Rickmeier GmbH

We are the world market leader for mechanically driven gear pumps as lube oil pumps for internal combustion engines from 1 to 10 MW output.

For decades, the name RICKMEIER has stood for continuity and responsible entrepreneurial thinking and action. As a family business with a tradition of more than 100 years, the company has been managed by Christiane Schulz as managing partner since 1997. The high level of competence of the more than 230 employees and the know-how that has grown over decades create trust and strengthen the company on its way to a successful future.

As the world market leader for lube oil pumps for combustion engines with an output of between 1 and 10 MW, which are used e.g. as main or auxiliary drives in ships, stationary generators for power generation or in emergency power generators, the RICKMEIER brand stands for the highest level of competence and quality in action. Mechanically driven RICKMEIER gear pumps with flow rates of up to 5000 liters per minute as main lube oil pumps ensure a reliable oil supply for engines of renowned manufacturers of diesel and gas engines.

At its Balve site, the company develops, manufactures and sells gear pumps, pump units, valves and oil supply systems with high standards of quality and reliability. In close cooperation with international customers, RICKMEIER engineers develop customer-oriented solutions and meet the global challenges of future-oriented energy and drive systems.

The results are products and services that have been awarded the Made in Germany label and are used worldwide in wind turbines, large diesel and gas engines, shipbuilding, marine, drive technology, and in the environment of compressors and turbines.

A comprehensive network of sales partners ensures a worldwide presence and demonstrates the development from a successful Sauerland company with an international customer structure to a global high performer.


Gear pumps




World wide: 234

Germany: 234

South Westphalia: 234

Sales Volume

2022: 41 Mio. €



Company foundation


Relocation to Balve


Development of UNI pumps for wind turbine gearboxes


Doubling of production and office space


Commissioning of a new series testing facility


Awarded as training company by FOCUS Money


Commissioning of a new development test facility
Launch pump series R6, awarded with IF Design Award


Start of the campaign RICKMEIER GOES LEAD-FREE


Rickmeier GmbH
Langenholthauser Str. 20-22

Phone + 49 2375 9 27-0

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