the sole representative for RENK Hannover


As the appointed representative for RENK Hannover products for the UK and Irish market, RBK Drive Elements continues the highest levels of support offered to customers across the last 30 years. Based in Worcestershire, the business is centrally located within the UK allowing easy access to all parts of the country. The strength in our partnership with RENK Hannover enables us to support our customers with the three main product groups, Horizontal Fluid Film Bearings, Vertical Fluid Film Bearings and Couplings.

RBK has extensive technical resources to hand, so RENK customers here in the UK and Ireland can feel secure in the knowledge that regional support is available. As a technical hub for the UK customer base, RBK manages it's own concise electronic database and hard copy library of historical, technical and commercial information stretching across the last 30 years of RENK product supply into the UK market, so any request can be answered accurately and efficiently.

Assisting our customers with selection of suitable fluid film bearings for their design or application is another part of the support we offer. Using hydrostatic and hydrodynamic calculation packages, along with our product knowledge and experience of the market place, customers enjoy the security of knowing the correct bearings are being specified for each and every project.

So, whether you are a machine manufacturer requiring new RENK bearing assemblies or Elco couplings, an end user or parts purchaser requiring replacement parts for an existing electrical rotating machine, or you simply require technical assistance and a visit to your site, please contact us by phone, email or drop us a note using our 'Contact' page and we look forward to working with you.


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In 1873, RENK was founded in Augsburg as mechanical workshop to manufacture any type of gears. Therefore the enterprise can look back on more than 130 years of experience and development work in propulsion technology. Design and manufacture of intelligent connections between drive motors and processing machines, we have been cooperating on this field of propulsion technology with our customers for generations. Since 1923, RENK Aktiengesellschaft has been a member of MAN group, one of the leading European manufacturers and suppliers of capital goods. 

Today RENK is one of the worldwide acknowledged manufacturers of high-quality special gears, components of propulsion technology and test systems. RENK products excel in precision and reliability as well as excellent quality. Experience and creativity in development, design and manufacture guarantee RENK products a top position in the international market. 

We produce on three locations in Germany as well as at our associated companies in France and in the USA. 

RENK is divided into four independent strategic company divisions: 

Vehicle transmissions 

Comprise the vehicle transmission division at the Augsburg plant and the French affiliated company RENK France. RENK is the leading manufacturer of tracked vehicle transmissions worldwide. 

Driving elements (slide bearings and flexible couplings) 

This business unit produces slide bearings as well as flexible couplings at the Hanover plant. The activities in bearing manufacture of the affiliated company RENK Corporation in the USA are part of this sector. RENK is also the worldwide leader in the sector of electric machine bearings. 

Special-purpose propulsion systems (industrial and marine gears) 

The Augsburg plant is focused on the construction of special bull gears for marine and specific stationary applications whose performances reach values up to a limit of 140 MW. 

Broad-use propulsion systems (industrial and marine gears, couplings) 

The Rheine plant is specialised in the product ranges of general industrial and large marine gear units as well as in couplings of all design types. 

In addition, the Augsburg-based RENK Test System GmbH manufactures testing rigs. The company develops and builds ready-to-key test systems for development, manufacture and quality assurance of products of automotive, railways and aircraft industry. The test systems activities in the USA are handled by sales and service establishment RENK LABECO Test Systems.

No compromises when it comes to quality – this principle applies to every single area of RENK. From the initial planning meetings to product development, production, control, assembly and commissioning up to training and after-sales services. The RENK quality philosophy is the underlying theme that determines each and every one of the activities throughout all departments of our company.