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REM-B is proud to be part of a selective club of regional sustainable companies.

The Chamber of commerce ( Voka Mechelen-Kempen) awarded the 34 ‘greenest’ companies in region.

Last week 34 companies from the Mechelen and Kempen region received the Voka Charter for Sustainable Entrepreneurship. Together, the laureates have taken 510 actions to reducing their CO² emissions or to set up a more sustainable process to develop products.

“Whether it’s Sibelco researching how to recycle glass, Orakel Group making tokens from chewing gum or fishing nets, or Duvel Moortgat that is betting on reusable water. All these companies want to make a difference. In total, 510 actions are involved,” according to Tom Laveren, managing director from Voka Mechelen-Kempen. “We are on a green wave. Because these companies in turn inspire other companies. That is not a gut feeling. It is evident from the figures. Today 34 laureates received the Voka Charter for Sustainable Entrepreneurship. That’s a third more than last year. And for next year, too, we’re going for a 40 percent increase.”

The companies received their charter this last week at an event in Herentals at “Hidrodoe”, an interactive water experience park by Pidpa.


Paul Dickens ( in the middle) accepts the award on behalf of REM-B Hydraulics


Recognition from United Nations


To obtain the charter, an evaluation committee checks whether companies have met the objectives. Those who receive the Voka charter give the image of their company a serious boost. A company that successfully completes the process three times and is a laureate within a period of five years, can look forward to a certificate from the United Nations. They are then officially an SDG Pioneer.

This year, the following companies have been nominated:

  • Pantarein Water
  • REM-B Hydraulics
  • Havi Logistics
  • Joos Group
  • Cartamundi
  • Isoproc
  • Q-lite
  • Jidoka
  • Absolem

The above companies will receive their “SDG pioneer”recognition from the United Nations in the fall.

Happy Holidays

The whole REM-B team wishes you and your loved ones a safe and happy holiday season!

Happy Holidays! – Joyeuses fêtes! – Prettige feestdagen! ¡Felices Fiestas! – Frohe Feiertage!

Remb wishes you a merry xmas


Proud to announce that we received the Voka Charter “Sustainable Entrepreneurship” yesterday for the second year in a row ( we are now in the third year, but due to covid the certifcation ceremony has been postponed. ). If we receive it for 2021 we wil receive the SDG Pioneer certificate from the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).


REM-B certified with international standard for quality management.

REM-B Hydraulics, from Beerse, is expanding its portfolio of obtained certificates, in addition to SCC** certification (aka. VCA in Belgium) with regard to safety, health and environment for contractors, REM-B Hydraulics is now also certified with the international standard for quality management, namely ISO 9001.

ISO-9001: 2015

REM-B Hydraulics has recently received the ISO-9001: 20015 certificate from the renowned Swiss company SGS. The ISO9001 quality benchmark confirms that the hydraulic service and repair company form the Kempen, is characterized by an extremely high level of quality across the various operational processes and thus meets the globally recognized standard. in the field of quality management.

ISO-9001: 2015 is characterized among others. through a new quality concept based on the principle that every organization is unique. Furthermore, this is the most recent and complete edition of the ISO certification. The certification is tailored to the hydraulics, focused on the quality management system with regard to repairs and maintenance of hydraulic parts, sales and distribution of complete hydraulic components and spare parts, service and monitoring, projects and powerpack construction.

In order to prepare everything thoroughly for the final ISO-9001 certification, Paul Dickens, QHSE manager at REM-B Hydraulics, took another company from the Campine region,  CPC (Center for Productivity Coaching, Mol, Be.) under the arm. In several sessions, all systems related to quality were examined, from purchasing to personnel policy.

“This required a lot of extra effort from the company and took months to complete. But the result pays off: the ISO9001: 2015 certificate attests to a thorough quality of services and internal processes, continuous improvement and increasing efficiency. For more than 3 days, our organization was audited by SGS, the world leader in inspection, verification, analysis and certification. ”

Customer focus is deeply rooted in our mindset

contstantly looking to improve

“We see the certification mainly as a big step towards an even more professional and customer-oriented organization. Customer focus is deeply rooted in our mindset, we always look for solutions to meet customer needs and strive for sustainable customer relationships that allow us to continue to meet our customers’ requirements and potentially exceed their expectations.

“Furthermore, this certification confirms to our current and future customers that we work in a process-based manner and, in line with the Japanese kaizen philosophy, are constantly looking to improve all processes throughout our organization. ISO 9001 is a very nice addition to the certifications that we previously achieved, such as:

Safety, health, welfare and the environment (VCA **), Recognized contractor for the execution of public works up to € 500,000, Chamber’s charter sustainable entrepreneurship. “

REM-B local pioneer in coöperation with local fire brigade

REM-B HYDRAULICS is first in it’s region in implementing a digital intervention platform together with the fire brigade. This improves reactivity and efficiency and could save valuable time and thus lives in case of an intervention.

