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02.08.2013

„blue vision - re­spons­ib­il­ity designs fu­ture"

"It's not just about energy savings of 10 or 20%, instead it is about creating man­u­fac­tur­ing locations and products that are competitive due to being sustainable and environmentally sound, and preserving the health and performance of our employees at the workplace," says Reinhold Mühlbeyer.

"We plan to introduce the energy man­age­ment system DIN ISO 50001 at all our locations in Germany this year," Konrad Ummen reports.

OPTIBELT is starting a company-wide sustainability offensive

The Arntz OPTIBELT Group, one of the worldwide leading manufacturers of high-performance drive belts, has started a company-wide sustainability offensive to test and optimise energy efficiency and environmental aspects in the company.

The comprehensive initiative, under the motto “blue vision – responsibility designs future”, is based on minimising the use of raw materials, reducing emissions and increasing the health protection of its employees. 

“It is not only about saving ten or twenty percent of energy, but about creating sustainable, environmentally compatible and hence competitive production sites and products, including sustaining health and performance of the employees at the workplace,” commented Reinhold Mühlbeyer, chairman of the Arntz OPTIBELT Group’s management board. 

Since 2005, the company has been certified according to the environmental management standard DIN EN ISO 14001 and since then, has continuously improved its environmental performance. “This year, we are planning to introduce the energy management standard DIN EN ISO 50001 at all of our German locations,” added Konrad Ummen, managing director of Arntz OPTIBELT Group. “Next in the process, the energy flows in the company will be recorded in detail. Afterwards, building on this, further measures for energy conservation will be implemented. 

In order to monitor the enforcement of its objectives, the company has created an energy manager position. With the HSE department (Health, Safety, Environment/Energy), operating at a group-wide level, a staff unit has been established to coordinate and implement company goals. Through this, activities are consolidated and synergies are created. 

By means of measures taken in the area of energy efficiency improvement at the Höxter location, the heat energy requirements in the sales administrative building, for example, have been decreased by approximately 50 percent since 2011. This corresponds to a savings of more than 2,000 litres of heating oil or 6,500 kilograms of CO2 per year. 

The energy efficiency of the newly established office space for marketing, product development and quality management has been optimised according to the German Energy Saving Ordinance, EnEV 2009. The introduction of motion detectors for light and exterior lighting based on LED technology add to these measures. At the same time, optimised production processes have been developed to minimise the use of raw materials and fuels during production of the high-performance drive belts. 

In this way, OPTIBELT has developed an innovative process to increase the material flow management of high-quality resources using rubber recycling. The process has been distinguished and supported by the Federal Environment Ministry. In the meanwhile, a related plant has just been successfully put into operation at the Höxter location.


Rubber recycling plant at the Höxter location

In the spring of 2013, the company also introduced the development study of a carbon-free ribbed belt at the most important industry trade fair in Hanover. “This is technically impressive due to the reduction of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. The PAH content is under the analytical detection limit,” explained Konrad Ummen. “With this, we continue our exemplary endeavours to produce innovative and, at the same time, lasting drive components.”

Regular employee trainings on how to use resources sparingly, specific energy conservation tips, as well as initiatives for heath protection compliment the company’s sustainability offensive. For example, trainings are carried out on protection of the skin, careful handling of forklifts and many other topics. Subsequently, the measures are also extended to international locations such as China and Romania.

“Our commitment goes much further than merely complying with safety requirements. We support our members of staff with the promotion of their health, for example, with individually tailored hearing protection, custom-made safety boots, and sponsoring sport activities. In addition, an internal employee suggestion system promotes employee corporate identity and motivation,” explained Reinhold Mühlbeyer.



OPTIBELT AMERICA
OPTIBELT ASIA
OPTIBELT EUROPE
Africa
Australia
OPTIBELT Germany

OPTIBELT GmbH
Corveyer Allee 15
D-37671 Höxter

Tel. +49 (0) 52 71 - 6 21
Fax +49 (0) 52 71 - 97 62 00

E-mail: marketing@optibelt.com
www.optibelt.com
OPTIBELT Finland

OPTIBELT Finland Oy
Lampputie 4
FI-00750 Helsinki

Puh. +358-207 815 700
Faksi +358-207 815 709

E-mail: info@optibelt.fi
OPTIBELT Norway

Sale Norway

Tel. +47-800 18 139
Fax +46-40-49 90 10

E-mail: optibelt@optibelt.se
Web: www.optibelt.se
OPTIBELT Sweden

OPTIBELT Skandinaviska AB
Stadiongatan 60
S-21762 Malmö

Tel. +46-40-59 21 20
Fax +46-40-49 90 10

E-mail: optibelt@optibelt.se
Web: www.optibelt.se
OPTIBELT Denmark

Sale Denmark

Tel. +45-70-22 50 00
Fax +45-70-22 50 95

optibelt@optibelt.dk
OPTIBELT Russia

OPTIBELT Power Transmission
st. Moskovskoe shosse, h. 1
141850 Dmitrov district, t. Dedenevo
Moscow region

