May 28, 2024

AstenJohnson and Yamauchi Corp NV Forge Expanded Partnership Accross EMEA


Eupen, BELGIUM, May 28, 2024.

AstenJohnson and Yamauchi Corp NV are thrilled to announce a strategic expansion of their partnership, with AstenJohnson now serving as the exclusive representative for Yamabelt in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. This collaboration stems from a shared commitment to customer satisfaction and ongoing support, making it a seamless fit for both companies.

Mr. Saito [Managing Director, Yamauchi Corp NV Hasselt] expressed, “This decision aligns with our successful partnership in North and South America, reinforcing our global collaboration.” Hubert Cremer [Managing Director, AstenJohnson Eupen] adds, “Extending this partnership was a logical progression, considering our longstanding success in the Americas.

By integrating the Yamabelt into press sections, this partnership aims to significantly enhance product quality and optimize operational performance.

By combining state-of-the-art Press felts and Shoe press belts, tailored to meet specific needs, this collaboration promises to deliver unique results in various applications. Customers can anticipate an enhanced press section setup, complemented by AstenJohnson’s successful forming and dryer solutions.

AstenJohnson and Yamauchi Corp NV are confident that this extended partnership will bring unmatched value to customers throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Press release is available for download.

For further information, please contact:


Mr. Marcel Offergeld
AstenJohnson - Sales Director EMEA & LAM 

About AstenJohnson

AstenJohnson is a global manufacturer of pulp & paper machine clothing, advanced and filtration fabrics, filaments, and nonwoven fabrics for filtration, automotive, cured-in-place piping and composites. The company has manufacturing facilities in Europe, Asia and North America, with corporate headquarters in Charleston, South Carolina. AstenJohnson emphasizes quality in its innovative products and builds long-term relationships with its customers, associates, suppliers and communities based on five values: Safety, Excellence, Integrity, People, and Sustainability. Together, these values contribute to customer satisfaction.