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Hytec Hydraulics Botswana appoints new General Manager

Abrie van der Merwe has recently been appointed General Manager of Hytec Hydraulics in Botswana, effective 01 November 2017.

Van der Merwe has over 23 years’ experience in the Fluid Power industry, majority of which were spent in various positions within the Hytec Group. Van der Merwe encompasses the Group’s commitment to a total single-source hydraulic, pneumatic and automation solutions supply with his experience across the Group’s specialist companies. He has experience at Tectra Automation, Hytec Fluid Technology and at Hytec; his most recent position was as Senior Technical Sales Representative at Hytec Kuruman in the Northern Cape. This holistic experience will serve him well at the Group’s growing operations in Botswana.

Hytec is the hydraulic specialist company within the Hytec Group, specialising in the single-source supply of hydraulic components to turnkey hydraulic systems.


Abrie van der Merwe, General Manager of Hytec Hydraulics in Botswana

About Hytec Group

The Hytec Group, established in 1966, is Africa’s largest fluid power and automation company. The Group comprises eight specialist companies: Hytec Holdings, Afripower (trading as Hytec), Tectra Automation, Hytec Fluid Technology, Hydraulic and Automation Warehouse, Hytec Engineering, Hytec Services Africa and HYSA. As a sales and end user-driven organisation, the Hytec Group sources, markets and distributes over 26 of the world’s leading hydraulic, pneumatic and automation brands, with full service and support throughout sub-Saharan Africa. The Group employs over 750 people and has a network of 35 branches, covering South, East, West and Central Africa. In 2014 the Group’s major trading partner, Bosch Rexroth, acquired a 50% shareholding in Hytec and will purchase the remaining shares at the end of 2017.


Willem Gijzelaar

Group Marketing Manager – Communication

Hytec Group

Tel:  +27 (0) 11 979-4630

Email:  info@hytec.co.za


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