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United Kingdom




DB Santasalo

A world-class engineering business

David Brown Santasalo (DBS) is a world-leading producer of mechanical power transmission solutions to a wide, diversified range of industrial end markets, including minerals & mining, oil & gas, land and marine defence, pulp & paper, power and general industrial.

David Brown Santasalo is founded on delivering proven gear systems for critical industrial processes worldwide.

Rich industrial heritage

DBS was created on 1 June 2016 by the merger of David Brown Gear Systems and Santasalo, two companies with over 150 years of industrial gearing heritage. The merged group has over 1,000 employees, seven major manufacturing sites and an unrivalled network of 24 service centres across six continents, serving a global customer base.


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