Bosch Rexroth SA Group of Companies appoints new CEO

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Chris Riley takes the helm of the Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group of Companies effective 1 January 2022.

The Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group of Companies has appointed Chris Riley, current General Manager of Tectra Automation, as the new Group CEO, effective 1 January 2022. In addition to this role, Chris has been appointed as the Bosch Rexroth Group Leader of Sales Unit for Africa. He succeeds Tillmann Olsen, who has been at the helm of the Group since January 2018.

Chris holds a BSc Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Business Degree. Chris brings a wealth of experience to the Group with 25 years across Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Europe, UK and USA.

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 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.

Chris knows the positive impact of industrialisation in Africa and understands the role the technologies and expertise within the Bosch Rexroth SA Group have to play in driving Africa forward, and looks forward to being part of this process.

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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 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.

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