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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.


Woodside advances US hydrogen project

By: Esmarie Iannucci     18th January 2022 Oil and gas major Woodside Energy has entered front-end engineering design (FEED) on a hydrogen project, awarding a FEED engineering services contract to Kellogg, Brown & Root LLC (KBR) in December, for its proposed H2OK project in Oklahoma. H2OK is a liquid hydrogen production facility proposed... 

Avoid unplanned downtime with a planned maintenance programme

13th January 2022 Unplanned downtime has serious consequences in nearly every single industry. According to a report published by Senseye titled ‘The True Cost of Downtime’, Fortune Global 500 manufacturing and industrial companies lose close to US$1 trillion due to unplanned downtime each year, squandering an... 

Toyota SA does it again – sales leader for 42nd year with market share at 25.4% 

By: Irma Venter     12th January 2022 Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) last year marked 42 years – out of 61 years in the local market – as the best-selling automotive brand in South Africa, while it also recorded a remarkable market share of 25.4%, up from the 23.7% of 2020. This means that one in every four vehicles sold locally... 

Latest Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker enters service

By: Rebecca Campbell     10th January 2022 Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker operating company Atomflot has accepted into service its latest vessel, the Sibir. This is the second of the five Project 22220 icebreakers ordered by the company, from the Baltic Shipyard, in St Petersburg, Russia. The Project 22220 vessels are the largest... 

Vietnam car maker VinFast to build US battery factory as it goes all-electric

By: Reuters     6th January 2022 Vietnam's VinFast plans to build electric vehicle battery cells and packs in a new US manufacturing complex, its global chief executive told Reuters, as the company pledged to transform itself into an all-electric automaker by the end of this year. VinFast, part of Vingroup JSC, the largest... 

Submissions for uYilo’s Kickstart Fund 2022 now open

By: Irma Venter     4th January 2022 The uYilo Electric Mobility Programme has opened the Kickstart Fund 2022 for submissions. uYilo was established in 2013 as a multistakeholder, collaborative programme focused on enabling, facilitating and mobilising electromobility (e-mobility) in South Africa.  

And the new iX makes it three…

By: Irma Venter     4th January 2022 Starting from a cool R1.65-million, it is now possible to own BMW Group South Africa’s (BMW SA’s) third fully electric vehicle available in the country – the new iX sports activity vehicle (SAV), adding to the i3 and electric Mini Cooper SE already on the market. The price includes a... 

Brickmaking plant boosted by SEW-EURODRIVE upgrade

14th December 2021 A local clay brick manufacturer has upgraded its brickmaking plant with the assistance of drive and control technology specialist SEW-EURODRIVE. Using advanced digital solutions based on Maxolution for factory automation, a new and optimised plant for making high quality rustic face bricks has... 

MP Materials to build US magnet factory, seals GM deal

By: Mariaan Webb     10th December 2021 Rare earth materials producer MP Materials on Thursday announced that it would build a rare earth magnetics facility in Fort Worth, Texas, and said it had reached a long-term agreement to supply automotive major General Motors with US-sourced and -manufactured rare earth materials, alloy, and... 

Afrimat further diversifies with Glenover Phosphate acquisition

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     9th December 2021 Industrial minerals and construction materials provider Afrimat has acquired mining and fertiliser company Glenover Phosphate for R550-million, comprising R250-million for the assets and an option, at Afrimat’s sole discretion, to buy 100% of Glenover’s shares for R300-million. Glenover is... 

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