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ROTZLER is a leading global manufacturer of hydraulic winches and winch systems designed for recovery and self-recovery vehicles for military as well as for civil applications.

Developing customized solutions for military vehicles such as trucks, armored vehicles or heavy equipment transporters is one of ROTZLER’s numerous core competencies. For meeting the customer requirements at its best, ROTZLER is setting great store by close cooperation with its renowned partners.

Exceeding high performance and high level operation flexibility is perceived by the users taking the superior robust and compact ROTZLER winches which meet the highest safety standards.

Critical recovery tasks demand complex recovery vehicle systems and perfect interaction with the operator. ROTZLER system solutions for complete recovery vehicle systems include TREIBMATIC recovery winches, integration of all recovery

equipment, control & operating systems, diagnostics and service.

The ROTZLER GROUP employs in total about 215 workforces worldwide, at its 5 global sites.

ROTZLER is headquartered in Steinen, at the very south west of Germany. There, ROTZLER Holding and the biggest production company, ROTZLER Germany are located. In addition, there are sites in Vancouver, Canada, Grand Prairie, USA, Bangalore, India and Changwon in South Korea. In 2018, the group did total sales of approx. 57 million Euros.

Since 100 years, the ROTZLER GROUP is concentrating its experience, competence and innovation on winches for pulling, hoisting and recovery. These winches are in use in service and loading cranes, recovery vehicles, drilling rigs, marine and defense applications.


ROTZLER Deutschland GmbH + Co. KG

Robert BoschStraße 4
79585 Steinen, Germany
Phone: +49 76 277 010

ROTZLER India Pvt. Ltd.
Plot NO4, 5th Main
3rd Phase Peenya Industrial Area

Bangalore – 560058, India
Phone: +91 80 28392599

ROTZLER Canada Inc.
Unit 122, 7350 72 Street Delta,

B.C. V4G 1H9 Canada
Phone: +1 604 940 7134

ROTZLER Korea Ltd.
1-110 Changwon Knowledge Industrial Center
316, Ungnamro, Seongsangu Changwon,

Gyeongnam South Korea
Phone: +82 55 282 5067


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Hydraulic winches for military applications
For many decades, ROTZLER has been a competent and reliable partner for renowned vehicle manufacturers and suppliers within the military equipment sector all over the world.  

Our entire project service - from planning up to production start - fulfils the highest requirements of our customers and business partners in this demanding segment. 

ROTZLER heavy-duty military winches and systems are a standard feature of the basic equipment found in military trucks or armoured vehicles whenever robust, technologically mature and reliable products are needed. Furthermore, ROTZLER provides CAN-bus-based communications systems to ensure optimum control and coordinati-on of military recovery vehicle components.


Armoured recovery vehicles require winches for recovering tanks and other heavy vehicles that have got stuck, have stalled or have lost their mobility by any other cause. ROTZLER’s efficient TREIBMATIC pulling winches are ideal for these applications, because they are robust and fast, being specially designed for military applications. 

In addition ROTZLER offers a unique operating concept to include further recovery sub-systems like crane, stabilizer or earth anchor, controlling all of them with just one remote control unit. 

Recovery and self-recovery winches for military light armoured wheeled and tracked vehicles  

To increase mobility or rescue a vehicle, that would otherwise have to be left back and disabled in theatre, a self-recovery winch is a very rewarding investment compared to its added value. For this purpose it is absolutely imperative that the self-recovery winch works reliable and fast even under the most demanding conditions. 

ROTZLER TREIBMATIC self-recovery winches are designed to ensure these requirements while being lightweight and offering the most flexible integration possibilities on any armoured vehicle. 

Winch systems for heavy-load and tank transporters  

Loading and unloading of low-bed trailers places high demands on a vehicle’s winch system. ROTZLER’s twin winch systems were specifically designed to perform heavy-duty loading and unloading tasks. These established, tried-and-tested winch systems meet the stringent requirements which are characterizing this type of application: responsive control and maneuverability of heavy loads. 

Systems for military recovery and towing vehicles 

As essential safety feature for these kinds of vehicles, winches are useful for recovering stalled or damaged vehicles and for self-recovery purposes. ROTZLER pulling winches provide invaluable services in recovery trucks. Defining state of the art, ROTZLER TARVOS winches are designed for a long lasting professional work life in a rough environment. 

Self-recovery winches for military off-road vehicles 

ROTZLER offers the appropriate hydraulic winch system for every vehicle and provides a flexible integration of the pulling winches in trucks, irrespective of the available space in the chassis or vehicle frame. The robust pulling winch series TARVOS has a compact and clean design which results from meeting the most demanding requirements. The specialized winch hydraulic motor series offers premium performance. Numerous options allow the best possible configuration to meet the customer‘s needs.