You may know us well as the regional source for automation, electrical supplies and more, but did you know that French Gerleman began as a motor rewind shop?
It all started in 1914, when French Gerleman founder Albert O. French, Sr. opened a motor repair shop in downtown St. Louis. In 1923, French Gerleman was founded and it soon forged a partnership with Allen-Bradley, known today as Rockwell Automation, the largest company in the world dedicated to industrial automation and information. Our history working with motors, mechanical power transmission products, and the seamless evolution into the automation space makes French Gerleman among the leaders in their integration, service and repair.
French Gerleman brings these technologies together for customers every day, providing the products and services needed to keep your operations running smoothly. During our 95+ year history, we’ve developed a wide range of capabilities to support your drive system requirements from start to finish. Our in-house team of experts specialize in the various applications you run in your facility, while our inventory and logistics capabilities are nearly unparalleled.
Our customers benefit from having a single source vendor for the purchase, repair and maintenance of their power transmission and automation systems. This helps them save money, boost efficiency and reduce downtime. The French Gerleman team takes a holistic approach to each project, providing recommendations and serving as a trusted advisor throughout the process.
Rely on French Gerleman for Your Power Transmission Needs
Whether you’re simply looking to keep critical supplies like lubrication in stock, or are in need of a repair, French Gerleman has you covered. We’ve successfully helped OEMs cut costs from their bottom line through our power transmission services. Our team can address specific needs such as custom machine tagging, belt services (customization and vulcanization), perform a plant audit, and help you identify the right solution when it’s time to purchase a new motor. Regardless of your situation, we are ready to help and support.
French Gerleman’s vast inventory and large fleet of delivery trucks allow you to feel confident that you’ll have access to the most applicable products when you need them – motors, gearboxes, couplers, bearings, belts, chain, lubricants and more. Take a closer look at how we can serve you:
- Product Selection Assistance
- Motor/Mechanical Repair
- Predictive/Preventative Maintenance Planning
- Motor/Gearbox Audits
- Lubrication Strategies
- V-Belt/Chain Tensioning
- Just in Time Delivery
- Dedicated Stock
- Product Kitting
- Vendor Managed Inventory
- Fleet of Dedicated Delivery Trucks
- 24 hour Emergency Support Hotline
Please keep French Gerleman in mind for your next power transmission project, equipment repair or purchase. We look forward to the opportunity to show you the value we can bring to your facility. For more information, reach out to your French Gerleman Account Manager or contact us today!