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Electrical Carbon UK Ltd - a Gerken Group Company

Supported by a network of affiliate companies and representatives, Gerken Group’s four main manufacturing companies produce a comprehensive range of carbon brushes, brush holders, pantograph strips and graphite components for industry, transport and energy generation.

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.

Electrical Carbon UK Ltd is the Gerken Group’s wholly owned subsidiary in the UK - giving customers in the UK and Ireland access to the full range of the Group’s products and services.

What makes Gerken different?

The Gerken Group is the leading independent European manufacturer of carbon brushes, carbon strips for pantographs and machined graphite components, together with a host of related products.

Our independence is just one key difference which distinguishes us from competitors.

Our shareholding in E-Carbon America has helped us achieve full vertical supply integration, from raw materials to the finished carbon product, ready to fit in customers’ critical equipment.

The sole focus of our business, now and for the future, is in carbon and graphite. We are totally committed to the development of carbon materials and processes to support key market developments in the rapidly growing markets of railway electrification, semiconductor manufacture, metal processing and renewable energies including wind and Solar PV.

We are not influenced by shareholder pressures or the demand for short-term profitability.

Our companies have over a century of experience, with Gerken itself being created and run by three generations of the same family.

Gerken will remain devoted to carbon and graphite, building long term partnerships with our customers and supplying high quality, innovative products at competitive prices, backed by unrivalled technical support and R&D.

Gerken SA, Belgium

Gerken SAS, France

CZ Carbon,

Czech Republic

Pantrac, Germany

Gerken Manufacturing Companies