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Driven by motion
This is IMS Gear

Your Partner to Move Forward

To put it matter-of-factly: We develop and manufacture specific drive solutions for our international customers. Apart from our focus on the automotive sector we concentrate on applications for the industry, medical engineering and e-mobility concepts. To put it emotionally: We provide for motion to make our partners move forward. Again and again.


We at IMS Gear take customer proximity literally. As our experience from the past decades has taught us: short distances are still major factors for success, and the best contact is the direct one. This is why we think and act internationally and are present in all major global markets with own production locations.


Quality, Environment and Energy

The question should not be: Is it good? But: How can it get even better?

At IMS Gear, quality begins long before the product development. It begins in the mind - as a consistent attitude in the company and with our employees. Our claim is premium. And we act accordingly. With closely interlinked project management from development to serial production. With specially adjusted test equipment - for gear wheels, assemblies and transmissions in top quality. Our motto: If the fit is perfect, it’s IMS Gear!

For us, perfection involves sustainability. The orientation towards highest environmental standards is not a matter of norms. But of responsibility.

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IMS Gear - in a nutshell

Our Way. Our Company.

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Tick-tack: Here we go.

We’re in the year 1863 - here we go. The starting point? In the Black Forest almost a matter of course: As other current technology leaders, IMS Gear is rooted in the regional clock industry for which we manufactured gear wheels. By and by, we have refined, perfectioned and diversified our competences: From gear wheel to transmission. And from the Black Forest to the whole world.


The foundation of our success and the basis for our future: Our employees. With IMS Gear, responsible and respectful interaction in the team has always been part of the company culture, as well as the consistent investment in training and further education. As a modern, attractive employer, we lay great emphasis on flat hierarchies and an environment that appreciates and promotes top performance.


Close to the markets, close to our customers: With this philosophy, we from IMS Gear are now active all around the world. Our roots are in the Black Forest: This is where the heart of the company beats, with our headquarters in Donaueschingen and eight further plants in the area. Production and sales locations in the USA, Mexico, China, Japan and South-Korea underline our claim as a major international technology company - for customers and employees.

More than a Number

591 This figure describes our turnover in 2023 in million euros. For us at IMS Gear, however, it means even more: It stands for the impressive performance and outstanding commitment of our employees. It is also a signal to our partners and customers around the world. We are strong.

Of Great Importance

Code of Conduct

IMS Gear is a successful internationally operating company - this is not just a statement, it’s an obligation. After all, our success is not only the result of our technology leadership, but of our value-oriented company culture. We have been working on our excellent reputation with customers, employees and suppliers for many years - and we are all responsible for doing justice to this in the future.

To support this effort, we have composed our “Business Code of Conduct”. These rules apply to each of us.

"If you have any questions regarding our Code of Conduct, please contact your direct supervisor, the Compliance Officer or send an e-mail to: compliance(at)"


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Tobias Hourle
Tobias Hourle, Vice-President Operations

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