Our company:

Gelenkwellenwerk Stadtilm GmbH is a manufacturer of cardan shafts and cardan shaft components of

high quality standards and international reputation for 65 years.

GEWES (Gelenkwellenwerk Stadtilm GmbH) has been organised as a company of 5 „fractals“,

which is about the same as profit centre, but aiming at an optimum of the profit of all divisions together.

This organisation helps very much

• to react to customers’ requirements within a short time

• to meet all needs of our customers concerning quality and delivery reliability

• to change product-generations smoothly

• to keep know how and expert skills on a high level

• to match all standards and quality requirements efficiently.

In four fractals we produce for our customers

• Double cardan shafts up to 15,000 Nm

• Cardan shafts up to 370,000 Nm

• Drive shafts, rear axle shafts

• Precision turned parts like gear parts and king pins in large units

and carry out required heat treatments in the 5th fractal.

Each production unit is supported by the central  R+D, Purchase, Quality Control and Metrology


More than 500 customers in 38 countries prove the trust in the reliability and quality of GEWES.

The company has got a certified quality management system according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 and

ISO/TS 16949:2002 as well as environmental management system according to DIN EN ISO 14001:2005.

The company’s constant research and development of products and improvement of its processes

guarantee modern, durable and competitive products with features like:

• Compact construction

• Ideal flexibility

• Long life cycle

• Maintenance-free or rather low-maintenance