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LEAX Detmold - More than 70 years of experience for our customers!!

From its foundation by the Brinkmann brothers, through its incorporation into the Swedish LEAX Group, to the commissioning of the first automotive project - a journey through the most important events of our company history.

Milestones in comapny history



Gebr. Brinkmann was founded in 1945 by the two brothers Heinz and Fritz Brinkmann. Since then it has developed into one of the most reputated companies in gear wheel and transmission production.



First production of hydraulically controlled turning machines and startup of gear reducer production.


Heat-treating department

Installation of in-house heat treatment facilities.


Reorientation: Gears and gear reducers

After closure of machine tool production, reorganisation of company structure and focus on core competence: production of gears and gear reducers.


Take over by LEAX-Group

LEAX Group has signed an agreement to acquire the business of Gebr. Brinkmann GmbH in Detmold, Germany, from the first of April 2013.


Change of name: Leax Brinkmann GmbH becomes Leax Detmold GmbH

On 01.07.2018 LEAX Brinkmann GmbH becomes LEAX Detmold GmbH. This name change underlines the ongoing reorganization and restructuring activities of the German LEAX subsidiary.


Installation of a Track-Motion-System in the soft-machining line

Start of series production for the passenger-car industry

Step-by-step construction and commissioning of a total of four highly automated production lines for the series production of transmission components for the automotive industry, including one LPC hardening system.