Ortlinghaus Careers.
Engineers for the next 100 years.


A trailblazer in driveline technology, Ortlinghaus has been on the market for 115 years. We produce clutch and brake systems as well as mechatronic drive control systems for various industries such as press technology, marine and agriculture technology. We have more than 500 employees at three manufacturing sites in Germany, Switzerland and China, and six further subsidiaries in Europe and Asia. Company headquarters are in Wermelskirchen, north of Cologne, Germany. The key capacities of our product and industrial engineering divisions are also located here.

"Generations of mechanical engineering students have studied the Ortlinghaus catalog to learn about tribological processes and examined the practical examples to deepen their knowledge."

We develop and manufacture products that transfer adjustable and variable torque and driveline power: The focus here is on control and switchability. Our core technology is tribology, which we have been successfully working with for more than 100 years. To date we are the only manufacturer in driveline technology capable of providing solutions spanning the entire value chain, from the design and manufacturing of plates to complete mechatronic systems. The Ortlinghaus system, we have installed a management system in our group of companies that is founded on the basic principles of communication and the identification of and participation in success. In-depth process orientation on all stages of value creation constitutes the basis for enabling rapid growth as part of global expansion, while retaining the values of a family-run, medium-sized company.



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