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Celebrating two decades of innovation in industrial automation

January 2024 News

Motion Tronic, leading specialists in industrial automation, recently celebrated 20 years in business. “During the widespread unrest in KwaZulu-Natal in 2021, our premises in Waterfall fell victim to the flames, leaving behind only ashes and ruins. The impact on us was severe, and the business suffered a complete loss, including our testing equipment. We refused to succumb to adversity, and embarked on a journey of rebirth and renewal,” says Bradley Douglas, Director of Motion Tronic.

In October 2021, Motion Tronic relocated to new 800 m2 premises in New Germany. The team began the process of reconstructing the offices and workshop, and within just one month the Motion Tronic headquarters were up and running. “Rebuilding our testing equipment and workshops was a crucial step in our revival and we spared no effort in replacing all the stock that had been lost, ensuring we were well equipped to serve our customers. We also invested in state-of-the-art motor testing technology, enabling us to offer our clients even more precise and efficient solutions,” explains Douglas.

A key milestone in Motion Tronic’s resurgence was the construction of a new load testing station. “This allows us to test drives rigorously under various conditions, ensuring our reliability and performance. We also built new testing amenities, specifically designed for servo motor and drive repairs.” In 2022, Motion Tronic became the African partner agency for Inovance, a global leader in programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and variable frequency drives (VFDs).


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