For the highest demands
in servo technology

ZAE SERVO-DRIVE - the new reference for advanced and reliable servo gears at an attractive price

Quality without compromise

Certified processes, high-quality materials, the latest testing methods - no compromises in manufacturing


Large number of variants, high volume production, prototypes, custom solutions - our flexible production processes make it possible

Drive solutions
from one source

Design, manufacture, test, maintain, optimise - we offer you the complete package

Tailor-made solutions

No matter whether it is the production of gears to customers' specifications or the development of complete gearboxes - we love our job!

Precision is
our mission

In highly dynamic applications, stability, performance and maximum precision are required. We have your solution

Your Partner for state-of-the-art drive technology

Want to increase the productivity and efficiency of your plant? As an expert in innovative and reliable drive technology, we develop and manufacture high-precision servo, bevel, industrial and worm gear units as well as special solutions exactly to your specifications. Our promise: first-class quality, com-petent advice and tailor-made solutions.


Drives for every application



Drive systems have been our passion for 100 years. As a partner with profound professional expertise, we stand at your side with 100% commitment whatever the challenge.


The basis for the outstanding quality of our drives is formed from decades of development and production experience in Hamburg along with our certified QM system.


Thanks to our low hierarchical structure, flexibility and our dedicated ZAE team, we are ca-pable of solving almost every drive technology challenge.


ZAE SERVO DRIVE: Developed for the highest demands in servo technology


Optimum backlash adjustability

For process-safe operation

Simple and precise clearance adjustment can be performed by turning the eccentric cover on the output side.


Hermetic pressure compensation

Nothing escapes here

ZAE's patent-pending concept for hermetic pressure compensation works cleanly and offers safety – even for very sensitive automation processes. 


Variable bearing concept

More flexibility in the application

Depending on the application, you can choose between a rigid, heavy-duty tapered roller bear-ing or a smooth-running, energy-efficient ball bearing.


Benefit from our industry expertise

Every industry has its own unique features. We know these in detail and can offer you suitable solutions – either by modifying existing gearboxes or producing custom-made products.

The following applies to every industry application: ZAE gear units are produced to a high quality and offer a maximum in efficiency and reliability. Do you have a concrete need? Simply contact us if you are interested. You can find some examples of industry solutions here:

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Machine tools


Packing machines


Machines in the food and beverage industry


Automation, handling and feed systems, intralogistics


Steelsheet metal, foundry, pressingstamping


Stage technology


Machines for the pharmaceutical industry



New managing director at ZAE

July 2023: ZAE adds Mr. Benedikt Wensch to the management team. He brings a lot of experience in drive technology.


Education: Vacancies

We educate

We are training to become a cutting machine mechanic (m/f/d) and industrial mechanic (m/f/d) and are looking for you to start after the summer. A technical profession is a great basis for your future. Click here for the job advertisements:


Current job advertisements

Looking for new colleagues

ZAE is looking for the colleagues of tomorrow in order to keep up with growth and generational change. Click here for our job advertisements:


that creates added value

The decision to select a (new) drive system partner needs to be carefully considered. Our decades of experience and expertise in practical solutions give customers all over the world the security that they have selected the right partner in ZAE. Whether you require high-performance standard gear units or special solutions – we take on every challenge.

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Engineering expertise,
that provides security

Our professional expertise gives us the chance to develop and produce high-quality drive concepts., Our gear unit solutions meet the highest performance, commercial and production requirements for a wide range of applications and customer needs. Efficiency and economy are always the focus of our work.

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who are passionate about what they do.

Behind ZAE's success are the people who give their best every day. During our centenary year we have implemented numerous innovations that underlie this ambition. Our team of highly skilled engi-neering, production and sales professionals are proud of every gear solution that leaves our plant.

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So what can we do for you? 

Do you have any questions or suggestions, or do you need expert advice about our products? We are more than happy to help you further. 

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