Our experience and history
GURTEC has a rich history dating back more than 50 years. It’s a story that began in a field in Bremerhaven, Germany and which has unfolded to become a tale of global success featuring more than 100 passionate people who support hundreds of operations around the world.
It’s passion that has driven GURTEC’s success, along with the belief that quality German-precision products, produced by great people with first-rate skills and expertise, could support industries across the world.
GURTEC’s team revolutionised the way conveyors operate in the 1980s through the development of plastic coating for steel rollers and frames – rewriting the production rules and industry quality standards.
Such skill and passion continued into the new millennium as GURTEC joined forces with new partners to expand its services and reach. In 2017, GURTEC became part of the global NEPEAN network – increasing our abilities and capacity to meet customer needs well into the future.
It’s a future that’s bright and ever-evolving as new technology, sustainability standards and globalisation unfold.
GURTEC embraces that future by continuing to focus on the ‘assets’ that have served us best for decades – our people. Through the skills and expertise of our people and their commitment to high-performing machinery and products, we can build a success and sustainable future for all.
Founded in 1969 as family business in a small workshop in Bremerhaven.
Develops into one of the leading roller producers in Europe.
Focus on production and distribution of rollers, pulleys and idlers.
Continuous improvements and optimization of products, quality and processes
1976: GURTEC relocates to Schöppenstedt
Revolutionizes industry with development of plastic coating for steel rollers and frames thus introducing a new quality standard
New fully automated production line for GUP rollers
1990: GURTEC merges with Finnish ROXON Group which specializes in products, system solutions and service for bulk material handling
1998: Swedish industrial Group Sandvik acquires GURTEC & ROXON to become part of their ‘Materials Handling’ division (renamed later to ‘Mining Systems’ incl. sub-Product Area ‘Conveyor Components’)
2005: Introduction of the HM140/150 flow- and/or endformed roller line
2015: New fully automated production line for GST rollers
2017: NEPEAN acquires Sandvik’s Conveyor Components businesses incl. former GURTEC GmbH and Sandvik’s Conveyor Systems business in Hollola (FIN) and reinstates GURTEC, PROK & ROXON brands
GURTEC is a globally well-known brand, and our rollers are all MADE IN GERMANY. The facility has been steadily expanded since it’s move to Schöppenstedt in 1976.
We are an expert conveyor components OEM and are servicing customers globally.
Automated GUP Production Line
Automated GST Production Line
Automated HM 140/150 Production Line
Our Sales Team
Expertise and passion are what enable our team to deliver high-performance, high-quality products, parts and services.
No matter how big or small; complex or challenging your material handling needs, our team is available to provide personalised advice and assistance.
Contact the representative working in your region today.
GURTEC is a proud member of NEPEAN, which means our operations, supply chain and distribution network can be supported by a global network of partners.