Importance of Quality Control on Manufacturing.

Amarillo Gear Company, proudly headquartered in Amarillo, Texas, has been serving the industry for more than 100 years.
Our pump drives are used all over the world, for irrigation systems, fire water protection systems, marine liquid barge systems, flood control operations, sewage to water treatment systems, and other industrial applications.

Likewise, the reliability of our products has earned us the reputation as one of the top players in the manufacturing of cooling gearboxes, specifically designed for tough duty in wet cooling towers, fin-fan heat exchangers, and air-cooled condensers. The applications we serve span from electrical power generation, to HVAC, or to any process where cooling is needed.

These are some of the advantages of working with a global manufacturing leader:

1. Reduced Long-Term Costs

We do it right the first time. We manufacture long-lasting gears and make sure our processes from raw materials to the delivery of the final products meet our customer’s needs. This includes the best consultation, best technical support, and best overall experience.

2. Reliability

We never cut corners. At our state-of-the-art facilities, our engineering team makes sure that every piece we manufacture is put to the test in our very own unique testing laboratories, to ensure that they exceed all international conventions and standards before it reaches our customer’s hands. You do not have to take our word for it though, our processes are checked regularly by third-party inspectors, per our ISO 9001:2015 certification requirements.

3. Consistency

Quality is in our DNA. Our manufacturing facilities are ISO9001 quality compliant, and all our gears and parts are manufactured to precise specifications from top quality materials. Permanent records are kept on each gear drive we make for future reference when quick and accurate replacement is required.
4. Regulations Compliance
All gear processing is made in-house; including gear blanking, tooth generation, heat treating, and gear finishing. This way, we can assure our customers that the specifications and quality of our products are compliant with regulations.

5. Superior Quality

Only the best or nothing at all. We are proud to design and manufacture some of the most complex, longest lasting, and critical components in the industry. We can provide solutions for every need in cooling, pumping, gearing, and drive shafts.

6. Customer Service

As global leaders in the industry, we are privileged to work with some of the biggest customers out there. We put the same amount of care and service into every product we offer, so no wonder we have so many repeat customers. We pride ourselves most in providing top-notch customer service that will make your experience even more enjoyable.

What Does an ISO Certification Mean?

Amarillo Gear Jiangsu recently received their ISO 9001:2015 Certification. What is the significance of ISO certification? Well, in the competitive and dynamic global market, maintaining balance and consistency requires certain standards. This is where ISO certification comes in, providing a means to keep industries in check.
What ISO Certification Means
An organization that is ISO-certified means that its manufacturing process, management systems, and service or documentation procedures adhere to the requirements for standardization and quality assurance. ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is an international, independent, and non-governmental body that develops standards across various industries.
Each ISO certification holds specific standards and criteria. The standards ensure that the products and services offered by the certified companies follow the safety, quality, risk management, continuous improvement and efficiency requirements required by these companies.
ISO Certification Importance
ISO standards help companies focus on better services by persistently developing ways to improve its products/services, and on its leadership that enhances seamless firm’s operations. ISO standards also help a company improve customer satisfaction rates by providing services/products that match their requirements while adhering to the market standards.
ISO certification, as such, does not only display a company’s ability to deliver products/services that meet the regulatory and customer standards, but also provides an avenue for the firm to continually improve its efficiencies, promotes innovation to address customer future needs, adhere to safe working practices and minimizes risks to ensure reliability to its customers.
For some industries, ISO certification is a contractual or legal requirement. However, even though it might not be legally or contractually needed, ISO certification is a valuable feature that adds credibility to company operations by demonstrating that the products/services meet the customers’ expectations. Amarillo Gear and Amarillo Gear Jiangsu are both ISO 9001:2015 certified.

Amarillo Gear (Jiangsu) Holds Open House


Amarillo Gear (Jiangsu) Co. held an open house in September to celebrate its entrance into the business community in Changzhou City, Jiangsu, Province, China. Amarillo Gear (Jiangsu) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Amarillo Gear Company LLC, Amarillo, Texas, U.S.A. and is a Marmon/Berkshire Hathaway company.


