Premium Belting for SA

Bearings International (BI) will be adding ContiTech belts to its range of brands and products. The ContiTech Power Transmission Group develops and manufactures drive belts, matched components, and complete beltdrive systems for vehicles, machines and systems for both Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and the aftermarket.

The belts are ideal to minimise vibration and belt whip, especially in heavy-duty shockload applications. The banded or joined construction prevents rollover and reduces vibration tendencies. Productivity is maximised by eliminating groove mismatch or belt turnover problems, which are common on drives with a combination of long belt spans or pulsating loads.

ContiTech also manufactures specialty belts for constant speed delivery and excellent rigidity, while retaining flexibility and strong gripping traction. Power transmission belts are supplied in traditional, classic,
and narrow-profile V-belt forms, with particular attention paid to features such as total lifetime cost, quiet running, and increased efficiency.

Distribution underway
Karl Weindinger, General Manager, of sales for ContiTech in Western Europe and Africa, recently paid a visit to BI’s Parkhaven, Johannesburg head office to formally commence with the process of discussing the details of the potential distributorship.

“As a global belt manufacturer, we rely on key partners to import and distribute our products. We are excited at the prospect of strengthening our
cooperation with the BI family, which is predicated on representing some of the top brands and products globally.”

Brian Tillie, BI Chain and Belt Transmission Drives Product Manager, adds that the tie-up will allow the company to diversify even further into additional market sectors, as well as boost the credibility of its premium product focus.

Bearings International, Brian Tillie
Tel: (011) 899-0000