EPTDA’s total membership is reaching new heights, with 5 new members joining before the summer break

Brussels, 21st of June 2017 – The EMEA Power Transmission Distributors Association (EPTDA), the leading organisation for the mechanical power transmission and motion control (PT/MC) industry in Europe, Middle-East, and Africa, takes pleasure in announcing a new update regarding the membership of the organisation. Five new members have joined, representing all membership categories – two distributors: ConCar Industrietechnik GmbH and SKS Sweden AB; two manufacturers: Hutchinson O-Ring Division and FYH Bearing Units USA, Inc. and one associate: KOIOS Master Data, raising the total member companies to 259.

“Since we all met at EPTDA Berlin 2016 last year, the Association has welcomed 14 new member companies, with 8 of these newcomers joining in 2017. EPTDA’s unique platform continues to attract new member companies despite the strong acquisitions and consolidations that are marking our industry more than ever. We will be delighted to introduce these new member companies to the EPTDA Family at EPTDA’s 20th Annual Convention”, comments Hans Hanegreefs.

“Pre-registration numbers for this special edition of the association’s annual gathering have never been so high, thus we expect this year’s industry summit to be very successful”, adds Hans Hanegreefs.

Established in 1976, ConCar Industrietechnik GmbH is an international, mid-sized and family-run company located in Hohenkammer, near Munich, Germany. First ConCar was focusing mainly on industrial belts technology, but in order to cope with the customers’ increasing requirements and the growing market needs, ConCar continually expands its product line-up. ConCar evolved into an expert for the power transmission systems, belts, bearings, linear systems, chains, and couplings; in this area, ConCar’s warehouse is one of the largest throughout Europe and in addition, ConCar assembles and processes goods individually in its own machining center.

Long-term partnerships with global players like Gates, NSK, iwis, KTR, and SKF, as well as a network of well-known suppliers and manufacturers, enable ConCar to supply innovative and high-quality products even on a short notice.

“Last year we had the privilege to join the EPTDA conference 2016 in Berlin as guests. For us, EPTDA seems to be the perfect platform for networking, initiating new business relationships, learning more about customers’ demands and future markets. In this age of globalization and digitization, personal contacts are more important than ever. Thus, we decided to become an EPTDA member and to benefit from the advantages of this much-esteemed organization. We are delighted and proud to meet the valued participants and members of EPTDA in Rome”, shared with us the company’s Managing Director, Mrs. Daniela Engelbrecht.

Learn more at: www.concar.de

FYH Bearing Units USA, Inc. is Japan’s oldest and largest manufacturer of mounted ball bearing units. FYH began the production of industrial mounted units for the Japanese market in 1950 and since then they have established as a leading manufacturer of mounted units worldwide. FYH is one of the few mounted bearing manufacturers that produce both inserts and housings meaning, not needing anti-rotation pins on inserts.

FYH abides by stringent Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) for the selection of materials and production of bearings. They take pride in surpassing JIS standards on many of the tolerances of their mounted units.

FYH has introduced a number of improvements to their bearings in recent years, including new grease, a patented setscrew, a new type of seal that improves the life of the bearing and solid base to cut down on vibrations, but also mounted spherical roller bearings designed for heavier loads and a revolutionary new locking system known as ZLock.

Jay Frasor, Executive Vice President of the company, considers that “With a renewed commitment to expanding our footprint in Europe, EPTDA is a perfect way to be exposed to high-quality distributors throughout Europe. We look forward to improving our distribution channels with the help of EPTDA and are excited to push further into the European markets.”

Learn more at: www.fyhbearings.com

SKS Sweden was founded in 1991 as Bonfiglioli Skandinavia AB, a branch office to the Italian gear motor manufacturer Bonfiglioli.

20 years later in 2011, Bonfiglioli Skandinavia AB became a part of the Finnish group SKS and changed the name to SKS Sweden. It is a flexible and customer-focused supplier of premium components and systems for the Swedish industry, particularly the Swedish machine builders.

The main products are gearboxes, gear motors, electrical motors, linear motion products, chains, belts, AC drives, cable entry systems, conduits and marking systems.

Many of their suppliers – e.g. Bofiglioli, Tsubaki, Gates and Murrplastik – are leading companies in their product areas.

“We have been a branch member to our sister company SKS Mekaniikka for a couple of years and we believe that EPTDA gives us a lot of opportunities to develop our business as a distributor within Power Transmission”, says Thomas Dedering, Managing Director of SKS Sweden AB.

Learn more at: www.skssweden.se

Since 160 years, Hutchinson provides high-performance rubber products for automotive, aerospace and industry and pushes technological limits further each day to offer greater comfort and safety for structures and people.

Hutchinson O-Ring Division with the French name Le Joint Français, is a leading manufacturer of precision sealing systems, with headquarters in France and present with sales offices and plants throughout the world. The company designs, develops and manufactures high quality sealing solutions such as O-Rings, X-Rings, special shaped rings, gaskets and flange seals. Its customers (OEM and MRO) come from all industries, including automotive, off-road, energy, water and oil & gas markets.

Its mission is to ensure protection of the equipment and peace of mind for clients and final users by always providing the optimal sealing solutions.

Ludovic Duval-Arnould, European Market Leader for Industry, Oil&Gas and Distribution at Hutchinson O-Ring Division says: “We believe that the EPTDA is an excellent opportunity for us to meet strong distributors and suppliers and build valuable partnerships. Participating to the yearly meetings and being part of this well-known network will for sure support our growth on industrial markets in Europe.”

Learn more at: http://www.oring.hutchinson.fr/

KOIOS Master Data’s website is an online community that enables manufacturers, distributors, suppliers and MRO organisations around the globe to evaluate, buy, install, maintain and operate sophisticated products and technology. The platform allows the creation of definitions, terms, and technical specifications.

At KOIOS Master Data, a suite of software products allow the creation of definitions, terms and technical specifications, making the transition to- and adoption of ISO 8000 very straightforward. Using its content engine and integrations into partner technology, such as Quiplab and ECCMA, its partners obtain compliance to the international standards in next to no time.

Mr. Peter Eales, CEO of the company, tells us about KOIOS Master Data motivations in becoming an EPTDA member: “KOIOS Master Data Limited is delighted to become an Associate member of the EPTDA. KOIOS was co-founded by Peter Eales, an industrial data expert who represents the U.K. BSI on two ISO industrial data working groups, and Simon Towner – an experienced and successful software entrepreneur. The combined experience of 30 years in dealing with MRO industrial data exchange issues, in working with manufacturers, distributors and end-users, and in delivering successful leading-edge software solutions, is now focused on helping organisations solve their data exchange issues using the international data standards ISO 22745 and ISO 8000.

KOIOS Master Data has created a set of easy to use on-line tools that allow manufacturers, distributors and end-users to implement these standards quickly and cost effectively. As an active member of the EPTDA, KOIOS Master Data will be best placed to provide support to member organisations.”

Learn more at: www.koiosmasterdata.com



About the EMEA Power Transmission Distributors Association


EPTDA is the leading executive association for industrial distribution distributors and manufacturers across Europe, the Middle East & Africa, setting the highest commercial, environmental, social and ethical standards. Its mission is to advance distribution and strengthen members to be successful, profitable and competitive in a changing market environment. EPTDA vision is to be the leading community in the EMEA region for industrial distribution, as recognized by customers. EPTDA currently has a membership of more than 243 leading companies across 34 countries worldwide, working with some 320,000 employees and representing over €22 billion in annual revenues.

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