Hydrasales commitment to it's market has enabled this leading distributor to evolve and position itself as one of South Africa's foremost specialists in hydraulic filtration and accessories



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About Us

What began as a one-man operation in 1979 has transformed into a progressive, service driven entity striving to meet the specialised needs of fluid power system designers and engineers. Today, 40 years later, Hydrasales is a focused, competent and solution driven company. Our branch network and supply chain services the Southern African, Sub Saharan and East African regions and reaches primary and remote markets easily. Our ethics and core values encompass integrity, quality, service, competitiveness and delivery. 

Hydrasales long standing relationships with its principals allows for continued access to leading edge technologies, product development and product innovation. Our commitment to the procurement of the most suitable solution is ensured. Our principals value us as an extention of their domestic supply chain and provide all technological support that may be required for our markets. 

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They are internationally renowned, meet stringent criteria and are accredited with the relevant ISO and European quality assurance certification. Hydrasales have earned their respect to be the choice Southern African distributor for these manufacturers. 

For Africa, Hydrasales represents MP Filtri, Faster, Mintor, Nuova Fima, Euroswitch, and our business model allows for specialisation and focus on a clearly defined range of products for our industry. This also minimises the procurement of goods from local sources and allows for a highly valued distribution chain.

Hydrasales is represented nationally through our branches in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town which support and service original equipment manufactures, re-sellers and end users. Our products are used in hydraulic, engineering, mining, mobile, construction, agricultural and industrial applications. Our products and services are listed and approved by many large mining houses, parastatal utilities, hydraulic manufacturers, listed companies and mobile equipment manufacturers. Our products enjoy broad acceptance and are established brands within the South African market.

Hydrasales interest in the welfare and continued development of its people has been one of the driving factors in the business's continued growth and progress. The business employs an average of fifteen people and is considered to be an employer with sound employee relations.

Within the dynamics of a changing South Africa, the company meets the relevant criteria of Black Economic Empowerment, participation of women in all tiers of operations and transformation. Hydrasales human capital's pool of experience exceeds over one hundred years within the hydraulics industry. This allows for a talent pool that is defined and capable of providing optimum solutions.

Hydrasales finances are conservatively managed and its strong relationship with its bankers and other stakeholders allows for fiscal discipline. Our financial position allows us to fund the continued growth and development of this business.

For more information, please contact us by email at harpo@hydrasales.co.za

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Hydrasales Timeline

March 2019
Hydrasales celebrates 40 years with their overseas suppliers and customers
March 2019
Customer wins overseas trip at Hydrasales 40th anniversary function
March 2019
Hydrasales launches a new LOGO and Website
August 2018
Simon celebrates 30 years’ service at Hydrasales
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February 2018
Cheryl and Lucas attend Badger training in Germany
December 2017
Hydrasales celebrates year end in Cape Town
June 2017
Cheryl celebrates 20 years’ service
January 2016
Christina celebrates 20 years with Hydrasales
June 2015
Cheryl and Lucas takes customer to visit Italian suppliers
March 2014
Hydrasales celebrates 35 years
February 2014
Hydrasales rep Reginald turns 70
December 2013
South Africa mourns a great loss – passing of Nelson Mandela
September 2013
Hydrasales exhibits in the first Bauma show in Africa
August 2013
Simon Mahlangu celebrates 25 years service
April 2013
Hydrasales website goes live
May 2012
Hydrasales ladies visits Italy and England
March 2011
Hydrasales hosts MP Filtri contamination control workshop
June 2010
South Africa hosts world cup
March 2009
Hydrasales turns 30
August 2008
Cynthia Kemeni and Simon Mahlangu celebrate 20 years’ service
April 2005
Nuova Fima’s Franco Satori pays a visit
February 2005
Team visits Cape Town
March 2004
Celebrates 25 years of supply and service
May 2003
Durban branch moves to new premises in Springfield Park
January 2002
Cape Town branch moves to new premises in Milnerton
May 1999
Celebrates 21st Anniversary with a visit by Faster
October 1997
Wins ‘Best medium-sized stand’ at Fluid Trans Expo in Midrand
January 1997
Head office expands and moves to bigger premises in Meadowdale
April 1994
Enters post-apartheid South Africa with confidence
May 1993
Hedland VP marketing, Tom Nelson, makes an African safari
June 1992
Maurice Allenby retires to England and Hydrasales begins a new era
July 1986
MP Filtri makes a first visit to its African partner
November 1985
‘Oubaas’ Reg Pretorius starts Cape Town branch
April 1985
Head office moves to bigger premises in Wilbart, Germiston
June 1983
Mike Mound opens Durban branch
June 1979
MP Filtri receives first order in Voortrekker Road, Edenvale
March 1979
The late Maurice and Sharon Allenby start Hydrasales
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