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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.


EV demand sparks revival of US manganese mining after decades

By: Bloomberg     3rd October 2022 South32 aims to accelerate development of the first new US manganese mine for decades as carmakers rush to secure supply of the metal needed in electric vehicle batteries. Automakers are “super keen” to secure supply from the company’s Clark Deposit in Arizona, which would become the only local... 

EV makers must partner with miners to secure key metals

By: Bloomberg     3rd October 2022 A key lithium producer in Australia, the world’s top supplier, is urging electric car manufacturers and battery makers to become its partners in new refinery projects, arguing their direct financial backing is vital to avoid shortfalls of the material that’s crucial to the clean energy... 

Coal waste could boost REEs supply

By: Tracy Hancock     30th September 2022 The information derived from a study published this year on the mineralogy and distribution of rare-earth elements (REEs) in Waterberg coalfield high-ash coals could assist with a new concept of logging coal seams by considering the REE elemental composition of coal, rather than just its energy... 

Industry must adapt to new vehicle transition

By: Cameron Mackay     23rd September 2022 A significant growth opportunity for the local automotive component manufacturing sector lies in how successfully South Africa positions itself in the newenergy vehicle (NEV) assembly space for battery electric vehicles and hydrogen-based fuel cell electric vehicles. This is vital, given how key... 

World’s largest battery-electric mine truck heading for commercial availability in 2024  

By: Martin Creamer     21st September 2022 The world’s largest battery-electric truck for underground mining is on its way to becoming commercially available in 2024. Sandvik’s 65 t TH665B machine removes between 1 t and 2 t of carbon dioxide (CO2) a day, along with heat and noise. 

New-vehicle sales stats show promise, but used-car allure waning

By: Irma Venter     16th September 2022 The sales statistics for August indicate that “some form of stability” is returning to the new-vehicle market, says WesBank. August delivered the second-best performing sales month for the year (similar to last year), with 47 420 new-vehicle registrations – 14.2% higher than the same month in 2021. 

Vehicle production, exports hard-hit by KZN floods

By: Irma Venter     16th September 2022 The KwaZulu-Natal floods, along with the associated disruption in the movement of automotive components and vehicles through the Durban port, as well as the ongoing global semiconductor shortage, all took a significant toll on South Africa’s second-quarter new-vehicle export and production... 

BMG confident about post-Covid recovery 

By: Simone Liedtke     14th September 2022 While economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic has been slower than expected, industrial equipment supplier BMG is confident that this will speed up as infrastructure development starts to increase following the pandemic. “We are certainly starting to see that improvement in economic... 

Charco Cranes

14th September 2022 Charco Cranes, based in Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa, is a dynamic, innovative materials handling equipment service provider providing comprehensive sales and service of over-head cranes, hoists and lifting equipment. From its humble beginnings in 2017, with its core values of complete customer... 

Glencore clinches green aluminium deals

By: Martin Creamer     9th September 2022 Diversified mining and marketing company Glencore has entered into a ten-year alumina supply and aluminium offtake agreements with global green aluminium subsidiary of Press Metal Aluminium Holdings, a Malaysian stock exchange listed company. The transactions are seen important steps in the... 

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