Furthermore, REM-B HYDRAULICS is very proud that, given these difficult and challenging times , it will be able to present good grades again this year, as the company has already exceeded last year’s recordbreaking turnover.

Remb pionier digitaal interventie platform brandweer

More info (articles in dutch):

Made in kempen:


For those who couldn't make it to the 2020 Las Vegas International fluid power exhibition:

We invite you to check out this video and see for yourselves what genuine hydraulic products we can offer from stock.

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New! Enerpac DSX torque wrench series.


Enerpac introduces a new series of square-drive aluminum hydraulic torque wrenches which enables safer work at height while using bolting tools.

Tightening bolts at height is a work which involves many possible risks. Falling objects, stuck tools, sparks and twisted hydraulic hoses. In many countries accidents with falling objects are still one of the leading causes of injuries and fatal accidents at work.

When working on bolt connections in hazardous locations, choosing the right tool makes all the difference when it comes to preventing injuries, accidents and interrupting operations.

Safer bolt connection tool

Enerpac has added a new product, the innovative DSX serues to it’s comprehensive range of bolting tools. These new DSX series of square drive hydraulic torque wrenches are the industry’s first patented features for safer and easier working at height.

Product Overview

  • Aluminium high strength, lightweight
  • 690 bar max. operating pressure
  • Models from 3/4” to 2 1/2” Square Drive
  • CE Approved
  • ATEX Approved
  • Tool accuracy +/- 3%
  • 12-month warranty
  • Standard with a calibration certificate

Features & Benefits

Easier to use, lighter and safer ! 

  • Built-in working-at-height safety tether connection
  • Patented, easy-to-use, quick-release, retained reaction arm
  • Retained quick-release push button
  • Supplied with an ergonomic safety handle as standard
    Multi-direction 360° x 180° high-flow aluminium hose swivel
  • Fine tooth ratchet prevents the tool ‘locking on’Compact nose radius for tight locations
  • Long stroke piston ensures a high degree of nut rotation; 35° degrees
  • High-cycle design with fewer moving parts making it a more efficient tool to operate, maintain or repair

DSX Tool summary

DSX specifications

S series vs. DSX series




Square Drive Hydraulic Torque Wrench Comparison Table

Heavy users


MRO applications


Cost conscious asset buyers


Lowest maintenance cost


Suitable for rental fleet


Small footprint






Lowest weight


Standard calibration certificate


No-Drop safety features


Double swivel standard


Aesthetic design


Wide range of accessories available


Lowest Total Cost of Ownership

Productivity, durability, reliability and proven in challenging environments


Best Lightweight Tool

Aluminum tool with patented features to reduce dropped-object accidents

Want to know more ?

Contact one of our Enerpac specialists: Feel free to call +32 14 62 28 62 or mail us at


REM-B is a BOSCH REXROTH "certified excellence distribution partner ".

Since early April 2020, Rem-B Hydraulics may call itself a “certified excellence distribution partner” of Bosch Rexroth. The Belgian experienced hydraulic specialist thus becomes an official distributor of Bosch Rexroth hydraulic components and spare parts and this both for the industrial and mobile market.

Due to this amplified coöperation, Rem-B Hydraulics, a leading player in the Belgian hydraulic sector for 35 years, is able to strengthen its position as a hydraulic specialist and fortifies its bond with one of the world’s most renowned brands in hydraulics.


For a period of about a year, Rem-B Hydraulics has successfully completed all steps towards the certified partnership. The certification process included several stages, ranging from a pre-selection, to evaluation and ultimately implementation. Potential partner companies are audited at all stages by Bosch Rexroth itself. A compentency measurement and a presentation and setup of a training plans both form part of the intensive selection process.

After the various selections and audits, it was clear to Bosch Rexroth that Rem-B Hydraulics from Beerse is the ideal partner to work with. In the end, the Beerse company successfully completed all phases.

Both parties have worked closely together for decades and the partnership can be seen as the icing on the cake for all Rem-B Hydraulics’ efforts with regard to the commercialization and marketing of the hiqh quality durable hydraulic products of the German brand. Rem-B Hydraulics has been working with Bosch Rexroth products since its inception, and these products have no more secrets for it’s motivated and highly trained employees.

This close collaboration is in line with Rem-B Hydraulics’ philosophy and strategy to block the influx of inferior copy products flooding the market.

Bosch Rexroth and Rem-B Hydraulics both have great confidence in the future and look forward to further deepening the cooperation as proud partners.

