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Excellence in belting From Forbo Movement Systems

100 Years

1919 - 2019 | Constantly innovative

95 years of belting excellence

1919

Ernst Siegling founds the company in Hanover, Germany. Chrome leather upright belts and other
innovative power transmission products go into production.

0440H AG Belegschaft

1930-1940

Successful launch of the first flat belts with adhesive coatings and the first electrically conductive belts for spaces with an explosive risk.

Flachriemen 1930/40 History

1943

Invention of the first multilayer flat belt made of nylon and chrome leather, patented under the Extremultus brand name.

Flachriemen 43 History

1954

Hellmut Siegling (1922 – 2006), son of the company’s founder, takes over as the company’s CEO.

Hellmut Siegling 1954 History

1955

Construction of a new plant and start of production in Hannover-Vahrenheide.

Hallenbau

1956

Foundation of EXTREMULTUS, Inc. with sales and fabrication facilities on Long Island, N.Y. (USA). Relocation to Englewood, N.J. in 1960.

Extremultus 1956 History

1961

An idea is born regarding a conveyor belt for light materials handling: a new product line is developed bearing the Transilon brand name.

Transilon 1961 History

1970

A second plant is constructed in Garbsen as a fabrication facility.

Garbsen 1970 History

1975

Transilon conveyor and processing belts go into production at the plant in Fukuroi, Japan. (The production facility is extended in 1982).

Fukoroi 1975 History

1982

Launch of the new Siegling logo.

Siegling Baum 1982 History

1993

Production is started at the Carolina Manufacturing Center (CMC) in Huntersville, N.C. (USA).

CMC 1993 History

1994

Swiss corporation Forbo International SA take over shareholder interest.

Forbo 1994 History

1995

The plastic modular belts go into production under the Prolink brand name.

Prolink 1995 History

1997

The Forbo Siegling (Shenyang) Belting Ltd. production facility in China is founded and commissioned (photo).

Extension of the production facility for thermoplastic power transmission belts and machine tapes in Wallbach, Switzerland.

Shenyang 1997 History

1999

Commissioning of the world’s largest plastic calender for coating conveyor and processing belts (production width 4.5 m).

Kalander 1999 History

2005

Commissioning of the European fabrication center in Malacky, Slovakia.

Slowakei 2005 History

2007

New corporate and management culture with a global outlook: Siegling Belting becomes Forbo Movement Systems.

FMS 2007 History

2008

Takeover of the PVC conveyor belt segment from Fenner Dunlop (Georgia Duck) and marketing of the new product group under the Transtex brand name.

Development of a conveyor belt (Amp Miser?) with a particularly low friction coefficient that dramatically cuts energy consumption.

PVC 2008 History

2013

Forbo Siegling develops a bio-degradable conveyor belt made of renewable materials.

Commissioning of a new 5-meter-wide machine to coat conveyor and processing belts in Hanover.

Biobelt-history

2018

Opening of a new site in Pinghu, China, with production/fabrication, sales and management.

Pinghu_history

2019

The centenary.
An exceptional milestone for our company and all the people who work in it.

100-years

Further Information

  • FMS 100 Years EN

    100 Years Excellence in Belting (poster format)
    PDF | EN | 490 KB

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