History

  • 1962:
    Hutchinson Belt Drive Systems sets up in Joué les Tours. 
  • 1965:
    First Poly V® belts for household electrical appliances and industry. 
  • 1985:
    First Poly V® belts for automotive. 
  • 1987:
    Introduction of the elastic belt (MAEL) for household electrical appliances. 
  • 1995:
    Hutchinson, a supplier of systems for the automotive industry, delivers the entire Poly V® belt, tensioner and idler assembly
  • 1997/98:
    Hutchinson Belt Drive Systems sets up at Mercosul & in the USA. it becomes a global business.
  • 2000:
    Stretchy Belt (Automotive) goes into mass production for the leading car manufacturers.
  • 2001:
    FleXonic®, the first elastic belt for industry. 
  • 2003:
    Hutchinson Belt Drive Systems sets up in Poland. 
  • 2006:
    Hutchinson Belt Drive Systems sets up in China.  
  • 2008:
    ConveyXonic®, the belt that revolutionises roller conveyors. 
  • 2010:
    First FleXonic® belt in PL profile.
  • 2010:
    Hutchinson Belt Drive Systems sets up in Mexico.  
  • 2011:
    HPP belt, designed for micro hydro power plants.  
  • 2011:
    FleXonic® Nano, the elastic belt designed for micro mechanisms.