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Products & Services

Hytec Engineering, established in 1979, combines state-of-the-art hydraulic cylinder manufacturing with extensive distribution and technical support to offer comprehensive cylinder solutions to the industrial and mobile markets.

We undertake the complete in-house design, manufacture, repair and testing of hydraulic cylinders and can directly control the speed and quality of every task. Grinding and honing facilities all take place under one roof in our 4 000 m² production headquarters in Johannesburg.

Hytec Engineering offers an array of products and several specialised services. In fact, we have the in-house skills and equipment to repair any hydraulic cylinder to OEM specifications. Supplying the mining, agriculture, mobile, marine, iron, steel, power generation and other industries for 35 years has made us sub-Saharan Africa's leading hydraulic cylinder manufacturer.

Our comprehensives offering includes:


  • Custom design capabilities using advanced 3D modelling systems and software. This includes design, production and assembly, testing and quality assurance.

  • Hydraulic repairs to original equipment specification, offering:
    • Assessment – results include damage report and quotation
    • Refurbishment & Assembly – cylinders repaired to original specifications; six month warranty offered
    • Testing and Quality Assurance – all repairs carried out to SABS ISO 9001:2000 quality standards
    • Cylinder Exchange Division – assists in minimising downtime while damaged equipment is repaired.

  • Manufacture of standard Hytec Engineering Cylinder Range



Our products incorporate a range of hydraulic cylinders, including cylinder services and repaired cylinders, while piston accumulators, cylinder kits and our service exchange extend our overall offering, increasing our customers’ options.

  • Hydraulic Cylinders
    • S250 Series Hydraulic Cylinders – well-suited for various hydraulic medium with various seal materials and rod materials.

    • E250 Series Hydraulic Cylinders – designed with a nominal working pressure of 25 MPa

    • Tie-rod Cylinders – are available in sizes from 50 – 100 mm bore and a stroke of up to 1500 mm.

    • M250 Mill Type Cylinders – a Bosch Rexroth product designed for high pressure applications (up to 160 bar) in extreme conditions.

  • Repaired Cylinders
    Hydraulic cylinders are refurbished to high standards – our test rigs allow pressure testing for function and leakages at up to 800 bar, as well mid-stroke bypass testing.

  • Cylinder Services
    We are the only hydraulics cylinder company in sub-Saharan Africa with in-house cylinder design, grinding, inspection, testing, honing, turning and repairing services under one roof. This diversity extends Hytec Engineering’s suitability to include mobile and heavy industry, spanning mining, agriculture, marine, iron, steel and power generation.


Cylinder Kits

Cylinder kits from Hytec Engineering include all the essential components to fully assemble high-performance cylinders. This solution is designed for OEMs with unique requirements and customers too remote to rely on outsourced support.

Service Exchange

An extensive and comprehensive stock holding of refurbished cylinders means that Hytec Engineering can immediately replace damaged or worn cylinders to avoid lengthy repairs. Cylinders entered into the programme for repair are cleaned, stripped, and assessed before highly experienced engineers refurbish them to global OEM standards.

For additional information on Hytec Engineering, its products and service, phone
+27 (0) 11 387 1900 or click here to e-mail your query.