Ready for every challenge

Whatever your challenge, we specialise in the development and manufacture of customised drive systems

Drive solutions – Perfectly matched

ZAE drive systems is a name that has been associated with quality and reliability for 100 years. Today, the company stands for innovative, highly efficient drive technologies that have proven themselves time and time again in numerous industries and both worldwide. Our product portfolio not only includes reliable standard gear units. Thanks to our decades of experience and distinctive engineering skills, we also design and manufacture highly individualised drive solutions.

Comprehensive product range

At our ZAE plant in Hamburg Altona, we produce industrial gear units and geared motors for a wide range of applications on 5,600 square metres of production space equipped with powerful machinery. Our corporate structure allows us to respond quickly and specifically to our customers' requirements and develop targeted solutions over a very short period of time. All the industrial gear units we manufacture are designed in cooperation with our customers and tested on our in-house test benches. Our delivery spectrum includes high-performance standard gear units and individual special solutions based on customer specifications.

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Know-how from experience

Whether precision gear unit design, high power density, functional safety, low noise, reliability, special component manufacture, short delivery times, assembly or preventive measures for trouble-free operation – the demands placed on industrial gear unit manufacturers are ever increasing. ZAE delivers a wide range of technical expertise and intensive application experience. This allows us to meet increased requirements and offer our customers future-proof solutions.

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Quality in every detail

At ZAE, quality is not just an hollow phrase. It shows itself daily in the hard work we perform that pursues a clear aspiration: to deliver the best on the market. We pursue this aspiration in every phase of the process. In our design, production, test bench testing, customer advice and support and service. We manufacture our gear unit solutions at our plant in Hamburg Altona. We use state-of-the-art machine tools to produce our components. The high degree of production performed in-house is reflected in first-class quality. ZAE is certified according to DIN ISO 9001:2015.

Flexibility makes the difference

Our wide range of gear units and their countless adjustment options provide our customers with the security in knowing they are getting the right solution for every application.
Being able to quickly and easily integrate their drive solutions into the corresponding application frequently gives our customers a competitive advantage as well. Intensive and flexible contact during the proposal or development phase and short and lean production processes allow us to take this into account. It also allows us to noticeably reduce delivery times.

Service from A-Z

When it comes to services, we are in our element. Technical consultancy (pre and after-sales), 3D product data preparation, calculation services, test bench testing, damage assessments or development jobs all form part of our service. And a lot more besides. One of our strengths is our highly professional customer service, which includes both regular maintenance and fast and uncomplicated assistance in the event of damage. Benefit from the expertise of our technicians and engineers.

A culture based on values

At ZAE, we have always valued a culture that supports and promotes both the individual and the team. We consider social skills to be as just as important as technical expertise. We perform our daily work in interdisciplinary teams which require appreciative cooperation between all team members. Our values underline our aspiration and the standard we set ourselves. They help us achieve the best results for our customers and be successful as a company.

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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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