Japanese company Bando has been a pioneer in the non-tire rubber and plastics industries since their founding in 1906, responding to customer needs with new technology and product development. Over the years they have expanded upon their core business to meet the ever-changing needs of the times, and they now produce a wide range of products. They now serve their customers worldwide from more than 10 countries in Asia, North America and Europe.
Their history of pioneering spirit dates back to the Meiji Era in Japan, when power transmission belts became increasingly important as production machinery switched from manual to power drives with advances in industrialization.
Transmission belts at that time were made of expensive leather, and were mostly imported. An engineer named Naosaburo Bando thought that if a cotton belt could be economically produced it would contribute greatly to domestic industry. He became committed to the production and spread of cotton belts, and formed a company with the backing of Mitsuzo Enami. These two men were responsible for the founding of Bando, with the challenge of spreading cotton belt use in domestic industries.
Early on, Bando saw the potential of manufacturing rubber belts, and has successively introduced new industrial belts since that time.
Bando produces drive belts:
- BANCOLAN polyurethane V- and timing belts
- BANFLEX and BANFLEX SCRUM V-belts
- SYNCHRO-LINK STS, HTS, KPS (Kong Power STS) timing belts
Bando official website: https://www.bandogrp.com/