Top 10 Slewing Bearing Manufacturers in 2023

1. Schaeffler

Country: Germany

Founded: 1883

About the company:

Schaeffler Group is a global supplier of automotive and industrial products.

In 2007, Schaeffler officially settled in Shanghai International Automobile City in Jiading, Shanghai, and registered and established Schaeffler Investment (China) Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “Schaeffler”), as the regional headquarters and R&D center of Schaeffler Group in China, to manage its subordinate enterprises and provide consulting services.

Schaeffler began to invest in production in China in 1995.

Over the years, Schaeffler has become an important supplier and partner in China’s automotive and industrial fields.

Adhering to the concept of “local resources serving the local market”, Schaeffler is committed to local production and local research and development to provide customers with high-quality products and close service.

At present, Schaeffler has about 120000 employees in China, 2 R&D centers in Anting, Shanghai, Changsha, Hunan, 0 factories in Taicang, Suzhou, Yinchuan, Nanjing, Xiangtan and other places, and 0 factories in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenyang, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Jinan, Chengdu, Wuhan, Taiyuan, Chongqing, Xi’an, Tianjin, Dalian, Hangzhou, Changsha, Harbin, Zhengzhou, Hong Kong, Taipei.

There are 20 sales offices in Taichung and other parts of the country.

Since 2016, Schaeffler has been awarded the title of “China Top Employer” for seven consecutive years.

2. SKF

Country: Sweden

Founded: 1907

About the company:

SKF is a world-renowned supplier of products, solutions and services in the fields of bearings, seals, lubrication systems and services.

In a more effective, productive and sustainable way, reduce friction, make objects run faster, longer, cleaner and safer, and realize SKF’s vision of a reliable world.

SKF operates in more than 130 countries, with 103 production bases, 15 technical centers, and more than 17000 agents and dealer outlets worldwide.

SKF China SKF China entered China in 1912 and has evolved into a knowledge, technology and data driven company with the mission of delivering reliable operation.

SKF is involved in about 40 industries in China, including automobile, wind power, railway, machine tool, medical treatment, food and beverage, paper making, etc.

By combining the successful experience and knowledge gained by SKF Group in different industries around the world, SKF has achieved rapid development in China.

At present, SKF is headquartered in Shanghai in China, with 17 production bases, 14 regional sales offices, 1 technology center, 1 Northeast Asia distribution center, and more than 120 authorized channels.

3. NTN

Country: Japan

Founded: 1918

About the company:

NTN is one of the world’s comprehensive precision machinery manufacturers. Founded in Japan in 1918, the company is headquartered in the West District of Osaka City.

There are 11 production offices, 25 business offices and 3 research institutes in Japan.

It has 20 wholly owned manufacturing plants, 2 research institutes and 48 business offices abroad.

The production, sales and technology departments of NTN have made great efforts to expand and deepen their own professional fields, while organically combining with each other.

NTN Bearing, as the fifth largest bearing manufacturer in the world (the top four are SKF Bearing in Sweden, FAG-INA in Germany, NSK Bearing in Japan, and TIMKEN Bearing in the United States), is a world-class comprehensive precision machinery manufacturer.

NTN’s precision machining technology and unique proprietary technology were accumulated and developed on the basis of developing bearings, and are now widely used to produce precision machinery for use in all fields.

NTN’s various bearing products are produced by high-precision processing and testing technology with the unit of 0.01 microns.

From ordinary household appliances that require high performance and low cost to space rockets that require to still play their bearing functions in a harsh working environment, NTN bearings have laid a foundation for the development of machinery in all walks of life and for all purposes.

NTN bearing is now widely used to produce precision machinery for all fields.

In order to reduce friction coefficient and improve energy efficiency, NTN bearing technology has reached the world’s only nanometer level precision of nanometer unit size.

This kind of precision, which used to be extravagant, has now been used in various fields of industrial sectors such as orbital satellites, aviation, railways and automobiles, paper making equipment, office equipment and food machinery.

In addition, the leading products of NTN bearings in Japan include: deep groove ball bearings, high-precision bearings, self-aligning bearings, bearings with seats, flat ball bearings, short cylindrical roller bearings, linear guide bearings, ball screw bearings, micro linear guide bearings, cross roller guide bearings, compound rotation bushing bearings to bearings, bearing bearing ball slides, bearing cam driven bearings.

