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Case Study
Tectra Automation optimises TENTE Castors' wheel assembly at Jet Park facility.

To optimise productivity in an endless list of applications in small plants and factory automation, Tectra Automation utilised pneumatics in an innovative way. .

We supplied a wheel press to global castor wheels manufacturer, TENTE Castors, at the company’s assembly plant in Jet Park, Johannesburg..

TENTE Castors’ tailored pneumatic press speeds up production time, improves product consistency and minimises wastage of raw materials in the assembly of its castor wheels.

Read more here.

Ensure air pressure is precise with press control and pressurized air.


Our Pneumatic Press Brands


High precision press force with precisely pressurized air.



Aventics manufactures a complete range of top-quality pneumatic technologies, made available to sub-Saharan Africa though Tectra Automation.

Integrating electronics, state-of-the-art materials, and Industry 4.0, while keeping a focus on safety, Aventics is meeting industry requirements for smarter and more efficient end-user solutions.

Used in more than 100 countries across the world, Aventics pneumatics technology serves the following industries:

  • Industrial automation
  • Commercial vehicles
  • Food & beverage
  • Railway
  • Life sciences
  • Energy
  • Marine



Bosch Rexroth

Bosch Rexroth supports mechanical and plant engineering challenges around the world through cutting-edge technology and unmatched industry knowledge.

With a cross-technology portfolio, digital services and comprehensive service, Bosch Rexroth is a key technology partner for machines and plants in over 80 countries.

Headquartered in Kempton Park, Johannesburg, the Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group of Companies services the entire African region.

Ensure air pressure is precise with press control and pressurized air.

Ensure air pressure is precise with press control and pressurized air.



OMAL offers -precise fluid transfer control. For over 35 years, OMAL process valves have helped operators achieve safer, more reliable plants, with more precise flow control.

OMAL’s process valves and actuators are manufactured with expert technical knowledge and specific standards of engineering. Constructed from various heavy-duty materials, OMAL process valves are ideal to withstand sub-Saharan Africa’s toughest conditions!


Our Services

Our product range is supported by expert teams in the workshop and technical department to ensure our clients receive the best possible service.


On-Site Service

Our experienced team of field service technicians offers on-site support. n.

  • Troubleshooting & rectification of faults
  • Installation
  • Commissioning
  • Maintenance
  • On-site repairs

We offer repair and maintenance services according to plant and OEM specifications.

On completion of the work, customers’ receive a new parts warranty up to 12 months for all components.

Spare Parts

All parts that sustain wear due to normal use are offered as spare parts.

  • Core & supplementary parts
  • Spares for discontinued products
  • Complete sets of spare parts available




Pneumatic presses training from Tectra Automation.


Pneumatic Training

We offer merSETA-accredited pneumatic training programmes that are aimed at various degrees of specialisation and focus on improving specific skillsets..

When purchasing any pneumatic product or systems from us, you can choose to undergo pneumatic training on operation and maintenance, helping to maximise your pneumatic system’s effectiveness and efficiency.

Our comprehensive pneumatic training is ideal for end-users and technicians.

Used in more than 100 countries across the world, Aventics pneumatics technology serves the following industries:

Find out more about pneumatic training courses, here.




Tectra Automation is a member of the Bosch South Africa Group of Companies, which has 35 Rexroth sub-Saharan-based distributors and branches in 11 African countries.

This enables us to supply, repair and maintain our entire range of pneumatic products and systems across Africa with ease.

We supply products across South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Kenya, DRC, Ghana, Nigeria and Madagascar.

View our distribution network, here.

Distribution across Africa.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is a pneumatic press?

A pneumatic press is a piece of equipment that generates and uses compressed air or gas to create a force (this can be for heavy duty applications or, if a small pneumatic press machine, this can be used in simple day-to-day applications like dentistry equipment).

How does a pneumatic press work?

Pneumatic refers to anything that contains or is operated by air or gas under pressure.

Pneumatics is also a branch of engineering that uses pressurised gas or air to create mechanical motion/movement (based on working principles of fluid dynamics and pressure).

What is the difference between hydraulic and pneumatic?
(Pneumatic press vs hydraulic press)

These two are different in terms of the medium used to create mechanical movement. Where the pneumatic press uses compressed air, the hydraulic press uses compressed liquid.

There are similarities between pneumatic and hydraulic presses though, as both of these are applications of fluid (air and other gases) power. Each of these use a pump as an actuator, are controlled by valves and use fluids to transmit mechanical energy.


Looking for more info? Contact Tectra Automation today on +27 11 971 9400.