Orscheln Products is proud of our history and creating and patenting the first overcenter parking brake lever. Not many people know the real history behind Orscheln Products. Yes, today, we are a global leader in the motion control systems market, but how did we begin? Orscheln Products started as a family company and is proud to remain a family company to this day. Orscheln Products was originally founded as Orscheln Brake Lever Manufacturing Company back in 1946 – which means that we have been in the motion control business for nearly 70 years. Customers trust Orscheln Products worldwide, and we have manufacturing facilities in Europe, India, and China. Our long history of experience in the parking brake industry has led us to expand into many other motion control markets – but we still remain focused on our original goal of producing high quality, reliable, long lasting solutions for our customers.