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What Drives Us

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.

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, nearly thirty two 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.

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, Hedland, Euroswitch and Ciocca exclusively 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 a branch and distributor network. Our branches in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town 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.

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Hydrasales milestones – a 30 year timeline of achievement and growth

March 1979

June 1979

June 1983

April 1985

November 1985

July 1986

June 1992

May 1993

April 1994

January 1997

October 1997

May 1999

January 2002

May 2003

March 2004

February 2005

April 2005

August 2008

March 2009

June 2010

March 2011

May 2012

April 2013

August 2013

September 2013

December 2013

February 2014

March 2014

The late Maurice and Sharon Allenby start Hydrasales.

MP Filtri receives first order in Voortrekker Road, Edenvale.

Mike Mound opens Durban branch.

Head office moves to bigger premises in Wilbart, Germiston.

‘Oubaas’ Reg Pretorius starts Cape Town branch.

MP Filtri makes a first visit to its African partner.

Maurice Allenby retires to England and Hydrasales begins a new era.

Hedland VP marketing, Tom Nelson, makes an African safari.

Enters post-apartheid South Africa with confidence.

Head office expands and moves to bigger premises in Meadowdale.

Wins ‘Best medium-sized stand’ at Fluid Trans Expo in Midrand.

Celebrates 21st Anniversary with a visit by Faster.

Cape Town branch moves to new premises in Milnerton.

Durban branch moves to new premises in Springfield Park.

Celebrates 25 years of supply and service.

Team visits Cape Town.

Nuova Fima’s Franco Satori pays a visit.

Cynthia Kemeni and Simon Mahlangu celebrate 20 years’ service.

Hydrasales turns 30.

South Africa hosts world cup

Hydrasales hosts MP Filtri contamination control workshop

Hydrasales ladies visits Italy and England

Hydrasales website goes live

Simon Mahlangu celebrates 25 years service

Hydrasales exhibits in the first Bauma show in Africa

South Africa mourns a great loss – passing of Nelson Mandela

Hydrasales rep Reginald turns 70

Hydrasales celebrates 35 years

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