EPTDA Welcomes 6 New Members Before Closing 2016


Brussels, 20 December 2016 – The EMEA Power Transmission Distributors Association (EPTDA), the leading organisation for the mechanical Power Transmission and Motion Control (PT/MC) industry in EMEA, is welcoming 6 new member companies before closing 2016: 4 new distributor companies – Bell D.O.O; City Belts & Bearings Ltd. (Cbb); Margo and Rindus NV – and 2 new manufacturer companies, - HepcoMotion and Kobelt Manufacturing Co. Ltd.

“EPTDA’s Growth Initiative Programme has been successful once again. The majority of the guest companies that attended EPTDA’s Annual Convention in Berlin have shown their immediate interest in becoming a member of EMEA’s leading PT/MC industry association. At the same time, it is also a direct illustration that EPTDA’s executive platform is unique, where key players gather and exchange experiences and best practices” comments Hans Hanegreefs, EPTDA’s Executive Vice President.


During 27 years of operation, Bell D.O.O. has grown into the leading supplier of machine parts, power transmission elements and maintenance products on the Slovenian market and in the rest of the Balkan countries. Bell D.O.O.’s sales program consists of bearings, seals, couplings, belts, chains, linear guideways, Deutz and Volvo machine parts, hydraulic components, cardan joints, steel ropes, lubricants, adhesives, industrial sprays and more. Bell D.O.O. selects their suppliers carefully and cooperates with those who meet the highest quality standards. Its key competitive advantages on the European market are a wide range of quality technical products, an extensive stock, competitive prices, and the fast response and focus on finding the best solution to match the resources available. Bell D.O.O. offers its customers complete technical support, training programs, construction consulting and technical problems solving. Learn more at http://www.bell.si/


City Belts and Bearings Ltd. (Cbb) is a Specialist Supplier to the Building Services Engineer, offering a wide range of products and engineering solutions to their customers, who include Facilities Management Companies and Maintenance Service Providers. Established in 1988, the business supplied only two products to the Building Services marketplace: Belts and Bearings. The company’s product portfolio grew immensely, in line with their customers' requirements, and it wasn't long before they acquired larger premises to accommodate their rapidly expanding storing, workshop and office requirements. In 2006 they re-branded to Cbb in order to reflect the extent of their core product range and the formation of their new in-house engineering team.

Today, City Belts and Bearings (Cbb) Ltd. operates in three key areas of service delivery: component supplies, engineering services and project works. The company is renowned for their dedicated and excellent customer services, as they work collaboratively with their customers to be a valuable engineering solutions provider.

CBB is entering its 28th year of trading as a specialist supplier to the building services industry. City Belts and Bearings (Cbb) Ltd. offers a wealth of experience and high levels of service to their customers across the UK mainland, 24 hours a day. Its three key areas of service delivery are: Component Supplies, Engineering Services and Projects.

Mrs. Sadhna Patel – City Belts and Bearings Ltd. (Cbb)’s Director – says: “We visited the EPTDA Berlin Convention in 2016 as a guest, and having spent a number of days at the event, we agreed that EPTDA is a positive organization and very much in tune with what is happening in our sector”.

Learn more at http://www.cbb-uk.com/


MARGO has been present in the Polish bearing market for over 20 years. MARGO’s stock has over 40,000 different items, with a wide choice of power transmission items like bearings, block housings, fasteners, belts and pulleys, chains and sprockets, electric motors, gearboxes, couplings, linear motion items, pneumatic controls, oil seals, greases and grease dispensers, assembly and disassembly tools, measurement instruments and many more. The company also offers technical and design advising, maintenance services, diagnostics and a whole package of trainings. Being a distributor of such major manufacturers as TIMKEN, NSK, FAG, INA, PBF, STM, RENOLD, OPTIBELT, KTR, ABB, Hiwin, Bosch, Aventics, Garlock and Simatec, the company is always able to offer the highest quality goods at favourable terms to their customers. Enhanced logistic facilities and online communication with their suppliers enable the fast processing of orders. The company’s authorised suppliers are organizing trainings regarding the selection of bearings and their sizes, assembly, disassembly, lubrication and inspection, for their customers. Margo also offers tools for assembly and servicing of bearings, as well as measurement and monitoring instruments for diagnostics of bearing operation. MARGO runs its servicing activities in the whole area of Poland.