Amarillo Gear (Jiangsu) manufacturers and supplies the Amarillo Gear’s Global line of right angle gearboxes specifically used to turn a large axial fan in wet cooling towers. If you need higher ratios and more power, our Global double reduction gearbox is the perfect choice. Reduction ratios range from 7.5:1 to over 18:1. Power ratings start at 45 kW and exceed 342 kW.


Our Global is designed and tested using years of experience at Amarillo Gear Company. It is a proven design able to provide years of reliable service. It is manufactured under a strict quality control program replicating the same system that Amarillo Gear Company uses in the U.S.A.


Amarillo Gear (Jiangsu) is able to supply new double reduction right angle gearboxes to its customers in the Chinese mainland & Taiwan, SE Asia, India, Europe, the Middle East, and other regions of the world. Complete service and support for the Global product will be offered by Amarillo Gear (Jiangsu) and its parent Amarillo Gear Company.


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Amarillo Gear Company Opens New Advanced Gearbox Manufacturing Factory in China

Amarillo Gear Company LLC is pleased to announce the formation of Amarillo Gear (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd. located in Changzhou City, Jiangsu, Province, China, and the opening of its new factory.  Amarillo Gear (Jiangsu) will manufacture and supply to the cooling tower industry, right angle fan drives designed specifically for this purpose.  Amarillo Gear has a 45+ year history of manufacturing right angle gearboxes designed specifically for use in the difficult wet cooling tower environment.

Amarillo Gear (Jiangsu) is able to supply new double reduction right angle gearboxes to its customers in the Chinese mainland & Taiwan, SE Asia, India, Europe, the Middle East, and other regions of the world.

Amarillo Gear (Jiangsu) will manufacture the Global line of right angle fan drives for field erected cooling towers.  Complete service and support for the Global product will be offered by Amarillo Gear (Jiangsu) and its parent Amarillo Gear Company.

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Amarillo Gear Company LLC and Amarillo Gear (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd. are Marmon/Berkshire Hathaway companies.


Manufacturing is a cut and dry industry. The premium placed on production times and automation only help to affirm the impersonal nature. But the paradox that’s easy to miss is that purpose of manufacturing is to meet the needs of a community.

Amarillo started out a railroad town sprawled out on a windswept plateau and an infinite horizon. It was a place where the quality of life depended on how well you worked with members of community and how stubborn you could be. These are traits of resilience and reliance. In the panhandle those traits are valued and upheld to a high degree because they mean survival.

Understanding the meaning of the traits most valued by a community is critical to any manufacturing company’s bottom line.

Initially, the Amarillo Gear Company production was central to the farming. Our emphasis was on manufacturing the machines and parts that used by farmers in growing their crops. Water sources were flung far and few in-between and mandated the use of irrigation systems in cultivation. This created a niche in the market, which we quickly filled.

We knew the farmers by name, the models they purchased and what tools to take out for service calls. Eventually, we built the right-angle drives that allowed for an expansion of the crops that fed and sustained our growing city population. The food we put on the plates of our neighbors was also the food we put on our own plates. We were totally invested in the success of our drives because it benefited us directly as a local company.

This is something that more consumers need to see. To manufacture, there must be a need and to have needs is to be human. By promoting a desire to help raise the quality of life by creating the products that allow for it, we unveil the humanity within machinery.

It’s the key to how a company can survive the changes brought by the years. Technology changes at the speed of light, so do regulations and trade agreements and the free market is an eternal gamble. But the importance of knowing what the purpose of a manufacturer is and fulfilling that purpose is where a company can grow.


The Many Advantages to Working with an All-Inclusive Gear Manufacturer

While spiral bevel gearboxes can be found from a number of sources, most manufacturers farm-out or out-source critical operations, putting themselves at the mercy of another company to meet their customer promises. At Amarillo Gear Company, we handle every part of the process of making gearboxes, from designing the product to manufacturing the components to putting the product together and shipping it to your destination. We feel this sets our gearboxes apart from our competitors since we can control the quality every step of the way.

Benefits of Working with Amarillo Gear Company

However, being an all-inclusive gear manufacturer isn’t the only reason to work with us. Amarillo Gear Company also is proud to offer some of the best customer service in the industry. The fact that we can control all aspects of the manufacturing process allows us to raise the bar and exceed our customers’ expectations.

