Sri Lanka's Asgiriya Technologes recently announced that it had been appointed as the local sole agent for UK-based FENNER power transmission products. This is in addition to the company already acting as agents for COOPERS Bearings.
The company further noted that its newly acquired Fenner line, including belt drives, vee belts, wedge belts, chain drives, couplings, pulleys and sprockets, was suited for medium and large scale machinery for the estate, automobile and industrial sectors. While its COOPERS offerings are for the shipping and industrial sectors. Also available from the local company are UPS batteries aimed at the IT sector.
According to a company statement: "The FENNER brand started life over 145 years ago in 1861 when Joseph Henry Fenner (JH Fenner) started his company to manufacture horse hair and leather power transmission belts. In 1921, Fenner began developing woven textile belting and was soon producing some of the finest transmission belting available in the market....
Many other complimentary products have been added to the range over the years, developed in JH Fenner’s own R & D centres based on existing technology from around the world. This led to the introduction to UK industry of such industrial standards as vee and wedge belt drives, taper lock shaft fixings and mechanical variable speed drives".