schlote gawTHE Getriebe- und Antriebstechnik
Wernigerode GmbH


The Company

The company Getriebe- und Antriebstechnik Wernigerode GmbH is located in Wernigerode on the northern edge of the Harz Mountains. 254 employees work at our location.


gaw teil02We offer our customers a broad spectrum of services:

 1.    Metal-cutting services for the automotive industry with complete machining, particularly in the engine, transmission and chassis segments and as a supplier for electromechanical engineering. The very latest manufacturing technology for small-medium and large series production is deployed in conjunction with complex, fully automated machining units.

 2.    Processing of cast workpieces and rotation-symmetrical workpieces made from various materials with the latest manufacturing technologies using CNC turning, milling, drilling and grinding.

 3.    Production of continuously variable lamellar chain transmissions and expansion disks as well as industrial equipment for job engineering.


Our high self-imposed demands on quality, commitment and innovation are reflected in our certification according to the stipulations of ISO/TS16949 (in line with auto industry requirements) and DIN EN ISO 14001 in the area of environmental protection.

Our success drivers

During the last few years, Getriebe- und Antriebstechnik Wernigerode GmbH has developed into an automotive supplier with services from job order production to the supply of components and assemblies.
This milestone in a forward position in the supply chain is based on a company structure that concentrates on three priorities:

 1. Employees 

The systematic advancement of the capabilities and skills of every employee taking advantage of individual competence and strengths.

 2. Customers 

The permanent further development of technical and technological capabilities in order to constantly improve on customer demands in the best interests of the company.

 3. Quality 

The establishment and assurance of a successful level of quality in conjunction with a certified environmental management in the entire company.


Getriebe- und Antriebstechnik Wernigerode GmbH received subsidies of European Regional Development Fund for different capital-widening investment.


gaw luftaufnahme 01Foundation and development

The company with its long tradition emerged from "Vorrichtungs- und Lehrenbau Walter Eckold", which was founded in 1936 and produced equipment and components for the aircraft industry.

After the end of the Second World War, the production of continuously variable chain transmissions and expansion disks was taken up in 1951. In this area, the company has enjoyed both national nationally and international success since that date.

In April 1996, the company was integrated in the SCHLOTE GROUP and is now active in the market as Getriebe- und Antriebstechnik Wernigerode GmbH, primarily as a service provider in the automotive industry.


In 2001 the company received the award "Grand Prix for Medium-Sized Enterprises" from the Oskar Patzelt Foundation, among other reasons for the creation of new jobs and apprenticeships, investments in equipment, commitment to the region, service and customer proximity.

Following the award of this "Oscar for small and medium-sized enterprises" in 2001, the company was once again honored as a finalist in the "Oscar of Oscars" in September 2003.

Getriebe- und Antriebstechnik Wernigerode GmbH

Schlachthofstr. 2
38855 Wernigerode

Phone: +49 (0) 39 43 / 678-0
Telefax: +49 (0) 39 43 / 678-203

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