Reich Kupplungen - Company profile

Competence in power transmission applications since 1946. For more than 70 years, REICH-KUPPLUNGEN in Bochum has produced a wide range of torsionally flexible couplings. One of the outstanding features and essential quality factors is our in-house development and manufacture of elastomeric elements. All power transmission elements are manufactured on ultramodern production facilities. In-house test benches and inspection facilities of highest technical standards warrant high-quality and long-life power transmission products of the REICH-KUPPLUNGEN brand.

  • REICH-KUPPLUNGEN - We are thinking ahead

    REICH-KUPPLUNGEN - We are thinking ahead

    Founded by my grandfather in 1946, our family-run company has been continually developing ever since in line with the market requirements – from a spare parts manufacturer for the mining industry to an internationally renowned specialist in power transmission engineering.

    Today, we develop and produce torsionally flexible couplings at a high level of vertical integration under the REICH-KUPPLUNGEN brand. These products are predominantly used for combustion engines instationary and mobile applications – for example in power generation plants, in construction machinery, in commercial vehicles, in railway engineering, and in the shipbuilding industry.

    Continual progress is ensured through the work of our highly qualified and reliable employees. By applying cutting-edge manufacturing technologies, we are coming up with sophisticated coupling solutions at our parent company in Bochum. These are rooted on the experience that we have collected over all these years with the most various elastomer materials. Our own worldwide sales network has been significantly expanded in the recent years and serves as a basis for the global and sustainable success of the REICH-KUPPLUNGEN brand.

    Another essential component of our success is the “Designed to Customer” principle which allows us to create customised high-quality and long-lasting power transmission products in close cooperation with the customer.
    Our commitment to flexibility, quality, and on-time delivery, and our ability to respond to the most diverse requirements are providing daily proof that customer satisfaction is of top priority to us.

    Since I joined the company’s management I have dedicated my efforts to preserve these values and to position our company for a safe and successful future also in the third generation.

    Yours, Christian Reich

  • Customers and employees - Success through partnership

    REICH-KUPPLUNGEN - Customers and employees - Success through partnership

    Our employees are the very key to success. It is their motivation and creativity which set things in motion. More than 200 Reich employees are available worldwide to provide customers and their products with driving innovations.

    Our customers are the central focus of our business. Because it is them for whom our employees are finding optimal solutions for power transmission tasks – in a reliable and competent way and with personal dedication.

    The recipe for our success is called D2C. This acronym stands for “Designed to Customer” and puts the philosophy of REICH-KUPPLUNGEN in a nutshell: Reich customers are not only supplied with goods from the catalogue but also with couplings which are developed and tailor-made to their specific needs.

    This special form of close D2C cooperation ranges from consultation, development, manufacture and integration into existing environments to customspecific production and logistics concepts – and all this worlwide.

    REICH-KUPPLUNGEN D2C - We not only develop couplings but solutions!

  • Manufacture, quality, environment and safety - All in unison

    REICH-KUPPLUNGEN -Manufacture, quality, environment and safety - All in unison

    REICH-KUPPLUNGEN puts the emphasis on cutting-edge production methods in its component manufacturing processes: The equipment ranges from CNC machining centres with CAD/CAM systems to vulcanising presses for elastomer production employing the transfer method.

    The ISO 9001 certified quality management system comes up with close-to-production test and inspection systems and thus warrants compliance with the customers’ requirements. The associated documentation is prepared according to certified and customer audited systems. We furthermore hold approvals from recognised classification societies for shipbuilding and marine applications.

    Continual improvement is a matter of course for REICH-KUPPLUNGEN: This is why we continually invest in production facilities, test and inspection equipment, and in the optimisation of production processes. Large logistics areas for raw materials and finished products strengthen our commitment to on-time delivery.

    Quality and environmental protection play a vital role in all company areas – from development via the purchasing and production processes to logistics.Our ISO 14001 certificate provides evidence to the fact that REICH-KUPPLUNGEN produces in an environmentally sound manner in compliance with an internationally recognised environmental management system.

    Our company owes its overall positive image to its strict adherence to defined processes, to the systematic controls, and, last but not least, to the clear awareness of the common corporate objectives among all its employees.

    Approvals from recognised classification societies

  • Research and development - Always looking ahead

    REICH-KUPPLUNGEN - Research and development - Always looking ahead

    High-tech, know-how, and technical curiosity – this is how the most important features of our research and development (R&D) department can be described. It goes without saying that thinking outside the box is a fundamental for our developers and designers: We continually verify proven solutions and optimise them for the latest technical and commercial aspects. By using the most advanced calculation and simulation software and highly dynamic coupling test benches, we are able to manufacture products which provide our customers with maximum benefit.

    Also worth mentioning is the fact that the company REICH-KUPPLUNGEN has over 65 years of expertise in the field of development and manufacture of rubber components. There are many good reasons for using this fascinating material: Apart from being mouldable and flexible, rubber protects, dampens, insulates, absorbs, decouples, seals and isolates. In fact, there are hardly any materials which offer a similarly broad spectrum of applications. Its unique properties become particularly apparent when employed in flexible couplings – for example as a transmission element that reliably decouples torsional vibrations and compensates for misalignments.

    But rubbers are not all the same: The optimal application-tailored rubber compound is selected b your R&D department based on its comprehensive expertise and decades of experience with this material. All employed rubber qualities are developed by REICH-KUPPLUNGEN and defined by unique formulations. In this way, we create the basis for a great variety of effective solutions.

  • Diversity of products - The customer has the choice

    REICH-KUPPLUNGEN - Diversity of products - The customer has the choice

    Our large product portfolio is uncompromisingly oriented towards the needs of our customers. REICH-KUPPLUNGEN therefore offers quite a number of flexible, highly flexible, and torsionally stiff coupling series such as:


    Thanks to our modular and perfectly matched catalogue range, our customers are invited to choose the optimal coupling solution for their power transmission task. During this process, we will assist them with advice and support. Comprehensive customer care from the initial enquiry via on-time delivery to commissioning and maintenance is one of the great strengths of our sales, engineering, and service departments.
    Through close cooperation with our customers, we will quickly identify the solution that best meets their requirements: A coupling of standard design or an individual special solution – also in one-off production – in line with the “Designed to Customer” principle.

    We meet the high standards we impose on our products in terms of quality, safety, and service life due to well-engineered designs and production methods. This is why REICH-KUPPLUNGEN has rightfully earned its excellent reputation regarding particularly demanding applications, such as:

    Combined heat and power plants and biogas plants, Construction machinery and commercial vehicles, Agriculture and forest engineering, Conveying engineering and plant construction, Railway engineering, Shipbuilding and marine engineering

  • Internationalisation - Global appearance

    REICH-KUPPLUNGEN - Internationalisation - Global appearance

    Internationalisation is the order of the day. In response to the expectations of our export-oriented customers, REICH-KUPPLUNGEN is providing all its customers abroad with the same level of service as in Germany, through its global presence.Our own subsidiaries and sales partners across the globe will reliably serve you on site – around the clock.

    With our worldwide network, we make sure that our products and spare parts are available anytime and anywhere. Whether by land, sea or air – optimal despatch of the Reich products is ensured. Internationally operating logistics partners with modern freight transport systems see to it that your goods arrive safely and on time.

    Global distribution network

REICH KUPPLUNGEN - Kompetenz in der AntriebstechnikREICH KUPPLUNGEN... Competence in power transmission business since 1946. Your drive is our strength. Your strength is our drive.