Cedar Rapids, Iowa – September 29, 2017
Apache Inc. today announced a strategic partnership with ScanBelt, adding the full suite of ScanBelt products to Apache’s belt fabrication offering. This move enhances the company’s current offering in heavy-duty and lightweight belting solutions to now include modular conveyor belting, accessories, and fabrication.
“This was a perfect opportunity for Apache to take the next step in growth, and to add another product solution that furthers our footprint in the market as a full conveyor solutions provider,” said Gregg Hanson, Apache Vice President. “With the breadth of our distributor and OEM partnerships throughout the US and Mexico, we are taking this bold step to solidify Apache’s position as our customers’ single-source for all their belting solutions. This is something we are executing strategically to change the current belt fabrication market by adding innovative solutions.”
“Partnering with Apache is an excellent opportunity to expand our international network and improve the service and response time to our international, as well as U.S. based OEM accounts and distributors,” said Morten Vejlstrup, ScanBelt Owner/CEO. “With more than 30 years’ experience in the modular belts industry, we have become a household name across industries worldwide, but when the chance to team up with a major player in North America was presented to us we wasted little time getting started.”
ScanBelt has more than 50 different belt types available, designed for use in automotive, bakery, bottling and canning, dairy, fruit and vegetable, material and packaging, meat and poultry, pasta, seafood, and numerous specialty applications. The entire manufacturing process from design and tool making, to plastic molding and assembly all takes place in Hjoerring, Denmark. Apache will now also offer full fabrication and assembly capabilities by certified technicians in their recently expanded Cedar Rapids, Iowa, headquarters.
Last week Apache and ScanBelt displayed jointly at Process Expo, the nation’s largest food and beverage industry trade show which focuses on the latest technology and integrated solutions. This week they are formally announcing this bold step at the NIBA/PTDA Joint industry Summit.
A 100% employee-owned company, Apache Inc. is the national market leader in fabricated belting and hose products, as well as cut and molded rubber. Apache has multiple fabrication and distribution locations throughout the United States, selling worldwide through distributors, retailers, and OEM partnerships.
ScanBelt is a 100% privately owned company based in Denmark. They focus exclusively on modular plastic belts and have done so for more than 30 years. Sales are done worldwide via an extensive network of their own sales offices and distribution partnerships.
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