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Sales & Services

  • Technical Sales and Service with a combined 100 years of Experience

  • Plant Inspections with Condition Reports

  • Annual Equipment Condition Tracking Partnership

  • Technical Support during Onsite Rebuilds

  • Troubleshooting of Units with Operational Issues

  • Turn-Key Onsite Rebuilds

  • 24/7 Customer Support and Service

  • Onsite Laser Alignment



LUFTEX Gears is a manufacturing and services company. We manufacture components and provide services for industrial gearboxes.

LUFTEX Gears is absolutely committed to providing exceptional customer service and meeting customer expectations.

We are confident that we are the best manufacturing and services group in the gearing arena.

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Albert Stokley Jr.

VP of Sales & Service

Albert has over 40 years experience in the gearing industry. His experience includes machinist, shop supervisor, field service technician, and technical sales rep.


Key Experience: Operations Manager at a startup gear repair facility in Cullman, Alabama and Operations Manager for gear repair facility in Lufkin, Texas.

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Scott Franks

VP of Engineering & Operations

Scott has 30 years experience in gear design. His experience includes design of OEM gear boxes. He has also been an OEM test stand supervisor, and has been technical support for field service.


Key Experience: Engineering Manager and Chief Engineer for gear repair design group for 15 years (2000 - Present)

  • Reverse Engineering

  • ​In-house at LUFTEX Gears plant

  • On Location at Customer's Site

  • Gearbox Rating Analysis Including:

  • ​Gear Tooth Ratings

  • Bearing Ratings

  • Shaft Stresses

  • Failure Mode Identification

  • Gearbox Upgrade Recommendation

  • Increase Power Density

  • Lube System Designs


Year Established


Combined Years of Experience


sq.ft Manufacturing

Facility in Lufkin, TX


Customer Support & Service



Tooth Form Grinding:

Two Hoflers - Up To 2.6M (102") OD


Hobbing for Helical Gearing:

Two CNC Machines - Up To 1.6M (63") OD  4M (157") OD Capabilities


Horizontal Turning Machines:

CNC Turning Up To 35" OD x 130" Long

Manual Turning Up To 43" OD x 300" Long

Dynamically Balance Up To 10,000 lbs. per part

Vertical Turning Lathe Machines:

Two CNC Machines Turning Up To 65" OD Manual Turning Up To 129" OD

Vertical Turning Center - 127" X-Axis x 55" Y-Axis

Horizontal Boring - 118.1" X-Axis x 90.5" Y-Axis | Load Capacity 44,000 lbs

Crane Capacities:

30 Ton and 10 Ton in Main Bay, 20 Ton in Grinding Room

​​Honorable Mentions:

Surface Grinder, Bore Grinder, Keyway Slotter,  Radial Drill, Milling Machine

Multiple Machines with Overlapping Capacity to Minimize Impact on Delivery for Unpredictable Customer Breakdowns


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For any inquiries, questions or commendations, please call: 936.632.3679 or fill out the following form

David Watson - Aftermarket Sales Manager

Midwest & Atlantic Regions

Local Office

2612 Hwy 69 North

Lufkin, TX 75904


Mailing Address


P.O. Box 151838

Lufkin, TX 75915 

Scott Arnett - Aftermarket Sales Manager

West & South Regions


Company Updates

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Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America

Sumitomo acquired LUFTEX Gears in December 2019 to enhance their gear manufacturing, repair, and service capabilities throughout their regions in the Western Hemisphere.

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