ATEK Drive Solutions




About us

Power becomes movement.

With ATEK Drive Solutions, we are shaping the exciting transformation from component manufacturer to solution provider for the entire drivetrain. Our path into the future stands for growth and expanded technological know-how. To this end, two companies, ATEK Antriebstechnik Willi Glapiak GmbH and Deutsche van Rietschoten & Houvens GmbH, are merging to form ATEK Drive Solutions GmbH. Decades of experience in the fields of transmissions and brakes are thus combined at the site in Rellingen
and supplemented by further expertise in motor production.

Our goals are ambitious: doubling turnover and the number of employees by 2030 and integrating motor production at the renovated and expanded site in Rellingen. Here on the outskirts of Hamburg, we work with a young, committed team with high standards and quality, short distances, digital tools and flat hierarchies as well as a great passion for technology, fun teamwork and an interest in exchanging ideas with our customers and partners.

We have the best prerequisites for the success of our transformation:
For decades, the companies ATEK and Rietschoten have successfully occupied a profitable market niche for transmissions and industrial brakes with great growth potential, which can now be leveraged with ATEK Drive Solutions GmbH.


The solution provider for the complete drivetrain with brakes, transmissions and motors.

ATEK Drive Solutions

ATEK Drive Solutions GmbH
Two long-established companies merge to become a solution provider
for the entire drivetrain with brakes, transmissions and motors.

ATEK Antriebstechnik

ATEK Antriebstechnik Willi Glapiak GmbH
From a Hamburg turning shop to an international specialist for gearboxes

Elephant brakes

Deutsche van Rietschoten & Houwens GmbH
From woodworking to international specialist for industrial brakes