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Hatz South Africa – Company Information

Hatz Diesel has been represented in South Africa since 1951. In 1986 Motorenfabrik Hatz (Germany) decided to establish their own subsidiary Company in South Africa. Hatz Diesel (S.A.) (PTY) Ltd has been active in all sectors of the market since Hatz was introduced to South Africa.

Service is our Watchword

A full range of parts to support all engine models are held in stock in Johannesburg. The Hatz S.A. Dealer Network provides a comprehensive Parts and Service back-up throughout Southern Africa.

The company aims to provide a professional back-up service to all Hatz engine users.

The Company

Our parent company Motorenfabrik Hatz GmbH was founded in 1880 by Mathias Hatz in one of the most picturesque parts of Germany, initially to repair steam locomotives. The company progressed rapidly and in the early part of this century they turned their attention to the manufacture of combustion engines.

Realising the efficiency of the diesel engine, in 1926 our company decided to develop our own engine. Since that date we have been one of the most successful and innovative diesel engine manufacturers in the world, receiving accolades from many countries for design and reliability.

Our subsidiary companies are established on all five continents with dealerships in almost every country in the world.

Fully Equipped Workshop

Our company is still owned by the Hatz family and our factory in the Bavarian village of Ruhstorf provides employment for one thousand people. We pride ourselves on our achievements, since 1965 we have manufactured 1.6 million engines, and we strive to maintain the degree of excellence which has made our company great.