Greenville, South Carolina – Michelin North America is launching a new line of automotive belts, tensioners and idlers which will be available for online retail, the company announced 18 June.
Exclusively manufactured under license by rubber & plastics technology specialist Steigentech Group, the new power transmission products are available for purchase through Amazon.
Produced with ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) synthetic rubber and featuring a “smart stretch”, Michelin’s serpentine belts are claimed to offer “a compact, low-noise drive solution with low maintenance, higher cost effectiveness and reduced CO2 emissions.”
In addition, Michelin said its idlers and tensioners are designed to reduce vibration, wear and friction, providing proper belt tension for the same service life as OE components.
“Michelin’s power transmission products are fully tested to deliver optimal efficiency and longevity,” said Tom Jupena, director of lifestyle products for Michelin North America.
The French group, said Jupena, has performed an range of quality tests to ensure the products "meet or exceed the original equipment manufacturer’s premium quality standards.”