Stephenson Building, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NE1 7RU

Welcome to the British Gear Association.

The British Gear Association (BGA) is a trade association that promotes the technical and commercial interests of manufacturers, distributors, academics and others involved in the Power Transmissions industry in the United Kingdom.

latest bga news

We have moved! The BGA Office has relocated to our new home at the Advanced Engineering Research Hub at Newcastle…

International VDI Conference on Gears 2021. The 9th International Conference on Gears 2021 will be held in Garching, Munich at…

Eurotrans Board Meeting Notes 6th may 2021 The BGA are active Members of Eurotrans representing the UK within the group….

Save the Date – GEARS 2021 The British Gear Association is the UK Centre of Technical Excellence for gear design, manufacture…

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Members only standards library. British Standards Institute (BSI) work with ISO and other standards groups to ensure the standards available in the UK…

Booking Now: Virtual Gear Foundation. Date: 8th, 15th & 22nd June – 10:00 – 12:30Platform: TEAMSTutor: Graham PenningNon Member price: £225…


The BGA runs regular training seminars and networking events for our members, providing a chance for individuals and teams to learn and network with the broader membership at locations across the UK.


Get immediate, and free, access to various publications through our online resource centre. Publications on offer include white papers, codes of practice and other documents.

Special Interest Groups

SIG’s are a semi-structured group of BGA members with a common interest in a specific area of technology. The groups provide a forum for BGA members to discuss common problems or topic areas to a common benefit.


The BGA provides support and funding for relevant research projects from our members. Completed projects are available for interested parties to download and view instantaneously.