Hytec Engineering service exchange:


Save time, enhance operational efficiency and minimise downtime with Hytec Engineering’s cylinder exchange division.

This service exchange programme is the first of its kind in sub-Saharan Africa. Through the programme, Hytec Engineering is able to minimise your downtime and keep your operations running.

The service exchange programme includes:

  • Cylinders in need of repair are exchanged for fully functioning units
  • Defective cylinders are stripped and reconditioned to OEM specifications
  • Hytec Engineering provides a six-month warranty on all Exchange Division repairs
  • Hytec Engineering delivers repaired cylinders to customer’s site – to save customers time and ensure minimum disruption of day-to-day operations

Hytec Engineering’s cylinder test bench:


Hytec Engineering commissioned a highly sophisticated cylinder test bench, designed and constructed in-house. The bench was built in response to customer demand for a leading-edge testing facility, and according to specifications and standards from a long standing customer in the mining industry.

This test bench is used at the end of the assembly line for testing different types of hydraulic cylinders. Functional testing helps to maintain safety standards and durability and in a quality-orientated manufacturing and repairs environment there is a need to control manufactured and refurbished components.

Hytec Engineering’s test bench is valued at over R1.5-million and is unique to sub-Saharan Africa. It was built using expertise, hydraulic and automation equipment, and products from the entire Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group of Companies, including an automation control system that was supplied by Tectra Automation.

Highest quality hydraulic cylinders


Hytec Engineering is ISO 9001:2000 accredited. It is the only company in South Africa that offers all cylinder design, manufacturing and repair in-house and under one roof at its 4 000 m² in Johannesburg – including honing, grinding and chroming.

  • Custom designed hydraulic cylinders: capabilities using advanced 3D modelling systems and software. This includes design, production and assembly, testing and quality assurance.
  • Hydraulic repairs to OEM specification. Offering: assessment, refurbishment, assembly, manufacture, refurbishment and repair.
  • Manufacture of Hytec Engineering cylinders
  • Repaired cylinders: hydraulic cylinders are refurbished to OEM standards – our test rigs allow pressure testing for function and leakages at up to 800 bar, as well mid-stroke bypass testing.

Hytec Engineering in your industry:


Hytec Engineering is involved in every major industry in sub-Saharan Africa, and supports these operations with at-the-mine services:

  • Agriculture
  • Heavy engineering
  • Marine
  • Mining
  • Oil and gas
  • Material handling
  • General industry
  • Water infrastructure 


Contact Hytec Engineering by filling out the form above or calling our head office on 
+27 11 387 1900 today.