Based in Germany since 1928, Dana Motion Systems Deutschland manufactures mechanical gear units for a wide variety of industrial applications focused on plastic and rubber.
Specialized in gear units that meet the demanding requirements of modern industry – in terms of quality, reliability, exceptional performance and life expectancy – Dana Motion Systems Deutschland has installed more than one million gearboxes worldwide over the years: variators, helical and bevel helical gear reducers, extruders and planetary gearboxes.

A comprehensive service network, designed to provide the highest levels of customer support ensures rapid intervention and appropriate power transmission solutions.  Our qualified technicians provide customer service and support around the clock, and our service department and fitters can be reached any time of the day or night. 

Who is Dana Motion Systems Deutschland

Dana Motion Systems Deutschland is a worldwide renowned producer of mechanical gear units for a wide variety of industrial applications focusing on Plastic and Rubber. Based in Germany since 1928, today part of Dana Incorporated, PIV Drives specializes in building gear units that meet the demanding requirements of modern industry – in terms of quality, reliability, exceptional performance and life expectancy.

Located in Bad Homburg, near Frankfurt, the Dana Motion Systems Deutschland production plant enjoys convenient access to most countries in the world. Boasting a surface area of 60,000 square meters, which includes a new assembly hall for gear boxes up to 50 tonnes, PIV produces helical and bevel helical gearboxes as well as single- and twin-extruder drives. Research, development, design, manufacturing and testing of gearboxes are all performed locally.

All key production processes (even on raw materials) are handled internally, so we stay fully in line with customer quality specifications and timeline requirements. This includes turning, drilling, milling, grinding, chiseling, hardening and use of CNC machining center for housings. Also 3D design, gearing and bearing calculations, FEM calculations, simulations and production optimization are dealt with in-house, and assembly is performed according to kaizen principles.

Further information on shipping and quality inspections is detailed in the Services and Certified quality following.



Thanks to the topmost quality of its products, which are built with traditional German attention to precision and durable components, the PIV Drives brand has a solid position and has earned an excellent reputation in the marketplace. Continuous innovation as its company culture enables PIV Drives to provide solutions in line with the changing needs of the market by updating its products with key innovations. These include single-screw and twin-screw extruder drives, rack and pinion drives for injection molding machines, planetary gearboxes, helical and bevel helical gearboxes, complete drive packages.

Thanks to their exceptional performance, compact size and high efficiency, the gearboxes in the range are ideal for driving all sorts of systems in this demanding and strategic industry: compounding, pipe and profile extrusion, blow film lines, sheet and foam extrusion lines, tires manufacturing, recycling equipment of plastics and rubber products.

Certified Quality

Quality is the be-all and end-all for us. Our high-quality products and the professional consulting services we offer our customers and partners in all delivery and service phases stand for this. A second essential quality building block are the numerous certifications according to officially recognized norms and standards, which we have received since 1994.

Our gears and manufacturing steps undergo extensive internal testing and inspection, including three-dimensional examination using measuring centers, roughness and hardness depth determination, contour measurement, spectral analysis, hardness testing, logging, test equipment monitoring and final acceptance. The results are comprehensively documented and provided.