Distributing the world’s leading drive and control brands


Tectra Automation is an authorised distributor of many of the world’s leading pneumatic and drive and control brands! We are also certified to customise these products to unique Southern and sub-Saharan African conditions, as well as service and repair them to OEM standards.

  • Aventics (formerly Rexroth Pneumatics): Tectra Automation is the sole distributor of Aventics in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Schmalz: Tectra Automation is the sole distributor of Schmalz vacuum technology in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Bosch Rexroth: Through the Group’s JV with Bosch Rexroth, Tectra Automation is the sole distributor of Bosch Rexroth drive and control products in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Omal:Tectra Automation is the sole distributor of Omal process valves in sub-Saharan Africa.

Tectra Automation in your industry:


Tectra Automation is involved in every major industry in sub-Saharan Africa, and supports its leading pneumatic and drive and control products with at-your-application services. These industry sectors include:

  • Food and beverage
  • Packaging
  • Heavy and light engineering
  • Marine
  • Mining
  • Oil and gas
  • Material handling
  • General industry

SA’s leaders in pneumatics:


With its wide range of standard and application-specific solutions, Tectra Automation is one of the leading pneumatics companies in sub-Saharan Africa. 

The company offers pneumatic, electronic and electro-pneumatic components and systems for automating machines and production facilities.


World-firsts for Tectra Automation!

Tectra Automation supplied Bosch Rexroth pneumatics, linear bearings, robots, PLCs and servo drives to the Pretoria-based DNA lab – one of SA’s largest linear system installations at 37 metres long!

The Group teams up for new test bench!


Developed in response to our customers’ demand for a state-of-the-art cylinder testing facility, the R1.5 million test bench at Hytec Engineering’s workshop, is unique to sub-Saharan Africa.

The bench was built using expertise and products from the entire Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group of Companies, including Tectra Automation’s drive and control equipment.

Listening to our customers. Investing in technology.


Tectra Automation is pioneering local electronic control technology


Tectra Automation provides industry-specific systems in the field of electric drive and control technology. These systems are well suited to the automation and assembly processes.

Leveraging off the Bosch Group’s innovations in electronic control technology, Tectra Automation and is well positioned to help mines and industrial companies work smarter and more responsibly with intelligent pneumatics, preventative cylinder maintenance and digital remote monitoring.

Tectra Automation continues to respond and adapt to market requirements, serving customers with quality products, leading technical expertise, service and repair support through our extensive distribution network across the region.

An innovative approach to control challenges, coupled with a comprehensive systems approach, we are able to guarantee customers complete solutions, from the installation and commissioning stages of a project, to quality service and repair.


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Available throughout Africa from Tectra Automation, a Bosch Rexroth Company


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Contact Tectra Automation by filling out the form or calling our head office on +27 11 971 9400