Being in charge of the entire gear production process lets us respond more quickly to customer requests and suggestions. We view our relationship with you, our customer, to be more of a collaboration than a typical seller-buyer scenario. Plus, we understand your applications better than any of our competitors, so we are able to assist you in ways they can not.

A Little About Amarillo Gear Company

Amarillo Gear Company, one of the largest manufacturers of top-quality right-angle spiral bevel gear drives in the world, has been in business for more than 100 years. Originally founded to produce gear drives for the agricultural industry, the company has expanded over the years to make gears for fire protection, marine, power generation, petrochemical and HVAC industries.

To learn more about working with Amarillo Gear Company, visit our website ( or call us at (806-622-1273).

Quality is Everything

A lot of companies like to claim that they’re built with high quality parts and materials, but what does that mean?

At Amarillo Gear that means that we stand by our products through thick and thin. When the going gets tough, our products perform their best. We know you’re not just buying a product to run your operations during “the best of times”. You need a product that’s going to get you through everything from extreme weather to extreme stress.

We can say that when the going gets tough, our gearboxes get going. That’s because we test every gearbox to make sure that it can stand up to everything you need to put it through.

Amarillo Gear users regularly comment on the longevity of our products. Some are amazed that a manufacturer would make a product these days that lasts so long. It is not unusual for owners of Amarillo’s to have gearboxes that are 20 – 30 – 40 years old. And Amarillo Gear still supports these products with parts and service if ever needed.

A gearbox that lasts that long does not fit most company’s business models. They count on short product life so that they can sell your frequent replacements and parts. Amarillo Gear is about providing products to our customer’s benefit, and in return, it also benefits Amarillo. Customers come back for new gearboxes for new projects because they want the same reliability and quality they got on the last project.

That’s what building your product with high quality parts and materials means. Put your faith in a company that has been building long lasting gearboxes for 83 of its 100 years.

Go with a brand you can trust. Go with Amarillo Gear.

Why Amarillo Gear?

People always want to know: what does it take to be in business for 100 years? It’s definitely no easy task to keep a business open for 100 years, let alone have it be successful too.

So, after 100 years, why are our customers still choosing Amarillo Gear when other products have come and gone onto the market? It’s because of the five core principles that we’ve run our business on since we opened. Continue reading Why Amarillo Gear?

Proud to be American Made

A long, rich history

Amarillo Gear Company has been in operation since 1917 in Amarillo, Texas. Our very first product line consisted of right angle drives used with vertical turbine pump applications. Today we are a leader in the engineering and manufacturing of gearboxes. These gearboxes are specifically designed for tough duty in wet cooling towers, fin-fan heat exchangers, and air-cooled condensers.

American made since 1917

A lot has changed in 100 years. What hasn’t changed is Amarillo Gear’s commitment to remaining American made. Everything we manufacture is the culmination of 100 years of experience and innovation.

Dedication to the American worker

Our most valuable resource is the American worker. It has always been important that we support American jobs and continue to invest in the pioneering spirit that our country was founded on. Our products are manufactured to precise specifications from the highest quality materials right here in the USA. We also offer the only complete gear testing facility, again, here in America.

Our uncompromising standards of excellence and commitment to quality are the hallmarks of what we do at Amarillo Gear. We are proud to be a part of the long and rich heritage of American made products and we’re proud to keep that tradition alive, here in America.

The Importance of Being an AGMA Member

The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) is the global network for technical standards, education, and business information for manufacturers, suppliers, and users of mechanical power transmission components. They are considered the gold standard when it comes to setting the benchmark by which all gears should be measured.

At Amarillo Gear, we’re proud to be associated with the AGMA. We’ve been members since 1950, which means that you know we’ve been producing high quality gearboxes for our customers for years.

The AGMA provides one of the most conservative guidelines in the industry, and we’re proud to ensure that our gearboxes meet those guidelines.

That may seem like a given, but many other producers choose to follow and design to lesser standards which affects reliability and costs you money in the long run.

Being a long-term member and designing products that meet stringent AGMA standards is one big reason Amarillo Gear boxes are known for their reliability and long life.

Our 100-year company culture is to always do right by our customers by utilizing high quality materials and following the most conservative standards in the industry.

When you see that AGMA member badge here on our website, you know that you’re getting a high quality gearbox..

Buy quality. Buy expertise. Buy reliability. Buy Amarillo Gear.