The ESCO Group

ESCO is a family owned and run business specialized in designing, manufacturing, selling and distributing power transmission products and services.

Our value proposition is built on three main pillars: custom designed quality solutions, outstanding service and short lead times.

ESCO operates in multiple European countries, in China and in India through wholly owned subsidiaries. The group can further rely on a tight-knit network of distributors who promote our brand in more than 25 countries around the world.

Although ESCO started as a reseller of power transmissions products (mainly torque converters and marine reversing gear units), Eugène Schmidt, the founder, developed his company into multiple industrial segments.

Today, the group is organized in two separate business units, each one focussed on a distinct business model: ESCO Couplings and ESCO Transmissions.



By developing, designing and manufacturing gear couplings and disc couplings for the entire industrial market, ESCO Couplings has become a leader of the world’s major manufacturer of couplings and is known and recognized by his peers as a specialist in top quality couplings.

Our main force is our knowledge. Knowledge of the couplings and of the industries. We have been nourishing it by continuously investing in our R&D for the last 60 years. This enable us to find the perfect solution for every project. And with our 3 productions sites in Belgium, China and India, and our subsidiaries and valued partners all around the world, we can accompany our customers with the best suited advice and design services at competitive prices and delivery times.



The core business of ESCO Transmissions lies in direct continuity of what Mr Schmidt started 70 years ago: to engineer, supply and service hydraulic, mechanical and electronic drive systems.

By connecting producers and users of innovative drive solutions, ESCO Transmissions became recognized in the industry as a competent partner for transmission solutions.

Through its different subsidiaries located in Belgium (ESCO Drives and ESCO Power), France (ESCO Transmissions), Germany (ESCO Antriebstechnik) and The Netherlands (ESCO Aandrijvingen), ESCO Transmissions is active in selling the engineering and the implementation of complete solutions for drive problems, related to mechanical drive technology and automation.
It brings the support to customers at the optimum with services ranging from consulting and engineering to repair, maintenance and user training.
And working as an importer and a distributor, ESCO Transmissions supplies the products of the major’s original equipment manufacturers of the mechanical drive and the automation across Europe and beyond.