"Together with Backes Transportbandservice, we will soon be able to offer customers from southeastern Sweden a complete service and solution package in addition to the current Continental product portfolio. For this, we will build up a strong service presence. This way, we will not only be able to offer individual services or belts but also complete solutions throughout Sweden in the future," says Song Qi, who has global responsibility for the conveyor belt system solutions business at Continental.
The acquisition is subject to approval by the relevant antitrust authorities. Both sides have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.
Backes Transportbandservice (Backes) was founded in 2008 by the previous owner Jan Backes. The privately owned conveyor belt and maintenance company is a leading service provider for the conveyor industry, supplying belts, belt scrapers, industrial hoses, screens, wear rubber, light conveyor belts, engineering plastics, air springs, drive belts, vibration control products and much more.
Conveying Solutions from Continental is one of the world's leading suppliers of conveying and off-highway solutions. The business area supplies customers in key industries such as mining, agriculture, automotive and plant engineering. However, the broad product portfolio is only one aspect. Conveying Solutions targets the needs of individual customers and offers efficient, holistic solutions for every transport task as environmentally friendly as possible – from plant planning to production and installation to preventive maintenance and repair. This is made possible by more than 5,800 employees working on it at 54 locations in 16 countries daily.