LEAX Detmold > Company > History

For 70 years active on the market

1945

Foundation

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.

1960

Innovation

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

1975

Heat-treating department

Installation of in-house heat treatment facilities.

2012

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.

2013

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.