Because people ask for it!

Reinforced Hosing (Pty) Ltd has been manufacturing the well-known and respected Watex brand in South Africa since 1999, when Gavin Brown and Dev Howett established the company to fill the gap left by the closure of Illmans Plastics and Saplex Industries.

The fledgling company faced many challenges, particularly around product quality and growing a customer base.

Today they are a major force in the gardening sector of the hardware industry, being a household name and a brand that can be found on the shelves of many supermarkets, hardware stores, nurseries, and others.

Their current range include amongst others the following:

  • Agricultural dragline with two products on offer. Firstly a 10 year warranty SABS approved hose and secondly a price competitive 5 year warranty hose.
  • Clear tubing is available for a number of applications in various sizes.
  • Garden hose comes in the following categories: 6 year warranty with and without fittings in 12 and 20mm diameters and lengths of 20 and 30 meters; 8 year warranty bright and colourful hose available in 12mm diameter and lengths of 20 meters, all with fittings.
  • Clear reinforced tubing is manufactured in a variety of diameters to suit most needs.
  • Mining hose is manufactured to SABS specifications and a whole range is available.
  • Industrial hose is also manufactured for a variety of applications and in various diameters and lengths.
  • Gas Hose is LPG SABS Certified and available in various lengths from pre-packed 2m with clamps to 30m, 50m and 100m rolls.
  • Fittings and Accessories for garden hoses are also available, ready to merchandise for both the 12mm and 20mm garden hose.
  • The Garden Wall is a ready-made solution for space-restricted modern homes. It makes garden on patios and walls very easy and is available in kit form that is easy to assemble and mount.

Reinforced Hosing manufactures PVC hoses locally. The entire manufacturing process is quality controlled resulting in extended design life being offered as a warranty on most hose products. All products are produced from virgin materials that have a UV protection additive to deal with the harsh climatic conditions prevalent in South Africa. Also available is a top-quality range of hose-end fittings imported from Taiwan. “We have great synergy with our Taiwanese Watex contact and continually work with them on new innovations,” says Brown.

Products on offer

Garden Hose & Accessories

  • Tap adaptors
  • Sprinklers
  • Sprayers
  • Hose menders and joiners
  • Hose connectors
  • Pyramid sprayers
  • Green wall vertical garden system
  • Garden hose
  • Builders hose
  • Hose hangers

Agricultural Hose

  • Crop spray hose
  • Dragline hose

Industrial Hose

  • LP gas hose and regulators
  • Acetylene and oxygen hose
  • Air and water hose
  • Clear reinforced tubing
  • Clear thick/thin wall tubing
  • Fuel reinforced hose
  • Multipurpose hose
  • Fire hose
  • Suction hose

Mining Hose

  • Anti-static hose
  • Anti-static loading hose
  • Standard/medium/heavy duty mining hose
  • Rockdrill hose

The company is proud to have SABS certification on many of its tough hoses, which are manufactured to SANS 1086:2007 quality standards.

It is the goal of Reinforced Hosing to remain a local manufacturer supporting local business and creating employment for South African people, thereby adding value to the economy.

Contact them at or call them at 011-769-2600 or send an e-mail to: