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TAWI Vacuum Lifter Products South Africa

TAWI Vacuum Lifting Unit
Vacuum Lifting Boxes with Jib 3d

Flexible Vacuum Lifting Solutions To Handle a Wide Variety of Goods & Materials

Boost Productivity, Safety, & Ergonomics While Simultaneously Reducing Costs

Vacuum lifting is becoming an increasingly popular solution to overcome challenges associated with the handling of goods/materials in production, warehousing, and logistics environments. With a growing emphasis on ergonomics and safety, we have ensured that we are at the forefront of this exciting product range with over 10 years of supplying local solutions to some of the most recognized companies in the world.

TAWI & Vaculex have now joined forces under the Piab Group. Vaculex spares will still be supplied to existing clients although new solutions will be offered as TAWI products.

Vacuum Lifting Applications

The applications that our vacuum lifters are suitable for are endless. Simply let us know what you are trying to lift and we will provide you with a solution. A few common vacuum handling applications are as follows: 

Bags & Sacks

We offer bag & sack vacuum lifters for all types of material, such as paper, plastic and woven sacks.

Boxes & Cartons

We offer box lifters for all types of boxes and cartons, allowing users to access all heights.

Drums & Barrels

Lift drums, barrels, kegs or pails with little effort and great efficiency.

Contailer Lift


Handle one or multiple containers, making manual handling easy and efficient.


Crate lifters that can lift, tilt and transport everything from meat to car components.


Need to rotate or tilt your sheets 180 degrees? No problem, our sheet lifters can be customized to meet your every need.


Safely lift windows, glass sheets and other fragile goods. We offer systems designed to handle glass with great care and precision.

Customized Vacuum Lifting Solutions


Lifting toilet seats, bath tubs or kitchen bench tops? We have lift systems for handling odd shapes and sizes.

Multiple Items at Once

Safe time and increase efficiency by lifting multiple items simultaneously. We are able to provide you with custom attachment options.

Vacuum Lifter Products To Handle Goods Of All Shapes and Sizes

With different configurations sizes and attachments, our Vacuum solutions can handle different product types within the same area.

High Frequency Vacuum Lifters 
rapid handling of items up to 65kg with a single hand

Multifunction Vacuum Lifters
Interchangeable Ergonomic tools for all product types. Lift, spin and rotate items up to 270kg

Mobile Vacuum Lifters
Ideal for high-speed order picking and warehouse operations. Compatible with any forklift or pallet jack.

Stainless Steel Vacuum Lifters 
Ideal for chemical, food, and pharmaceutical applications

Explosion Proof Vacuum Lifters
Specifically engineered for hazardous sites exposed to potentially explosive substances


Custom Attachments & Configurations

We understand that there may be some unique characteristics to your application. You may not even be aware that vacuum lifting is a solution to your handling application.

With customers all around the world, TAWI has developed various custom solutions and attachments for all vacuum lifter types and can make further changes depending on your needs.

Flexible Overhead Crane and Jib Arm Solutions

TAWI crane systems offer flexible solutions for mounting vacuum lifters so that you can use them wherever you need.

TAWI Jib Crane

Jib Cranes

Floor mounted or wall mounted jib cranes provide great freedom of movement for your lifting work. TAWI jib cranes are robust and reliable and can be easily adapted to specific customer requirements.

TAWI Overhead Bridge Crane

Overhead Cranes

Overhead cranes are adapted for specific customer requirements, securing the optimal suspension of lifters to be integrated into your workflow. Cranes can be fitted to new or existing support structures.

How Vacuum Lifting Works

View a demo of the versatile TAWI Multifunction Vacuum Lifter

About Our Vacuum Lift Suppliers:


Since January 2020, TAWI is part of the Piab group. Together with their colleagues at Piab, TAWI has built a strong ergonomic handling division, offering smart lifting solutions for customers worldwide. Vaculex (our previous supplier) is also part of the Piab group. The two brands and product models have merged together and are now supplied under the TAWI product range and brand. This has resulted in years of knowledge, refinement, as well as R&D, merging into an even more powerful brand and product range. Spares are still available for our past Vaculex clients. We are the primary distributor for TAWI South Africa with some exciting projects behind us.




"Piab is a global leader in lifting, gripping, and moving solutions for the automated world. We help our customers grow by providing products and smart solutions that transform their businesses through increased automation. Our customers are in just about every sector, including the food, automotive, logistics, e-commerce and pharmaceutical industries. We are proud of our 600+ employees who serve customers in almost 100 countries across the world, all who work together to create and innovate within the advancement and technological evolution of ergonomic lifting, automation, and robotics."



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