CAW provides comprehensive electro-mechanical solutions in one fully integrated super facility in Cape Town. With 3000m2 floor space, it is the newest and largest of its kind in the Western Cape and is fully equipped to maintain, repair and sell a wide range of large motors, pumps and generators in-house and on site.

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The contract with the Department of Defence comes after a successful four years with CAW, in which it will arrange and complete all of the electrical repairs for the valour class SA Navy frigates based across South African shores and in Cape Town and Durban ports.

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Our dedicated field service teams are at your site whenever you need us, working for you around the clock. Dedicated to ensuring fast turnaround and high quality field service.

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Tracing our roots back to the 1970’s, Cape Armature Winders is both family owned and operated ensuring not only that we have a deep understanding of every aspect of the business but also that we understand and value our clients’ business no matter the size of the project. CAW offers the complete solution, with all services performed in-house on our 3,000 m2 super facility.

CAW is your trusted source for electric motor repairs and rewinding in South Africa

Cape Armature Winders, now CAW, was established more than forty years ago and has built up a reputation as one of the premier service providers of electrical and mechanical repairs to AC and DC motors, alternators, pumps and generators in South Africa. Take a closer look at our repairs, rewinds, field service capabilities and services.

Motor Repairs

With CAW’s engineering industry-specific knowledge and experience, our customers can count on our ability to provide engineering solutions when mechanical problems arise. Our fully equipped workshop offers general and precision engineering, metal spraying and reclamation where we repair shafts, bearing journals, and bearing bores.

Engineering Services

We continuously strive to offer the most efficient electrical services in the Western Cape, providing all our customers with quality of product and reliability of service. We believe in honor and commitment to our customers and pride ourselves on the ability to complete projects on time.

Electrical Services

CAW offers a state-of-the-art submersible pump and motor sets testing and repair facility. We provide our customers with accurate and precise submersible pump and motor set performance information, using sophisticated testing procedures compliant with International Standards.

Pump Services

CAW’s rail workshop is a complete repair facility specializing in the repair, overhaul, and rewinding of traction motors, generators, alternators and related equipment used in the rail industry. We work closely with our rail industry customers, guaranteeing 24-hour service from highly qualified and experienced staff.

Rail Services

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After more than forty years in operation, we have established an excellent reputation as specialists in the electrical and mechanical repair of AC and DC motors, alternators and generators. We have consistently served the mining, marine, industrial, steel, petrochemical industries, and parastatals for four decades, with high focus on the quality of our work, employing highly skilled staff, and striving to offer the best facilities in the Western Cape.

With a full range of services for electrical rotating equipment from inspection to coil manufacture, complete rotor and stator rewinds, as well as re-manufacturing, CAW makes sure equipment on a petrochemical plant runs reliably. Rapid response and prompt turnarounds are our key strengths.


CAW specializes in repair services for rewinding and overhauling your rotating equipment for the mining industry, and are dedicated to help assist mines operate more efficiently.


CAW has invested in infrastructure, equipment and skills to enable the company to repair larger, specialized motors used in the maritime industry (rigs and ships) – including the fishing, oil and gas industries.


CAW offers specialist solutions for repairs and overhauling of electric motors, generators and alternators. Based in Cape Town, CAW is capable of offering a complete solution to the commercial maritime and defence industry.


CAW specialises in the repair and refurbishment of pumps and related equipment for water production and transportation as well as wastewater collection and treatment for municipalities and industries.


CAW offers full service, maintenance, and repair capabilities for AC and DC traction motors and related equipment. Rapid response and prompt turnarounds are our key strengths.



“I first want to thank you for the first class service received from CAW this weekend. Again you guys came through and went beyond expectations.”

Pioneer Foods

“The best service we have experienced. Staff highly knowledgeable.”

Shaun Mann

“Thank you. As always, right on time.”

Processing Manager SCP, Mineral Sands Resources

“Again I must thank you for the professional manner in which they did their job and at all times I felt like a VIP,
we do business with a lot of suppliers but it’s been a long time since we had such good treatment.”

Maintenance Manager, Sasko Grain

“Excellent,  I actually found your guys on the quayside busy loading the motor,
the Captain is over the moon he is so happy,  thank you for the wonderful service Marlon.”

Port Operations, Rennies Ships Agency

“It is great pleasure to inform you that the Alternator was delivered on the Orca on Saturday afternoon, guy immediately moved it into the engine room, yesterday coupling was installed and positioned into its plinth. Everything is looking good at the moment and I am not worried about anything and have no reason to. Thank you for following up it is much appreciated by me, a big thank you to the CAW team as you came through for us for this breakdown.”

Operations, PetroSA

“Thanks a lot for a job well done !”


“Just a word of thanks for helping me out with repairing of our conditioner shaft. We were under extreme pressure on Pelleter with outstanding orders and as always I could press on Cape Armature Winders’ button.”

Cobus, Plant Engineer

“There is no way to explain the appreciation for all the efforts and sacrifices made by your guys in order to get my machine running. The positive attitude, even in under the most difficult circumstances was highly appreciated, and will certainly be recognised for the relationship we will have in the years to come.

Please convey my appreciation to ALL, Johan, Craig drivers, everyone who helped ME out to get the job done.”

Chris, Gayatripaper

“Thank you very much for the failure report and stunning service.”

Ruan, Peninsula Beverages

“Thank you very much for going the extra mile on our pump, This is quality service from CAW!”

Ruan, Peninsula Beverages

” I would like to thank you and your team, especially Ronnie and Tony for the great service and professionalism they treat each job.”

Johan, Refit Manager ( Sea Harvest )


26ton Dredge Motor Repair

CAW repairs a 26 ton dredge motor used during diamond mining off the Namibian coast.


620kw Electric Motor Repair

CAW completed the repair to a 620kw electric motor for Chevron, during one of its biggest routine maintenance and safety inspection projects.


HPU Pump Motor Repair

A large HPU Pump Motor arrived on-site for repairs at CAW. HPU (Hydraulic Power Units) on pump motors need to run at premium efficiency and they are responsible for providing the …


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