Globally Recognized GMB Tensioner and Idler Program Now Available To All

Check Out the Latest Part Numbers Now Available on the GMB E-Catalog

GMB tensioner

February 18, 2019, Dayton, NJ – GMB, one of the largest global manufacturers and suppliers of OE and aftermarket automotive products, has made their timing belt tensioners and idler pulleys accessible to all. GMB has been selling tensioners to OE manufacturers since 2001 and estimate their tensioners cover about 90 percent VIO. Keeping a focus on the needs of jobbers, installers, DIYers and distributors, GMB has added the tensioner and idler program to their e-catalog.

GMB tensioner anatomy

“Most of the popular timing belt kits on the market today include GMB tensioners,” says Sarah Porter, marketing manager at GMB. “We’re pleased to now provide our customers convenient access to the tensioner and idler program while delivering the high GMB quality they expect and trust.”.

GMB has been manufacturing world-class bearings for more than 75 years, and each GMB product is manufactured with their famous bearings, giving them control over quality. Like all GMB products, parts from the tensioner and idler program are performance tested to ensure both quality and safety for end users.

Here are some of the factors that make GMB’s tensioner and idler program a good choice:

  • Rigorous testing and quality control for all bearing components
  • Proven durability at high speed and high tension use
  • Premium Triple-Lip Seal to maximize grease retention and prevent contamination
  • High heat resistant grease

“Now customers can find the tensioner they need easily on our site” Porter says. “Our online catalog allows you to search by year-make-model-engine, VIN, or part number. We offer thousands of part numbers, so it’s important to us that finding a part is an easy process.”

About GMB

Since 1943, GMB’s manufacturing quality has been recognized within the industry beginning with Universal Joints, Water Pumps, and Tensioner & Idler Bearings. Over the years GMB manufacturing expanded into a variety of quality parts now including Wheel Bearings and Hub Assemblies, Fuel Pumps, Fan Clutches, and Steering & Suspension parts. Each product line has extensive Asian, Domestic, and European coverage that meet or exceed OE standards. Learn more at


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