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Continental Acquires American Belting

Continental recently acquired family-owned manufacturer WCCO Belting, headquartered in Wahpeton, North Dakota.

With this acquisition, the technology company complements its conveyor belting customer portfolio and strengthens its conveying solutions business in the agricultural industry. Additionally, equipment manufacturers, distributors, dealers, and farmers will benefit from a combined product and service portfolio generating a full multitier offering that will enable better support and service.

Both parties have agreed not to disclose the terms of the transaction.

Established in 1954, WCCO Belting has more than 300 employees. It manufactures and distributes farm machinery applications such as draper belts, baler belts, pickup belts, tube conveyor belts, merger belts, as well as industrial belt applications for material and package handling, recycling, forestry, and aggregates.

The company distributes to more than 20 countries. WCCO Belting is known for its belting innovation, which helps meet the unique needs of its customers around the world. By designing each product according to the operational requirements of a specific application, the belts consistently outperform the industry standard in numerous product segments. This effectively lowers the total cost of ownership of equipment for operators.

Continental, headquartered in Hanover, Germany, develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transportation. Continental employs more than 190,000 people in 58 countries and markets.

For more information, visit www.continental.com/en.

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