Welcome to Gothaer Fahrzeugtechnik GmbH

From complex tubular and plate fabrications in high-strength, fine-grained steels such as are used in cranes, to a diverse range of metalworking processes, GFT GmbH offers a wide spectrum of services.
At the centre of all our activities is welding. With some 200 technical staff and modern welding equipment, we are ideally equipped to take on the largest tasks and challenges – as well as smaller projects. We naturally offer all the welding-related services of a modern metalworking business, from prefabrication and surface treatment in our wet paint shop through to assembly and fitting. This makes us useful to a wide range of client groups, and accordingly, we produce system sub-assemblies with the same level of quality as we provide in our cutting activities as a ‘contractor’.

Crane Booms

in high-strength steel, with system dimensions up to 3,200 x 3,600 x 25,000 mm and weights up to 30 tonnes.

Welding Operations

Our core competence is the fabrication of welded assemblies. Here again, our services are specific to each customer.

Robotised Welding

Modern welding technology for the most demanding requirements: GFT offers the highest and most professional welding quality.

Contract Cutting Services

Bending technology, laser and plasma cutting for tube and plate, continuous blasting systems... for your own products.

Products by GFT

We use our know-how to produce high-quality fabrications in-house - such as frames, skips and much more.

Training Centre

At our training centre for welding skills, we make beginners into pros and pros into specialists.


Jobs and Training at GFT

The lifeblood of GFT is its motivated, trained and highly skilled employees. For this reason, we have run an educational facility for many years together with a course centre for welding skills, where trainees learn on the job from the welding seam onwards.

We offer training in the following professions:

  • Construction mechanic (welding technology)

  • Cutting mechanic (milling machine systems)

  • Industrial technician (production engineering)

  • Machine and systems operator (metals technology)

Gothaer Fahrzeugtechnik GmbH is also always interested in skilled specialists in these fields. You are of course also welcome to submit an application on your own initiative.


The work we do for our customers is completed to a high standard. We also wish to document this high level of quality for others to verify, and so we have our activities monitored and certified by an external certification body. We are certified according to the following standards and directives:

  • Certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001: certification of the application of this standard for vehicle component manufacture and steelwork

  • Certification according to DIN EN ISO 3834-2: certification of fulfilment of the welding quality requirements set out by this standard for fabrication of mobile crane and vehicle components in steel; steelwork.

  • Certification according to DIN EN 1090-2 through to EXC3: welding certificate for electric welding, tMAG/vMAG, TIG and arc stud welding

Further information on certification »

Gothaer Fahrzeugtechnik GmbH • Fliegerstraße 5, 99867 Gotha Tel.: +49 (3621) 4271 - 500 • E-Mail: info@gftgotha.de  

Complex yet safe welding constructions have always been one of the core competences of Gothaer Fahrzeugtechnik GmbH. Our partners profit from our accumulated years of experience and technical know-how, say, of the processing of high-strength fine-grained steels for use in mobile crane construction, vehicles and mechanical engineering. These are fields in which we have proven our expertise in countless projects.

And yet we offer much more. With our significant production depth and our high-tech fabrication infrastructure, we are in a position to offer you individually tailored products at competitive prices. For this purpose our modern plate and tube cutting facilities along with our turning, milling and drilling services and those of CNC processing, robotics systems and surface treatment are all available to you. Our qualified employees will support you in developing your product and will implement your project requirements to your exact specification. Thus we are a complete services provider for metalworking and welding structures and can offer you a services spectrum that includes both ‘simple’ contract production (such as for pipework or plate cutting) and also fabrication of system components for highly complex crane systems.

Gothaer Fahrzeugtechnik GmbH is your specialist for all things metal.