Company to Leverage Current Resources,  Forge New Partnerships

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 24, 2015 — Lewis-Goetz is pleased to announce an initiative to further expand its services within the tire industry, a sphere the company is uniquely positioned to serve with its industry experience and infrastructure.

“We continue to look for better ways to serve this industry and believe that by continuing to form valuable relationships and providing the best products, we can share in the tremendous potential of the tire industry,” says Don Evans, president and CEO of Lewis-Goetz, an ERIKS Company. “We’re thrilled to propel Lewis-Goetz further into an important industry and provide more value to our customers.”

The company has partnered with Habasit, a leading manufacturer of modular and lightweight belts. Lewis-Goetz will also continue to leverage its tire industry-standard lightweight proprietary belt specifications, Blue Stripe and New Era Blue. While the program will be driven by conveyor belts as its key product line it will continue to expand into other products and services offered by the entire ERIKS group.

Lewis-Goetz has had significant experience servicing the tire industry by providing cost-saving solutions to customers, such as evaluating the processes and products in place and recommending product substitutions, using new techniques to increase product lifespan and working 24/7 to reduce down and lost production time.

As one of North America’s largest industrial distributors, Lewis-Goetz is the largest company owned by ERIKS North America, which was recently ranked 20th on MDM’s 2014 list of Top 40 Industrial Distributors. ERIKS currently consists of more than 60 companies with 450 branches in 27 countries, serving over 200,000 customers in the MRO, OEM, and project distribution business.

About Lewis-Goetz

Since 1935, customers have trusted Lewis-Goetz to tailor solutions to meet their mission critical hose, sealing and belting needs. North America’s largest industries rely on the unsurpassed know-how of the company’s long-time tenured specialists to troubleshoot industry challenges and identify problems before they become emergencies. Lewis-Goetz is one of North America’s largest industrial distributors and is the largest company owned by ERIKS North America, which was recently ranked 20th on MDM’s 2014 list of Top 40 Industrial Distributors. You can visit www.lewis-goetz.com for more information.

About ERIKS
Founded in 1940, ERIKS is a leading international industrial service provider offering a wide range of engineering components and related technical and logistics services. ERIKS’ current product range is divided into five core activities: flow technology, sealing and rubber technology, industrial plastics, power transmission and bearings, and tools, maintenance and safety products. ERIKS currently consists of more than 60 companies with 450 branches in 27 countries, serving over 200,000 customers in the MRO, OEM, and project distribution business. In 2014, ERIKS generated net sales of approx. €2.0 billion (USD 2.7 billion) with approximately 8,000 employees. ERIKS is a wholly owned subsidiary of SHV Holdings N.V., a family-owned multinational with net sales of €14.9 billion (USD 19.7 billion) in 2014. For more information visit www.eriks.com.


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