Precision engineering for almost 300 years

Combining almost three centuries of gearbox manufacturing experience with a global service presence close to key industrial regions. Located in 27 locations around the world.

what we do

Industrial gear design & engineering

Located in 29 locations with over 1,100 employees and a strong track record for reliable performance coupled with a rich brand heritage and proven application experience. We provide a full lifecycle support for David Brown, Santasalo and all third party and DBS heritage gearboxes worldwide.

Founded on delivering proven gear systems for critical industrial processes worldwide. With teams of design, application and service engineers based across the global - we can engineering, manufacture and support industrial gearboxes for a variety of industries including:

  • Gear Manufacturing
  • Gear Servicing
  • Gear Design
  • Worldwide operations


In 2016, David Brown and Santasalo joined forces to become one of the world’s leading mechanical power transmission brands. Bringing together almost three centuries of combined gear engineering leadership and substantial geographic coverage. Find out more about our expansion into high growth countries throughout the last decade to ensure we are in position to serve our customers, wherever they are and whenever they need us.

At the heart of our business is a rich gear engineering heritage encompassing many well-known brand names. These brands have given David Brown Santasalo the experience and knowledge that we use to drive value into our customers’ processes today.

“We like what we see and haven’t seen this at any other vendors. I will be mentioning you to my customers!”


in the Industrial Supply Industry


David Brown Santasalo is majority owned by a private investment fund, managed by N4 Partners. N4 Partners is a fund manager based in the UK which specialises in industrial investment opportunities.


Our manufacturing facilities are ISO 9001 accreditated and we have highly qualified service experts ready to support you wherever you are and whenever you need us.


Interested in a career with one of the leading mechanical power transmission experts in the world? Visit the careers section of our website to find out more about working with us and discover the latest opportunities.