Gear unit manufacturing and service - Manufacture of parts and subassemblies

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As a family run medium sized company in Germany we offer our clients the expertise and flexibility and reliability of an innovative engineering company in the field of transmission construction and service.


Our manufacturing base is located in the cradle of German engineering - in Saxony. We manufacture locally in the highest quality (ISO 9001 certified) and distribute our products globally.


We look forward to your next project!













We design and produce new gear units according to your requirements profile and/or your drawing or sample. Our special

strength lies in the manufacture and service of special gearing. Our designers, with the assistance of state-of-the-art

SolidWorks CAD software, will precisely create the technological solution that best suits your particular application case.

Neither will we settle for compromises nor for out-of-the-box solutions.


The following are on offer:


- Helical gear units

- Bevel gears

- Bevel helical gear units

- Planetary gear units

- Worm gears

- TGL gear unit product ranges from the former ASUG, VTA and SKET programmes



We service industrial gear units from all manufacturers up to a total weight of 25,000 kg. Our scope of performance ranges

from removing the gearing from the plant to repairing and testing it in our workshop up to professionally installing it in the

plant. We recondition and/or manufacture the required spare parts. We design improvements and/or modifications that will

lead to a higher efficiency of your plant.




Parts / wheelsets


We produce gearing parts, but also spare parts and wear parts for your plant. Our delivery programme includes, among

others, bevel gears, bevel gear shafts, spur wheels, spur wheel shafts, splined shafts, chain wheels, belt pulleys, trapezoid

and flat thread spindles with nuts as well as covers and rings. The parts can be hardened and tempered, carburised,

flame-hardened as well as coated. We can provide you with interlocked parts in any required quality. In addition, we can

offer you boring work, e.g. for housing complete machining.


Housing / welded assemblies


We design, weld and finish machine your weldments in-house. Moreover, we can pre-treat and finish machine your gearbox

casings on our boring mills.



Getriebebau Nossen GmbH & Co. KG

Döbelner Str. 24

D-01683 Nossen


Tel.: +49 3 52 42 - 66 21 10

Fax: +49 3 52 42 - 66 21 11




At the end of the 19th century, our company was founded by Theodor Schreiber under the name of Nossener Maschinenfabrik. Later, his son took over and managed it until the fifties.


In 1958, it was passed on to the trusteeship of Papierfabrik Nossen. The company continued to manufacture gear units. In the course of the industry cleanup, it became a branch of VEB ASUG Getriebewerk Penig in 1979. During that time, TGL gear units were produced in Nossen.


On 01.07.1990, Alfred Friedrich Flender AG bought Getriebewerk Penig and therefore also the Nossen plant. On 30.06.1991, Mr Hartmut Liefeld took over the Nossen plant and from then on continued to head it as Getriebebau Nossen. In 1994, he became owner of the company. In the time to follow, he invested in a new production hall and in the expansion of the machine fleet.


While at first the focus was on parts manufacturing, new construction and service for industrial gear units increasingly gained significance later on.


In early 2005, Mr Liefeld turned 66 and, with effect from 01.08.2005, handed over the leadership of the firm to Mr Matthias Richter. Mr Richter had until then been working as Assembly Manager at Flender Getriebewerk Penig, initially in new gear unit manufacturing, and later on in the service and maintenance area of Flender Service GmbH. After the dissolution of Flender Service GmbH and the outsourcing of the respective activities to Herne in North Rhine-Westphalia, he moved to Nossen.Building on his long-standing experience, the business area of new gear unit manufacturing and service has developed very well. Our satisfied customers especially include companies from the mining industry, steel industry and from energy generation as well as the respective plant engineers. Besides the German-speaking countries, many of our customers come from all of Europe and beyond.


The area of energy generation from hydro and wind power has developed into a speciality for us. From this area, plant engineers and operators alike are placing their trust in gear units and services from Nossen. These are always custom-made special designs adapted to the respective assembly situation that we develop in our own development department.


We give our customers the opportunity to precisely analyse the state of wear of their transmission. So you are able to prevent expensive downtime due to gear damages on the one hand, and reduce costs by being able to postpone general repairs when receiving positive diagnosis results on the other hand. We carry out these gear diagnostics with state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment.


Whether at steelwork gears in a plant or wind power drives in heady heights, we carry out the diagnostics anywhere you need us to. Above all, our customers appreciate our speed and flexibility, as well as the competitive prices of our new gear units, repairs and spare parts.



Renowned industrial enterprises in the following areas among our customers:


- Energy generation (hydro and wind power plants, coal fired power stations)

- Steelworks

- Mining / raw material processing

- Conveyor systems / hoists

- Railway vehicles

- Recycling plants

- Paper making and cellulose industry

- Special driving mechanisms of any kind


Upon request, you will receive a list of references.