Kissling Special Purpose Products

We have already implemented a number of special-purpose gear units with our sophisticated engineering capabilities. The projects originate from a wide range of sectors and applications.




If you have a drive problem that cannot be solved using a conventional gear unit, we recommend discussing the matter with our experienced sales engineers. We can make the impossible possible.

Research and development projects

In recent years, we have manufactured or helped design specialized gear units for the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) and the Bern University of Applied Sciences.
For example, we built the gearbox for a hybrid race car in 2008 and 2009. The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) took home first prize overall in the international “Formula Hybrid” competition in 2008. A compact and powerful staged planetary gear unit installed in the wheelhouse was designed for the Bern University of Applied Sciences in 2016.

As early as the 1980s, Kissling built gearboxes for some of the racing cars in the “Tour de Sol” solar race and celebrated a few wins.

Test benches

We have built a wide array of gear units designed for test benches for a wide range of applications including aircraft components, Formula 1 racing cars, pumps, generators, turbochargers, couplings and helicopter gearboxes. There are practically no limits here – speeds of up to 80,000 rpm are achieved.


When it comes to gear units for amusement park rides, the safety aspects that must be observed are similar to those for passenger transportation. Special Kissling AG designs are used for the world’s fastest amusement park rides, some of which reach speeds of up to 240 km/h. Additional gears for drop towers, winch and chain lifts have also been developed for the market leader in amusement park rides.