New EPTDA Members


Brussels, 11 July 2014

EPTDA is growing at a steady pace, with 13 new members in the first half of the year

The EMEA Power Transmission Distributors Association (EPTDA) – the leading organisation in Europe, Middle-East and Africa for distribution and manufacturing in the mechanical power transmission and motion control (PT/MC) sector continues to expand its membership base with high quality distributors and manufacturers in the PT/MC industry in order to bring more added value to present members and integrate prospective members in this leading executive platform.

Today, with receiving its latest 7 members, EPTDA has 237 member companies representing more than 26 billion annual sales volume of PT/MC products and employing over 250,000 staff across 30 countries.

EPTDA just welcomed two new distributor members from Austria and Switzerland - both branches of the German mother company Josef Blässinger GmbH & Co. They are ready to make the most of their recent membership, develop working relationships with other EPTDA members and increase visibility vis-à-vis suppliers for Austria and Switzerland. Sales activities with field representatives in Austria led to the foundation of Blässinger GmbH in Liezen, Austria in 2009, making it the first foreign Blässinger branch. Rene Baer AG is a supplier for comprehensive drive systems. The offered services range from the study of the problem up to the conception and production of drives. For standard solutions, it is possible to select from a wide array of standard products. The company became a member of the Blässinger Group in 2014. With nine locations and more than 150 employees in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Josef Blässinger GmbH & Co. KG is one of the largest German commercial enterprises in the field of anti-friction bearings and drive technology.

The latest manufacturer members are enthusiastic to build long lasting relationships with present EPTDA members. S.C. “RULMENTI” S.A., Romania; Kuroda Jena Tec, UK; Can-Am Chains (Europe) Ltd., UK; Nabeya Bi-tech Kaisha, Japan; and SAPITFLEX S.r.l., Italy are confident about the added value that their membership will bring to their businesses.

For Paul Ward, CEO of Kuroda Jena Tec Holdings Ltd the reasons for joining the EPTDA community are obvious: “As a former manufacturer member of EPTDA before Kuroda acquired Jena Tec I know first-hand the excellent quality of services that EPTDA provide for business networking and upholding standards and best practice in the fields of high quality transmission goods and services. We are looking forward to the benefits that membership will bring to our expanded organisation”. Kuroda Jena Tec is a leading name in the design, manufacture and supply of linear and rotary motion products and services.

Can-Am Chains, aslo a former member of EPTDA, decided that it is time that Can-Am Europe rekindles its membership with the EPTDA. Can-Am is the largest Independent manufacturer of Premium Welded Steel Chains, Sprockets, Wear Strip and other associated products.

First-timers see as well the strong assets of being an integral part a leading organisation like EPTDA. Ms. Esin Ugurtay, the Business Development Manager of S.C. RULMENTI S.A., explained: “We value EPTDA as being a perfect platform for meeting different actors from the industry. We believe this can be an excellent opportunity to exchange technical information, to meet possible business partners and learn about the customer needs in the market. We hope to increase our awareness and brand reputation. We would like to share our 60 years of technological experience and knowledge and learn more from the members of EPTDA.”S.C. RULMENTI a worldwide supplier of bearings and services in the rolling bearing business located in Barlad, Romania. The company is among the biggest producers of a wide range of types and sizes of quality rolling bearings, under the URB brand, from South East of Europe and is known in the world market more than 60 years.

Nabeya Bi-tech Kaisha is a Japanese owned manufacturer of motion control components thatcombines traditional metal casting technology from 1560 with cutting-edge technology. “NBK are looking to develop distribution in Europe and in the USA, and expand market contribution. For us, EPTDA is the perfect channel to help us do so”, General Manager Overseas Sung-Sik Yang states.

Italian manufacturer SAPITFLEX S.r.l. attended the EPTDA annual convention last year and was convinced of the benefits of membership to expand their professional network and explore new business opportunities. The company has been operating for 60 years in the sector of mechanical power transmission and special mechanical processing for applications with a high technological content.

More details about EPTDA members are available in the digital EPTDA Blue Book, EPTDA’s official membership directory and the most reliable reference guide for PT/MC professionals and end-users. The latest members are featured in biennial addenda, directly accessible from the EPTDA website

All seven new members will be formally introduced to the EPTDA family at the next EPTDA Annual Convention in Istanbul, on 24-26 September 2014, together with eighteen other new members and around 30 companies that will attend for the first time, eager to learn more about EPTDA. With such a large group of newcomers, this year’s event will not only be an opportunity to build on already existing relationships and discuss trends, challenges and opportunities of the industry with top leaders, but also to reach and build new partnerships that will lead to success. To register and join more than 350 decision makers at this exclusive event, please log on to


EPTDA is the leading association for the industrial distribution channel in Europe, the Middle East & Africa, setting the highest commercial, environmental, social and ethical standards. EPTDA currently has a membership of more than 230 leading companies across 30 countries worldwide, that represent over 26 billion euros annual sales volume and 250,000 employees. EPTDA’s mission is to strengthen its members in the industrial distribution channel to be successful, profitable and competitive in serving customers according to the highest standards. EPTDA takes great pride in its values which focus on being a premier community for qualified members through open dialogue and mutual respect; acting with integrity, honesty and fairness; and ensuring continuous growth and learning.

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