Ashot Ashkelon is recognized worldwide as a leader in the production of gear-based and drivetrain products for heavy automotive, aerospace, and defense applications. Ashot’s ability to adapt to the needs and requirements of its overseas and domestic customers has enabled it to become an approved supplier to many of the world’s leading Original Equipment Manufacturers.

With both build to print and built to spec capabilities, Ashot offers productions and assemblies for existing products, new programs, and upgrade programs.


Ashot Ashkelon is a recognized leader in the following areas:

OUR Line of Products


Ashot produces and tests a 1500 HP main automated transmission that is used in heavy-duty vehicles. The main sub-assemblies are: steering transmission, retarder, mechanical brake system, and hydraulic system.


Ashot serves as a center of excellence for final drive design, development, and manufacturing. We produce final drives as well as upgrade solutions, with in-house testing facilities and equipment to perform back-to-back spin tests.


Ashot suspension systems and subsystems undergo extensive controlled testing to meet the strictest international customer requirements and standards. Ashot suspension systems includes: Rotary and Linear, Shock absorbers, Road arms, Suspension Springs and arms, Tension mechanism and road wheels tracks.


Ashot Ashkelon offers an upgrade package for matching 900-1000 HP engines. The new kit is aimed at improving the transmission’s reliability and maintainability as well as extending its lifespan. The package is fully tested.

Izick Azulay

Head of Quality Assurance

Mr. Izick Azulay was appointed as head of quality assurance at Ashot Ashkelon Industries Ltd. In 2022.
Izick joined Ashot Ashkelon in 1988 as a CNC operator. From there, he has developed to several managerial levels positions on the production floor, where he gained extensive experience with Ashot's comprehensive technological capabilities. Prior to his current role, Izick served as head of the final inspection department.
Izick brings broad technical experience to his role, focusing on quality assurance management systems.

Adv. Arik Safran

Legal Counsel

Adv. Arik Safran serves as the General Counsel of Ashot Ashkelon Industries Ltd., and of the American subsidiary, Reliance Gear.
Arik joined Ashot Ashkelon in 2020. Arik brings with him extensive managerial and legal experience, both as Assistant to the CEO and General Counsel in the civil market as well as Assistant to the CEO and, later, Professional Advisor to the Minister at the Ministry of Science and Technology and at the Ministry of Labor, Welfare and Social Services. Prior to that, Arik worked as an attorney in leading law firms.
Arik holds a BA in Law and Psychology from the University of Haifa and an MBA with a specialization in Strategy, Marketing and Entrepreneurship from Tel Aviv University. Arik has been licensed to practice law by the Israel Bar Association since 2010.

Nathalie Eliyahu

VP Human Resources and Administration

Ms. Nathalie Eliyahu serves as VP of Human Resources and Administration at Ashot Ashkelon Industries Ltd.
Natalie joined Ashot Ashkelon in 2018, bringing with her rich and significant experience in human resource management and organizational development. In her most recent position, she served as Human Resources Manager at the Central Sales and Distribution Company of the CBC Group.
Nathalie holds an MA in Organizational Consulting and Development from the College of Management Academic Studies, and a BA in Business Administration from the Ruppin Academic Center.

Amit Moshe

VP Operations

Mr. Amit Moshe serves as the VP of Operations at Ashot Ashkelon Industries Ltd. Amit joined Ashot Ashkelon in 2009 and has since served in a number of key positions such as Deputy Manager of Internal Procurement and Subcontracting, and Production Manager until his appointment to his current position in 2020. Amit holds a BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from Ben Gurion University and an Executive MBA degree from Bar Ilan University

Yair Kaufman

VP Finance and Control

Mr. Yair Kaufman serves as VP of Finance and Control at Ashot Ashkelon Industries Ltd. and as a Director of the American subsidiary, Reliance Gear.
Yair joined Ashot Ashkelon in 2019, bringing nearly 20 years of experience in financial management, control, contracts and sales, including management of Foreign Military Financing (FMF) at a number of companies in Israel and in the US for the Elbit Systems Group.
Yair is a Certified Public Accountant. He holds a BA degree in Economics and Accounting from the University of Haifa and an MBA degree with a specialization in Financial Management and Financing from Tel Aviv University.

Shai Avrahami

Director of Engineering

Mr. Shai Avrahami was appointed Manager of the Military Business Unit at Ashot Ashkelon Industries Ltd. in 2021.
Shai joined Ashot Ashkelon in 2008, at the beginning of his career he served as Manager of the Assembly Department and later on as Manager of the Continuous Tracks projects.
Before joining Ashot, Shai held a variety of officer positions in the Technology and Maintenance Corps’ Land Force, including Engines Commander, Paratroopers Brigade’s Technology and Maintenance Corps officer, Workshop Commander, and more.
Shai holds a BA degree in Logistics from Sapir College and an MBA degree from Peres Academic Center.

Ron Pirostela

Director of the Aviation Business Unit

Mr. Ron Pirostela serves as the VP of Marketing and Business Development as well as the Head of the Aviation Division at Ashot Ashkelon Industries Ltd.
Ron joined Ashot Ashkelon in 2008, and held the position of Head of Aviation Project Management until 2018, when he was appointed to his current position. Ron, a former officer in Israel Air Force's Technical Branch, has held a wide range of positions as a commander of technical units at Air Force bases, military staff positions, commander of a techno-logistics unit, and more. Ron completed his 26-year service at IAF with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Ron holds a BA degree in Logistics from the Open University and a MA degree in Public Administration from Bar Ilan University.

Moshe Tamam

VP Quality Assurance, Safety and Supply Chain

Mr. Moshe Tamam serves as VP of Quality Assurance, Safety and Supply Chain at Ashot Ashkelon Industries Ltd.
Moshe joined Ashot Ashkelon in 2018 after 29 years of service in the IDF, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Moshe brings with him extensive experience in performing senior positions in the areas of development, production, quality and project management in IDF’s Land Technology Division as well as in IDF’s Experiments Unit.
Moshe holds a BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from Ben-Gurion University and a combined Master's degree in Management and Safety Engineering from Ben-Gurion University.

Yehuda Hadrian

Director of Engineering

Mr. Yehuda Hadrian has been the Director of Engineering at Ashot Ashkelon Industries since 2017.
Yehuda joined Ashot Ashkelon in 1978, and since then has served in key positions in the field of production and engineering, including Manager of Procurement, of the Operations Division and of the Technologies Division in the Company. Yehuda leads all of the Company's engineering and technological activities and has extensive experience in starting new projects from the point of view of engineering, problem solving and providing engineering solutions to the Company's customers.
Yehuda holds a BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Technion in Haifa.

Eliyahu Damari

Company CEO

Mr. Eliyahu (Eli) Damari has been the CEO of Ashot Ashkelon and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American subsidiary, Reliance Gear, since 2019.
Eli began his career as an engineer, progressing through many and varied positions in the company, reaching the position of VP of Operations in 2002 until 2016. In the years 2016 - 2019 Eli served as CEO of the Olympia Advanced Metal Industries Group. Eli has extensive technological and managerial experience, and over the years has led complex company projects at the operational and engineering level, including the implementation of advanced logistics and engineering management systems in the Company.
Eli holds a BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from Ben-Gurion University and an MBA degree from Ben-Gurion University.