NORTH CANTON—OEMs and aftermarket customers alike will no longer see Carlisle-brand belts under the Carlisle name, but the quality and engineering will remain top notch as they are sold as Timken Co. belts, according to a Timken new release..
Timken, a global producer of engineered bearings and power transmission products based in Northeast Ohio, announced the branding change Sept. 30.
"We're excited to take this next step of fully converting the business to carry the Timken Belts brand on the belts themselves, aligning the name with our already proven quality," said Dave Dehlman, president of belts and chains for Timken.
The Timken Belts segment maintains facilities in Springfield, Mo., and Fort Scott, Kan.
"We make Timken belts in the same factories and to the same specifications as Carlisle belts," Dehlman said. "We continue to follow stringent quality and performance requirements which are hallmarks of the Timken brand.
"This means the belts will perform the same and can be matched on a drive with confidence."
Among other traits for its belts, Timken boasts advanced compounding and materials science; stringent testing criteria; and strict quality assurance measures.
To push this branding, Timken offers a new website, www.timkenbelts.com, featuring a part number interchange tool and updated catalogs and literature.
Timken belts are in aggregates and mining, agriculture, energy (oil and gas), food and beverage, forest product machinery, HVACR, industrial machinery, outdoor power equipment and power sports.
Timken posted $3.5 billion in sales in 2020 and employs more than 17,000 people in 42 countries around the world.