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Bosch Rexroth to acquire a 50% stake in the Hytec Group

July 2014 News

Bosch Rexroth plans to acquire a 50% stake in its sales partner Hytec Holdings, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Tesuco Group for an undisclosed sum. Hytec Holdings generated sales of almost R1 billion in the 2013/2014 fiscal year and employs 675 employees across its operations.

The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval, will cement Hytec’s position as the leading supplier and manufacturer of hydraulic and automation components and fluid power solutions in Africa. Bosch Rexroth will have the option to increase its shareholding over the next few years to 100% of the Hytec Group. Power Team, a subsidiary company of the Hytec Group which specialises in hydraulic maintenance tools and torque tightening equipment, is excluded from the deal and will remain a wholly owned subsidiary of the Tesuco Group.

Left to right: Ingo Neuer: head of legal department Bosch Rexroth, Michael Burgess: CEO of Tesuco Holdings, Peter Daus: director regional management Bosch Rexroth and John Wingrove: group managing director of Hytec Holdings.
Left to right: Ingo Neuer: head of legal department Bosch Rexroth, Michael Burgess: CEO of Tesuco Holdings, Peter Daus: director regional management Bosch Rexroth and John Wingrove: group managing director of Hytec Holdings.

“Strategically the deal allows Hytec to gain closer synergies with a business partner with whom we already have strong ties, combining our complementary activities to achieve greater performance and increase our market share in sub-Saharan Africa,” says John Wingrove, group managing director of Hytec Holdings. “The best practice and technical knowledge that exists between the two businesses underpins what is a natural progression of our business growth,” he adds.

“This acquisition is an important step for Bosch Rexroth to increase its presence in Africa. As technical experts who know the local market well, the Hytec Group has been an important partner of ours for many years, so it is a natural progression for us to expand our presence in the region together with them. This acquisition brings together two premier organisations and reinforces our strong joint commitment to the African continent. Combining the best talent between our two organisations enhances our ability to deliver world-class solutions to our clients,” said Dr Karl Tragl, president of Bosch Rexroth AG.

Michael Burgess, CEO of Tesuco Holdings added: “From a Tesuco perspective, the deal affords Tesuco the opportunity to advance its existing business interests by optimising existing assets.”

Hytec’s existing 31 branches and operations across South Africa, Ghana, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia will provide a strong basis for Bosch Rexroth to expand its network into Africa which is seen as a key growth area.

For more information contact Willem Gijzelaar, Hytec Holdings, +27 (0)11 979 4630, info@hyhold.co.za, www.hytecgroup.co.za





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