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SEW-EURODRIVE is movement, tradition, innovation, quality, and service all in one - we prove this to our customers every day and have done so for 80 years. We do not just move countless conveyer belts, bottling plants, sports stadium roofs, gravel plants, assembly lines, processes in the chemical industry, your luggage at the airport, or even you on escalators; no, we also are moving ourselves. In our company, there is no such thing as standstill. Every day, nearly 550 researchers and developers are working on creating the future of drive automation and making it a little better.


Toyota launches new music, video streaming service

By: Irma Venter     27th November 2020 Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM), in partnership with Vodacom, has announced the introduction of a new streaming service to Toyota Connect and Lexus Connect – MyEntertainment.  Included in this service are Vodacom’s Video Play (video streaming) and My Muze (music streaming) services. 

Nissan to set up new assembly facility in Ghana with Japan Motors 

By: Irma Venter     19th November 2020 Nissan has appointed Japan Motors Trading as its local partner in setting up a new vehicle assembly facility in Accra, Ghana. The appointment flows from a 2018 memorandum of understanding signed between Nissan and the government of Ghana. 

South African-made MellowVan ready for global rollout in 2021 

By: Irma Venter     16th November 2020 The South African conceived and developed MellowVan will enter commercial production next year, says MellowCabs founder Neil du Preez. The electric three-wheeler, aimed at the last-mile delivery market, is currently the subject of a number of advanced large-scale proof-of-concept projects with... 

Battery electric vehicles poised for future growth, says Lux

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     13th November 2020 Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) are poised to be the future of the automotive industry, posits a new report from Lux Research, titled 'Electric Vehicle Lightweighting 2030', which analyses the future of vehicle lightweighting and necessary BEV success factors over the next decade. In the past,... 

Pumping with flavour for multiproduct lines 

By: Halima Frost     13th November 2020 Industrial equipment supplier Verder Group has recently redesigned the structure of its hygienic brands – this included rebranding and adding sanitary pump supplier JEC JR’s series of pumps to its diverse pumping portfolio under Packo.  The Packo JRZS series of twin-screw pumps are suited to the... 

Virgin Galactic expects first powered test flight of its spacecraft within three weeks

By: Rebecca Campbell     6th November 2020 Sub-orbital crewed spaceflight company Virgin Galactic announced on Thursday that the first powered test flight of its SpaceShipTwo spaceplane will take place later this month. The test flight will be made from Spaceport America in the US State of New Mexico. The test flight will be conducted... 

Bearing isolators faring well in bearings sector

6th November 2020 Bearings distributor BMG tells Engineering News that its Garlock Klozure and Guardian Bearing Isolators have fared notably well subsequent to being introduction to the BMG range of isolators. A bearing isolator is an advanced sealing solution that is used to protect bearings on rotating equipment... 

New-generation bullet train relies on NSK bearings

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th November 2020 High-performance bearings from NSK are now operational in the newly developed N700S Shinkansen (bullet train), which from 1 July 2020 began service on the Tokaido Shinkansen line between Tokyo and Osaka. The N700S marks the start of a new era, being the first completely new Shinkansen design from... 

Continental Cross Contact Extreme E tyre: capable of mastering even the most exceptional challenges

28th October 2020 Continental is a founding partner of the Extreme E race series and, from 2021, will be a premium sponsor. The technology company will equip all the electric racers with tyres for what will be very different and ultra-tough events. In the following interview, Continental tyre development engineer... 

GWM’s new P Series bakkie set for November local launch

By: Irma Venter     19th October 2020 Haval Motors South Africa (HMSA) has announced that the GWM P Series bakkie will make its local debut in late November. HMSA says the P Series will be available in 16 derivatives in South Africa and other countries in the Southern African Development Community, including single and double cabs,... 

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