Formed in 1936 by Hubert Gerken with a handful of employees manufacturing carbon brushes, the Belgium-based Gerken Group now directly employs over 275 people around the world.

Our vision and philosophy are clear. We are a family-owned business, totally focused on carbon and graphite products.  Our Group is unique in the industry - a combination of subsidiary companies, affiliates and representatives who all share our vision.

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The Gerken Group offers a wide range of carbon, graphite and related products for the key markets of railway traction, industry and wind energy.

We develop, produce and have access to carbon materials designed to perform in the most demanding applications.  

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