Motorelli – Humble Beginnings

From humble beginnings in 1996 as a family business in Cape Town, Motorelli Electric Motors has now grown to one of the largest electric motor suppliers in South Africa. We service the whole of Africa with quality motors, professional service and expert advice from our branches throughout South Africa.

At Motorelli we aim to provide a service that exceeds your expectations by selling quality motors that meet your every requirement. We offer competitive prices with outstanding back-up service.

Our electric motors are manufactured in China at a high-tech facility which occupies more than 25 thousand square meters. The Motorelli factory complies with various international standard including IEC, ISO9001:2000, SABS, CCC, CECP and CE.

The Motorelli factory manufactures electric motors for export to Europe, America, Russia, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. As different countries have varying specifications, the facility allows us to stipulate specific manufacturing requirements for materials used as well as critical dimensions and performance values. This results in electric motors specifically designed for the South African Mining, Agriculture, OEM, Industrial, Marine and Air conditioning markets.

This is all done with the use of High-efficiency automated production lines which make use of the latest machinery, testing facilities and quality control procedures. The design stipulation also ensures that only high quality bearings are fitted to Motorelli Electric Motors.

Our entire range of electric motors meets the highest quality standards and all our products are certified to SABS 1804 certification.



Often, one of the most important factors in buying a new electric motor is the after sales service. We pride ourselves in offering a complete service package:

  • A 2 year warranty covering faulty workmanship and material
  • Full range of spare parts
  • 24 hour breakdown service


The best priced motor in South Africa.

Our Motors

We stock the full range of SABS approved motors from 0.18kw through to 355kw and larger motors up to 15 000 kw are available on request from the factory.

The motors are available at various speeds, 2 pole, 4 pole, 6 pole and 8 pole again higher or lower speed motors are available on request.

The motors are foot or foot and flange mounted. They are supplied as three phase 380V/525V or single phase 220V motors.

SABS approved

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company profile

Specialized motors are available on request and we are able to supply:

Mine Specification Motors

  • Winch Motors
  • Vibrator Motors
  • Steel Body Motors
  • Stainless Steel Motors
  • High Voltage Motors
  • Pad Mount Motors
  • Any others on request.

A full price list is available from our offices.
The motors are all SABS approved (Approved 1804 Part 1,2,3 & 4).

Scraper Winch
Scraper Winch

Our Goals:


To provide a service that will exceed our client’s expectations by selling quality motors that meet their every requirement at a competitive price with a backup service that is second to none.

We are also aware of our responsibility in the South African market and we are negotiating with a Black Empowerment Company to set up a joint venture.

The aim of this joint venture is twofold

Firstly to provide a vehicle that previously disadvantaged staff and other related parties can use to obtain a share of Motorelli and secondly to expose our motors to the greater African market using a profile that is more suitable to this market.

The profit that will be generated by this Joint Venture will be available for Motorelli’s partners in the Joint Venture to buy shares in the company.