4. TIMKEN

Country: USA

Founded: 1899

About the company:

In the field of tapered roller bearings, Timken helps improve the operating efficiency and reliability of equipment, machinery and vehicles around the world by virtue of its profound knowledge in metallurgy, tribology and mechanical power transmission.

To this day, the enterprise vision set by Mr. Henry Timken to make the world run more effectively and reliably is still the core of Timken’s business.

In the 1890s, Henry Timken, as a coach manufacturer in St. Louis, Missouri, found that it was very difficult for a heavy wagon to make a sharp turn.

To solve this problem, he adopted a tapered roller bearing design that can withstand radial (weight) and axial (lateral reaction) loads.

The results of this application are very exciting and bring many benefits to customers.

First of all, this application can make the carriage run more smoothly and reduce maintenance and replacement costs.

In some cases, bearings can also improve the performance of carriages, thereby reducing the number of mules and horses used.

More importantly, smoother turns reduce the chance of losing cargo.

Henry Timken always considered the interests of customers, and soon found that in many other applications, tapered roller bearings can also improve equipment performance.

Henry Timken and his two sons, H.H.Timken and Wiliam Timken, founded the Timken Roller Bearing and Axle Company in 1899, laying the foundation for today’s global enterprise that drives the world.

Over the years, Timken has helped customers achieve continuous success with its clear corporate vision, industry focus, advanced processes and global expansion.

Since 1899, Timken has continuously promoted global industrial development.

Henry Timken’s taper roller bearing patent is the basis for Timken’s development.

Since 1899, Timken has greatly expanded its product portfolio through innovation and acquisition, and won a high reputation by solving the serious problems of the earth and even space.

In the 1950s, automated mass production of bearings has reached a new speed, pushing Timken’s production capacity and profits to a new level, but Timken has never stopped improving.

In 2014, Timken introduced the DeltaX program, a major investment aimed at accelerating product development and expanding product lines

As early as the early 20th century, Timken entered the overseas market through the license agreement signed in the UK, and then achieved large-scale overseas expansion in the 1960s and the following decades.

Today, Timken provides services to customers and markets around the world through its global network.

Timken in China

Timken entered the Chinese market in 1992.

In China, Timken has not only established a strong business team, but also invested in building a manufacturing base with world production or service capabilities.

At present, in Greater China, Timken has more than 3600 employees, 14 offices at all levels in major cities across the country, 5 bearing manufacturing bases, 3 power transmission product manufacturing bases, 1 training center and multiple logistics, engineering and value-added industrial service centers to meet the needs of global customers, especially Chinese customers.

With the continuous expansion of the company’s product and service scope, in addition to Timken bearing products, the company’s current business in China also includes a number of industrial brands, such as Carlisle, Lovejoy, PTTech, Torsion Control products, Groenevelde, BEKAO, Diamonde, Rollon and H-Fang.

5. NSK

Country: Japan

Founded: 1916

About the company:

Since NSK began to produce bearings in Japan in 1916, as a pioneer of Japanese bearings, NSK has developed and provided various types of bearings, making great contributions to the development of industry and the progress of machinery.

Now, NSK ranks first in the field of bearings in Japan, and also in the world.

In addition, NSK also makes use of the precision processing technology tempered from the production of bearings to promote the development of a multi-directional business through its long march into the fields of auto parts, precision mechanical products, electronic application products, etc.

NSK set up a sales company in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the United States in the early 1960s, and formally started to establish and operate overseas business outlets.

In 1970, a production base was established in the suburb of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Later, new production bases were opened in famous countries in North America, Britain and Asia.

In addition, in 1990, NSK acquired UPI, which owns RHP, a large bearing manufacturer in Europe.

NSK’s production bases and sales outlets across the European market are further consolidating NSK’s dominant position in the European market.

NSK Investment Co., Ltd. is the Chinese headquarters of Seiko Co., Ltd., which is fully responsible for the production technology sales operations in Chinese Mainland and Hong Kong.

Since the establishment of the Beijing office in 1992, NSK has set up more than 30 production, research and development, sales companies and their subsidiaries in China, all over China.