Tel. +7 495 727 37 63/65
Fax +7 495 727 37 63/65

E-Mail: info@optibelt.ru
Web: www.optibelt.ru
OPTIBELT England

OPTIBELT (UK) Ltd.
5 Bishops Court
Winwick Quay
GB-Warrington WA2 8QY
Cheshire

Tel. +44-19 25-41 57 77
Fax +44-19 25-57 37 51

E-mail: info@optibelt.co.uk
OPTIBELT Netherlands

OPTIBELT Nederland B.V.
Haarlemmerstraat 28
NL-2181 HC Hillegom

Tel. +31-252-52 82 83
Fax +31-252-53 47 35

E-mail: info@optibelt.nl
OPTIBELT Poland

OPTIBELT Polska Sp. z o.o.
ul. Budowlanych 11
PL-41-303 Dąbrowa Górnicza

Tel. +48-32-260 11 76
+48-32-261 91 92/64
Fax +48-32-260 42 08

E-mail: biuro@optibelt.net.pl
OPTIBELT Belgium

OPTIBELT GmbH
Filiaal België
Draaiboomstraat 6 bus 8
B-2160 Wommelgem

Tél. +32-3-3 25 22 75
Fax +32-3-3 26 09 55

E-mail: info@optibelt.be
OPTIBELT Switzerland

OPTIBELT AG
Bodenackerstrasse 70
CH-4657 Dulliken

Tel. +41-62-285 50 00
Fax +41-62-285 50 01

E-mail: vertrieb@optibelt.ch
OPTIBELT Austria

OPTIBELT Österreich GmbH
Carlbergergasse 38
A-1230 Wien

Tel. +43-1-8 65 43 97
Fax +43-1-8 65 43 96

E-mail: office@optibelt.at
OPTIBELT Hungary

OPTIBELT Hungary Kft.
Szegedi út 1 – 5
H-6792 Zsombó

Tel. +36-62-595-275
Fax +36-62-255-275

E-mail: info@optibelt.hu
OPTIBELT France

OPTIBELT France S.A.S
54, Rue de la Gare
B.P. N° 13
F-68520 Burnhaupt-le-Haut

Tél. +33-3-89 62 75 10
Fax +33-3-89 62 75 19

E-mail: optibelt-france@optibelt.fr
OPTIBELT ITALIA SRL

OPTIBELT AG
Corso Sempione, 221
I-20025 Legnano (Mi)

Tel. +39-0331-48 10 20
Fax +39-0331-48 10 75

E-mail: m.gussoni@optibelt.it
OPTIBELT Spain

OPTIBELT España, S.A.
C/ de Josep Carner 1
E-08205 Sabadell

Tel. +34-93-7 20 79 60
Fax: +34-93-7 10 96 19

E-mail: info@optibelt.es
OPTIBELT Czech Republic

OPTIBELT GmbH (Organizacni Slozka)
Prikop 843/4
60200 Brno - Zabrdovice

Tel. +420 545 176 525
Fax: +420 545 176 526

E-Mail: info@optibelt.cz
OPTIBELT Romania

S. C. OPTIBELT Power Transm. SRL
66 Str., 14
437345, Tautii Magheraus

Tel. +40 3624 18994
Fax: +40 3624 18995

E-mail: cs.kala@optibelt.com
OPTIBELT Güç Aktarma Ekipmanlari

San. ve Tic. Ltd. Sti.
ITOSB Istanbul Tuzla OSB
7.Cadde No.14
Eski Ankara Asfalti
Tepeören – Tuzla / Istanbul

Tel. +90 216 504 23 00
Fax +90 216 504 23 03

info@optibelt.com.tr
OPTIBELT Kanada

OPTIBELT (Canada) Inc.
3600 Ridgeway Dr.
Unit 3
Mississauga, Ontario L5L 0B4

Tel. +1-905-608-0101
TOLL FREE: +1-888-529-8844
Fax +1-905-608-2302

E-Mail: info@optibelt.ca
OPTIBELT Corporation

565 E. Fullerton
Carol Stream, IL 60188/USA

Tel. +1-630-628-84 00
Fax +1-630-871-42 80

E-mail: info@optibelt-usa.com
OPTIBELT South Carolina

105 Ben Hambly Rd. Unit F
Greenville, SC 29615

Phone:  864-328-0285
Fax: 864-288-5999
Toll Free: 800-292-6081

E-mail: info@optibelt-usa.com
OPTIBELT Texas

1225 E. Crosby Rd. B14
Carrollton, TX 75006

Phone: 972-591-2258
Fax: 972-242-1051
Toll Free: 800-292-6081

E-mail: info@optibelt-usa.com
OPTIBELT California

10911 Painter Ave.
Sante Fe Springs, CA 90670

Phone: 562-781-7102
Fax: 562-941-5049
Toll Free: 800-292-6081

E-mail: info@optibelt-usa.com
OPTIBELT Mexico

OPTIBELT de Mexico, SRL de CV
Av. 5 de Febrero 1702 C, Bodega 5
Queretaro
CP. 76120

