“Strive not to be
a success
but rather to be
of value.”

Albert Einstein

We never give up our search
for the best solution.
Just like Albert Einstein

Every industry has its own rules.
Every application has its own laws.
We provide the solution.
It’s that simple.

We create solutions of
real value.
Just like Albert Einstein.

It’s not the technology behind the solution
that’s critical. But rather the utility value
it offers.

If you want to move the world,
you have to think as an individual.
Just like Albert Einstein.

Nothing new is ever achieved
by always doing the same thing.
Companies that rely on the same old approach
are unable to think from the customer’s perspective

If you want to advance the world, you need knowledge, curiosity and the courage to tread new paths.
Just like Albert Einstein. Just like Optibelt.
Everything is relative.
Except for the quality of OPTIBELT.
That’s absolute.
Guaranteed quality management at the highest level. At every location. In every solution.

Einstein maintained his modesty.
He didn’t attribute his achievements
to intelligence, but rather
to curiosity and perseverance.

OPTIBELT likewise invests its time –
in research and development
and in long-term strategies.
For over 140 years.

Nobel prize winner
and researcher

Sounds complicated and theoretical?
In actual fact, we often encounter Einstein in our daily lives:
in medicines, in GPS and in television ...

OPTIBELT, too, can be found (almost) everywhere:
Four divisions AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY, MATERIAL HANDLING, POWER TRANSMISSION and ELASTOMER SOLUTIONS develop unique drive solutions for almost any application.


The myth that Einstein was a poor student is simply not true. However, he already gained his individual mindset at school – and he left school without taking his exams.

Values with tradition and the technology of tomorrow: Individual thinking and innovative ingenuity are also of great importance at OPTIBELT.

110 years of E=mc2
a milestone in physics.

Einstein’s masterpiece: The General Theory of Relativity changed the way we perceive our world and the universe. The publication of the ‘stroke of genius of the century’ enters its 110th anniversary in 2015.

Incidentally, it wasn’t until 1922 that Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize for his achievement in theoretical physics. It sounds complicated and may even remind you of abstract formulae from physics lessons at school. In reality, however, Einstein’s discoveries are commonly put into use today: in complex medical devices as well as digital cameras, televisions or navigation devices. Einstein himself always remained modest: “It’s not that I’m particularly talented. I’m just passionately curious.”

Einstein's life

Albert Einstein is born on 14.03.1879
in Ulm. He isn’t as unsuccessful at school
as is often told.


At 16, he follows his parents to Italy,
partly to avoid mandatory national service.
He finally graduates secondary school in
Switzerland in 1896. He takes his exams at
the Polytechnic University of Zurich in 1900.


1905 becomes Einstein’s year of greatness.
He publishes the first draft of
the theory of relativity, including
his infamous E=mc2 formula.
Einstein becomes doctor of philosophy in 1906.


Between 1909 and 1914, Einstein works as a professor
in Zurich as well as in Prague for a while.


He gains the title of professor at the
Prussian Academy of Sciences in 1914
in Berlin. In 1916, he finishes his work
‘The General Theory of Relativity’.


In 1921, Einstein receives the Nobel Prize
for his achievements in theoretical physics
and in particular for his discovery of the
law of the photoelectrical effect.


Einstein emigrates to the USA in 1933.


Albert Einstein dies on 18.04.1955
in Princeton, USA.

for everyone who’s
good with numbers.
just like him.

Albert Einstein is the best proof:
Knowledge, precision and perseverance
form the basis for solutions
that change the world.

These are the same values
that also characterise OPTIBELT.


One of the
many impressive
OPTIBELT solutions.
Four-fold excellence
simply good.

The OPTIBELT product range encompasses more than 10,000 drive solutions for Automotive Technology, Power Transmission, Material Handling and Elastomer Solutions.

globally active –
almost at the speed of light.

Acting in the long-term, responding to the short-term: a global network of 30 distribution centres and 23 logistics centres in 29 countries ensures the quickest path to the customer.

Using our minds
not sticking to
the same old approach –
More momentum
with innovation.

Longer lifespans, more compact dimensions,
greater profitability – OPTIBELT constantly raises
the bar of performance for drive solutions.
Material compositions with carbon fibre, drive belts
with service interval displays or V-belts
that don’t squeak when wet – just three of
over 10,000 ingenious solutions from OPTIBELT.

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