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KÜSTER Holding GmbH | Am Bahnhof 13 | 35630 Ehringshausen | Tel.: 0 64 43 / 62 - 0 | Fax: 0 64 43 / 62 -189

Shifting Systems

Interface between driver and vehicle.

We are a full-service supplier for shifting systems that develops and produces manual, automatic and shift-by-wire gearshift systems. From the concept to the readiness for series production “Made in Germany” from the buttons through to the transmission connections.

For more than 30 years, our company has created shifting and selector cables and automatic wires in various designs.

With many years of experience in the production of manual gearshift systems, as well as our activities in the shift-by-wire segment with our own software and electronics development and production. These combine the high quality requirements for the overall system with maximum flexibility.


The modular gearshift design allows flexible use in different vehicle models and integrates great synergy effect. Thanks to the use of modern design programs and stress calculations the weight and space optimised gearshift system fulfil the highest haptic requirements.

The innovative, non-contact sensor concept for automatic gearshift systems also records the selector lever position during the movement without gaps. This can, optionally, determine the switching speed and can very effectively recognise the original request of the driver because of the individual teach-in of each shift lever. Component tolerances are compensated and excellent measuring accuracy is combined with a high system robustness.

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  • Automatic gearshift systems

    Automatic gearshift systems

    For maximum comfort

  • Manual gearshift systems

    Manual gearshift systems

    For direct contact

  • Shift/selector cables

    Shift/selector cables

    Comfortable transfer

  • Bezel and buttons

    Bezel and buttons

    Design with expertise

General information on shifting technology.

With decades of experience in mechanics, electrics and electronics, we always find the right solution for our customers. We focus on convenient, safe and reliable operation, as well as lightweight construction and emission reduction.

A history of our innovations.



Shift cables and selector cables enter series production



Lining changed to reduce whirring noise



Comfort lock for one-hand release developed



Manual gearshifts used in the VW Group in the Golf/Passat platform



Counter bearings with slider function developed to accommodate control cables



Automatic gearshift systems developed



Push/pull cable developed – asymmetrical with plastic encapsulation



Shift-by-wire gearshifts used in the VW Group on the Golf/Passat platform



Damped length adjustment developed – noise, vibration, harshness



Development of a mechanical decoupling between the gearshift lever and cable



Shift by wire with monostable lever developed

Concept development gearshift / actuator systems for autonomous parking