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2015

BBCP represents RAS Industries Ltd, promote the sale of and solicit orders for Belle conveyor belt pulleys.

2014

Daniel Weekes joins as Managing Director.

2014

FRAS approval for BBCP Lagging.

2012

BBCP is appointed the Australian agent for CAI mechanical belt fasteners to complement its range of conveyor products. CAI has been manufacturing belt fasteners for 30 years in the USA.

2009

Matt Mayers and Peter Abercrombie establishes Belle Banne Conveyor Products (BBCP) as exclusive distributer of all NT Japanese products.

2008

FSL ends all supply relationships with NIPPON TSUSHO and ceases the importation of genuine Belle Banne products.

2004

FSL changes name of Belle Banne Australia to Flexco AustraliA (FA) and ceases imports of all Japanese products except 'U' cleaners.

1996

Ted Barnes retires from BBA and FSL buys remaining shares.

1995

Peter Abercrombie sells Belle Banne Victoria and joins Belle Banne Australia as GM. Matt Mayers starts at Belle Banne Australia.

1991

Flexible Steel Lacing purchases majority share in Belle Banne Australia. Changes name to Belle Banne Flexco.

1990

Belle Banne Victoria (BBV) established by Peter Abercrombie.

1985

New 'U' Type from Japan introduced to the market. This revolutionary cleaner design by Nippon Tsusho becomes the highest performing secondary cleaner on the market.

Pit Top Mining (now Valley Longwall International) and Belle Banne Newcastle (now Convatech) established as joint ventures with BBA. Ultimately both JV’s became independent distributors for Belle Banne products.

1983

Belle Banne Australia (BBA) Pty Ltd established in Sydney as the sole distributor of Belle Banne Cleaners. Ted Barnes major shareholder and MD.

1980

Rubberflex sold to BTR (subsequently Apex Belting) with Ted Barnes remaining as MD in Sydney.

1979

1st major distributor appointed - Rubberflex Sydney owned by Ted Barnes.

1978

Engineering company in Sydney tested all secondary belt cleaners at Port Waratah Coal services Newcastle. 'P' Type best performer.

1976

Mitsui imported first cleaners to Australia and sold directly to iron ore and coal mines.

1972

Introduced 'H' and 'R' types and started export through Mitsui. Peter Abercrombie (PA) joined Mitsui Sydney in the same year.

1969

The first Belle Banne brand cleaner, developed by Nippon Tsusho is sold. The P Type cleaner comes first.