Home' Australian Automotive Aftermarket Magazine : Australian Auto Aftermarket e-Zine - Mar 13 Contents Dayco expands global footprint in tensioner and pulley manufacturing
Dayco has announced the acquisition of the Nytron Group, a Brazilian-based leading manufacturer of drive belt and timing
tensioners, pulleys and hydraulic actuators for the automotive aftermarket.
Nytron is the largest manufacturer of
tensioners and pulleys in South America.
With the completion of this acquisition, Dayco
has becomes the market leader in tensioners and
pulleys with the largest market share in South
The acquisition will also allow Dayco to
significantly strengthen its position in both the
South American and the Australia Pacific region
automotive belt market.
"Expanding our global footprint ensures our
leadership position is maintained in the tensioner
and pulley markets," Ed Rammel, President of
Dayco's North American and Australian
Aftermarket divisions, said.
"This acquisition is another step forward in
the continued evolution of our global strategic
Nytron will also provide Dayco Australia with
access to additional parts, improving Dayco's
product offering and coverage.
Vertically-integrated manufacturing ensures
that Dayco will continue to be first to market for
drive belt and timing components.
Nytron operates two production plants, one of
which is primarily dedicated to aluminium die
The aluminium die casting operation will offer
synergies and opportunities for Dayco's worldwide
Original Equipment, heavy duty and aftermarket
Dayco Australia Managing Director, Arnold
Mouw, said: "This acquisition further strengthens
Dayco's leadership in tensioner and pulley
manufacturing, ensuring that we can supply our
Australian customers with new applications faster
and further extending our already unparalleled
"Dayco is currently experiencing major growth
across all of our global markets and the Australia
Pacific region is a key part of this," Mr Mouw
said.Dayco Products is a leader in the research,
design, manufacturing and distribution of a broad
range of belts, tensioners and pulleys for the
automotive, trucking, construction, agricultural,
all-terrain vehicle snowmobile and industrial
Recognised by both the original equipment
and the automotive aftermarket industries as an
innovative, technologically driven organisation,
Dayco operates a fully integrated global network
of technical facilities and sales offices worldwide.
Dayco continues to be guided by the 108 year
old primary business strategy to anticipate and
satisfy the needs of our customers by providing
timely, quality products and services.
For more information about Dayco, visit the
company's website at www.dayco.com.au
Major Dayco showcase at the 2013 Aftermarket Expo
The 2013 Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo
will enable automotive repairers and re-sellers
from all over the country to have an up close
inspection of the Dayco product range.
Three of Dayco's latest aftermarket
innovations are nominated for major awards at
the biannual trade fair in the categories of Best
New Product, Best New Servicing Tool and Best
The revolutionary Dayco W-Profile drive belt
that introduced a breakthrough in engine belt
manufacturing technology and is exclusive to
this proactive company has been nominated for
Best New Product.
These replacement engine belts have been
engineered to particularly suit the most
demanding belt drives currently in cars and in
most cases are superior in quality to the OE
standard engine belt that it replaces.
Dayco's new Belt Diagnostic Kit, which
assists repairers to identify misaligned drives
and improves end user satisfaction with exact
fitting, quiet and long lasting engine and
auxiliary belt replacements, is a nominee in the
Best New Servicing Tool category.
The company is also a nominee in the Best
Website category and the ease of being able to
reference the entire Dayco product catalogue
online will be on display at the Expo.
Having been an industry innovator and
constant developer of its vast online services,
Dayco Australia has taken the next step with its
new Dayco Smartphone Catalogue.
This was created to make sourcing Dayco
products even quicker and faster for repairers
who are on the run or who don't want to leave a
job to order the Dayco engine belt, timing kit,
timing kit with water pump, thermal
component, pulley, tensioner or fan clutch
The ever growing range of Dayco Scooter and
All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) high performance belts
will also be showcased at the Expo, displaying
the opportunity that exists for repairers and
resellers to gain increased sales through this
constantly evolving sector of the Australian
Dayco is a clear market leader in timing belt
kits which have become a major success with
repairers across the country due to their
undisputed quality, with repair workshop
operators also appreciating the cost benefit of
also replacing water pumps when replacing
This has resulted in Dayco's timing belt kits
with water pumps becoming the preferred
choice of installers nationwide.
Dayco Australia claims it provides the
largest range of drive belts and drive belt
tensioners in the Australian automotive
aftermarket, examples of which will be readily
available at the 2013 Australian Auto
Visit Dayco on stand M18 to find out more.
48 AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET MAGAZINE MARCH 2013
Dayco, a market leading brand of premium quality aftermarket engine belts,
timing kits and thermal components, will showcase the company's leading edge
aftermarket range on stand M18 at Sydney's Darling Harbour Exhibition Centre.
L-R - Ed Rammel, President of the Dayco North American
and Australian Aftermarket divisions. Dayco Australia
Managing Director Arnold Mouw
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