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About Us

Motion Tronic was established in 2003 and has grown exponentially over the years. With over 20 years’ experience in industrial automation, we are known as leaders in the industry with sole agencies for strong European brands. We provide technical support for the whole of Africa, offering sales and technical assistance on all levels.

Our Divisions

Repairs & Servicing

We have a full service and repair facility lab to carry out repairs on all servo motor brands and all industrial electronic automation products. From variable speed drives to PLC option cards and even dedicated PCB card systems.

Technical Support

Our skilled technicians are on call 24 hours a day to assist with troubleshooting any industrial automation issues your operation may be facing. We have gained experience from across the globe working with the industry’s biggest brands.

Sole Agencies

We are proud to be the sole agent in Africa for Baumüller, Microsonic and Inovance. With the backing of these industry leaders, we offer accredited repairs, servicing and spare parts for industrial automation systems.

Meet the MD

Bradley Douglas, Managing Director

Bradley Douglas started Motion Tronic in 2003 after working in the electronic manufacturing industry for nine years. Practising a hands-on approach to the business, Bradley has a natural inclination for developing efficient, innovative solutions to technical problems. This ability is a key reason for Motion Tronic’s success. In November 2006, Baumüller selected Motion Tronic as its sole authorised service partner in Africa. In December 2012, Motion Tronic was awarded sole agency for Microsonic products and in 2022 was awarded the sole agency for Inovance. These selections are testament to Motion Tronic’s superior offering and Bradley’s commitment to excellent supplier and customer relations.

Our Journey

Our story starts way back in 2003, and we’ve grown from humble beginnings to become trusted leaders in industrial machines and process automation.

  • Motion Tronic is established in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal by Bradley Douglas, providing clients with specialised automation solutions.
  • Motion Tronic secures the agency for Baumüller in Africa, offering world-class electric motors, converters, controllers and software solutions to the African industrial sector.
  • Motion Tronic becomes the African partner for Microsonic, making German-engineered ultrasonic sensors easily accessible in South Africa and beyond.
  • Motion Tronic is named the African partner agency for Inovance, a global leader in programmable logic controllers (PLCs), variable frequency drives (VFDs), and more.

Our Services

Servo Motor & Electronics Repairs

Our advanced repair facility can service servo motors from all brands, backed by a 12-month warranty. Our services encompass back EMF inspections, bearing maintenance, housing machining, and thorough checks, replacement, and digital alignment of encoders.

We perform electronic repairs on servo drives, standard VSDs, PLCs, I/O cards, power supplies, and component-level PCB repairs, including SMD. After a repair, we test the unit to ensure peak performance. We also maintain stock of components for replacement purposes.

Retrofits & Servicing

Outdated, inefficient machines don't have to be discarded and replaced. A cost-effective alternative is our retrofit service, where we upgrade your existing, potentially obsolete drive system with the latest in drive and PLC technology.

We also provide maintenance for industrial automation systems. Minimising downtime is crucial for your operations, so inquire about our priority service options to expedite the servicing of your industrial setup and ensure minimal disruptions.

Dyno Unit & On-Site Troubleshooting

We can make use of our dyno unit for electrically load testing VSDs. We repair and thoroughly test VSDs and motors. Our tests encompass load, temperature, RPM, phase current, phase voltage, torque, and monitoring of DC bus current and voltage.

We provide 24-hour on-site technical support services with advanced product and application expertise whenever you need assistance. Our skilled technicians can visit your site to assess and troubleshoot your faulty drive system or servo motor promptly.

Product Agencies

We are proud to be the sole agents in Africa for some of the world’s leading industrial automation brands.


We became the sole authorised service partner for Baumüller in Africa in 2006. Baumüller is a leading European manufacturer and supplier specialising in innovative automation and electric drive systems.


We were named the sole agents in Africa for Inovance in 2022. Inovance is a worldwide technology company focused on industrial automation and drive technology, deliver cost-effective and innovative automation products.


In 2012 we were awarded the sole agency for Microsonic in Africa. Microsonic is a well-known expert in ultrasonic sensor technology, providing a diverse range of ultrasonic sensors.

Our Facilities

We believe in upskilling and training and we constantly offer positions to young graduates who want to gain insight into the world of automation. Explore our company facilities in the video below or find our more on our YouTube channel:

Company Updates

Why Motion Tronic is Ahead of the Automation Curve

Why Motion Tronic is Ahead of the Automation Curve

Our state of the art repair lab has kept us at the forefront of industrial automation, ensuring our clients receive the best service as well as a quick turn around with minimised downtime in our effort to keep productivity up. We carry out repairs on all brands of...