The way we conduct our business across the world is rooted in all three dimensions of sustainability:
Advanced, forward-looking technologies and investments are the cornerstones of stability in our business. They allow us to develop products for the future and therefore cutting-edge power transmission, conveying and manufacturing solutions. As a result, we create jobs, we’re a reliable partner to our customers and suppliers and we satisfy our investors.
We place a high emphasis on personal and business integrity. Therefore, we comply with legal and ethical principles in everything we do. In the best interests of our customers worldwide, our international workforce and quite simply any interest groups, we create transparency and respect the laws and cultures of nations all over the world that we work in.
In both production and fabrication, responsible usage of all resources plays a key role in all our processes and goes beyond compliance with relevant environmental regulations. Our pledge is to minimize potential risks caused by production processes or products and to generate added value.
Values & Mission
As a global leader in movement systems, we create best-in-class solutions that enable our customers to keep their businesses up to speed. Our dedication and expertise brings more rewarding perspectives for all our stakeholders.
We want to harness our global presence with 300 service points to maintain and build on our position as a global player. We’re convinced that quality, and constantly improving quality, play a vital role in the process. Quality is manifested both in durable and efficient products and in professional and customer-driven support. We consistently act in a way that we would wish to be treated ourselves - as a reliable partner.
The mission: sustainable success
Business success and sustainability are not contradictions in terms, in fact quite the opposite. In the long term, a strong position on the market will only be filled by companies with a progressive approach to their businesses and respect for people and the environment. Sustainable management is a key condition for gaining the trust of our customers, workforce, investors and all other interest groups that are so vital to us.
Which is why the core economic, ecological and social aspects of sustainability are not just a trend at Forbo Movement Systems, but are anchored firmly throughout our business and way into the future in our values.
We’re constantly enhancing our experience and developing our technologies to meet the challenges posed by industry, society and the environment. Our values remain unchanged.
Our products are the most important and tangible result of our business. Which is why we believe producing sustainable belts is so important.
Their resource-friendly and efficiency-enhancing characteristics help customers all over the world to make their own businesses more sustainable.
Life-cycle costs and other benefits
Life-cycle costs are major factors when customers choose our products. Product durability pays dividends, both to our customers and the environment. Especially in applications where a lot of products are conveyed, our belts are an eco-friendly and efficient alternative to other methods of transportation, for example vehicle usage.
95 years of belting excellence
1919 - Founding of company by Ernst Siegling in Hannover, Germany. Production of chrome-leather vertical drive belts and other innovative power transmission elements. Extremultus high efficiency flat belts keep business on the move.
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.
1956 – 1989 - Founding of Siegling companies in the United States, Switzerland, Mexico, Japan, Italy, France, Sweden, the Netherlands, Denmark, Australia, Canada, Austria and Spain.
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.
1975 - Start of production in the Fukuroi plant in Japan.
1993 - Start of production in the USA at Carolina Manufacturing Center (CMC), Huntersville, North Carolina.
1994 - Take-over of sharholder interests by the Swiss 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.
2001 - Further expansion of the distribution and service network in China and Eastern Europe.
2007 - New globally-driven corporation and management structure. Siegling Belting becomes Forbo Movement Systems.
2007 - Acquisition of the PVC conveyor belting business from Fenner Dunlop (Transtex).
2011 - 2013 - Founding of companies in India, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand and Turkey.