Rem-B Hydraulics is both a “certified excellence partner” for mobile and industrial hydraulics. These are two separate entities with the German technology specialist. REM-B offers both.

With this intensive collaboration, Bosch Rexroth is a good first step towards a strong partnership with guaranteed Bosch Rexroth quality and both parties are responding to the demand for customer-friendly and high-quality good solutions for the Belgian market.

About Bosch Rexroth

As one of the world’s leading and leading suppliers of drive and control technologies, Bosch Rexroth guarantees efficient, powerful and safe movements in machines and systems of all sizes.The company bundles global know-how in mobile applications, factory automation, machine building and engineering.

With intelligent components, tailor-made system solutions and services, Bosch Rexroth creates the necessary environment for fully connected applications.

Bosch Rexroth offers its customers hydraulic technology, electric drive and control technology and linear motion and assembly technology, including software and interfaces to the “Internet of Things”. Bosch Rexroth has offices in more than 80 countries and the approximately 31,000 enthusiastic employees achieved a turnover of approximately 6.2 billion euros in 2019.

For more information about both companies:

rexroth pumps motors remb

If you would need more information on prices and availability of  Bosch Rexroth components and pump spare parts or technical information, we gladly invite you to have a look on our online business portal and webshop.:


For more info or enquiries please mail our sales department:

REM-B Connect

We have recently upgraded and improved our webshop REM-B Connect.

REM-B Connect is  a unique online information portal and webshop designed by hydraulic specialists for hydraulic specialists.

REM-B Connect is powered by 35 years of experience in the field of hydraulic service and repair.

It is the No. 1 source for spare parts and components, as well as a wide array of hydraulic information,

  • More than 500.000 hydraulic components and spare parts from leading brands, with prices & availability
  • More than 30.000 parts lists with exploded views
  • Technical product information: 
    • Product literature, catalogues & manuals on products from leading brands like EATON VICKERS, BOSCH REXROTH, KAWASAKI, PARKER, DANFOSS & ENERPAC
  • NEW! Keep track of your quotes, orders, invoices and shipments.
  • NEW! Review previous order & quote history to make your life easier.

Official distributor Eaton Vickers hydraulics

Interested ?

We invite you to see for yourself and click on the picture below.

How to register/ login ?

If you were already a registered user in the previous version you will have to apply and register again (if you haven’t done this already ).  

You can apply by sending us a mail to , or fill in the contact page on REM-B Connect:

We will of course immediately grant you access after receiving your mail. 



For any questions or inquiries please email


Have you ever noticed a brown sticky substance on your parts when you opened a hydraulic component ?
This is varnish.

Varnish is an inevitable byproduct of many degradation processes in hydraulic systems. It is caused by the the buildup of insoluble soft contaminant oxidation byproducts. These oxidation byproducts are caused by a combination of water, heat and oxygen. One of the main culprits of this oxidation is excessive heat. The heat is caused by static discharge which occurs throughout the entire hydraulic system, causing the formation of varnish. This static discharge causes very hot sparks which create hot spots in the system, which cooks the oil temporarily, degrading the oil, facilitating it’s decomposition and forming byproducts.


Varnish visibile on the end cover
cylinder rod and piston with visible varnish
Varnish visible on hydraulic cylinder rod and piston

So varnish is formed by oxidation byproducts that overcome the solubility of the oil and due to thermal degradation from system hot spots caused by sparking.

Varnish starts as a sticky soft residue sticking to the metal and so preventing the anti-wear additives in the oil from attaching, thereby increasing wear of the component. Debris get stuck in the sticky varnish, causing the wear.

Varnish usually makes its presence known with poor response from hydraulic valves and by the need to replace filters more often because they are clogging up more frequently and this due to sludge and building up of varnish. All of this causes a reaction in the hydraulic system that results in erroneous operation, increased wear on hydraulic valves, pumps and motors, a shorter lifespan of the hydraulic oil due to higher level of oxidation, less efficient operation and increased downtime. Erratic operation of hydraulic actuators is regularly one of the first signs of varnish build-up. The cylinder will appear to be stuck sometimes, but it is the valve spool in the body that cannot operate freely.

How can we help ?

Our service team has a mobile varnish removal at its disposal, contact us for more information !

Our hydraulic service professional will after a thorough research in cooperation with the client, propose a tailormade solution which will fix your problem and which optimises the condition of your oil and the health of your hydraulic system and thus reducing your downtime.

Next to treating your system with a mobile varnish removal unit, we can install bypassfilters which contract the varnish and keeps it out of your system.  

Contact us we’d be glad to help getting your system back in mint condition


For more information regarding our hydraulic field service team click on link below:



We can offer filters that can trap varnish and keep your system varnish free
Our hydraulic fieldservice team


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