Independent family business: A success story over generations

Since 1953, our mission has been to breathe life into our customers’ machines. We develop and distribute efficient drive components for almost all industrial sectors. On our assembly platforms, we produce premium products that are designed to the finest detail and manufactured with the highest level of care.

For us, being a family business means knowing where we come from, what we can do, what we want and what binds us together.



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We develop and produce complex drive solutions for you.


We at Ruhrgetriebe believe that even a mid-sized family business can make its contribution to changing the world a little bit.


We engineer and distribute efficient drive components to make our vision " Ruhrgetriebe, the building block for a smart and efficient world in the field of drive technology" come true....


We are respectful and fair. Passionate and effective. Smart and unique. Reliable and precise. We love diversity.

We develop and produce complex geared motors for you.

In a global world, the complexity of markets is frequently not easy to manage. You, as a producing machine manufacturer, should be able to concentrate completely on the development and manufacture of your products. Our task as a drive solution specialist is to integrate the current technology standards and guidelines into our drive solutions and consequently to be able to supply you with a perfectly configured drive unit.

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We love drive technology

At Ruhrgetriebe, we have been producing drive solutions for industrial sectors since 1953.

We are proud that RUHRGETRIEBE has been engineering, manufacturing and distributing gear motors, drive units, planetary gearboxes and control units since 1953. We support you in all aspects of drive technology with our many years of know-how, high-quality products and mature ideas. Our gearbox solutions can also be supplied without a motor as an option. Our preselection of motor combinations ensures that they are perfectly matched to provide you with an efficient drive solution. Your requirements are a challenge and a drive for us at the same time – day after day.

"We don't just offer gearboxes, we offer, above all, a customized solution for our customers' needs!"

At the pulse of time

Thanks to many years of experience in the world of drive technology, our drive solutions can convince through outstanding technical performance.

No matter if you need a holding brake or an encoder for positioning: We will be happy to put a complete system together for your application.

If your application has special requirements for the drive unit, we can of course also offer you competent advice in this case.

Made in Germany

At the pulse of time

With our developments, we offer real solution expertise. In addition to an extensive delivery program with a wide range of drive options, we also realize individual customer requirements economically and reliably.

The durability of the products and the quality of the service is demonstrated by the fact that many individual components of gear units and motors are available from stock even after many years. This strengthens customer loyalty and establishes our company’s good reputation in the long term. No matter whether single or large series orders, many RUHRGETRIEBE customers have been purchasing drive technology “Made in Mülheim an der Ruhr” for many years.

As an owner-managed company, you can expect quality, competence and speed from us. And you can rely on it: With us, your contact persons can be reached by the shortest possible route.


Retrieve important product data:

Using the digital product label, you can easily send us all the information required for the unique specification of your required gearmotor. A glance at the nameplate of your drive unit and entering the ID number will provide you with a 100% specification.

Comfortable. Simple. Secure.

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