Continental ContiTech North America is introducing a new straight-ribbed multi v-belt, the Original Equipment Technology Series (OETS), at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) 2017 going on now through Nov. 2 in Las Vegas. The belts are expected to be available in early 2018.
“This new belt utilizes the same global OE development concepts that enable us to take advantage of future technologies and design enhancements to the benefit of the North American aftermarket,” says Nick Gulli, vice president of Continental’s North American aftermarket business. “Market research has proven professional repair technicians prefer products that align with original equipment parts, and we are committed to developing, manufacturing and delivering to the market products that fit those requirements.”
The new construction and compounds improve durability, providing a longer lasting, quieter ride. With more than 1,000 part numbers, the new OETS belt will fit 98% of the vehicles in operation today.
“As one of the largest OE suppliers in the world, this new belt compound and construction are aligned with Continental’s global original equipment development strategies,” says Gulli.