An unbreakable bond

Before becoming part of CBC’s group of businesses in 2012, the Fenner name was synonymous with power transmission for more than 160 years, providing premium drive and fluid transfer solutions to the global industrial market.

As a market leader in cast iron belt drives, pulleys, and taper lock bushes, Fenner remains steadfast today as a globally trusted brand– winning the favour of many loyal customers along the way.  

According to CBC technical sales specialist Chula Jayawardene, Fenner’s legacy stems from decades of offering the some of the most premium power transmission solutions to available to the market. 

“Fenner has the requisite experience and engineering capabilities as a supplier and manufacturer of PT solutions, offering a comprehensive portfolio of belt-driven designs and iron couplings, pulleys, and taperlocking accessories that suit a wide range of driven systems,” Jayawardene said. 

Among them are the Fenner Classic V Friction Belt, the Fenner Friction Pulley, and the Fenner Taper Lock Bush system which are commonly used by major pump manufacturers, according to Jayawardene.  

“Specialised pump manufacturers have relied on Fenner and CBC products over the years to achieve excellence in the engineering and design of our industry-leading driven parts for pump applications,” he said.   

One of Jayawardene’s key clients is a major pump manufacturer whose products are used across a wide range of industries including the renewable energy, potable water supply, irrigation operations, agriculture, and the general manufacturing sector.  

The company began sourcing cast ironware parts and components from Fenner’s legacy flagship company in the 1980’s that went into the development and construction key products in their pump range.  

At that time, Jayawardene was working at Fenner and recalls the client as one of his customers early in his career.  

“I have been providing engineered pump solutions products from the Fenner portfolio to this client for decades now– they have been a very loyal customer to us,” he said. “They began purchasing products from Fenner and then transitioned with us when the business was acquired by CBC.”  

Since that time, the client has exclusively used Fenner cast iron shaft couplings, pulley drives and cast-iron flanged tyre couplings in the construction of their pump range products which are assembled on-site. 

“At some capacity, the two businesses have worked hand-in-hand together for decades because of shared common goals and core business values which are aligned in terms of our standards for high‑quality and performance in our products, as well as our mutual connections to a variety of different industries,” Jayawardene enthused.  

“The strength of CBC’s relationship with our key clients is further reinforced by our combined engineering expertise and heritage as globally recognised industrial solutions providers to the market.”

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