Latest News - Automotive

Posted in Automotive


March - Grip-Tech appointed approved supplied to Nissan South Africa. Our OEM approved products now available from any Ford, Nissan, Hyundai dealership near you.


February - Our automotive Auto-Grip® brand has a new home , where you can search our latest products by vehicle make and model.


October - Grip-Tech at the Johannseburg International Motor Show

Grip-Tech Automotive exhibited on the SA National Pavilon at Johannesburg International motor Show from 16-27 October 2013.

August - Auto-Grip® Canopy locks, T-Handles and Spare wheel locks for Telkom service vehicles

We are proud to announce that our unique high security canopy locks and stainless T-Handles have been selected by Telkom as standard equipment for their vehicles' fibre-glass canopies. The fleet is managed by Daimler Fleet (deBis) and the canopy locks and T-handles will be fitted to new canopies by Kango and SA Canopy.

May - Manuel Reis appointed to VESA Board

Manuel Reis, Managing Director of Grip-Tech, has been re-appionted VESA Board member and Chairman of VESA's mechanical committee.


Latest News - Skills Development

Posted in Engineering Skills Development

2013 September - CNC Turning Center Add-on workstation

The new CNC lathe station is a cost-effective add-on module for the CNC Milling workstation. It is fully controlled by the CNC control on the CNC Mill.

2013 June - PLC Workstation launched

Our PLC training workstations include a Siemens Logo! PLC with software and USB-PC cable, full enclosure with fused power supply, durable toggle switches for simulation inputs, LED and relay outputs for external motors etc. Accesories include bi-directional motors.

2012 October - CNC Milling Workstation for Skills Development

Introducing our CNC Milling workstation complete with integrated CAD, CAM, CNC control and 4 axis Machining center. This workstation is ideal for theoretical and practical training and examination of students

2011 August - Manuel Reis appointed to CSIR's National Robotics Strategy Steering Committee


Latest News - CNC

Posted in CNC Systems

2014 January - New Modular CNC Table design allows material loading from all sides

Our new modular tables assebled on site to large sizes eg. 3m x 12m. All CNC mechanics are under the table surface for easy material handling from any side by forklift or crane.

2013 April - CNC Plasma Cutting Consumables World Record?

One of our customers who recently purchased our latest GT-Plasma15 with advanced cut control has achieved an incredible 3,800 pierces on one set of consumables cutting 2mm steel!

Could this be a world record for plasma cutting consumables?

2012 June - CNC Plasma Digital Cutting control system includes Ohmic sensing

Our latest CNC DTHC now interfaces directly with the Plasma power-pack to control the cut current, voltage and related parameters during cutting. This advanced control of all cutting functions further improves cut quality and reduces costs with extended consumable life.

2011 December - CNC Plasma now with Digital Torch Height and Torch Current Control

The first fully automatic Digital Torch Height control. All torch settings are set in the CAM software. No knobs to set - simply select the appropriate material cut profile and all setting are automatically loaded.

2011 October - CNC Plasma

New Wide-screen display developed for our latest CNC Plasma machines

2011 August - Manuel Reis appointed to CSIR's National Robotics Strategy Steering Committee