ContiTech says it has strategically reorganized its conveyor belt business to focus more on its industrial applications business in the future. To this end, the conveyor belt specialist has created a new segment called Industrial Belt Solutions.
“Our conveyor belt portfolio for industrial applications is growing steadily. Service and digitalisation also offer the business further potential. Furthermore, many of our customers are merging into increasingly larger units, meaning that our way of thinking and working is taking on new dimensions to meet their changing needs and requirements,” said Dr. Michael Hofmann of the ContiTech Conveyor Belt Group, who has taken on the role of segment head.
ContiTech is therefore combining its skills from the industrial business and expertise from the development of special conveyor belts. The clear objective of the new industrial segment in the conveyor belt business is to cater for customers more purposefully and directly, focusing primarily on the raw-material-processing industry, power and cement plants, steel manufacturers, port operators, and the recycling and wood industries.
With a portfolio of products comprising harvesters and work machines, the off-highway industry forms a second key pillar of the new segment.
“Intelligent solutions for belt and temperature monitoring as well as planned and preventative maintenance, for example, open up additional opportunities for growth,” explained Hofmann. “In the future, new digital offerings will offer customers a greater choice, therefore also supporting sales. With products such as connection kits for conveyor belts, service materials and accessories, ContiTech is focusing on supporting its industry customers on site. We will combine our skills in these areas to an even greater degree.
The new segment will account for a third of the sales of ContiTech’s conveyor belt business.