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Hyflo’s Cape branch completes rationalisation programme for enhanced efficiencies in the Western Cape

Hyflo’s Cape Town operation has recently completed a rationalisation programme, designed to enhance efficiencies in the Western Cape.

“With the relocation of Hyflo’s head office facility from Paarden Eiland to Johannesburg at the beginning of the year, the Cape Town branch has merged its operations into one building. Operational and structural changes have been implemented to streamline flow of productivity and improve our services to a growing customer-base,” explains Wynand Kellerman, Cape Town branch manager, Hyflo Southern Africa. “The re-designed layout at the branch facilitates manufacturing processes that interchange easily for the efficient production of all Hyflo systems. The product portfolio encompasses hydraulics and pneumatics, hose and fittings, as well as automation systems.

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Lauren Vogel (left) and Ezra Williams assemble and inspect a control manifold block for a 37.5 kW hydraulic power unit.

“Hyflo has made a substantial investment in advanced equipment, to meet the specific requirements of customers in diverse industries, including marine, manufacturing, mining, agriculture, off-shore services and general engineering.”

The new workshop is equipped with an overhead crane and spray-booth, as well as a 75 kW and 30 kW test bench for testing pumps, manifold blocks, hydraulic motors and control valves. The South African Fluid Power Association-approved (SAFPA) hose and fittings department has a test bench, designed to pressure test up to 1 500 Bar. Parker hydraulic hose is also manufactured and tested at this facility. The cylinder department manufactures, modifies, repairs and tests class-approved cylinders.

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