Our unique and storied history is filled with technical achievements, dedicated associates and a commitment to customer satisfaction. Every Ultimax belt is the result of science, engineering, and years of experience. Timken’s innovative product development, specially formulated components, time-tested methods, and state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques produce premium performance products of unrivaled quality.
1921 First raw edge v-belt is developed
1926 First raw edge cog-belt is introduced
1959 New belt manufacturing plant opens in Springfield, Missouri
1967 New technical center opens in Springfield, Missouri
1976 “The Incredible MAX” snowmobile drive belt is introduced
1988 The revolutionary Ultimax snowmobile belt is introduced
2001 Carlisle Companies acquires the Dayco Industrial Power Transmission business
The acquisition includes the Ultimax brand, the Springfield, MO manufacturing plant where Ultimax belts are made and the Technical Center where powersports belts are designed and tested
2005 Ultimax ATV and UTV belts are introduced
2005 Premium performance Ultimax XS snowmobile belts are introduced
2015 Timken acquires the Carlisle belts business
2015 One billionth belt sold
2016 Introduces Ultimax HQ belts
2018 Introduces Ultimax XP extreme performance belts
2021 Recognized as one of the world's most ethical companies for the 11th time
2022 Timken named one of America's most responsible companies for 2nd straight year
Today Timken Belts produces a comprehensive line of Ultimax performance products in ISO 2001:2015 certified manufacturing facilities, supported by innovative product development and a team focused on satisfying customers.
Timken Belts is a major supplier of original equipment ATV/UTV and snowmobile drive belts. Premium quality Ultimax MAX, Ultimax PRO, and Ultimax XS snowmobile belts and Ultimax HQ, Ultimax UA and Ultimax XP belts are manufactured in the USA and sold through powersports dealers all over the world.
The tradition continues...