RENK GmbH with more than 140 years’ experience is a worldwide respected manufacturer of propulsion components and test systems.
The RENK Rheine plant produces marine gear units for merchant and supply vessels, liquid gas tankers and ferries, as well as gear systems for turbine, pump and compressor applications. They also produce gear units for the 5-MW offshore wind energy market, Propeller Shaft Clutch (PSC) in addition to a wide range of couplings. They offer worldwide service on all of their products. Some Norwegian owners that use RENK gears include Color Line, Fjord Line, Fred. Olsen, Odfjell, Rederiet Stenersen, Rieber Shipping, Siem Offshore, Viking Supply Ships, Norwegian Gas Carriers and Jo Tankers, as well as all the LNG ship owners such as Höegh LNG, BW Gas, Knutsen OAS Shipping, AWILCO and Golar. In addition, Maersk exclusively use RENK gears in their vessels.
The RENK Hannover plant specializes in the production of slide bearings and couplings. For the last 10 years they have been the worldwide market leader when it comes to slide bearings. They also produce custom-made bearings for a multitude of applications. They produce Thrust Bearings, Shaft Line Bearings and E-type bearings typically used in, but not limited to, electric motors and generators. ABB and Siemens more or less exclusively use RENK bearings in their generators and electric motors. RENK also manufacture a propeller shaft-disconnecting device named the KAZ, as well as elastic and specialty couplings for all areas of industry.