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Arntz OPTIBELT Group announces record turnover of almost 200 million euros for 2012

  • Growth in the current year once again reaches 3.5 percent over the previous year 
  • Course of expansion and internationalisation are rigorously continued 

Höxter, 22 August 2013. The Arntz OPTIBELT Group generated turnover valuing 198.2 million euros in 2012 and with that, has achieved the highest result ever in the history of its company. The turnover of the group of companies has thereby grown by 45 percent since 2009.

Also, with regard to the current year, the Arntz OPTIBELT Group has recorded an increase in turnover and a stable situation concerning orders. With 128.7 million euros by the end of July 2013, the current increase has been determined to be 3.5 percent in comparison to the same period in the previous year. This is ascribed to the growth in Africa and the Near East (+16.2 percent compared with the previous year), followed by Asia (+11.4 percent) as well as North and South America (+5.3 percent). In Europe, despite the economic situation throughout the continent, the Arntz OPTIBELT Group made an one-percent increase in profits. “Our growth actually makes us proud,” said Reinhold Mühlbeyer, chairman of the managing board. “For 2013, we are expecting an increase in turnover to 209 million euros.”

The manufacturer of high performance drive belts is considered one of the most significant medium-sized businesses situated within the eastern Westphalia industrial location. For over 140 years, the Arntz OPTIBELT Group has been established in Höxter and manages a worldwide network of production and distribution locations from here. With a total workforce consisting of almost 1,700 people worldwide, almost 750 members of staff work at the Höxter location. In the production halls, V-belts and ribbed belts for machine engineering, agricultural machinery, the automobile industry, etc. and films for the medical and automotive fields are produced.

The headquarters accommodate central functions for the business areas of sales, logistics, quality management, management, administration, human resources and technical services. “From here, we can supply all of Germany and its surrounding neighbours with our drive belts,” commented Konrad Ummen, member of the management board. “Our success is also thanks to our professional staff and junior employees. In addition, cooperation with renowned universities in the region working within the field of research and development has ensured sustainable development of the OPTIBELT Group.”

“Heading into the future, we would like to position ourselves as suppliers of technically sophisticated solutions in the drive segment,” explained Reinhold Mühlbeyer with regard to the strategic orientation of the group. “In the process, we will concentrate more on segments including machine engineering, agricultural technology, ‘Lawn & Garden’, as well as the white industry and push the development of market-specific products.”

In addition to investments in Germany, during the second half of 2013, the Arntz OPTIBELT Group is planning to continue its course of internationalisation and its orientation toward growth markets worldwide. Thus, with the installation of modern and efficient burner technology at its Bad Blankenburg location which is situated in Thüringen, energy consumption and its associated costs will be reduced. At the same, the production of the timing belt assortments is currently being expanded.

OPTIBELT is also investing in quality and innovations at its other European sites. In Romania, local development including a laboratory and test facility is being set up and the production programme is being expanded. Moreover, in Letterkenny (Ireland), the company is developing a new high performance product generation for PU timing belts: The DELTA CHAIN Carbon belt was presented for the first time within the scope of this year’s Hanover Trade Fair. In the future, it will be used in the field of general machine engineering for heavy-duty drives and in the quickly growing market of electrically powered two-wheelers. Currently, the production line is being set up with production commencing shortly.

After the relocation and raise in warehousing capacity in Chicago (USA) have been carried out, warehousing and distribution channels in Brazil are to be further expanded in July of 2013. Furthermore in Yekaterinburg (Russia), an additional warehouse is going to be put into operation. Furthermore, OPTIBELT is investing in the emerging Asian market. In addition to established segments, growth potential should also be realised in the automobile industry. In addition, the opening of a sales office and warehouse in Thailand are on the agenda for the fourth quarter. 

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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