Hidro-Tech was founded by Rudolf Viljoen in the Free State Province in 1986. Initially, the focus of the company was to provide pumping solutions to the Free State mining customers, although a number of mechanical and electrical pumping installations were also undertaken.
By 1989, Hidro-Tech Sales and Projects (Pty) Ltd was well established, focussing on sales of pumps as well as contracting, concentrating on water and wastewater pumping stations and pipeline installations.
The company relocated to the Western Cape in 1993, opening a branch office in Bellville. The Cape Town branch concentrated on sales, with a couple of minor mechanical and electrical contracts being completed.
In June 1999, the original Hidro-Tech Sales and Projects (Pty) Ltd was unbundled, and Hidro-Tech (Pty) Ltd was formed as a separate entity. The pump sales section was headed up by Kiewiet Viljoen, and the company also expanded into mechanical and electrical contracts and installation market in the Western Cape.
The management team was further expanded with Heinie Zandberg joining Rudolf and Kiewiet Viljoen in 2007
Rudolf has more than 30 years of experience in the pumping business, and has been involved in sales and contracts for mining services, water authorities and municipalities. As Managing Director of the company his role is to steer the company and head up marketing.
083 306 4355
Kiewiet studied at the Vaal Triangle technikon and started working for Hidro-Tech in 1990. Kiewiet worked “hands-on” on contracts and installation of pipelines and pump station projects for mines and water authorities. During his initial period with Hidro-Tech in Cape Town, he was involved in pump sales and contracting. The experience he gained on contracts provided him with valuable background for his current role as Contracts Director.
082 335 5141
Heinie is a professionally registered Mechanical Technologist who has worked as contracts manager for various pump contractors. He also worked as a consulting engineer for kV3 for two years before joining Hidro-Tech as their Commercial Director responsible for tendering of mechanical and electrical contracts.
083 462 9186
Donovan joined the company in 2007 as an erecting team member. In 2008 he was promoted to Storeman. During 2009 he was also involved in assisting Heinie Zandberg with the tendering process. He was then again promoted to Project Co-Ordinator involved with the purchasing of equipment. Donny became a shareholder during March 2015 and is currently being applied as the Chief Procurement Officer.
Chief Procurement Officer
079 524 3987
Robin started in 2008 as a receptionist. During March 2012 she was endorsed to Administrative Co-Ordinator concerning Sureties and Insurances for contracts as well as Health & Safety. In March 2015 she was once again promoted to the position of Chief Information Officer and also became a shareholder of the company.
Chief Information Officer
079 882 4931
Vivian, Jimmy, Deon, Wiseman
We operate a fully equipped workshop led by a qualified foreman with pump fitters and turners.
All repair work is performed in house; we can also attend to On Site repairs when required.
We handle maintenance work for various and surrounding municipalities with 2 qualified and fully equipped teams. We also manage contracted maintenance contracts with Overstrand and Stellenbosch municipalities to name a few. We are able to perform all Mechanical/Electrical repair work in house and on site.
We are accredited by Grundfos to do repairs on their equipment as per Grundfos specifications, but we repair various other pump makes as well. Our workshop is also equipped with a pump test bay where pumps/motors up to 30kW can be hydraulically tested. We are also equipped to test borehole pumps, submersible and centrifugal pumps. The motor Control centre/ Panel has variable speed drive equipped with a data logger which records motor speed, discharge pressure and flow capacities.