Need an urgent industrial automation equipment piece repaired or serviced?

Improve the efficiency of your operation

Old drive systems, which have been operational for a long time, often fail to satisfy current demands for reliability and responsiveness. As time passes, finding spare parts and maintaining these systems can become more challenging and costly. Instead of purchasing new equipment, a cost-effective solution is to let us upgrade your existing drive system with cutting-edge technology from global leaders in automation technology.

Automation brands we work with

The Motion Tronic retrofitting team can assist with enhancing most major industrial automation systems. A few common brands we work with include ABB, Berger Lahr, Mitsubishi, Siemens, Baümuller, Inovance, Lenze, Yaskawa, Panasonic, Kollmorgen, Sipa, Starlinger, Sew-Eurodrive, and Allen-Bradley.

Upgrade for greater performance

We offer customised, progressive solutions for upgrading your electrical drive systems, regardless of the original manufacturer. By retrofitting new drive components, you significantly enhance the flexibility and productivity of your facility, all within a reasonable budget. We retrofit old machinery with the latest drive technologies and interfaces, thereby ensuring high plant availability and dependable process reliability.

Why partner with us?

Over the years, countless clients have partnered with us when needing electrical drive system upgrades. Find out why:

Customised solutions

We work closely with you to oversee the entire custom project, from initial consultation and
planning through to installing and commissioning the new hardware.

Leading global brands

We work with only the best global industrial automation hardware suppliers, including the likes of Baümuller, Inovance, Siemens and Bosch.

Minimal downtime

Our priority is minimising downtime and maximising productivity by prioritising swift diagnosis and repair, getting you back up and running promptly.

What makes us unique?

Wondering what sets Motion Tronic apart? Keep reading to uncover the five unique aspects of our retrofitting services:

We can manage the complete project for the drive modernisation service – from a single source.

We extend the operating life of your machine through the installation of modern technology and components.

Our retrofits improve the availability of your machines due to reduced failure probability.

We reduce your operating costs due to the usage of modern, reliable drive components.

Our retrofit solutions Increase the energy efficiency of your production through modern, efficient drive systems.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know more about the Motion Tronic retrofitting service offering? Discover a few
frequently asked questions here:

What type of retrofit projects can you take on?

Our retrofitting department can upgrade and enhance your drive systems using cutting-edge variable speed drives (VSDs), servo motors, ultrasonic sensors and other automation components.

Can you conduct upgrades to any outdated drive systems?

We have decades of hands-on experience working on diverse drive systems from all the major global brands.

How fast are you able to complete retrofit projects?

The timeframe for retrofitting projects will depend entirely on the scope of the project. We do have stock on hand, which minimises waiting times for international parts, and we focus on getting your system up and running with minimal downtime.

Do you have examples of retrofitting projects you’ve completed?

Please visit the Previous Work page on our website to explore some of the industrial automation projects we’ve undertaken in the past, including multiple retrofitting projects.

Do you offer expedited drive modernisation services?

We offer priority repairs and retrofitting solutions if time is not on your side. We encourage you to ask us about these when enquiring about a drive modernisation.


Where is your retrofitting department located?

The Motion Tronic headquarters is located within Unit E2, 14 Henred Road, New Germany, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Our postal address is P.O. BOX 2329, Pinetown, 3600.