The Arntz Optibelt Group is a leading global manufacturer of high-performance belt drives. Optibelt products are used where durability and quality are required without making any compromises: in machine engineering, in the automotive branch, in the agricultural engineering sector and the household appliance industry.
The family-owned company has some 2500 employees worldwide. From its headquarters in Höxter (North Rhine-Westphalia), the Arntz Optibelt Group runs eight production sites in six countries. They are all committed to a common governance principle: eight sites, six countries – one quality! With this philosophy, Optibelt has secured its place as a strong brand on the global market.
Through 83 companies we are directly accessible in 56 countries, and through our network of partners, distributors and subdealers, we are present in even more. The company employs around 19,280 people today. Poul Due Jensen founded the company in 1945 from his basement in Bjerringbro, Denmark. The first pump made was a water pump. Through the decades, we have sharpened our skills, and to this day, we take pride in moving water to where it should be. Using as little energy as possible when doing it.
Grundfos runs its business in a responsible and ever more sustainable way. We make products and solutions that help our customers save natural resources and reduce climate impact. We take an active role in the society around us. Grundfos is a socially responsible company. We take care of our people – also those with special needs
Günter Blase began igus® back on 15th October 1964 in a double garage in Cologne. Between 1985 and 2016, igus® grew from 40 to more than 2,950 employees distributed between the head office in Germany and 35 subsidiary companies around the world. igus® also has representative partners in more than 35 other countries. igus® will continue to invest in expansion in the coming years, thanks to the opportunities for growth provided by modern materials.