Mr. Mateusz Glura from MARGO says: “We believe that our presence in EPTDA will allow for an even faster growth of our company. The amount of membership benefits is innumerable, and the annual meetings are invaluable opportunities to broaden the horizons. The presence among such respectable companies puts our company in a good position from the perspective of our clients”.

Learn more at http://www.phumargo.pl/


Newly founded in January 2016, Rindus NV is a new challenger on the Belgium market. This new project of Rudi Ramaekers and his highly qualified team of MPT specialists is initiated in response to the market demand, asking technical support combined with on-site services including maintenance, installation and repair services. With a strong focus on bearings, belts, chain, conveyors, couplings and gears, their 35 fully-equipped vans operate from 3 locations in Belgium (Ghent, Geel and Liège) offering an outstanding on-site service to their industrial customers, 24h/day.

RINDUS NV is an official distributor of many major industrial manufacturers like INA, KTR, Optibelt, Rexnord (couplings), SEW, SKF, System Plast, Timken, and Tsubaki, for which the company keeps large stocks. Their mission is to be recognized as a leading Transmission Service company, offering best quality products and technical expertise, combined with on-site installation, maintenance & repair, resulting in the highest level of customer satisfaction.

Mr. Rudi Ramaekers, CEO of Rindus, shares his thoughts on joining EPTDA: "Attending this year convention as a guest in Berlin felt like coming back home. Being able to meet so many leaders in PT/MC industry was a great opportunity, not only to reinstall former relationships but also to establish new business contacts. The professionalism and open mind-set of all participants, having the same common passion for power transmission, is exceptional, and create the prefect forum for discussions. We are therefore very glad to become part and hope to contribute to the future development of EPTDA".

Learn more at http://www.rindus.eu/


HepcoMotion is a world-leading manufacturer of linear motion and automation components. HepcoMotion has been leading the development of V Guide technology since 1969, and continues to develop innovative linear products that offer new solutions to design engineers. With branches and distributors in 41 countries, HepcoMotion provides extensive application support through a global network of qualified, experienced, and factory-trained engineers backed up by a substantial and experienced manufacturing capability. HepcoMotion products are widely known and used in a wide array of industries.

Mr. Peter Jones, Marketing Manager at HepcoMotion, says: “As a world-leading manufacturer of linear motion systems and automation components, HepcoMotion is delighted to join EPTDA. We look forward to making new contacts with distributors members in key markets.”

Learn more at http://www.hepcomotion.com/


Kobelt provides its customers with the safest, most trusted solutions for guiding and controlling movement. For over three decades, Kobelt has been manufacturing rugged, durable disc brakes for the oil and gas, mining material handling and maritime industries. Built using bronze and stainless steel, Kobelt brakes provide solid, reliable control for draw-works, hoists conveyors, winches and a variety of other applications. With 50+ years of experience, they have learned about the connection between vertical integration and the ability to service customers. Their 80,000 ft² facility is ISO 9001 certified. From their in-house foundry and bronze die casting to their precision machining, assembly and testing, Kobelt has complete control over quality, at every step. The company’s vertical integration enables them to deliver customizable ‘system solutions’ in a timely manner.

More at http://www.kobelt.com/


EPTDA is the leading association for the industrial distribution channel in Europe, Middle-East and Africa (EMEA) setting the highest commercial, environmental, social and ethical standards. EPTDA currently has a membership of nearly 260 leading companies in 34 countries across EMEA. Its membership represents over 26 billion euros annual sales volume, and 250,000 employees. The association’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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