UK - Huddersfield

  • Park Road
  • Lockwood
  • Huddersfield
  • HD4 5DD
  • United Kingdom


About our Huddersfield Facility

Established more than 150 years ago and spanning 9 acres, David Brown Santasalo’s facility in Huddersfield, UK, is one of the largest and most well-equipped gear manufacturing sites in the UK.


With 37,000m2 of manufacturing space, the site provides a broad range of services, including gear system design, in-house manufacturing, heat treatment, laboratory testing, load testing, service, overhaul and repairs for gearboxes in all industrial applications including defence, oil & gas, rail, power, paper and cement.


As a longstanding gear engineering centre of excellence, our UK facility produces both standardised product ranges such as HX high speed gears and high speed planetary gearboxes as well as custom designed gear systems for critical applications in marine propulsion and test rig facilities.



Key capabilities

  • Gear grinding to 3m
  • Gear cutting to 3.5m
  • Extensive gear measurement capabilities with the largest gear measuring machine in Europe
  • Gearboxes to AGMA 14, ISO and API standards
  • Range of hardening processes, including induction hardening, carburising and nitriding
  • State of the art heat treatment facility which is the largest in Europe
  • Gear case matching capability
  • Testing up to 5MW



Throughout our history, we have utilised a range of leading gear engineering brands and, because of this, our Huddersfield facility has the knowledge and expertise to support legacy brands such as GEC Alstom, Hygate Gears, Power Plant Gears (PPG), Modern Wheel Drive and Turbine Gears.


In addition, our longstanding gear engineering heritage ensures we can service, repair and upgrade any industrial gearbox, regardless of the brand.