Over 100 years experience in the production of bearings

Our experienced GLT team from Essen/Germany offers not only the manufacture and regeneration of plain bearings and components but also complete assemblies and special solutions. We are proud to be able to design, design and manufacture tailor-made individual solutions and high-quality plain bearings for well-known companies from a wide variety of industries.

We rely on a maximum of quality made in Germany. We have been repeatedly certified by DNV according to EN ISO 9001: 2008 and are also audited by relevant customers. As a member of DGzfP, we also participate in the research and development of new non-destructive testing methods.

Together with KST GmbH in Berlin and TKG GmbH in Görlitz, Gleitlagertechnik Essen GmbH forms a strong corporate group.
The foundation of the successful combination is based on the different skills and priorities of these three companies. Thanks to this modern way of working adapted to today’s market, we are able to offer you tailor-made solutions and respond to your requirements even more flexibly and precisely. As a result of this successful strategy, we are not only able to cope with the competition, but also assume that our customer’s productivity and competitiveness will be strengthened.

In addition to the new production of components for plain bearings, we can now also offer complete assemblies or manufacture and run accessories, be it special screws for power plant technology or even components for aviation.

We combine this enhanced technological expertise from this innovative collaboration with our expanded distribution network to deliver significant value to you as our customer.


Initiation of bearing technology

Th. Goldschmidt AG

Production of bearing metals,            construction of the sale of bearing metals


LM Thermit


Development of the lead-based alloy

LM Thermit

1930 - 1970



Development of the high tin-containing alloy

TEGO V738 and other




of the high tin content          alloy




Svenska Bearings

Svenska Bearings opens the new location in Germany with the acquisition of Goldschmidt


Gleitlagertechnik Essen

New Shareholder

The new company takes over Svenska Bearings Germany and becomes GLT Essen


New location


In course of the expansion relocation to a location with higher space and production capacity


GLT system partner

GLT Essen

Now with our larger portfolio, greater flexibility and fast production times

Our Strategy

Wherever something is spinning or sliding, we help to reduce friction. Our maximum flexibility is based on the excellent qualification and experience of our employees and a selection of reliable cooperation partners.
Together with our partners, we can offer a virtually unique range of sizes in the production of our bearings from Ø 50 mm to ∞.

We solve problems!