Tel. +52 (0) 442-2103741

E-mail: info@optibelt.mx
OPTIBELT Colombia

Bogotá/Colombia

Tel. + 57.1.3220114

E-mail: latin-info@optibelt.com
OPTIBELT Canada Infos

OPTIBELT (Canada) Inc.
351 Steelcase Road West, Unit 8 & 9
L3R 4H9 Markham, Ontario/Canada

Tel. +1-905-477-8114
Fax +1-905-477-0857

E-mail: info@optibelt.ca
OPTIBELT Corporation Infos
OPTIBELT Brasil

OPTIBELT do Brasil Ltda.
Rua das Castanheiras, No. 200, Galpao 84
Jardim Sao Pedro - Hortolandia – S.P.
CEP 13187 – 065 / Brasil

Tel. +55 19-3116-0500

E-mail: optibeltdobrasil@optibelt.com
OPTIBELT India

OPTIBELT Power Transmission India Private Limited
301-02 Shoppers Orbit
Alandi Road, Vishrantwadi
Pune - 411 015 India

Tel. +91 2040 702700
Fax +91 2040 702710

E-mail: v.rego@optibelt.in
OPTIBELT China

OPTIBELT Power Transmission (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.

Sales Company
Room 203, Building No.5,
No.3599 Qixin Rd.
Minhang District
201101 Shanghai

Tel. +86 (0) 21 5768 7465
Fax +86 (0) 21 5768 7462

E-mail: sales@optibelt.com.cn
OPTIBELT China

Chengdu Sales Office
Room 627, Ken Business Building,
No.22 South Yihuan Road
610000 Chengdu

Tel. +86 (0) 28 8769 5959
Fax +86 (0) 28 8769 4669

E-mail: sales@optibelt.com.cn
OPTIBELT China

Changchun Sales Office
Room 2807, Buliding No.2 Wanda Plaza, Hongqi street
130000 ChangChun

Tel. +86 (0) 431 8193 6255
Fax +86 (0) 431 8193 8785

E-mail: sales@optibelt.com.cn
OPTIBELT China

Tianjin Sales Office
Room 1901, Guohua Plaza, No.857 South Dagu Road,
Hexi District
300200 Tianjin

Tel. +86 (0) 22 5819 5796
Fax +86 (0) 22 5819 5765

E-mail: sales@optibelt.com.cn
OPTIBELT China

Hefei Sales Office
Room 2105, Building No.7, Swan Lake Wanda Plaza, Shushan District
230000 Hefei

Tel. +86 (0) 551 6353 9726
Fax +86 (0) 551 6353 9726

E-mail: sales@optibelt.com.cn
OPTIBELT China

Guangzhou Sales Office
Room 1623, Block A, Shangde Plaza, Wushan Road,
Tianhe District
510635 Guangzhou

Tel. +86 (0) 20 8365 0921
Fax +86 (0) 20 8365 0935

E-mail: sales@optibelt.com.cn
OPTIBELT China

Qingdao Sales Office
Room 2532, Block B, No.112 Yanji Road, Shibei District
266000 Qingdao

Tel. +86 (0) 532 5566 2465
Fax +86 (0) 532 5566 2460

E-mail: sales@optibelt.com.cn
OPTIBELT Thailand

TPARK Bangna No.89/14 Moo 5
Bangna-Trad Road KM.39
T.Bangsamak A.Bang Pakong
Chachoengsao, Thailand 24130

Tel. +66 - 0 381 44 09
Fax +66 - 0 381 44 10

E-mail: sales@optibelt.co.th
OPTIBELT Singapore

OPTIBELT Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.
204 Bedok South Avenue 1,
Singapore 469333

Tel. +65-6545 4682
Fax +65-6545 4685

E-mail: sales@optibelt.com.sg
OPTIBELT Australia

OPTIBELT Australia Pty. Ltd.
PO Box 4483
Dandenong South VIC 3164 Australia
114 - 118 Rodeo Drive
Dandenong, Victoria 3175 Australia

Tel.: +61 3 8791 2700
Fax: +61 3 8791 2799

E-mail: sales@optibelt.com.au
OPTIBELT New Zealand

OPTIBELT New Zealand Limited
343 Church St, Penrose
Auckland, NZ

Tel.: + 649 634 55 11
Fax: +649 634 55 18

E-mail: sales@optibelt.co.nz
OPTIBELT Indonesia

OPTIBELT Indonesia
Menara Bidakara II, 9th Floor Unit 6
Jl. Jend. Gatot Subroto kav. 71-73
Menteng Dalam
Tebet, South Jakarta 12870

Tel.: +61 3 8791 2700
Fax: +61 3 8791 2977

E-mail: sales@optibelt.com.sg
OPTIBELT Philippines

OPTIBELT Asia Pacific Phils. Rep. Office
Unit 1608, Prestige Tower
F. Ortigas Jr. Ave.
Pasig City 1605

Tel.: +63 2320 6784
Fax: +63 2325 6784

E-mail: sales@optibelt.com.sg