OPTIBELT was commended by an expert panel of judges for its global innovation optibelt RBK SCC at the international automotive aftermarket trade show in Paris.
Höxter, November 2, 2015. One of the major events for the French automotive aftermarket for forty years, the EQUIP AUTO welcomed more than 95,000 visitors and 1,400 exhibitors from all over the world into its exhibition halls in Paris from 13 to 17 October.
OPTIBELT had a busy trade fair presence, the highlight being the presentation of the optibelt RBK SCC drive belt. An innovative new development that has already caused quite a stir at other trade fairs this year. The optibelt RBK SCC has a special characteristic: the possibility of an absolutely simple belt inspection with the naked eye. An integrated change indicator shows when the belt needs to be changed: If the inner side is red – it is time for a replacement. This is the world’s first V-ribbed belt with this technology.
The optibelt RBK SCC scooped the “Silver Trophy” in the category “Spare Parts & Aftermarket” at the EQUIP AUTO, an award conferred by an expert jury of international automotive journalists. Since 1985, the media has been honouring outstanding products and developments from the global automotive industry in four categories within the context of the EQUIP AUTO “International Grands Prix”.
A live YouTube broadcast of the official award ceremony took place on the first day of the trade fair and was followed the next day by an in-depth interview with the OPTIBELT representatives Mr. Wittmann and Mr. Zumkeller, giving them the opportunity to present the optibelt RBK SCC and the Arntz OPTIBELT Group in detail. Naturally, the demand at the OPTIBELT booth was high every day of the fair, which means that the EQUIP AUTO 2015 has been an additional highlight to OPTIBELT’s already successful trade fair year.