Contact Orscheln Europe

Unit 1 Pelham Road
Central Park
Rugby, CV23 0PB
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0) 1788 561400
Fax: +44 (0) 1788 567555
Email: sales@orschelneurope.co.uk
Web: www.orschelneurope.co.uk
Terms and Conditions

Orscheln Europe is located in Rugby just off Junction 1 of the M6 Motorway, a prime location in the Midlands area of the UK. The facility manufactures Orscheln Products’ line of motion control systems and supplies OEM’s and distributors throughout Europe. Orscheln Europe manages and supports many F.A.S.T.® distributor cable assembly locations.

The market focus is on commercial heavy-duty trucks, buses, and Off-Highway equipment. All Orscheln products are available through the Rugby site, with a focus on Electronic Foot Throttle Pedals, Twist2Lock™ Dipsticks (Fluid Level Indicators), Shifters and Control Cables. Orscheln Europe is an ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certified operating facility.


Orscheln Products supplies the world with innovative solutions. Established in 1946, Orscheln Products has built a reputation as the leading global supplier of motion control systems. This recognition comes from a continuous commitment to manufacturing quality, leading-edge products and providing superior service.

Orscheln’s family of products has grown to include Park Brake Systems, Control Cables, Dipsticks (Fluid Level Indicators), Electronic Throttle Controls and Electronic Shift Controls. Orscheln Products also produces the Felsted™ line of heavy duty Mechanical Cables, Foot Pedals and Shifters. To further increase service to customers, Orscheln Products has a distributor cable assembly program, called F.A.S.T. ®, with over 100 locations worldwide. This program allows customers to receive Orscheln quality products in low volumes with a quick turnaround.

Orscheln Products customer groups include the On-Highway, Off-Highway, Aerospace, Defense, Marine and specialty markets. Manufacturing and sales are headquartered in Moberly, MO. Orscheln Products is an ISO 9001: 2015 certified operating facility. Global manufacturing and sales facilities are located in Rugby, England, Chennai, India and Shanghai, China.


It all Began


  • 1917

    Ed Orscheln returns from WWI and begins farming with his four brothers.

  • 1921

    Bill and Ed opens a dance hall near Sturgeon in 1921 and called it "Orscheln Heights".

  • 1936

    The invention of the jukebox in the mid-1930s was the death knell for live entertainment dance halls, and in 1936, Orscheln Heights was closed.

  • 1939

    Designed and patented the 1st “over center” parking brake lever.

  • 1946

    Orscheln Brake Lever Mfg. Co. incorporated.

  • 1950's

    The Orscheln brake lever became optional equipment for several major manufacturers.

  • 1960's

    Brake Lever's first big order came in the late 1960s, when American Motors added the Orscheln brake lever as standard equipment on the Dodge truck.

  • 1960's

    The family business included Orscheln Truck Lines, Orscheln Brake Lever, Orscheln Motors & Equipment, Orscheln Real Estate, and Orscheln Farm and Home.

  • 1983

    Orbseal Inc. begins, an automotive sealants and adhesives manufacturer.

  • 1996

    Acquires Richland Products, Mansfield ,OH

  • 1998

    Acquires Felsted Products, Holmesville, OH

  • 1998

    Acquires ACCO Industrial Products, Milan, TN

  • 2000

    Establishes Orscheln Europe facility. Rugby, United Kingdom

  • 2004

    Divests Orbseal Inc.

  • 2008

    Establishes a Trading Company Office in Shanghai, China

  • 2009

    Establishes Orscheln India facility, Chennai, India.

  • 2011

    Acquires QUEST Rail, Wellington, MO

  • 2012

    Acquires Glendinning Marine Controls, Conway, SC

  • Today

    Focus on diversified transportation markets and Electronic and mechanical controls solutions.


Celebrating 100 years of business