EPTDA welcomes 4 new member companies at the start of 2016

EPTDA, the leading association in the PT/MC industry across Europe, the Middle East & Africa region welcomes 4 new members in the New Year. These new members have joined EPTDA in their search to develop their business internationally, connect to key representatives of the industry, develop sustainable partnerships and benefit from the numerous advantages the association offers to its members. Having had its annual convention in Barcelona at the end of September 2015, it is no surprise that three out of the four new EPTDA members are coming from Spain. These are distributor company Ortiz Aspizua HNOS S.L.U., distributor company Lindis SL and manufacturer company CITSA S.A. whereas the 4th company, Corsair Sarl, is based in Neuchatel, Switzerland.

All four companies have been invited and participated as guests at EPTDA Barcelona 2015, where they all witnessed firsthand the networking advantages of belonging to a leading association in the PT/MC industry.

ORTIZ ASPIZUA HNOS. S.L.U. (Zitro) is a company set up with the trust built on the impressive experience of its members. Offering a big stock of bearings, steel balls and pillow blocks, as well as other transmission products, ZITRO employees are all familiar with the techniques, markets and problems of the different sectors of industry. All those who work at ZITRO are driven by the vocation to serve their customers. Outstanding team spirit enables them to improve constantly and overcome the difficult challenge of doing things better and better every day.

Inmaculada Ortiz says about joining EPTDA : “We think that joining EPTDA, we will increase our presence in the international market, and strengthen our business to become increasingly more competitive, and also to make new friends, meet people and learn more about bearings and life.”

Since its establishment in 1994, Lindis has developed its business in importing and distributing power transmission products on the Spanish, Portuguese and North African markets. Focusing on quality, service and knowledge, we are able to offer to our customers everything they need in order to achieve their goals. Lindis acts nowadays in two different business lines: the first one relates to the supply of products to resellers customers whose network can cover all our market: On-line shops, huge stocks and quick services are the main key elements; the second line is focused on OEMs, where our quality products, coming from very well-known brands, and our staff expertise, give us the advantage to collaborate with our customers in finding the best solution for their applications. Their aim of excellence makes their company evolve and develop constantly.

“Being a member of EPTDA will allow our company to be a part of a family of top quality distributors and manufacturers in the PT/MC industry in Europe. This means we will be at the forefront of market and economic trends, strength relationships and share experiences and practices with the rest of the members. “says Josep Garcia, International Business Manager at Lindis.

Corsair Sarl was formed in Switzerland in 2005 to service the local industry within Swiss borders and they have had continued to grow these first ten years dealing throughout the French, German and Italian areas of Switzerland. Having a staff with language expertise in seven languages, Corsair can deal on a worldwide basis with other Bearing and Power Transmission Trade customers. Corsair works with several international clients in the Tobacco and Mining Industries that source bearings and other different types of engineering products for their worldwide factories. It carries large stocks of FAG, INA, SKF, and SNR, PIX V Belts and Timing Belts and offer Pulley and Chain drives as a complete transmission package for all local customers.

“We joined EPTDA as we recognised an efficient and forward looking organisation which promoted best practise amongst its members and backed this up with a comprehensive and ongoing training programme useful to all staff members.” says Jordan Spanner from Corsair.

Compania Internacional Transmisiones S.A. (CITSA) was established in Barcelona (Spain) at the end of the 70s. Their aim was to offer mechanical transmission solutions for industry with elastic coupling Samiflex. Throughout the experience they accumulated in the field of mechanical transmission, they developed Samiflex couplings in all versions. Additionally, they provide other coupling types as well, bringing their “know-how” and engineering support service.

Their wide distribution network covering all 5 continents with stocks located in different countries, engineering production service and vocation for professional excellence allow them to be a reference for paper, mining and consumer industry.”

“New and old members alike will benefit from a great number of fresh educational and intelligence projects that EPTDA will develop in 2016, steadily moving from a networking role to a navigator one in the future. Knowledge is power and sharing knowledge makes a community stronger. EPTDA will offer its members a chance to share and acquire knowledge that is immensely valuable to move ahead and stay competitive in this rapidly changing industrial world.” says EPTDA’s Vice-President Hans Hanegreefs about the association’s development and plans in the year to come.

EPTDA is the leading association for the industrial distribution channel in Europe, Middle East & Africa, setting the highest commercial, environmental, social and ethical standards. EPTDA currently has a membership of more than 250 leading companies across 32 countries worldwide, representing nearly 30 billion euros annual sales volume and 300,000 employees. The association’s mission is to strengthen its members in the industrial distribution channel to be successful, profitable and competitive in serving customers according to the highest standards. EPTDA takes great pride in its values which focus on being a premier community for qualified members through open dialogue and mutual respect; acting with integrity, honesty and fairness; and ensuring continuous growth and learning.


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