Our drive: keeping things moving

We keep the world in motion. Every day. For more than 85 years now. Whether in conveyor belts, filling systems or container cranes: Our drive technology is a fixture in modern mechanical and plant engineering. We also keep our company moving, and play a key role in setting the course for drive technology. Now and in the future.

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Our portfolio can meet any requirement

  • Gearmotors and inverter technology

    Gearmotors and inverter technology

    Our gear units, motors and gearmotors are available in many sizes and gear ratios. They can be supplied in optional versions such as stainless steel or explosion-proof models, and combined flexibly according to our modular concept. In combination with our inverter technology, these products offer you a perfect drive solution made by SEW-EURODRIVE – tailored to your individual applications and requirements.

  • Industrial gear units

    Industrial gear units

    Our drive systems work under all kinds of extreme conditions, from raw materials extraction and process engineering to the wood and construction industries. Cold, heat, dirt and heavy loads are no match for our sturdy industrial gear units: With input torques of up to 4,000 kNm, they perform even the most difficult tasks with maximum reliability.

  • Decentralized drives and mechatronics

    Decentralized drives

    Do you rely on decentralized installation when planning your system? In that case, our wide range of decentralized technology offers exactly the right solutions for you. Be it a gearmotor with an integrated frequency inverter or a complete mechatronic system: you save energy and reduce costs with our decentralized drive solutions.

  • Servo drive technology

    Servo drive technology

    Our high-performance servo gear units and servomotors are used wherever both force and precision are needed. In combination with appropriate inverter technology, they drive single and multi-axis applications dynamically for precise performance and entire synchronized processes – efficiently and reliably, regardless of the system architecture.

  • Control, operation, software

    Control, operation, software

    Industrial communication, control technology, operator panels, software and other accessories round out our product range. Design your ideal solution, custom-tailored to your machine and system architecture, using the extensive options in our modular system: We are just doing our part to help your systems run smoothly.

  • Energy-efficient and safe

    effiDRIVE® energy-saving solutions – energy-efficient drive technology reduces not only use of resources and carbon footprint, but also operating costs. Consult with energy experts. safetyDRIVE safety technology: From safe brakes to secure communication, we offer universal concepts that also allow easy integration into existing machines and systems. Explosion protection – Our products comply with the most important directives and standards worldwide.

  • Pre-defined solutions

    Pre-defined solutions

    Whether conveyor lines, corner transfer units, FFS machines or storage/retrieval systems – we offer the ideal drive packages for these and many other typical applications in a variety of industries to assist our customers in selection and project planning. At the same time, these packages are scalable and configurable so you can make the individual adjustments you need.

  • Tailored solutions

    Tailored solutions

    Our tailored system solutions offer all the necessary technology modules for designing customer-specific solutions for machines and systems. And it all comes from a single source, from planning all the way to startup. We provide personal consulting and support in all project phases to ensure that our drive solutions are ideally tailored to our customers' requirements. We are fast and competent, and always look at the big picture.

  • Solutions with industrial gear units

    Solutions with industrial gear units

    We have the right high-torque solutions for your specific applications, particularly in heavy industry. Tailored, compact drive packages with durable industrial gear units provide the dependability and reliable processes you need.

  • Automotive industry

    Automotive industry

    In automotive production, every minute counts: Manufacturers who produce "just in time" and "just in sequence" cannot afford downtime. This requires flexible, efficient drive solutions and intelligent automation designs. Benefit from our fully integrated drive solutions that have been specifically tailored to your automobile production needs.

  • Transportation & logistics

    Transport and logistics

    Your logistics systems have to move immense quantities of goods every day. System availability is a number one priority. Precise control and finely stepped torques ensure accurate positioning and gentle handling of transported materials. Packages and pallets always arrive safely, reliably and efficiently at their destinations.

