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SEW Eurodrive

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.


Nasa awards key propulsion contract for the future Mars mission

By: Rebecca Campbell     5th March 2021 The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) on Thursday awarded Northrop Grumman Systems, a unit of major US aerospace group Northrop Grumman, the contract to develop and support the Mars Ascent Propulsion System (MAPS), which is an essential element for the planned Mars Sample... 

ABB urges greater adoption of high-efficiency motors and drives to combat climate change - global electricity consumption to be reduced by 10%

5th March 2021 In a new whitepaper published this week, ABB reveals potential for significant energy efficiency improvements in industry and infrastructure enabled by the latest and most high-efficiency motors and variable speed drives. ABB calls on governments and industry to accelerate adoption of the... 

Kia unveils new corporate name, strategy 

By: Irma Venter     25th January 2021 Kia has revealed a strategy it says will see the Korean car maker reach beyond vehicle manufacturing to “sustainable mobility solutions”. Signalling this break-away from its traditional manufacturing-driven business model, Kia has also announced a new corporate name and slogan. 

Barloworld restructures its Motor Retail business in R947m deal 

By: Irma Venter     22nd January 2021 Barloworld has entered into an agreement with NMI Durban South Motors (NMI-DSM) to dispose of its Motor Retail business as a going concern for R947-million. NMI-DSM is a joint venture of the Barloworld group, in which Barloworld holds a 50% interest alongside the Akoo family.  

BI plans strategic acquisitions, new products and services for 2021

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th January 2021 The current economic situation might offer excellent opportunities for acquisitions within its field of operation, comments Bearings International (BI) Managing Director Bart Schoevaerts. This comes off the back of increased collaboration within the Hudaco Group, of which BI forms part. Plans for... 

BI consolidates Tier 2 electrical products under ALPHA brand

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th January 2021 Following the recent successful launch of the ALPHA Drive Micro and the ALPHA Drive Plus range of Variable Speed Drives, leading supplier Bearings International (BI) is excited to announce the rebranding of its BAUER range of electric motors to ALPHA. The growth of BI’s market share in electric... 

Toyota’s Kirby elected as new Naamsa president

By: Irma Venter     11th January 2021 The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) has appointed Toyota South Africa Motors CEO Andrew Kirby as president following the retirement of BMW Group South Africa boss Tim Abbott at the end of last year. Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa MD Neale Hill... 

Energy Fuels to enter commercial REE business in Q1

By: Mariaan Webb     14th December 2020 US-based Energy Fuels is set to become a rare earth producer in the first quarter of 2021, announcing on Monday that it had entered into a supply agreement to process monazite at its White Mesa mill, in Utah. The company signed a three-year supply deal with the Chemours Company to acquire 2 500... 

Rare earth producers aim to agree global environment standards in 2021

By: Reuters     14th December 2020 Producers of rare earths, under increasing pressure from their industrial buyers over longstanding pollution issues, are hammering out a single set of global environmental standards, the head of the industry association has told Reuters. Manufacturers of products such as electronic goods and... 

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. 

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