In the future, they will, as always, reflect the market demand on the products as soon as possible according to the needs of Chinese customers, and take meeting customer needs as our own responsibility to surpass ourselves and the future.

6. Thyssenkrupp

Country: Germany

Founded: 1999

About the company:

ThyssenKrupp is a large multinational industrial and technology group from Germany. ThyssenKrupp employees focus on providing solutions for global sustainable development with their high work enthusiasm and excellent professional skills.

ThyssenKrupp worked with customers to jointly develop comprehensive solutions in the fields of “materials”, “machinery and” engineering “to meet future challenges.

Relying on the excellent engineering advantages, we will help customers win the competition in the global market and jointly create innovative products in an energy-saving and efficient way.

For ThyssenKrupp, technological innovation and progress is the key to meet the current and future global customer and market needs, and is a necessary condition to achieve stable growth in revenue, cash flow and value.

7. LYXQL

Country: China

Founded: 2005

About the company:

Luoyang Xinqianlian Slewing Bearing Co., Ltd. has been focusing on providing high-quality slewing bearing products for the global market, widely used in wind power generation, port machinery, marine cranes, leaky mining equipment (stacker reclaimer), engineering machinery and other industries, and has established strategic partnerships with domestic and foreign enterprises to provide customers with high-quality products and solutions.

The company is located in Luoyang, the ancient capital of nine dynasties with convenient transportation.

It covers an area of 90000 square meters and employs more than 400 people.

The company has wind power bearing plant, slewing bearing plant and heat treatment plant, with production equipment and inspection equipment.

More than 20 1.6m-8m CNC vertical lathes, 6 3-5m CNC drilling machines, 1 6.3m gear hobbing machine and 1 8m gear hobbing machine, 13 2.5m-4m CNC gear shaping machines, 5 high-speed iron gear machines, 7 3-6.3m medium frequency spark ignition machines, 3 in one spark ignition machine, 1 3.5m ammonia infiltration furnace, 7 stabilized furnaces, 5.5 × 10m high temperature heating furnace and 3.5 × 2 8m high temperature heating furnaces, CNC cutting machines, automatic assembly machines, 2 wind turbine bearing (variable and yaw bearing) testing machines, 2 3.5m magnetic particle flaw detectors, rolling body magnetic particle flaw detectors, etc.

More than 7000 large slewing rings with an annual output of more than 2m.

8. LYC

Country: China

Founded: 1954

About the company:

LYC Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as Luoyang Shaft), founded in 1954, is one of the 156 key projects during the “First Five Year Plan” period in China.

After more than 60 years of construction and development, the current production and marketing scale and supporting service capacity are among the top comprehensive manufacturing enterprises in China’s bearing industry, and they still maintain a number of records in China’s bearing industry.

LYC has a nationally recognized enterprise technology center, a national key laboratory, a nationally recognized laboratory, an academician workstation, a postdoctoral research workstation, a high-speed and heavy-duty bearing engineering technology research center in Henan Province, and a bearing product quality supervision and inspection center in Henan Province.

It has built a perfect bearing research and development experimental platform, and is in an advanced position in the industry in bearing research and development, manufacturing, testing, and testing.

LYC independently developed the rolling bearing 3D CAD system RBDSver5.0 software with independent intellectual property rights, bearing dynamics analysis software, and imported Romax simulation analysis software.

The industry standard Rolling Bearing Rotary Table Bearing, the national standard Rolling Bearing Railway Freight Car, Passenger Car and Locomotive Bearings, and the national standard Rolling Bearing Wind Turbine Generator Set Yaw, Variable Awards and Spindle Bearings have been drafted and formulated successively.

A number of scientific research projects undertaken by the Company have been included in the National “863 Plan”, “Major Science and Technology Special Plan”, “Science and Technology Support Plan”, etc.

LYC has successively passed ISO9001, ISO14001, TS16949, CRCC, OHSAS (Oussas) 18001, Jianheng, AAR in the United States, AS9100C in France, GL in Germany and other domestic and foreign institutions.

The product series covers nine types, more than 20000 kinds, and the product size range is from 10mm inside diameter to 13.5m outside diameter.

It has core technologies such as bearings for rail transit vehicles and special bearings for major equipment.

Its products are widely used in wind power generation, rail transit, automobiles and motorcycles, mining metallurgy, engineering machinery, machine tool motors, industrial gear boxes, medical equipment, port machinery and ships.

