The Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group of Companies’ workshops and testing procedures ensure our service and repair offering is OEM specification-compliant. This fact combined with our high repair turnaround make us the hydraulics’ repair service provider of choice to hydraulics customers throughout southern Africa.

Our repair programmes have been designed to meet the needs of your industry! We strive to restore all components to original factory specification, and all repairs are compliance-certified, issued with an accompanying certificate.

Service and repair specialists


All member companies of the Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group of Companies are specialists in their respective fields. These companies include Hytec for hydraulics and hydraulic maintenance tools; Tectra Automation for pneumatic, electric and mechanical drive technology; and Hytec Engineering for hydraulic cylinders.


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Hydraulics (Hytec) 

Hytec is the leader in the design, manufacture, installation, service and repair for total mobile and industrial hydraulic solutions, and is Africa’s largest hydraulics specialist.

CSC-C Accreditation:


Hytec is the only official Bosch Rexroth Certified Service Centre of Competence (CSC-C) in Africa and outside of the Bosch Rexroth Group! In fact, we are one of an elite group of only 11 Bosch Rexroth-Certified Service Centres of Competence across the globe.

This accreditation certifies that the Hytec Service Centre has the processes, infrastructure, qualification and management abilities to perform service work to the quality standards specified by the Bosch Rexroth Service Centre grades.

The CSC-C accreditation is the highest possible grading for any service centre within the Bosch Rexroth Group. The fact that Hytec has achieved this accreditation means we are more than competent to fulfil your service and repair requirements.

Service Exchange Programme:


Hytec’s Service Exchange Programme meansfaster turnaround times on pump repairs. This Programme is a component replacement system that supplies refurbished units with a one-year warranty, subsequent to Hytec refurbishing returned equipment to factory specifications.

Our workshop personnel repairs components to OEM specifications for re-issuing. This service is available for damaged cylinders, pumps and motors, as well as fully-functioning units.

Making use of our Service Exchange Programme drastically reduces your downtime when in need of hydraulic repairs or services.

Equipment and Technicians: 


Our qualified repair technicians use the latest repair and testing equipment and Cadasys (Computer Aided Data Acquisition System). Cadasys is a Bosch Rexroth globally-standardised test control system which validates every facet of a hydraulic component and ensures that any identified problems are either corrected or logged before continuing a testing process.

Cadasys is designed to operate with a direct internet connection to Bosch Rexroth’s central server allowing operators and technicians to select the product to be tested from online product libraries. The Cadasys testing system guarantees quality standards to Hytec customers.

Test Certificates: 


Test certificates from Hytec ensure that clients know their hydraulics have been repaired to the OEM specifications.

Gearbox repair facility:


As part of Hytec’s commitment to quality service, it has a mobile gearbox repair facility – which is OEM standards-compliant.

A gearbox submitted for repairs is completely remanufactured and a strict inspection process for hairline cracks is included in the service.

Repairs are carried out onsite or at our 400m² facility in Johannesburg.



Repair contracts to OEMs and end-users are available.


Pneumatics, Electric Drives, Linear, Assembly and Vacuum Technologies     (Tectra Automation)

Tectra Automation is a leader in the supply of automation solutions, providing leading technology, expertise and product support in the fields of pneumatic , electric and mechanical drive technology.

Tectra is also an authorised distributor of Bosch Rexroth, Aventics (formerly Rexroth Pneumatics) and Exlar in southern Africa. The company provides solutions to all industries, from food and beverage to heavy engineering. Our service and repair offerings include:

Servo electric motor testing: 


Tectra Automation has a state-of-the-art servo test bench at its Meadowdale (Johannesburg) facility. This facilitates localised testing and configuring of the full range of Bosch Rexroth servo electric motors to the same standards and specifications as those employed in the Rexroth facility in Lohr, Germany.



Repaired products and systems are tested and certified to comply with original equipment manufacturer (OEM) specifications.




Repair contracts to OEMs and end-users are available.

Drive Systems: 


Full repair capabilities on pneumatic cylinders and linear drive systems with qualified technicians.

Technology Audit:


Tectra Automation was the first company outside of Bosch Rexroth to be awarded its stringent Technology Audit on Electric Drives and Controls.

This assesses organisation, goals, field service and repair, spare parts, training and support processes. 


Hydraulic Cylinders (Hytec Engineering)


Hytec Engineering has the in-house skills and equipment to repair any hydraulic cylinder to OEM specifications in mining, agriculture, mobile, marine, iron, steel, power generation and other industries. We undertake the complete in-house design, manufacture, repair and testing of hydraulic cylinders. Grinding and honing take place under one roof in our 4 000 m² production headquarters in Johannesburg.

Cylinder Exchange: 


An extensive and comprehensive stockholding of refurbished cylinders means that Hytec Engineering can immediately replace damaged or worn cylinders to avoid lengthy repairs.



Assessment results are thorough and include a full damage report and comprehensive quotation.

Refurbishment and Assembly: 


All cylinders are repaired to OEM specifications, and a six-month warranty accompanies completed repairs.

Repair Programme: 


The cylinder exchange includes a repair programme. Cylinders entered into this programme are cleaned, stripped and assessed before highly experienced engineers refurbish them to OEM standards.

Testing and Quality Assurance: 

All repairs condusted by Hytec Engineering are carried out to SABS ISO 9001:2000 quality standards.

Find out more about Hytec Engineering's cylinder service and repair offering


Hydraulic Maintenance Tools (Hytec)


We don’t only manufacture, but offer full service and repair of hydraulic maintenance tools, torque wrenches and compact hydraulic power packs.

Power Packs: 

Power packs, individual tool and wrench certifications according to stringent European standards are part of our offering.


Find out more about Hytec's service and repair offering