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From Siegling to Forbo Movement Systems

95 years of belting excellence

1919 – Founding of company by Ernst Siegling in Hannover, Germany.

95 years of belting excellence

1919

Production of chrome-leather vertical drive belts and other innovative power transmission elements.

Extremultus high efficiency flat belts keep business on the move.

Picture: Company founder, Ernst Siegling (in middle at back) with his employees.

Company founder, Ernst Siegling (in middle at back) with his employees.

1920

Logo Ernst Siegling

1925

Logo Riemenfabrik Siegling Hannover
Logo Siegling Riemen

1943

Invention of multiply flat belt consisting of nylon and chrome leather, patented under the trade name Extremultus.

1955

Start of production in a new plant, also located in Hannover.

Efficient and modern: a new plant is built in Hannover-Vahrenheide.

1955

1956 – 1989

Founding of Siegling companies in the United States, Switzerland, Mexico, Japan, Italy, France, Sweden, the Netherlands, Denmark, Australia, Canada, Austria and Spain.

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1960

1961

Launching of a conveyor belt concept for light materials handling under the trade name Transilon offering a range of types to meet any and every market demand.

Picture on the right side: Transilon conveyor belt in metal manufacturing.

1961

1975

Start of production in the Fukuroi plant in Japan.

Logo Siegling Baum

1993

Start of production in the USA at Carolina Manufacturing Center (CMC), Huntersville, North Carolina.

1994

Take-over of shareholder interests by the Swiss group Forbo International SA.

1995

Manufacture of plastic modular belts launched under the Prolink brand name.

1997

Founding of Forbo Siegling (Shenyang) Belting Ltd. in China.

1999

Commissioning of the new calender in Hannover at 4.5 m production width.

2001

Further expansion of the distribution and service network in China and Eastern Europe.

2001
Siegling Extremultus in advanced high-speed letter sorting systems.

Siegling Extremultus in advanced high-speed letter sorting systems.

2007

New globally-driven corporate and management structure. Siegling Belting becomes Forbo Movement Systems.

2007

2008

Aquisition of the PVC conveyor belting business from Fenner Dunlop (Transtex).

2011 – 2013

Founding of companies in India, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand and Turkey.

2014

95th anniversary

Further Information

  • FS_History_en.pdf

    Siegling's 90th anniversary
    Constantly innovative

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