After obtaining his national diploma in mechanical engineering (DME), Claassens worked in the chrome mining industry. He was then appointed to a managerial position at the Sadiola Gold Mine in Mali. Since then, Claassens has held a number of roles at mines across Africa, in a variety of mining sectors (gold, copper, manganese, iron, coal and chrome).
With extensive knowledge of mobile mining equipment and management experience, Claassens brings a wealth of expertise to his new role at Bosch Rexroth Ghana Limited. He reports to regional manager, Alex Booth and will be responsible for Bosch Rexroth Ghana operations.
“We extend a warm welcome to Jacobus, and wish him every success in his new role,” says Booth.
About Bosch Rexroth South Africa
The Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group of Companies (previously the Hytec Group) is Africa’s largest fluid power and automation company. It comprises eight specialist companies: Bosch Rexroth South Africa (previously Hytec Holdings), Hytec South Africa, Tectra Automation, Hytec Fluid Technology, Hydraulic and Automation Warehouse, Hytec Engineering, Bosch Rexroth Africa Development (previously Hytec Services Africa) and HYSA, which collectively source, market and distribute over 30 international hydraulic, pneumatic and automation brands. The Group employs approximately 900 people through a network of 40 sales and service branches across sub-Saharan Africa.