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ContiTech Enters E-Bike Belt Drive Market

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HANNOVER, Germany - The drive belt specialist ContiTech Power Transmission Group and the e-bike system manufacturer Benchmark Drives, are joining forces to develop belt-equipped drive systems for bicycles, pedelecs and e-bikes.
ContiTech’s drive belts have been used for decades in the automotive industry as well as in machine and plant engineering.
ContiTech’s drive belts have been used for decades in the automotive industry as well as in machine and plant engineering. - Photo: ContiTech

"Both German companies set benchmarks for drive technology in their respective fields. We are now combining these strengths," says Rolf Marwede, head of the Polyurethane Belt segment in the ContiTech Power Transmission Group. "The bicycle industry is a globally expanding market that is becoming more and more technologically demanding. It is a market that we want to advance with our innovations."

"Best possible partner"
"Years of experience and expertise in drive belts, makes ContiTech the best partner we could imagine," says Horst Walter, managing director at Benchmark Drives. "We joined this partnership looking for efficient, low-maintenance drives that make every kind of cycling more convenient. Our aim is to develop belts that do not slip over and cause less stress on hubs."

Automotive industry
Drive belts from ContiTech have been used for decades in the automotive industry as well as in machine and plant engineering all over the world. Benchmark Drives GmbH & Co. KG stands for the development and production of high-end products supplying companies like Cube and Bulls.

by Jan Willem van Schaik

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