1926 Cog Belt Patent Ladies with Long Cog Belt Dayton V-Belts War Effort 1940s

A History of Innovation…A Tradition of Excellence

From Dayton Rubber to Dayco to Carlisle to Timken, the name has changed but the quality products remain the same. Our unique and storied history is filled with technical achievements, dedicated associates and a commitment to satisfying customers. Behind every belt is a team that takes pride in all that we do. Our associates and our products keep industry in motion and make the world more productive.

1899 Timken Roller Bearing Company incorporates
1905 Dayton Rubber Manufacturing Company (DRMC) founded in Dayton, Ohio
1921 DRMC develops first raw edge v-belt
1926 Patents cog-type raw edge v-belt
1934 Pioneers use of synthetic rubber technology
1941 In support of war effort, product line expands to include tank tread rollers and rubber rafts
1957 Develops arched cross section v-belts for agricultural applications
1959 New belt manufacturing plant opens in Springfield, Missouri
1960 DRMC becomes Dayco
1967 New technical center opens in Springfield, Missouri
1985 Introduces first neoprene FHP v-belt
1986 New belt manufacturing plant opens in Fort Scott, Kansas
1988 Introduces Ultimax, the first high performance CVT belt
1994 Introduces RPP Panther belts
1995 Introduces Super II classical v-belt line
2001 Carlisle Companies acquires the industrial belt division of Dayco
2003 Introduces Tension-Finder, the tensioning device wins Product of the Year
2005 Introduces Ultimax ATV drive belts and Ultimax XS snowmobile belts
2014 Introduces EPDM Power-Wedge Cog-Belts
2015 The Timken Company acquires the Carlisle belt business
2015 Introduces Aramax Xtra Duty v-belts for outdoor power equipment
2015 One billionth belt sold
2015 Introduces Panther XT, a powerful alternative to chain and polyurethane belts
2017 Launches Drive Engineer web app to assist in the design and maintenance of belt drives
2018 Introduces Ultimax XP extreme performance ATV belts
2020 Recognized as one of the world's most ethical companies for the 10th time
2021 Timken named one of America's most responsible companies

Timken Belts offers a comprehensive line of performance products made in ISO-registered manufacturing facilities, supported by innovative product development and a team focused on customer satisfaction. The tradition continues...

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