HYDAC on the move

Hydac Cape Town staff.

SPECIALIST hydraulic component supplier, HYDAC Technology (Pty) Ltd, have moved their Cape Town branch into a larger premises in Paarden Eiland, including a 91m2 storage facility which enables a larger parts stockholding to improve its service and parts availability to its customers.

Situated at 16A Paarden Eiland Road, the new facility boasts improved facilities for an enlarged staff complement, warehousing and delivery access compared with its previous premises on Cape Town’s Foreshore.

Business expansion

“We simply outgrew our old location and needed a facility that was fit for purpose and could cater for our planned expansion” explained Craig Kemp, HYDAC’s Cape Town branch manager. Since our purchase of Basic Hydraulics in 2017 it was only a matter of time before we would need to expand our facilities. 

“The new premises is well located in Paarden Eiland both from a logistical perspective and in terms of staff access – some of whom have been with the company for more than 25 years with many years of irreplaceable product knowledge” he said.

“HYDAC has a global presence. The manufacture of dedicated hydraulic, electronic, control and fluid conditioning components such as hydraulic and diesel filters, valves, sensors, and accumulators is carried out by our German parent who are always available for technical backup, but our local experienced staff designed systems and circuits incorporates the latest technology from Germany.

From agriculture to wind turbines

“HYDAC Cape Town’s main business operations serve all industries with a strong focus on supporting our customers with the most cost-effective solutions and or products for the application.  Technical support is provided by experienced qualified staff that has decades of combined experience in the fluid power industry. In addition, the engineering and sales function is supported by a network of service partners who carry out on-site work for our customers providing maintenance, retrofitting and new systems based on our locally approved designs.”

Complimentary activities

HYDAC is also particularly strong in the marine sector with agencies like Hydro Armor – a French company specialising in marine propulsion and hydraulic thrusters, Weka and Fernstrum who manufacture box and keel coolers and Dynaset who manufacture various hydraulic driven equipment like generators, welders, water pumps, etc. which are used in a variety of industries with a strong emphasis on mobile applications. 

“Despite intense competition mainly from the East, HYDAC Technology’s market strategy is to provide industry with the most fit for purpose, quality manufactured products and systems, and that is why our many customers specify HYDAC components in their original designs” Kemp concluded.


16A Paarden Eiland Rd, Paardeneiland, Cape Town, 7405

Head Office Postal Address: Postnet Suite 304, Private Bag X10020, Edenvale, 1610

T: +27 (87) 163 5020  |  E: hydacza@hydac.com  

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