  • Beverage industry

    Drive solutions for the beverage industry and liquid bottling

    As beverage companies, our customers constantly have to adjust their systems to new processes, batches and production programs based on changing seasons and markets. Our modular system of drive components, customer-specific system solutions and the fast worldwide availability of our drive technology ensure that their production and filling systems always meet their current requirements.

  • Airport baggage handling

    Airport baggage handling

    In the future, airport operators will have to transport passengers and their baggage even more quickly and efficiently. One contributing factor will be the ability to keep airplane downtimes as short as possible. This is why you should count on us, your experienced system solutions partner. For years now, drive technology "made by SEW-EURODRIVE" has been playing a vital role in ensuring smooth transport and logistics procedures at a host of international airports.

  • Additional industries

    Additional industries

    Wherever effective automation based on dynamic, powerful and precise movements is required, SEW-EURODRIVE is the right partner. Thanks to active communication with our customers and our many years of experience in the field, we have in-depth knowledge of a wide variety of industrial sectors around the world. We are sure to have the right solution for your sector, too.

  • Engineering & selection

    Engineering and selection

    Our services go well beyond selecting a product: Comprehensive consulting, individual training and tailored engineering tools for effective support. Lighten your daily workload. The product configurator, SEW Workbench and Variant Management, as well as replacement product selection, give planners and designers the best conditions for conveniently configuring their drive technology.

  • Inquiries & ordering

    Inquiries and orders

    Make your procurement processes more efficient with our range of services! We provide advice and support using our expertise. Whether you use EDI or electronic invoicing, we increase the speed and quality of your procurement and support you in the automation of your processes. Decide which services are right for you.

  • Delivery & material flow

    Delivery and material flow

    Optimize your receipt of goods and material flow with a variety of services. And benefit from the resulting added value in the area of delivery and material flow: Control all deliveries and their internal use more efficiently with the DriveTag barcode labels. With electronic delivery notification, we inform you when your delivery has left our company to optimize your organization.

  • Startup & maintenance

    Startup and maintenance

    From startup to the 24h Service Hotline and complete maintenance management, to conversion and upgrading – we provide you with the services you need to achieve and ensure the highest possible system availability.

Our stories: experiencing motion

  • Driving the world

    Our corporate video

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  • Working at SEW-EURODRIVE: It is people who make the difference.

    SEW­EURODRIVE as an employer, long version

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  • Reference: Lindley Corporation S.A.

    Energy efficiency for bottling systems

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Our company: important facts at a glance

SEW-EURODRIVE has long since expanded beyond the little motor company it started out as. As an owner-operated hidden champion, we developed into a global leader in the production of drive technology – a real global family business.

16 000 employees

> 16 000 employees

Over 900 engineers and 550 researchers, some 270 trainees and students, many thousands of employees in development, production and sales worldwide: They are people with a real drive who work to ensure that SEW-EURODRIVE delivers the solutions its customers need.

2.8 billion in sales

2.8 billion in sales

A business that sells as much as we do also has a great deal of responsibility. SEW-EURODRIVE actively accepts this responsibility with a clear commitment to inclusion and diversity, fair treatment of partners and suppliers, and efficient use of resources.

51 countries

51 countries

With 15 production plants and 77 Drive Technology Centers on 5 continents, SEW-EURODRIVE is always there for its customers. We offer fast availability, short delivery times and personal, on-site support across the globe.

More than 85 years of experience

More than 85 years of experience

In 1931, Christian Pähr founded a company called Süddeutsche Elektromotorenwerke (Southern German electric motor works). What started out as a garage workshop in the Baden region is now a global technology company. We could not have gotten this far without a great deal of passion and hard work. And the expertise we built up over the years.

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DriveGate login and download

DriveGate Login


Use the DriveGate® online platform, your portal for a variety of process solutions. Here you can directly inquire and order the parts you need. Processing is carried out directly by the responsible sales employee who is, of course, always available if you have any questions.

Link to documentation, software, CAD

Documentation, software, CAD

Do you require CAD data, product data, software or the right technical documentation for your product or project? Simply download the necessary material.

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