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Hydraulic and Pneumatic Product Range



A range of products and services for your hydraulic and pneumatic machines

From single components to complex systems, we’re Africa’s largest industrial hydraulics and mobile hydraulics supplier.

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We offer a wide range of pneumatic hydraulic pumps

Complete range of pneumatic components and solutions for plant and factory automation, vacuum applications and more.

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Our Hydraulic and Pneumatic Experts



Hytec SA is the leader in the design, manufacture, installation, service and repair for total industrial and mobile hydraulic solutions.

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Hytec Engineering offers comprehensive hydraulic cylinder solutions to the industrial and mobile markets.

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HFT is a hydraulic filtration solutions specialist, distributing an extensive range of filters and fluid management technologies.

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HAW distributes hydraulic components in southern Africa, including hose and fittings. HAW is a specialist supplier of products for mobile machinery.

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Tectra Automation provides leading technology, expertise and product support in all fields of pneumatic and electric drive technology.

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Our Hydraulic and Pneumatic brands

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Hydraulics and Pneumatics Services




We can supply you with our high-quality pressure control valves. Furthermore, we can optimise your process flows on-site support. This includes: troubleshooting, rectification of faults, installation, commissioning, and maintenance.



We offer quick, reliable, and convenient repair and maintenance services of hydraulic and pneumatic systems according to plant and OEM specifications. On completion of service, customers receive a new warranty up to 12 months for all components.

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Service Exchange

We offer over 1 500 spare parts with retrofitting services for your worn out hydraulic and pneumatic parts due to normal usage. This includes core, supplementary, and discontinued products.

Hydraulic and Pneumatic Training


Hydraulic Training


Attend our merSETA-accredited hydraulic training programmes at our fully equipped Johannesburg training centre or customer’ sites across sub-Saharan Africa.

Our hydraulic training programmes aims to expand your knowledge on hydraulic components and circuitry, reducing your maintenance costs and time spent on troubleshooting.

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Extend your knowledge of pneumatic and hydraulic tools to benefit your hydraulic and pneumatic control system



Increase the longevity of your pneumatic fluid power system by learning pneumatic systems at our training sessions.

Pneumatic Training


We offer merSETA-accredited pneumatic training programmes for pneumatics and mechatronics engineers and other hydraulics and pneumatics specialists.

Receive free pneumatic operation and maintenance training when purchasing pneumatic products or systems to increase your efficiency. This comprehensive training aims to improve skill sets for customers, end-users and technicians.

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Find a hydraulics and pneumatics branch near you


With over 35 branches across Africa, Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group of Companies strategically covers industrial centres across the continent, for your convenience, to provide fast support response and service that maximises your uptime.

We’ve established our African presence over 55 years of excellence, constantly adding to our product portfolio which includes 33 international automation, hydraulic and pneumatic brands. Now available on your doorstep with our ever-growing branches in Angola, Republic of Congo, DRC, Gabon, Namibia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Seychelles, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.!

An extensive and comprehensive stockholding enables Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group of Companies to immediately replace damaged or worn hydraulic and pneumatic components, ensuring shorter turnaround time for repairs – reducing your downtime.

Locate our nearest branch for your solutions in fluid power engineering for industrial fluid power


Advantages of fluid power technology

  • Highly efficient – generate a large amount of power in a limited space
  • Accurate fluid power control of direction, speed, force & torque of fluid power with the use of simple control valves
  • Compact and lightweight ratio to its high horsepower
  • Spark-free processes & high-temperature tolerances, safe for a range of industries
  • Strategically combinational with other technologies such as sensors, microprocessors & transducers
  • Produces linear motions, unlike electrical & mechanical methods that requires rotational conversion methods


Fluid power applications

Fluid power technology, also known as hydraulic power or pneumatic power, enables the conversion of power into a more usable form through hydraulic or pneumatic processes.

Fluid power is used in a wide range of hydro pneumatic industries including construction, agricultural, mining, chemical, marine, aerospace, military, entertainment, and recycling industries. Common examples of fluid power are in truck breaks, tractors, elevators, rollercoasters.


Frequently Asked Questions:


What are the types of a fluid power system?

Fluid power refers to hydraulic systems and pneumatic systems that use compressed ‘fluid’ for fluid transfer transmission that generates more power. Hydraulic systems make use of compressed liquid, typically oil or water where pneumatic systems make use of compressed gas, typically natural gas (air) or carbon dioxide. Fluid power is also known as hydraulic power and pneumatic power.

What is a pneumatic system?

A pneumatic system is a collection of interconnected components that makes use of compressed air. Compressed natural gas (air) or carbon dioxide is usually filtered and dried to protect the cylinders, actuators, tools and bladders performing the work. These systems are reliable, requires little maintenance and typically has a lengthy life.

What is a hydraulics system?

A hydraulic system is a collection of interconnected components that makes use of compressed liquid to generate a larger amount of power. This fluid power system allows it to handle a large weight range without the use of gears, pulleys or leavers.

Are pneumatics and hydraulics similar?

Yes, since these systems use compressed ‘fluid’ of some sort, whether it be liquid (hydraulics) or gas (pneumatics). This is also why fluid power is separated in two categories, namely hydraulic systems and pneumatic systems.

What are the components of fluid power?

The following components are found in hydraulic and pneumatic equipment:

  • Hydraulic pump or air compressor for pneumatic systems
  • Hydraulic air cylinders or electrical motor for pneumatic systems
  • Hydraulic and pneumatic valves
  • Filters, regulators and lubricators
  • Relevant manifolds, hose, tube, pipelined, fittings, couplings, etc. to carry the ‘fluid’ in question
  • Hydraulic and pneumatic seals

Accumulators and reservoirs or storage tanks

  • Instruments such as pressure switches, gauges, flow meters, sensors and transducers, which are used to help monitor the performance of a fluid
  • Auto drainers
  • Air dryers


Bosch Rexroth South Africa brings you the world’s leading hydraulics, pneumatics and automation brands for all your power requirements.