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Gerken S.A.

Z.I. de Petit-Rechain Avenue du Parc, 31, 4800 Verviers
Telephone +32 87 394900
Fax +32 87 310874
This company is main exhibitor of

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GIFA 2019 hall map (Hall 10): stand D15

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GIFA 2019 fairground map: Hall 10

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 02  Melting shop
  • 02.04  Auxiliary melting and melt processing facilities
  • 02.04.10  Melt treatment stations

Melt treatment stations

  • 02  Melting shop
  • 02.05  Melting and holding furnaces, accessories
  • 02.05.05  Other accessories
  • 10  Casting machines and pouring equipment
  • 10.03  Peripheral equipment and auxiliary materials for die casting (die casting dies see 17.03.01)
  • 10.03.10  Other accessories for die-casting

Our products

Product category: Other accessories, Other accessories for die-casting


The Gerken Group specializes in the design and manufacture of carbon and graphite components for rail, industry and power generation, including the rapidly expanding renewable energy market.  Gerken continuously invests in developing innovative new products to meet the demands of our customers.

We have dedicated teams and material resources to support the design, development and validation of our innovations.

We have established research and development facilities in Belgium, France (Gerken SAS) and Germany (Pantrac Gmbh). 
Our design offices are capable of meeting the demands of customers in all sectors.  Our test centres allow us to test our components and our customers' equipment under a wide range of demanding duties and environmental conditions.

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Product category: Other accessories, Other accessories for die-casting

Design office

Gerken's engineering centres are able to offer bespoke design and development services to support the needs of our customers.
Our capabilities include:
  • SolidWorks: 3D design and construction software
  • SolidWorks Simulation Premium
  • AutoCAD® 2D drawing software
Our Strengths

  • Responsive
  • Creative
  • Abilty to solve problems
  • Project Management (AMDEC, RAMS, Maintenance Manuals)
  • Optimisation of parts, EBQs, budgets and costs

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Product category: Other accessories, Other accessories for die-casting

R&D and Test Centres

The Gerken Group has R&D and test centres in Belgium, France and Germany.

In France, our state-of-the-art test centre can replicate the extreme environmental and load conditions encountered by our products in service.

  • Qualification of carbon and metallic materials
  • Life (wear) testing
  • Application simulation tests on bronze  and steel rings
  •  Contact (Voltage) drop
  • Coefficient of friction
  • Slip ring tests - power and signal
  • Environmental chamber for testing under controlled temperature and humidity conditions

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About us

Company portrait

Gerken was formed in 1936 by Hubert Gerken with a handful of employees manufacturing carbon brushes.  Today, the third generation of the same family owns and manages the Gerken Group, directly employing over 250 people globally.

Gerken SA is the principal of the Gerken Group and now occupies a 4,000 m² factory in the industrial area of Chaineux - Petit-Rechain near Verviers in eastern Belgium.

Through our companies, affiliates and representatives, we can call on manufacturing operations across Europe; North & South America; Asia; Australia; Middle East and Africa supported by a fully integrated supply chain.

Our main manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Czech Republic, France and Germany produce a huge range of electrical carbon and machined graphite products.  In our key markets of rail, industry and wind energy, we are leading suppliers of carbon brushes, pantograph carbon strips, earthing units, brush-holders and graphite components for handling molten metal and glass.

With development, production and access to carbon materials from Belgium, USA and Germany, we are uniquely placed to offer a choice of grades for every application - no matter how demanding.

Research and development is centred on Gerken SA in Belgium, Gerken SAS in France and Pantrac in Germany.