SEW Eurodrive

We move the world! What does that mean? Countless conveyor belts, bottling plants, gravel plants, your luggage at the airport and much more would stand still without our motors, gear units, gearmotors, corresponding automation technology and range of services.

3Billion Euros in Sales

With thousands on employees in engineering and research


With 16 production plants and 80 Drive Technology Centers on 5 continents


Global leader in the production of drive technology – a real global family business.

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.

  • We think global, and act local
  • We count on our employees
  • We are there for you locally around the world
  • Provide expertise in the most varied industries
  • We make more than just components

Event Timeline



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.