FAIRLAWN, Ohio—There have been plenty of swings in the market, especially in the oil and gas and mining sectors, but for the most part ContiTech NAFTA has remained on course and in a growth mode.
It has also been a year and a half of change for the North American arm of ContiTech A.G., one of several Continental A.G. businesses.
Throughout 2015, after ContiTech finalized the purchase of Veyance Technologies early in the year, the name of the business was changed to ContiTech NAFTA, personnel and responsibilities were shifted around, and the company took on a whole new look and attitude.
That created a major highway for ContiTech to ride to the top spot in the North American conveyor belt and other markets.
It remains in good shape, despite the poor situations in the coal and other mining and oil and gas segments.
Over the last year, the company upgraded equipment—primarily presses and calenders—at its plants in Halstead, Kan.; Marysville, Ohio; and Mexico, according to Jim Hill, CEO of ContiTech NAFTA and a 28-year veteran of the industry.