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Continental Launches Original Equipment Technology Series Straight-ribbed Automotive Multi V-belts at AAPEX 2017

  • Belt leverages the strength, experience of Continental’s global technologies
  • For North American aftermarket
  • Improves durability for longer lasting, quieter ride
  • Fits 98 percent of vehicles in operation today

LAS VEGAS, October 31, 2017. Capitalizing on its global technological expertise and experience in the original equipment market, Continental is introducing at AAPEX 2017 a new straight-ribbed multi v-belt, the Original Equipment Technology Series (OETS), for professional repair technicians in North America. The belts are expected to be available in early 2018.

“This new belt utilizes the same global OE development concepts that enable us to take advantage of future technologies and design enhancements to the benefit of the North American aftermarket,” said Nick Gulli, vice president of Continental’s North American aftermarket business. “Market research has proven professional repair technicians prefer products that align with original equipment parts, and we are committed to developing, manufacturing and delivering to the market products that fit those requirements.”

The new construction and compounds improve durability, providing a longer lasting, quieter ride.  With more than 1,000 part numbers, the new OETS belt will fit 98 percent of the vehicles in operation today. “As one of the largest OE suppliers in the world, this new belt compound and construction are aligned with Continental’s global original equipment development strategies,”  said Gulli.

With more than 140 years of experience and market innovations, Continental is one of the largest suppliers to the North American original equipment and automotive aftermarkets.

About Continental

Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transport. In 2016, Continental generated sales of €40.5 billion and currently employs more than 230,000 people in 56 countries.

As a division in the Continental Corporation, ContiTech is one of the world's leading industrial specialists. Its customers can be found in key industries such as machine and plant engineering, mining, the agricultural industry, and the automotive industry. With around 46,000 employees in 44 countries, the company uses its development and material expertise for products and systems made of rubber, polyamide, metal, textile, and electronic components to combine these with individual services. ContiTech also offers functional and design-oriented living solutions and is always searching for customer-friendly and environmentally-friendly answers – going well and truly beyond its roots as a producer of rubber products. With sales of approximately €5.5 billion (2016), this international technology partner is active with core branches in Europe, Asia, North and South America.

Contact for Media

North America:
Anthony DiGiacobbe
Marketing Communications Director
ContiTech NAFTA, Industry
703 S. Cleveland-Massillon Rd.
Fairlawn, OH 44333
Phone: (330) 664-7124
Mobile: (330) 646-3807
E-mail: Anthony.digiacobbe@contitech.us

North America:
Henry J. Inman
Communications Consultant
ContiTech NAFTA
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
Phone: (330)-571-7727
E-mail: contitech@neo.rr.com  

Antje Lewe
Head of Media & Public Relations
ContiTech AG
Phone: +49 511 938-1304
E-mail: antje.lewe@contitech.de

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