Since its foundation in 1897, the company mayr® power transmission has remained an independent family enterprise. Since the company’s foundation, we have stood for innovation and maximum quality.
Thanks to our innovative products, we were able to develop from a simple, small tradesman’s business to become worldwide market leader in the area of mechanical power transmission. Tradition and innovation do not contradict each other - on the contrary. They are the two supporting pillars which have guaranteed stability and reliability for generations.
Following our own objective of always offering our customers the technologically most advanced and most economical solution, we have been able to gain the trust of many leading industrial companies from all branches and from all over the world as a reliable partner.
Never compromise on safety. Place your trust in our knowhow and our more than 50 years of experience in the areas of torque limiters, safety brakes and shaft couplings.
We stand for safety, reliability and innovation.
Your mayr® Management
Specialists for power transmission for more than a century
mayr® power transmission is one of the most traditional and yet most innovative German companies in the field of power transmission. From modest beginnings in the year 1897, the family enterprise from the Allgäu region has developed into world market leader. Today, 600 employees work at the headquarters in Mauerstetten; more than 1000 employees work for the company worldwide.
Unsurpassed standard product range mayr® power transmission offers an extensive variety of torque limiters, safety brakes, backlash-free shaft misalignment compensation couplings and high-quality DC drives. Also when it comes to customer-specific requirements, the company possesses the expertise to develop customized and economical solutions. This is why numerous renowned machine manufacturers trust in holistic solutions by mayr® power transmission.
Represented worldwide With eight subsidiaries in Germany, sales offices in the USA, France, Great Britain, Italy, Singapore and Switzerland as well as 36 additional country representatives, mayr® is available in all important industrial areas, guaranteeing optimum customer service around the globe.
Tradition and innovation – the best of both worlds
Long-term stability, independence as well as a good reputation and satisfied customers are important values for a family enterprise rich in tradition.
Therefore, we place emphasis on:
• Tested product quality
• Optimum customer service
• Comprehensive know-how
• Global presence
• Successful innovations and
• Effective cost management
mayr® power transmission can rely on decades of experience in development, manufacture and application. As the technological leader, the company focuses on continuous further development. Today, highly qualified engineers and technicians work on tomorrow's innovations using the most up-to-date tools.
Tested quality and reliability
mayr® products are subject to meticulous quality inspections. These include quality assurance measures during the design process as well as a comprehensive final inspection. Only the best, tested quality leaves our factory. All products are rigorously tested on calibrated test stands, and adjusted precisely to the requested values. An electronic database in which the measurement values are archived together with the associated serial numbers guarantees 100 % traceability.
On request, we confirm the product characteristics with a test protocol.
The certification of our quality management according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 confirms the quality-consciousness of our colleagues at every level of the company
Never compromise on safety
We make no compromises where safety is concerned. Only top products of a perfect quality guarantee that no people are injured or machines damaged in case of operational malfunctions, collisions and other hazardous situations. The safety of your employees and machines is our motivation to always provide the best and most reliable clutches, couplings or brakes.
mayr ® power transmission holds numerous ground-breaking patents, and is the global market or technological leader for
- Application-optimised safety brakes, for example for passenger elevators, stage technology and gravity loaded axes
- Torque limiters to protect against expensive overload damage and production losses
- Backlash-free servo couplings
- and electronic devices for brakes and clutches
The wide-ranging product portfolio for our renowned company also includes
- Backlash-free shaft couplings
- Electromagnetic clutches and brakes
- High-quality DC drives.
Tradition and innovation
mayr ® power transmission is one of the most traditional and yet most innovative German companies in the field of power transmission. From modest beginnings in 1897 to worldwide market leaders – the family-run business from the Allgäu region can look back on more than 100 years of success.
Your reliable partner
mayr® power transmission stands for
- Uncompromising safety
- An unsurpassed standard programme
- Comprehensive services.
Christian Mayr, the grandfather of today’s company owner, founded the Mayr carpenter’s workshop specialising in mill structures. The company produced transmissions for saw mills and mills.
The first three mayr generations in the year 1942 (from l. to r.): Founder Christian Mayr; Fritz Mayr, the current company owner and his father Fritz Mayr sen.
The German Patent Office grants the first property rights for slip clutches. Two years later, the successful era of mayr®-overload clutches begins with the production of mechanical clutches and slip clutches.
The EAS®-torque limiters are launched onto the market. The company sets up the first foreign representative in Austria.
Fritz Mayr takes over the company management from his father, and continues to run the business in the third generation.
The ROBA®-slip hubs are included in the product portfolio. The electromagnetic ROBA-stop®-safety brakes and the ROBATIC®-electromagnetic clutches follow shortly after.
The second foreign representative is set up in Switzerland. Only one year later, representative contracts for France and Italy are also signed.
The Kaufbeuren location becomes too small. The company, with its 70 employees, moves from Kaufbeuren to Mauerstetten into a new production facility with an area of 4,500 square metres.
The company keeps on growing, and enlarges the production area to more than 9,000 square metres. The development and manufacture of shaft couplings is begun with the ROBA®-D.
With the construction of the Customer Service Centre featuring an integrated high-rack warehouse, the site increases to 12,000 square metres. Branch offices in the USA, France and Italy as well as numerous foreign representatives are added in the following years.
Far-sighted business management and agreements to secure jobs allow the company to survive the severe engineering crisis without any lay-offs. The company now employs more than 300 employees. The production plant in Poland is founded.
The patent for the innovative mayr® noise damping for safety brakes at the end of the 90’s represents the starting signal for yet another success story. Because of it, mayr® brakes still play a pioneering role in the elevator and stage branch today.
The branch office in China is founded. The sales network now spans the globe.
Through the construction of a new plant, mayr® Poland is turned into a high-performance supplier for the headquarters in Mauerstetten.
After several extensions to the production and administration areas at the company's headquarter in Mauerstetten, the company continues to grow, employing approximately 1,000 employees worldwide.
mayr® Poland commences production at a new, approximately 6,000 sqm large, modern production hall. In China a new factory with close to 8,000 sqm production area is being built in close proximity to the already existing subsidiary.
Investments to secure the company location in the Allgäu region long-term: The headquarter in Mauerstetten is being extended with a new, approximately 5,000 sqm large hall. Within the course of the year, construction of a new, modern building complex will begin; there, visitors will be welcomed, products will be presented and conferences, training courses and special events will take place.
The new, large logistics and assembly hall is completed and completely occupied. With 4,500 m2 assembly and 600 m2 office area, the hall provides space for 150 employees. Dispatch is also now located in this hall, and processes the delivery via the modern system.
mayr® power transmission is equipping itself for the future with the new “mayr.com” Communications Centre.
The modern, architecturally sophisticated, round building complex offers, in addition to additional office area, a generously-sized exhibition and conference area over a total of 3,500 m2. “mayr.com” is the new representative centre of the company for customer and visitor support, training and further training and communications.
With Ferdinand Mayr, the grandson of Fritz Mayr, the fifth generation is to enter the management at mayr® power transmission. In this way, three Chief Executive Officers will in future work across the generations to provide safety, reliability and innovation.