SEW - A global family-run business
Gearmotors, gear units, motors, components for decentralized installation, electronically controlled drives, mechanical variable-speed gearmotors, as well as drive solutions that involve a lot of engineering. Of course, we shouldn’t forget supplementary services and service offerings.
Christian Pähr founded Süddeutsche Elektromotorenwerke, SEW, in Bruchsal, North Baden. The start-up's product line consisted of a variety of electric motors and gearmotors, the Millicut electric band saws, the Simplitt planers, the Circuit electric circular saws, and the Poliglitt grinding motors.
First footprints abroad
Alongside the sales system in Germany, which was divided into North, South, and Central regions, SEW's first foreign subsidiary also made a contribution to this meteoric rise. In 1960, SEW USOCOME, the first foreign subsidiary, opened in Haguenau, Alsace.
A new industrial gear unit series
In 2008, the ground is broken for the trendsetting industrial production facility in Bruchsal. The X series helical gear and bevel-helical gear units begins to serve the global need for high torque, sturdy large gear units for the areas of parts and bulk handling technology and large process machines.