LYC has established a parallel marketing model with the sales headquarters, business divisions, subsidiaries and manufacturers.

There are 48 regional sales representative offices and nearly 300 sales agents all over the country, forming a marketing system where regional and industrial marketing are carried out simultaneously and local representative offices and dealers develop in coordination.

In the international market, the company has subsidiaries or offices in the United States, India, Vietnam and other countries, and its products are exported to more than 70 countries and regions such as the United States, Germany, Italy, Australia, South Korea, India and Vietnam.

LYC has always been closely following the strategic emerging industries that the country focuses on cultivating and developing, actively developing “four high” products supporting high-end equipment, continuously promoting the optimization and upgrading of product structure, accelerating the transformation of development mode with an open and flexible mind, achieving leapfrog development of enterprises, and making due contributions to the revitalization of the national bearing industry and building a powerful equipment manufacturing country!

9. ZWZ

Country: China

Founded: 1938

About the company:

ZWZ Group has 9 manufacturing bases at home and abroad, 10 business divisions and 26 wholly-owned and holding subsidiaries.

Wa Shaft Group has two major bearing brands, ZWZ and KRW.

The company adopts international standards and can produce more than 20000 kinds of bearing products in ten categories from 20mm in inner diameter to 16m in outer diameter with various accuracy levels.

The products are mainly used in industrial equipment, rail transit, automobile vehicles, new wind power sources and special fields.

Bearing Group has a national large bearing engineering technology research center, a national enterprise technology center, and a bearing testing and testing center.

It also has European research and development centers and American research and development centers overseas, and has established technological innovation platforms for simulation calculation, materials, lubrication, testing, and so on.

10. TMB

Country: China

Founded: 1987

About the company:

Zhejiang Tianma Bearing Group Co., Ltd. is located in the navigation manufacturing town of Moganshan High tech Industrial Development Zone, Huzhou.

With a history of 30 years, it is a large bearing enterprise.

The company’s leading products include more than 8000 varieties of bearing products in ten categories.

The products are classified as: short cylindrical roller bearing (single double row, four row), deep groove ball bearing, tapered roller bearing, self-aligning roller and self-aligning ball bearing, angular contact ball bearing (single double row), thrust roller and thrust ball bearing, non-standard bearing, etc;

According to the application fields, it includes: railway freight cars, passenger cars and rail transit bearings, automobile bearings (new energy), wind power bearings, ship bearings, machine tool bearings, mechanical bearings, metallurgical rolling mill bearings, motor bearings, etc.

The products are classified as: short cylindrical roller bearing (single double row, four row), deep groove ball bearing, tapered roller bearing, self-aligning roller and self-aligning ball bearing, angular contact ball bearing (single double row), thrust roller and thrust ball bearing, non-standard bearing, etc;

According to the application fields, it includes: railway freight cars, passenger cars and rail transit bearings, automobile bearings (new energy), wind power bearings, ship bearings, machine tool bearings, mechanical bearings, metallurgical rolling mill bearings, motor bearings, etc.

The new materials independently researched and developed by the product are used in high-end bearing products, which have won the green pulse of users at home and abroad due to their long life and high quality.

Among them, short cylindrical roller bearings, railway bearings, wind power bearings, rolling mill bearings, etc. have always enjoyed high popularity in the bearing industry.

The company has a national enterprise technology center, a number of provincial high-tech enterprises, a collection of national postdoctoral research workstations and academician workstations, and has strong technical strength.

The company has passed ISO9001, ISO14001, TS16949, laboratory and other quality and environmental management system certification.

The company has established a set of perfect sales network and service system, and its products sell well all over the country, as well as in developed countries and regions such as Europe and America.

The company has successively won the titles of the single champion demonstration enterprise in manufacturing industry, the national green factory, green design products, green supply chain, five outstanding suppliers in the “13th Five Year Plan” industry, the advanced management enterprise in China’s bearing industry, the first integrity demonstration enterprise in Zhejiang Province, the green enterprise in Zhejiang Province, and the AAA contract abiding and credit worthy enterprise in Zhejiang Province.

The company is in the forefront of China’s bearing industry in terms of capital strength, production scale, technical strength and sales performance.

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