZF Gearboxes, supplied across Africa by Hytec South Africa, include swing gearboxes, planetary gearboxes and winch gearboxes.

Leading industrial gearbox solutions

ZF Industrieantriebe Witten GmbH (ZF) is a specialist in the design and production of gearboxes for mining applications and large construction machines, industrial machinery and equipment, ropeway systems as well as gearboxes, couplings and clutches for marine and offshore applications.

The modular construction of the ZF transmission series makes these gearboxes effective in a wide range of applications – from roller mills and tunnelling machines to 800 tonne mining excavators.

With an extensive product range, backed by proven engineering expertise and decades of experience, as well as high production quality and global services, Hytec is your ideal ZF partner in the African industrial transmissions sector.

ZF also offers a wide range of planetary transmissions for a wide scope of applications.

Hytec South Africa is the official distributor of ZF gearboxes across Africa. It also offers complete services, including maintenance, fault diagnosis and the supply of original spare parts.

Contact Hytec South Africa today!
Call us on +27 11 975 9700 or send us your requirements using the form.

ZF Gearboxes

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Swing Gearbox

Swing gearboxes are used when precise positioning is needed for mobile & industrial applications like excavators & cranes, and offshore equipment.


Winch Gearbox

Precisely and efficiently lift or lower loads with our ZF winch gearbox GPT-W in a wide range of applications.


Planetary Gearbox

Efficiently reduce motor speed and increase torque or increase motor speed and decrease torque with our wide range of Planetary Gearboxes.




ZF Gearboxes for mining applications & large construction machines

Mining equipment needs to be powerful, moving 350 tonne loads with ease, yet also capable of delicate, precise movement. Our tough but compact ZF swing and winch gearboxes ensure the high performance of your machinery.

Learn about our ZF gearboxes for mining


Learn more about our marine gearbox for marine applications


ZF Gearboxes for offshore & marine applications

ZF industrial, swing and winch gearboxes deliver power, precision, reliability and safety in the most challenging offshore and marine environments. Special seals and coatings are available, providing protection against corrosion and enabling these gearboxes to be used under water.


Hytec re-appointed as ZF Group’s Service Partner

Hytec is the authorised ZF Group Service Partner for the repair and supply of industrial gearboxes, mobile gearboxes and spare parts across Africa.

Hytec has over 50 years’ experience in the repair and service of ZF gearboxes to OEM standards. These services include:

  • Replacement
  • Maintenance
  • Field service
  • Diagnosis
  • Supply of original spare parts

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Hytec stocks ZF types of gearbox


Frequently asked questions:

What does ZF stand for, in gearboxes?
It stands for Zahnradfabrik Friedrichshafen, which was the original name of the ZF Group (i.e. the ZF Friedrichshafen AG).
Who makes the ZF gearbox?
ZF Industrieantriebe Witten GmbH (ZF) manufactures the ZF gearboxes. These are distributed in Africa by authorised partner, Hytec.
Call us on +27 11 975 9700 for all your gearbox requirements.
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