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.
Invention of multiply flat belt consisting of nylon and chrome leather, patented under the trade name Extremultus.
Start of production in a new plant, also located in Hannover.
Efficient and modern: a new plant is built in Hannover-Vahrenheide.
Founding of Siegling companies in the United States, Switzerland, Mexico, Japan, Italy, France, Sweden, the Netherlands, Denmark, Australia, Canada, Austria and Spain.
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.
Start of production in the Fukuroi plant in Japan.
Start of production in the USA at Carolina Manufacturing Center (CMC), Huntersville, North Carolina.
Take-over of shareholder interests by the Swiss group Forbo International SA.
Manufacture of plastic modular belts launched under the Prolink brand name.
Founding of Forbo Siegling (Shenyang) Belting Ltd. in China.
Commissioning of the new calender in Hannover at 4.5 m production width.
Further expansion of the distribution and service network in China and Eastern Europe.
New globally-driven corporate and management structure. Siegling Belting becomes Forbo Movement Systems.
Aquisition of the PVC conveyor belting business from Fenner Dunlop (Transtex).
Founding of companies in India, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand and Turkey.