Company history

Existence since 1996

Customer-specific drive technology for all sectors – this is precisely what AKB has been offering for more than 20 years.

AKB Antriebstechnik GmbH was founded in Lübeck in 1996 by Karl-Friedrich Bremer and Hans-Detlef Korzanowski as an engineering office for the development, production and sale of special gearboxes. Manufacturing was initially carried out at external cooperation partners.

The importance of close networking between Development and Production for manufacturing in the highest quality was quickly recognised as an essential factor for success. The company grew to comprise an in-house assembly facility with technical personnel, a machinery fleet and Administration at a new site in Lübeck.

In the years that followed, the company became established among customers as a prestigious expert for the development of diverse drive solutions.

Consequently, a rail vehicle company approached AKB in 2003 with a drive problem associated with opening the unloading device of bulk goods wagons. The result was the development of an innovative gearbox tailored to customer requirements and suitable for series production.

This successful project was followed by a request in 2006 to design lifting mechanism components for open car transport wagons on railways. This development finally entered series production in 2009 for a German goods wagon manufacturer.

After years of continuous growth, it was time to change premises in 2012. This resulted in modern premises at the current site in Selmsdorf, ensuring the close interaction of all relevant company divisions from Development & Design and Procurement & Sales through to Production.

Over the course of time, AKB has developed a broad spectrum of technologically sophisticated drive technology for diverse sectors.

Up to the present day, our customers are able to gain innovative, high-quality solutions, designed and manufactured in our own company.

Cooperation: what drives us