NTN began in 1918 when investor Noboru Niwa, his sales company Tomoe Trading Co., and engineer Jiro Nishizono joined together to design and manufacture the first NTN ball bearings.
By 1939, NTN had constructed what would become its global manufacturing center, Kuwana Works, and in 1954, NTN became the first Japanese industrial manufacturer to be awarded the prestigious Deming Prize for statistical quality control. NTN continued to grow throughout the 1950s and 1960s as additional factories were built and NTN sales operations expanded to Europe.
NTN Bearing Corporation of America was established in 1963 to support local sales of NTN bearings in the American market. The corporation was now capable of manufacturing ball bearings, spherical, tapered, cylindrical, and needle roller bearings and automotive constant velocity joints. By the mid 1980s, NTN had acquired the Bower™ brand from Federal-Mogul Corporation, thereby expanding the company’s catalogue of tapered and cylindrical roller bearings. Ten years later, NTN acquired BCA™, again from Federal-Mogul, to round out its product line with automotive clutch release bearings and specialty agricultural bearing assemblies.
The success has continued into the new millennium with seven new North American plants.
A two-year, phased investment in French bearing manufacturer SNR was completed in 2008, with NTN acquiring a controlling stake in the company. As the fifth largest bearing manufacturer in Europe, SNR’s involvement in Aerospace and its superior spherical roller bearing products have been key contributors to NTN’s continued growth.
2018 marked NTN's 100th Anniversary.
Today, NTN operates more than fifty plants worldwide and is the third largest bearing manufacturer in the world.
Wafangdian Bearing Group Corp., LTD.
ZWZ has 9 manufacturing bases, 10 business divisions, 26 wholly-owned and holding branch companies and subsidiaries globally.
ZWZ owns two bearing brands, ZWZ and KRW. The company adopts international standards and can produce more than 20,000 specifications of bearing products in ten categories with various precision levels from 20mm inner diameter to 16m outer diameter, which are mainly used in industrial equipments, railway transportation, automotive vehicles, wind power and special applications.
ZWZ has a national large-scale bearing engineering and technology research center, a national enterprise technology center, a bearing inspection and test center, and overseas R&D centers in Europe and the United States, that has established 8 technology innovation platforms concerning simulating calculation, materials, lubrication, inspection and so on.
Employees - 8400
Products - more than 20,000 types
Export - to more than 16 countries around the world.
So far, ZWZ has been listed in the "Top 100 Companies in China's Mechanical Engineering Industry" for 17 consecutive years.
LYC Bearing Corporation
LYC Bearing Corporation was established in 1954.The technical expertise has evolved into engaging 1500 plus engineering personnel and 7000 manufacturing associates. The product range is divided into nine individual categories with more than 10000 different variants the bearings range extends from IDs of 8mm up to a maximum OD of 13.5 metres. As a world class bearing manufacturer LYC takes pride in their quality and maintains their quality assurance certifications namely ISO 9001,ISO 14001,OHSAS18001,TS16949 AS9100B and AAR, LYC currently produce a number of bearing classes including the P2 class with ranging from 8mm weighing 25.4g to maximum OD of 13.5 meters with a weight at 32 metric tons. Some of these bearings can consist of as many as 2386 individual components.
LYC’s mission has been and continues to be to provide its customers with fully integrated solutions these include Design & Development Manufacturing Testing & Evaluation and an After Market Service that is second to none.
|Harbin Bearing Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as HRB) is wholly-owned by Harbin Bearing Group Corporation(hereinafter referred to as HRB Group).|
|HRB is among the top 3 largest bearing production bases in China bearing industry.
HRB has over 3 thousand employees, and covers an area of about 960 thousand square meters. HRB possesses 46 hundred sets of major production equipment, and manufactures more than 7 thousand specifications of quality bearings, from inner diameter of 1 millimeter to outer diameter of 2000 millimeters, with various precision degrees, different special performance, and for diverse purposes. Moreover, HRB boasts the annual production capability of 80 million pieces of bearings, and the sales revenue of above1 billion yuan.
HRB supplies its products mainly for the businesses relating to precision machine tool, automobile, agricultural machinery, locomotive and rolling stock, motor and electric appliance, engineering machinery, mining machinery, petroleum and chemical engineering, aviation and spaceflight, national defense, and the like.