EPTDA Welcomes Four & PTDA Five New Members in the First Months of 2018

The EMEA Power Transmission Distributors Association (EPTDA), the leading organisation for the mechanical Power Transmission and Motion Control (PT/MC) industry in EMEA, is welcoming four new member companies in the first months of 2018, eight in total since EPTDA‘s Annual Convention in Rome, in September 2017. These four new comers are: two new distributor companies – Rekvisitt AS and FAM Group, and two new manufacturer companies: WEG (UK) Ltd and Bando Europe GmbH.

“One of our purposes for 2018 is to be stronger within EPTDA and we are happy to see that the first month of the year started so well, with four newcomers in our community. This year we are going to be more strategy-oriented and we will further enhance the membership experiences for our members, as we are striving to always be better. Nevertheless, EPTDA continues to welcome new leading companies, which realise that belonging to the EPTDA means being part of a unique platform for key players and being involved in a dedicated professional community”, comments Hans Hanegreefs, EPTDA’s Executive Vice President.


Bando Europe GmbH was founded in 1906, and produced the first cotton power transmission belt manufactured in Japan. The Bando name became synonymous with first class products and top service throughout Asia.

Being a high quality manufacturer of power transmission products, we would lile to join EPTDA and thus further improve our European network and establish new business relations. After carefeul consideration we decided to join EPTDA as the Largest pan-European organization of distributors and manufacturers of power transimission products”, said Norihito Tomosada, CEO Bando Europe GmbH.

Bando Europe is represented in 14 countries, these facilities forming the foundation for their ability to sell their products on a global scale, as they meet the need of manufacturers throughout the world.

Learn more at: www.bando.de

FAM Group

FAM is a distributor company, headquarted in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It is one of the leading Russian companies engaged in procurement of components for machine engineering and development of turnkey solutions for industrial automation. FAM-Group provides complete range of services on selection and warranty maintenance of provided products, as well as development of new concepts for industrial automation.

Denis Ivanov, Purchase Manager, about joining EPTDA: “We want to take advantage of joined experience and know-how of most successful players from all around Europe”.

Find out more: www.fam-drive.ru

Rekvisitt AS

Rekvisitt AS is a distributor company, that was founded in 1955, and is one of Norway’s leading suppliers of electric motors, conveyors, transmissions and related products.

We strive to be the most preferable, professional and competent supplier in our market. We wish to ensure that our employees and the organization as a whole – continuously increase the level of knowledge and expertise. Being part of the EPTDA will qive us numerable benefits and help our company evolve in a preferable way”, said Christian Maske, lT & Marketing Manager at Rekvisitt AS.

Rekvisitt AS has a wide range of quality products, and 60 years of experience in the industry – which helps them provide the best service possible and find the right solutions for their customers.

See more: www.rekvisitt.no

WEG (UK) Ltd

WEG (UK) Ltd. is one of the largest manufacturers of electrical equipment in the World. Comprising of five main business units: Motion, Energy, Transmission + Distribution, Automation and Coatings. Employing are 30,000 people with a global turnover in access of $ 3 billion, WEG manufactures across five continents. WEG (UK) Ltd.’s product portfolio includes electric motors, gearboxes, inverters, soft starters, motion control equipment, generators, transformers, electrical panels, rotor systems, wind turbines and paints.

WEG would like to join the EPTDA due to the great reputation the association has across the globe”, explained Marek Lukaszczyk, European and Middle East Marketing Manager at WEG (UK) Ltd.

Learn more at: www.weg.net


EPTDA is the leading association for the PT/MC industrial distribution channel in EMEA, setting the highest commercial, environmental, social, and ethical standards. EPTDA currently has a membership of 253 leading companies in 35 countries across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Its membership represents over 26 billion euros annual sales volume and 300,000 employees. The Association’s mission is to strengthen its members in the industrial distribution channel to be successful, profitable and competitive in serving customers according to the highest standards. EPTDA takes great pride in its values, which focus on being a premier community for qualified members through open dialogue and mutual respect; acting with integrity, honesty, and fairness; and ensuring continuous growth and learning.

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PTDA Welcomes Five New Members

Chicago, Ill.—February 23, 2018—The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA), the leading association for the industrial power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distribution channel, recently welcomed five new member companies.

 Distributor Members

 ERIKS North America (Pittsburgh, Pa.) distributes bearings, belt & chain drives, motor/motion control, conveyors & material handling components and hydraulics & pneumatics. Vice president Bill Moore said, “We are looking forward to extending our relationship with EPTDA into North America with our PTDA membership. Networking and sharing ideas with partner members and manufacturers will add great value to our organization.” Learn more at eriksna.com

Transmission Equipment International Inc. (Wallingford, Conn.) is a distributor of adjustable/variable speed drives, bearings, belt & chain drives, clutches & brakes, conveyors & material handling components, shaft couplings & u-joints, gearing, motors, industrial specialty chemicals, linear motion components and accessories.

Manufacturer Members

 Bega Special Tools (Vaassen, Netherlands) manufactures hydraulic components. “We are very excited for the opportunity to network within both PTDA and EPTDA. We look forward to meeting many new distributors and manufacturers as well as strengthening our existing relationships with the outstanding PTDA members,” said Richard Imbro, national sales manager. Learn more at begaspecialtools.com

Luff Industries Ltd. (Rocky View, Alberta, Canada) is a manufacturer of conveyor & material handling components. Learn more at luffindustries.com

Oil States Industries, Inc. (Arlington, Texas) manufactures clutches & brakes. Sales manager Richard McKelvey said, “We joined PTDA for the purpose of expanding business relationships and networking activities. PTDA is a vital component to enhancing brand awareness and for providing the networks and channels for sales advantages, delivery and efficiencies.” Learn more at oilstates.com

The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) is the leading global association for the industrial power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distribution channel. Headquartered in Chicago, PTDA represents power transmission/motion control distribution firms that generate more than $16 billion in sales and span over 2,500 locations. PTDA members also include manufacturers that supply to the PT/MC industry.

PTDA is dedicated to providing exceptional networking, targeted education, relevant information and leading-edge business tools to help distributors and manufacturers meet marketplace demands competitively and profitably. For more information, call +1.312.516.2100, visit ptda.org or follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter @PTDAorg.