Partnership between Aritec and Sassi

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Aritec New Materials Group AG, a leader in synthetic treatment solutions, announces a strategic partnership with Alberto Sassi S.p.A., renowned for its innovation in elevator technology. This collaboration combines Aritec’s groundbreaking elevator belt, ARIBELT 30 F3.4, with Alberto Sassi’s expertise in gearless machines, marking a significant milestone in the industry.

Elevator belts offer numerous advantages over traditional rope traction systems, providing longer service life of up to 15 years and greater resistance to environmental factors. These belts enable smaller sheave and pulley diameters, facilitating machine-room-less constructions and maximizing usable space. Their polyurethane composition requires less power for the same load, resulting in up to 35% energy savings. This eco-friendly technology not only reduces energy costs but also leaves a lower energy footprint.


Alberto Sassi’s G-180BS is a compact, new generation gearless machine optimized for the latest generation belts. Certified for high speeds above 600 rpm, it supports 2/1 roping systems with small traction diameters of 85-100 mm. With driving torques from 90 to 180 Nm and capacities up to 1000 kg, the G-180BS enhances elevator performance and design significantly.

“The collaboration between established and reliable companies can only lead to quality synergies. This is why, in Alberto Sassi, we have decided to face the challenge of new belt drive systems for elevators together with Aritec,” stated Gianluca Ferrari, General Manager at Alberto Sassi S.p.A. “The combination of our technological skills allows us to guarantee our customers the reliability and technological values of our products and to help the innovation of an application still to be strengthened and discovered.”

Antonio Lentini, Key Account Director for Elevators & Cranes at Aritec New Materials Group AG, added, “This partnership is not just about enhancing elevator technology; it’s a step towards a more sustainable future. The ARIBELT 30 F3.4, with unparalleled performance of 18 million bending cycles and a minimum breaking load of 43 kN. and lubrication-free operation, underscores our commitment to innovation and environmental responsibility.”

The benefits of this partnership extend beyond improved performance and reduced environmental impact. Elevator belts offer quieter operation, eliminating metal-to-metal contact and reducing vibration and noise with gearless motors. They also result in lower maintenance costs and reduced operational expenses due to longer service lifetimes and the elimination of gear oil.

This strategic collaboration between Aritec and Alberto Sassi promises to lead the market in developing sustainable, high-performance elevator solutions, enhancing efficiency and sustainability in modern vertical mobility.