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Arntz OPTIBELT Group Grosses more than €210m in Revenues, its Highest Ever

  • Manufacturer of high-per­form­ance drive belts in­vests ap­prox­im­ately 7 mil­lion euros in new logistics centre in Höxter /Germany, its principal seat of busi­ness
  • New Sales Office in Columbia Opened on 01/04/2014

Höxter, 26 August 2014. As in previous years, the Arntz OPTIBELT Group once again reported a year-on-year growth in revenues for 2013, achieving the highest total in the annals of the company at 210.4 million euros. The figure also implies that revenues increased by more than 50 percent since 2009. Going forward, the manufacturer of high-performance drive belts expects the ongoing year to see continued growth, given the robust order book balance. “In 2014, we expect to see the growth continue at a pace of around 5 percent to a total of nearly 221 million euros,” said Reinhold Mühlbeyer, CEO of the OPTIBELT Group. “And we were right on target at the mid-year point: The total of 137.6 million euros we had grossed by the end of July 2014 already equals a 6.9-percent increase compared to the prior-year period.”

Regions with the fastest-growing sales were Africa and the Middle East (+28.4 percent year on year by the end of July 2014). Other key markets are Asia (+8.8 percent) and the Americas (+6.1 percent). Having achieved a one-year growth of only one percent in Europe last year, the Arntz OPTIBELT Group increased revenues on its native continent by 7.8 percent during the first seven months of 2014.

Investing approx. 7 Million Euros in New Logistics Centre in Höxter
Notwithstanding its international focus, OPTIBELT remains committed to its traditional seat of business in the town of Höxter. In the coming months, the company will invest a total of around 7 million euros in the expansion of its storage capacity. An annex 17 metres tall with a floorplate of around 2,700 square metres will be added to the existing warehouse of 7,400 square metres on Gutenbergstrasse, its completion slated for 2016. The new high-bay racking warehouse will have an automatic miniload warehouse with more than 26,000 storage slots and a high-bay racking system with a capacity of more than 9,000 pallet slots At the same time, office units will be created. The construction work is supposed to begin before the end of the year.

“Our current spectrum of more than 26,000 articles and the stock quantity necessary for quick and reliable customer deliveries have ceased to be a realistic proposition with the existing warehouse. That is why we are currently using four different storage locations in Höxter alone and another two in Holzminden and Kassel, respectively,” elaborated Konrad Ummen, member of the management board. “Merging the entire stock in a single central logistics centre will enable us to respond swifter and more efficiently to customer requests.”

For 140 years, OPTIBELT has been domiciled in Höxter, from where it controls its global network of now 7 manufacturing sites and 30 distribution sites in 29 countries. Roughly 700 out of the company's global workforce of 1,700 staff work here. The Höxter plants produce V belts and ribbed belts for mechanical engineering, agricultural machinery, the automobile industry, plus films for the medical and the automotive sectors.

New Sales Office in Columbia Opened on 01 April 2014
Aside from investing in Germany, the Arntz OPTIBELT Group has expanded its international footprint on growth markets around the globe. A case in point is the distribution and storage site in Brazil which was completed by 01 July 2014. Another example is the sales office in Thailand that was opened during the second quarter of 2014.

In response to enormous demand, OPTIBELT also opened another branch in South America during Q2 2014: The four staff working out of the new sales office in Bogota, Columbia, cover the areas sales and customer service or all countries in Latin America and the Caribbean excepting Mexico and Brazil where OPTIBELT already maintains a dedicated distribution structure. The company plans to keep adding new jobs in the years to come. “Columbia is the fourth largest national economy in Latin America, and Columbian engineers show a very high level of training,” argues Reinhold Mühlbeyer as he explains the destination decision. “There is a huge demand for high-quality products. Particularly our belts in the areas industrial, automotive, and agriculture are widely used in the market segments of mining, cement, celluloses, farming, food, oil and gas.”

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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