This article first appeared in the Railway-News magazine, Issue 2 2023.
GGT GMEINDER GETRIEBETECHNIK GmbH (hereafter referred to as Gmeinder Getriebe) from Mosbach swears by its truly rich history. It was founded in 1913 by August Steinmetz and Anton Gmeinder, who started the company Steinmetz Gmeinder KG. Six years later, the former retired, and the company was renamed Gmeinder & Cie, with a specialisation in the production of small locomotives. It launched Germany’s first diesel locomotive (1921) and developed and produced its own gearboxes. In 1932 it became the exclusive supplier of shunting locomotives for the German railways.
Although the company changed its name several times during the 20th century, it never abandoned the Gmeinder name. At the beginning of the 21st century, it sold its locomotive division (2003) and turned its attention to the production of gearboxes for special railway vehicles and locomotives. Today, in addition to these, it supplies gearboxes for diesel multiple units, owns complete bevel gear technology and is one of the most important companies that repairs all brands of gearboxes for rolling stock. It has added GGTGearSaver® remote diagnostics to its already broad product portfolio.
Gmeinder Getriebe is among the medium-sized companies with more than 100 employees and an annual turnover of approximately EUR 20 million. During its existence, it has delivered around 80,000 gearboxes of its own production to the world. In 2019, it became part of the engineering group Wikov Industry, which produces, in addition to other items, gearboxes for rolling stock. Wikov focuses on mass production of gearboxes and drives for trams, electric suburban units and subways. In this way, Gmeinder and Wikov complement each other. With a global distribution network, Gmeinder Getriebe is able to reach all key territories.
Railway-News magazine Issue 3, 2023: Wikov MGI and Gmeinder Getriebe – Shared Tram Gearbox Know-How.
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GMEINDER has been a trusted partner for Alpha Trains Group in the maintenance, optimisation and repair of gear wheel sets for over 10 years.
GGT GMEINDER GETRIEBETECHNIK GmbH and Stimio have joined forces for a new predictive maintenance solution for railway gearboxes.
Gmeinder invites you to join them at InnoTrans 2022 in Berlin from 20-23th September at Hall 20, Stand 240.
Join Gmeinder as they attend Rail Live 2021 at IFEMA, Madrid from 30 November until the 1 December, visit their booth - No. 43 - Pavilion 5.
Gmeinder has 100 years of experience in the manufacture and servicing of gearboxes for special railway vehicles, DMUs and locomotives.
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