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Stober was founded in 1934 in Pforzheim, Germany and specializes in gearing and motors.  Stober Drives Inc., their USA operation, started in 1991 in Maysfield, Kentucky.  With over 150 employees, Stober is the largest servo gearbox manufacturer in the United States. They differentiate themselves not only with their broad range of high quality products, but also their cradle to grave service.  They have:

  • Applications Support: To help with sizing calculations and make design recommendations
  • Ordering Support: Rapid response with a live person answering every call
  • Aftermarket Service: Onsite evaluation and field analysis
  • Emergency Service: Available 24/7, 365

Interested in learning more about Stober products? Our team of experts work with customers in a wide range of process applications across multiple industries. With such a variety of options available, finding the right solution is important. We can work with your team to determine the best gearbox solution for your particular application. Start a conversation with a Cross expert today!


Stober synchronous servo motor

Rotary Actuators and Positioners

stober world's toughest gearbox

Gearboxes and Gearheads

Available In The Following Areas

With an extensive background in a variety of industries, Cross has relationships with a number of leading brands, including exclusive distributorships in some areas. We are proud to offer Stober in the following areas:


The Equipment You Need Where You Need It

Need automation equipment but not located in the territories listed? Cross Company can still help. Contact us today and our experts will work directly with you to create an automation solution that works for your application and location.

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See how our team can help improve efficiency, reduce risk, and raise quality in your process.

Rotary Actuators and Positioners

Gearboxes and Gearheads

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Did you know… Cross Company is an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan). Our ESOP started in 1979 and as of 2006, we are 100% employee-owned! Learn more about our ESOP and how that benefits both team members and our customers.
Did you know... the precision measurement group at Cross was founded in 1939 by our current CEO's grandfather, Jim King. That's a whole lot of calibration!
Did you know... A fingerprint weighs about 50 micrograms. We know, we weighed it! The residue left from a finger can actually make a difference in weight results which is why we wear gloves when we calibrate weights. For reference, a sheet of paper is about 4.5 grams, that’s 4.5 million micrograms.
Did you know… Cross Company has grown significantly since our start in 1954. Over the years we've acquired 26 companies! Today, our five groups have expertise in everything from industrial automation to precision measurement, and industry knowledge going all the way back to 1939.