ROTZLER The Experts for Military Recovery and Self Recovery Winches and Systems


ROTZLER is a leading supplier of hydraulic winches and winch systems for lifting and pulling heavy loads. In close cooperation with renowned body builders and OEMs, we develop first-class winch solutions for the use in civil and military applications. These include recovery and rescue vehicles, cranes, marine cranes, drilling equipment and military vehicles.

ROTZLER provides customised solutions from a single source. Our wide product portfolio is available from high-performance hoisting and pulling winches on individual systems solutions to comprehensive services.We thereby meet the highest safety standards and offer products on the cutting edge of winch technology. Their compact and modular design allows an individual integration in different vehicles. On request, we provide our customers the winch installation into the vehicle.

More than 180 qualified employees are located at our headquarters in Steinen, Germany. In addition, you will find ROTZLER in the regional locations in Canada, South Korea, India and the US.

Hydraulic winches and systems for military applications

The military market increasingly demands integrated systems for extreme field conditions. Extensive application and product knowledge enables ROTZLER systems to design and implement solutions that are tailored to suit customers’ specific needs, providing optimum combined performance.

With almost 100 years of experience, ROTZLER is a competent and trustworthy partner for vehicle and armaments manufacturers, as well as armed forces. Today, ROTZLER winches and related systems are standard equipment on most military vehicles that demand high-tech and reliable performance such as military trucks, heavy equipment transporters and armoured vehicles.

Self-recovery pulling winches for light armoured 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 an armoured vehicle. The TREIBMATIC is equipped with a digital control system, which monitors the winch at all times and ensures proper functionality, something the operator can rely on.

Recovery pulling winches and winch systems for armoured vehicles

Armoured 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 such as crane, stabilizer or earth anchor, controlling all of them with just one remote control unit.

Recovery and self-recovery pulling winches for military trucks

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 specialised winch hydraulic motor series offers premium performance. Numerous options allow the best possible configuration to meet the customer’s needs.

Heavy-duty twin winch systems for heavy machinery and tank transporters

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

ROTZLER hoisting winches for military crane applications

The lightweight and compact TITAN military hoisting winches have proven their global value in cranes for military vehicles. Fitted with a measuring control device (MCD), these winches can be perfectly integrated into the control and safety functions of modern systems.

The upgraded TITAN hoisting winches with the new specialised ROTZLER hydraulic motor are designed for precise positioning and safe holding of heavy loads in different environmental conditions. No matter what challenge in lifting loads is imminent, ROTZLER TITAN winches provide maximum flexibility and improved performance.

Integrated systems solutions for military vehicles

The ROTZLER based label summarizes our concepts, products and latest winch technology, which define the characteristics of a premium recovery vehicle.

In critical recovery situations safety is paramount and every second counts. Each operation brings unique challenges and success relies on the perfect interaction between the operator and his recovery vehicle. As a result, modern recovery vehicles require complex and highly integrated recovery systems, designed to meet current and future challenges.

ROTZLER Recovery Vehicle Systems deliver the answers, from design concept through to series production, covering everything from high-quality recovery equipment such as ROTZLER TREIBMATIC winches, vehicle integration, control and operating systems, through to diagnostic systems and product support services. Integrated systems by ROTZLER are the result of decades of experience in supplying field proven recovery winches and solutions for military recovery vehicles worldwide.

ROTZLER services for military winches and winch systems

Experienced project engineers advise customers and operators in order to find the right solution to suit their specific needs. Planning, design engineering and manufacturing are performed in close coordination with our business partners. Installation teams are on hand in Steinen or even on-site at customer premises to ensure complete system integration in vehicles and machinery used in military applications. ROTZLER also takes complete system responsibility in the field of military projects.

ROTZLER’s after-sale services provide overhauls of complete hydraulic winch systems, yearly safety verification tests, maintenance contracts, as well as product training. ROTZLER can provide the supply of spare parts for decades to suit individual customer requirements.

The ROTZLER expert team is on duty all over the world, to provide customer service just-in-time.

