REMA TIP TOP launched a new Belting Business Unit on April 1. By combining its conveyor resources in one place, the company said it is strengthening its presence on the global conveyor belt market. Currently, it has five plants in South Africa, France, Poland, and China.

“Until now, all our brands have operated separately on the market. By moving closer together and better taking advantage of the synergies in our company, we will be able to considerably increase our market share,” said Udo Zimmer, CEO of REMA TIP TOP AG. “With this new business unit, the aim is to make the company one of the world’s largest providers of conveyor belts in the world.”

Volume for conveyor belts is expected to grow by 13%, reaching 6.2 billion euros between 2017 and 2023, the company said.

“We are mainly looking at the growth regions of Southeast Asia, Australia, and Latin America,” explained Stefan Flohr, head of Belting Business Unit at REMA TIP TOP. “Our greatest advantage is our global service network, which allows us to offer our customers comprehensive services on the basis of the appropriate conveyor belt, ranging from installation through to maintenance and monitoring.”

“When it comes to the REMA TIP TOP complete range of wear protection, conveyance technology, and components for the preparation of raw minerals, customers can place the efficiency of their entire system in our hands and know that we will come through for them,” Flohr said. “In keeping with the company’s philosophy, every system is subjected to a holistic approach to optimize the added value for the operator and minimize overall costs.

As the CEO of the company’s South African holding, Flohr is responsible for production in both plants of Dunlop Belting Products and has been instrumental in shaping the success of these product lines over the past few years.