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Four advantages of utilising Pirtek service centres for hydraulic and industrial hoses

Pirtek has been supplying hydraulic and industrial hoses in Africa for over 15 years and globally for over 30 years. As the go-to company for these solutions, we’ve become renowned for providing fast, affordable and effective products and services. These are the top four benefits of partnering with us:

Long-standing customer reputation

The Pirtek network has earned an enviable reputation of being able to provide high quality hydraulic and industrial hoses. We source our products from leading suppliers and offer only the best solutions at cost-effective prices. Some of our main suppliers include:

  • Bridgestone– Japan – hydraulic hose – braided and multi-spiral
  • Intertraco– Italy – hydraulic hose tails – adaptors – quick release coupling (Intertraco is a Bridgestone – aligned company
  • IVG– Italy – industrial rubber hoses/mining hoses

Quick service, 24/7

We respond rapidly to customer needs. The Pirtek team knows how critical timelines and responsiveness is to your business, which is why we are available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, every week of the year.

On-site service

Pirtek provides and maintains many on site workshops within the region of Sub Saharan Africa. Some of the on-site services we provide include hose assembly and fitment, vendor managed stock, surveys of plant and equipment and in-house training of personnel on key aspects of maximising hose life.


Pirtek is ISO 9001:2008 compliant, which demonstrates that we take quality and customer satisfaction seriously. We have also embraced the introduction and promotion of Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) as envisaged by the government.
For more information about Pirtek hoses and assemblies, contact us today.

Pirtek & Sparrow Schools pioneer hydraulic hose training program in South Africa

South Africa continues to be plagued with skills shortages partly due to our country’s inability to develop, utilize and retain enough human capital. The lack of investment in skills development has been identified as one of the critical restrictions to economic growth and employment creation by government.

The scourge of skills shortages contributes to building social ills and leaves our country facing high unemployment levels. Although South Africa is considered by many to be the Economic hub of Africa, a lack of skills presents our country as one of the most unequal societies in the world.

Sparrow FET College together with its various industry partners continues to champion the fight against this lack of skills shortages. Most recently, Sparrow FET College partnered with global hydraulics company, Pirtek to launch a new mining skills programme called the Fluid Power Hose Assemblies at NQF level 2 to 3.

The skills programme equips students with skills to make up hydraulic hose assemblies, identify and select the correct fittings, read and interpret basic fluid power engineering drawings and maintain safe working procedures.

The pilot programme fully funded by Pirtek produced a 100 percent pass rate with all 16 of the students who were enrolled in the programme successfully completing it. Nine of the 16 students were employed across different Pirtek branches.

Credit must also be given to the programme’s facilitator, Parker Shamiel. Shamiel has over 20 years worth of experience in the hydraulics industry working for big companies including SAB, DENEL, and GNKEM. He played a crucial role in the programme’s success

It is through such partnerships between Pirtek and Sparrow that more youth will continue to emerge qualified with critical skills that enable them to be self-reliant and obtain a place in the labour market. Such partnerships help eliminate the high levels of unemployment and eradicate levels of poverty.