After experiencing a challenging and turbulent year in 2016, the electric motor repair industry is starting to see light at the end of the tunnel. During 2016, CAW (Cape Armature Winders) weathered the many changes and challenges within the sectors it operates – mining, oil & gas, paper, steel and rail.
Its Electrical division expanded to build on extensive electrical experience in the heavy industrial environment following representation from customers who were looking for an all-inclusive solution from their supply chain.
CAW Pumps division expanded into larger premises in order to handle the increased interest in repairs and refurbishment of pumps and related equipment. CAW Pumps service and maintain many of the City of Cape Town’s pump stations, and have partnered with Sulzer, Rapid Allweiler, and Wilo, to provide a reliable, OEM quality service.
Partnering with INDAR and Bakker has grown the sub Saharan repair market with alliances and local facility upgrades locally, resulting in long term benefits and cost reductions to CAW customers.
CAW’s Vibrator Motor Test Facility was commissioned in partnership with De Beers. This new facility represents a strategic investment for CAW, enabling growth and innovation in the industry.
CAW’s partnership with De Beers to maintain their electric motors has been an on-going commitment to the company for the past decade. The latest project involved the repairs to two 26 ton dredge motors used for underwater excavation on one their self-contained floating mining operation, the “Mafuta” off the Namibian coast.
The repairs partnership between CAW and the SA Navy has commenced, as the company undertakes the repair and maintenance of electrical equipment to the Navy’s fleet. We are excited to continue our track record of superior service to the SA Navy.