GABLER naval technology - highly specialized mechanical engineering since 1962

Technologies for the Future

The development of advanced technology from Lübeck for the world market – that was the aspiration with which Prof. Ulrich Gabler, proprietor of the then Ingenieurkontor Lübeck (IKL), founded the GABLER Maschinenbau GmbH in 1962. In close cooperation with the engineers of IKL, technical concepts in the submarine area were to be achieved in a  workshop. Prototypes, components, testing methods and specialized machines of highest quality were tested and manufactured there from then on.

Since more than three generations, the company GABLER Maschinenbau GmbH has demonstrably developed into one of the world's leading manufacturers of hoisting masts and components for submarines. More than 800 delivered hoistable masts for more than 150 submarines in 23 nations speak for themselves.

In recent years the GABLER Group has expanded with great innovative capacity. Besides maintaining and securing jobs and training places, the main business objective is to be first on the global market with the technology of our products. Since 2013 we are a member of the Possehl Group based in Lübeck. Founded in 1847, this Group today consists of more than 150 companies, and is intentionally divided into eight independently working business sectors with more than 12,000 employees worldwide, half of which work in Germany. This affiliation provides safety, yet also gives us all entrepreneurial freedom.

Even today, the pioneering spirit of Prof. Ulrich Gabler continues to mark our business activities. With our products we provide building blocks for the protection of freedom and safety around the world.