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Press Release

Doubling the Pulling Force with the New ROTZLER Snatch Block 620kN

The new ROTZLER Snatch Block is the perfect accessory in recovery situations. It can be used for doubling the pulling force of your main recovery winch. In addition, it serves perfectly for bypassing hindrances/obstacles in the recovery situation.

White Papers

ROTZLER Snatch Block 620kN

The new ROTZLER Snatch Block is the perfect accessory in recovery situations.

ROTZLER Deutschland GmbH + Co. KG

Robert-Bosch-Str. 4




+49 76 277 01 0 +49 76 277 01 166


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Press Release

19 July 2018

The new ROTZLER Snatch Block is the perfect accessory in recovery situations. It can be used for doubling the pulling force of your main recovery winch. In addition, it serves perfectly for bypassing hindrances/obstacles in the recovery situation.

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8 February 2018

Rotzler is presenting its new generation of TITAN hoisting winches. The new range stands out by extreme compact built, significant weight reduction and top operation safety. The hydraulic motors used on TITAN winches have been designed and developed by Rotzler to meet the exact requirements of winch operation.

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15 January 2013

ROTZLER will exhibit its first-class solutions for military applications at the IDEX Defence Exhibition, which takes place in Abu Dhabi on 17-21 February.

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10 October 2012

Visit ROTZLER Inside the Canadian Pavillon at the AUSA 2012.

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31 May 2012

At the international defence and security exhibition Eurosatory in Paris, ROTZLER will be presenting a new 'ROTZLER Treibmatic' quick-change recovery winch with easy mounting and detaching devices for military vehicles.

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18 April 2012

Top Canadian security and defence companies, among them the winch and recovery vehicle system manufacturer ROTZLER, will be exhibiting at CANSEC 2012, CE Center, Ottawa (ON), the largest defence and security trade show in Canada.

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20 January 2012

To meet the customer's demands for quality, performance as well as protection, ROTZLER provides recovery components, such as main and recovery winches on protected MB Actros (8x8) Heavy Recovery Vehicles, EH/W200 Bison type.

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30 September 2011

The exceptional ROTZLER-based recovery systems for premium military recovery vehicles can be experienced at the AUSA 2011 annual meeting in Washington, D.C., 10-12 October 2011.

Visitors will find all about integration of hydraulic recovery winches and other military vehicle component systems on the ROTZLER booth 8123 in hall E (German Pavilion).

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31 January 2011

ROTZLER is exhibiting first-class hoisting and pulling solutions for military applications at the IDEX defence exhibition in Abu Dhabi on 20-24 February 2011. As a full service provider for the military sector, ROTZLER provides all necessary equipment for successful missions and all un

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27 September 2010

ROTZLER proudly announces its attention on the AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition, 25 – 27 October 2010, at the Walter E Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC. The ROTZLER experts can be consulted at the German Pavillon, booth 862, where visitors will be provided with informat

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23 May 2010

As experts for innovative recovery technology, ROTZLER will be exhibiting at the Eurosatory show in Paris from 14 to 18 June 2010. ROTZLER is one of the worlds leading supplier of system solutions for military applications, including recovery vehicles (RVs). A new label for pr

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23 May 2010

ROTZLER has been a leading supplier of high-performance winches and accessories for major OEMs of recovery vehicles (RVs) for many decades. Close cooperation with our customers has resulted in a steady increase in the number of projects for which ROTZLER is called upon to provide suppo

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Regional Offices

ROTZLER Deutschland GmbH + Co. KG

Robert-Bosch-Str. 4




+49 76 277 01 0 +49 76 277 01 166
ROTZLER Canada Inc

Unit 122, 7350 – 72nd Street


V4G 1H9

British Columbia


+1 604/940-7134 +1 604/940-7135
ROTZLER India Pvt Ltd

Plot no. 4, 5th Main, 3rd Phase

Peenya, Industrial Area




+91 80 40963642

1475 Ave S. Suite 301

Grand Prairie



United States of America

+1 604/940-7134 +1 604/940-7135
ROTZLER Korea Ltd.

1-110 Changwon Knowledge Industrial Center

316, Ungnam-ro, Seongsan-gu


642-290 Korea


South Korea

+82 55 282 5067 +82 55 262 5068

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