Continental Expands Product Portfolio for Agribusiness by New Drive Belts for Farm Machinery

New Agridur product range available worldwide from October 2016. Drive belts meet highest requirements for agricultural applications. Investments in technology and know-how underline importance of agribusiness.

International technology company Continental is intensifying its activities in agribusiness and expanding its product portfolio by drive belts, which have been particularly developed for farm machines. “The demand for agricultural products for the growing world population is rising continually. Accordingly, the need for components in agricultural applications increases. We can transfer our experience from other industries excellently to the agricultural sector – that’s our great advantage,” says Regina Arning, Head of the Industry segment at the ContiTech Power Transmission Group. The new belts are sold worldwide from October 2016 under the product range Continental Agridur.

Agridur drive belts meet the high requirements of the agricultural industry and provide a highly reliable power transmission in farm machines – even in harsh environmental conditions such as dirt, dust and moisture. In extreme weather conditions such as heat and cold, drought and rain, as well as in direct sunlight, the belts convince due to their high efficiency. In addition, lubrication can be dispensed with – this helps to reduce the maintenance costs of farm machinery. “Our belts convince through energy efficiency and low maintenance, high reliability and a long service life,” Arning explains the benefits. ContiTech also designs the Agridur drive belts for strong power transmission under full load. For this purpose, the company is intensifying development and investing in new technology and expertise.

In addition, ContiTech supports its customers in the design and construction of belts in order to offer them custom-fit solutions, tailored to their individual needs. The introduction of Agridur drive belts also brings further advantages: as an optimized warehouse program enables faster delivery times result. ContiTech has also hired two new branch manager for the agricultural sector that will intensify and expand direct contacts with new and existing customers. This underlines once again the importance of this business branch.

For decades ContiTech has met the needs of various industry branches with tailor-made drive solutions. The introduction of Agridur drive belts takes place as part of a global off-highway initiative of the Continental Corporation. The company offers an extensive portfolio for off-highway applications, consisting of components, systems and solutions, which make agricultural, constructional and transport machines and vehicles safer, more efficient, cleaner and more comfortable.

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