• Joe Martin, Sr.- Martin 1951

    February 1951: Joe Martin, Sr. started Martin Sprocket & Gear in Grand Prairie, TX

  • Arlington, Texas-Martin Corporate 1960

    April 1952: Martin moves to current location in Arlington, TX.

  • Atlanta, Georgia- Regional Manufacturing Plant

    1957: Martin opens the first regional manufacturing plant in Atlanta, Georgia

  • Joe R. Martin, Jr. CEO & Chairman of the Board

    1961: Joe R. Martin, Jr. became president and is currently the CEO & Chairman of the Board

  • Martin Paragould, Arkansas

    1966: Martin expands manufacturing processes to include sintered metal in Paragould, Arkansas

  • Abilene, Texas

    1973: Martin expands sprocket production with the 10th facility in Abilene, TX

  • Martin's first bulk material handling plant

    1982: Martin acquired first bulk material handling plant

  • Fort Worth Tool & Forge

    1984: Martin acquired Fort Worth Steel & Machinery: Product lines expanded Material Handling & added V-Belt Sheaves, Forgings and Industrial Hand Tools

  • Martin Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

    1991: Martin expanded operations to Canada

  • Gary Martin

    1993: Gary Martin became president of Martin, now serving as Vice Chairman.

  • Martin Toluca, Mexico

    1994: Martin opens branches in Mexico

  • Martin Shanghai, China

    1997: To meet the demands for Martin products in Europe and Asia, plants were acquired in China

  • Reid Martin President

    2008: Joe Reid Martin, III becomes president of Martin

  • Martin Artur Nogueira, Sau Paulo, Brazil

    2010: Martin expands to Brazil


Martin Sprocket & Gear was founded in 1951 by Joe Martin Sr. Over the decades Martin has expanded through machining, fabrication, forging, casting, powdered metal technology and machined & injection molded plastic of power transmission components, material handling products and industrial hand tools. Martin has grown to include manufacturing and sales facilities strategically located worldwide. Martin's philosophy is simple. "Make a quality product, have plenty of it available and be easy to do business with!" Martin accomplishes this by combining the convenience of regional & branch manufacturing plants with the strength of our distributors.

In the power transmission, bulk material handling, industrial hand tools and conveyor pulley industries, there’s one company that stands apart—it’s the one with the reputation for exceptional customer service—the one with parts and materials in stock nationwide—the one that provides quick turnaround times on MTOs and alterations—the one that keeps operations up and running with minimum downtime.

Over the years, Martin has proven to be easy to do business with, and Martin’s philosophy of providing quality products, exceptional inventory and service “second to none” has proved to be a successful and innovative combination. As a result of this philosophy, Martin has grown to be a world-class leader in the industrial marketplace.

Every Martin plant in North America has complete product line inventory of the entire product line. And, every plant has the ability to manufacture or custom alter parts with complete machining. Finished product can be staged locally for release per customer schedule.