Special machinery

The engineering department at GERLING GmbH has been developing and producing special machinery and assembly machines, primarily for the automotive supply industry, since 1984. We provide outstanding customer satisfaction thanks to our use of cutting-edge technology, tailored specifically to our customers’ requirements and guaranteed to be reliable and high-quality.


Gerling’s core areas of expertise include assembly facilities with customised process integration. These facilities are frequently used to assemble components in the automotive industry:

  • Transfer lines
  • Robot cells
  • Machine¬†linking
  • Rotary indexing machines
  • Manual work stations

Thanks to our reliable team of employees and their many years of experience, all of our expertise is in-house:

  • Systems design using 3D CAD work stations
  • Parts production using modern CNC machines
  • Electrical planning and software development
  • System installation, electrical installation and commissioning
  • Customer service and hotline for remote maintenance

Analysis of the required production processes,
advice that is up-to-date with the latest technology,
development of an individual solution,
creation of a customer-specific quote

Development and design of an automation solution,
Agreement of the development results with the customer

Installation of the mechanical and electrical components,
use of high-quality machine components,
commissioning and optimisation

Acceptance of the machineby the customer,
commissioning and training at the customer’s site by our personnel

Professional support via our hotline,
service visits from our specialists,
delivery of replacement parts



Using special manipulators such as Pick + Place units and robots, parts are transported and positioned extremely precisely in no time at all.

  • Palletisation
  • Magazining
  • Loading
  • Unloading


Customers’ parts are carefully fed as bulk goods, for instance, by special feeding systems on conveyor belts or linear conveyors so that they arrive in the correct position for the production process.

  • Sorting
  • Separation
  • Dispensing



  • Components are joined together using a variety of joining techniques.
  • Screw connection
  • Adhesive
  • Hard soldering
  • Pressing in
  • Ultrasonic welding
  • Resistance welding



Parts processing is carried out using various methods, for example:

  • Forming
  • Bending
  • Punching
  • Separating
  • Drilling
  • Grinding
  • Milling



Component identification is carried out using various methods, for example:

  • Laser marking
  • Labelling
  • Stamping
  • Engraving



To guarantee the function and quality of our components, they are subjected to various tests and measurements.

  • Tactile measurement
  • Optical measurement
  • Electrical testing
  • Leak testing
  • Strength testing
  • Eddy current testing