BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG is an Austrian company which develops and manufactures engines. It is a subsidiary of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP), a Canadian company which is active around the world as a leading international premium manufacturer of motorized recreational vehicles.
In 2009, BRP merged Rotax and Evinrude Johnson to the Powertrain Division, which is headquartered in Gunskirchen. Under the internationally recognized brand name Rotax, BRP-Powertrain manufactures in Gunskirchen, Austria (with its more than 1,100 employees) and Juaréz, Mexico, high-performance engines for snowmobiles, watercraft and boats, off-road vehicles (All Terrain Vehicles) and roadsters from BRP. Besides that BRP-Powertrain develops engines for BMW- and Husqvarna-motorcycles, for light and ultralight aircraft as well as for karts.
As pioneer and market leader in the powersports industry, BRP has a location at its disposal in Austria known worldwide as the hub of the automotive industry due to its proximity to the European high-tech-community (universities, universities of applied sciences, apprenticing companies and supply structures).
Year Of Establishment1920 in Dresden as ROTAX-WERK AG
1947 relocation to Gunskirchen
1970 acquisition by Bombardier
Since 2009 BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG
Business ActivityDevelopment and manufacturing of
powertrain systems for products
in the powersports industry