Brussels, 10th of May 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, is welcoming 4 new member companies in the first quarter of 2017: 2 new distributor companies – Hoyer and Partool – and 2 new manufacturer companies, – Thompson Couplings Limited and Pennine Industrial Equipment Limited.

“EPTDA’s executive platform continues to attract new member companies, a unique place where key players gather, discuss the latest in the industries and exchange experiences while building new business relations” comments Hans Hanegreefs, EPTDA’s Executive Vice President.


Hoyer is an international preferred supplier of electric motors and power transmission with headquarters in Denmark and represented through subsidiaries and sales offices across the globe. We pride ourselves on being an elite enterprise with the highest attention to service and support – a company where dedication, competitiveness, and reliability are second to none.
With more than 40 years of experience from all kind of industries with an endless number of applications, we are not afraid to claim the fact that we supply much more than high-quality products to our business partners. This is what we mean when we say exceeding expectations.

Mr. Thomas Klause, CEO of Hoyer, declares: “As previous members of EPTDA we are keen on re-activating our membership and contribute to the success of the association. Being both a manufacturer with our own brand and a distributor for other strong power transmission manufacturers we see EPTDA as the perfect platform for networking and future business development.

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PARTOOL, founded in 1949, has 3 branch locations in Belgium (Ostend, Ghent and Brussels). It is a well-known supplier of highly professional welding equipment, power transmission components, maintenance products and industrial gases. The made-to-measure “PARTOOL” web shop is ready to meet the needs of the industrial customer 2.0.

Specialized in bearings, belts and chains, PARTOOL is an official dealer of leading industrial manufacturers such as SKF, INA, Koyo, Kukko, Optibelt, Renold, BETEX, Loctite, SMC, Baumer, Metal Work and many others. Each PARTOOL location has a large and diverse stock and excellent local employees, serving the industry by targeting the geographical as well as the technical needs in a proactive way.

PARTOOL is a reliable partner for all technical solutions in MRO and welding. Retrofits of CNC plasma/flame cutting tables or 3-D printing are part of the day to day business, as well as warehouse management or TCO reduction programs. Wherever our customer goes, we follow. And if needed, we lead the way.

To know what is happening in our world EPTDA is an invaluable partner. At the EPTDA conference we have quick and efficient meetings with global suppliers. Here we learn about developments and innovation happening in our sector worldwide even before they occur. This way we can provide exceptional value and service to all of our customers. Wherever our customer goes, we follow – and if needed, we lead the way.” comments Bernard Verhelst, CEO of PARTOOL.

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Thompson Couplings is an Australian designed and patented manufacturer of high quality, reliable and durable alignment eliminator couplings and constant velocity joints, used in a wide variety of industries.

We believe that the EPTDA is a Professional, ethical and widely respected Association who can assist our company meeting and associating with like-minded Manufacturers and Distributors. We are very pleased in being offered the opportunity to join such an Association as EPTDA,” declared Mr. Steven Hart, CEO of Thompson Couplings Limited.

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Pennine Industrial Equipment was founded in 1968 by Leonard Hobbs as “Pennine Technical & Design Services Ltd” and to this day remains a family run business. Pennine Industrial Equipment has been located at our current premises since 1984 with numerous expansions to the site to accommodate the growing business.
Pennine Industrial Equipment manufactures a large range of inverted tooth silent chains, used in both conveying and power transmission applications.
Pennine Industrial have been selling silent chain for 40 years and manufacturing for almost 20 years and has invested heavily in research and development and production facilities including opening a dedicated precision stamping facility in 2009.
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the company in 2018, Pennine Industrial is equipped to offer complete technical support on all aspects of conveyor and power transmission drive design, usage and maintenance.

Chris Smith, International Technical Sales Engineer for Pennine: “We are very excited to join the growing community of the EPTDA, especially with our 50th year of business next year. We firmly believe that membership of the association will allow us to generate more business relationships as we seek to expand across Europe. Being associated with the respected current members of the EPTDA can only benefit the reputation we already have with our existing customers and distribution channels.”

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“EPTDA’s objective is to bring these as well as additional new member companies to its 20th Annual Convention celebrations in Rome (20-22 September 2017), and where they will be welcomed into the growing family of nearly 260 distributor and manufacturer companies”, comments Hans Hanegreefs, EPTDA’s Executive Vice President.



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.

EPTDA Media Contact

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