High quality Pneumatic & Hydraulic systems and components


HYDAIR, based in Cape Town in the Western Cape of South Africa is well established as a major supplier of goods and services to the Fluid Power Industry. The company was first established in 1995 so we are entering our 24th year in 2019. A story of continued growth and success, our mission is to preserve our large customer base through the complete satisfaction of client's specific requirements.

Having in our minds at all times only to pursue the continuous improvement in the fields of productive efficiency and a stable costing structure

Our professsional skills and resources will continue to be a great source of our strength. This coupled with customer requirements learned over decades, enables us to manufacture and supply excellent value, high quality products and systems and to operate successfully around the world.

We represent many of the major European manufacturers and almost all of them have obtained ISO 9001 Certification as well as UNI EN. ISO 9002. In addition we have a very close symbiotic relationship with General Pneumatics, Kwa-Zulu Natal, which is one of the largest suppliers of Fluid Power Equipment in the country.

We are able to manufacture and supply both hydraullc and pneumatic equipment and automated machines at competitive prices, with the flexibility to offer a 24 Hour service and benefit from the backing of major groups.

Hydair carries an extensive range of stock locally in Cape Town and is thus able to respond quickly to our customers needs. Hydair also undertakes the design and contruction of specialised Hydraulic and Pneumatic systems, tailored to meet our clients specific requirements both for the local and international markets.


The owner of HYDAIR, James Boshell, has been in the Fluid Power Industry for over 40 years, and learned his trade in the UK and Germany, but above all has been well schooled in that wonderful institution, The University of Life.

James is responsible for the technical input of the company and has the backing of Professional Engineers fully trained in all aspects of Mechanical and Fluid Power Engineering.

With his many contacts both local and overseas he has built up an enviable and solid reputation of being able to supply equipment from the simplest valve to extremely large and high tech components.

James as owner and CEO still maintains a direct contact with his clients and Hydair’s staff have all been trained with that same ethic in mind. His mantra is that an ‘Owner managed operation’ will always have the edge over a simply ‘managed’ operation.