RBC Bearings Incorporated
NSK Micro Precision Co., LTD.
NSK Ltd.
Neff Gewindetriebe GmbH
JSB Great Bearings
igus GmbH
Dodge Industrial, Inc.
Carter Bearings

13 Bearing Unit Manufacturers in 2024

This section provides an overview for bearing units as well as their applications and principles. Also, please take a look at the list of 13 bearing unit manufacturers and their company rankings. Here are the top-ranked bearing unit companies as of March, 2024: 1.Carter Bearings, 2.SKF, 3.Neff Gewindetriebe GmbH.

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List of 13 Bearing Unit Manufacturers

*Including some distributors, etc.

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    • TIMKEN
      • United States of America Address: 4500 Mount Pleasant St NW North Canton, Ohio, United States of America

      Manufacturer Overview

      The Timken Company (Timken) was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in North Canton, Ohio. Timken designs, manufactures, and manages engineered bearings and industrial motion products worldwide. Timken operates in two segments, Mobile Industries and Process Industries. The Mobile Industries segment’s portfolio includes bearings, seals, and lubrication devices and systems. The Process Industries segment provides industrial bearings and assemblies; industrial motion components, such as gears and gearboxes; and linear motion products, couplings, seals, lubricants, chains, belts, and related products and services to OEMs and end users in various industries.

    • RBC Bearings Incorporated
      • United States of America Address: One Tribology Center, Oxford, Connecticut, United States of America

      Manufacturer Overview

      RBC Bearings Incorporated, founded in 1919 and based in Oxford, CT, is a manufacturer and marketer of engineered precision bearings and products for the industrial, defense, heavy equipment, infrastructure, and aerospace fields. The company produces ball transfer units, wear strips, clamping collars, airframe control bearings, and marine hydraulic actuators. It has been accredited with ISO 9001, AS9100, FAA, and NADCAP certifications and has 42 facilities with 33 manufacturing units in five countries.

    • Carter Bearings
      • United States of America Address: 1725 Airpark Drive, Grand Haven, Michigan, United States of America

      Manufacturer Overview

      Carter Bearings was founded in 1972 and is based in Michigan, U.S.A., and is a manufacturer of high-precision bearings for both standard and specialized applications in various industries. The company provides stainless steel and chrome-plated bearings, metric-style cam followers, and heavy cylindrical roller bearings that are essential in the chemical, food processing, and industrial packaging sectors. The company also offers poly-coated bearings that can be used for applications where noise reduction, reduced wear, and non-marking are important factors in operations.

    • JSB Great Bearings
      • United States of America Address: 210 Little Lake Dr, Suite 9 Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

      Distributor Overview

      JSB Great Bearings, headquartered in Michigan and established in 2009, is a supplier specializing in a diverse range of bearings, serving the automotive, industrial, and manufacturing sectors. The company specializes in importing and distributing superior HCH, SKF & JSB brand bearings and pillow blocks within the USA and worldwide. It is an authorized distributor of HCH brand bearings, which hold several qualities, manufacturing, and environmental certifications, including ISO 9001-2000, ISO 14001-2004, GB/T 240-01, ISO/TS 169492002 TUV-Industries GmbH, and RoHS. It collaborates with international partners to ensure the availability of these products across a broad customer base.

    • Neff Gewindetriebe GmbH
      • Germany Address: Karl-Benz-Straße 24, Weil im Schönbuch, Land Baden-Württemberg, Germany

      Manufacturer Overview

      Neff Ballscrews is a German manufacturer specializing in ballscrews, linear actuators, and motion control products, established in 1952. The company offers a diverse product range, including Acme, Roller, and Spherical ballscrews, as well as linear actuators. These products serve the machine tool, automation, and robotics sectors. Neff Ballscrews also provides engineering services, customization, and repair and maintenance services to meet specific customer requirements. With a global presence, including offices in the United States, China, and Japan, Neff Ballscrews has over 70 years of industry expertise. They are committed to innovation and consistently deliver high-quality products and excellent customer service.

    • NSK Micro Precision Co., LTD.
      • Japan Address: 6F Hirose Bldg., 3-17 Kanda-nishiki cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan

      Manufacturer Overview

      NSK Micro Precision Co., LTD. was founded in 1949 and is a manufacturer of bearings, unit products, and linear motion products based in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. The company produces various products including high speed dental bearing, deep groove ball bearings, traction drive, support unit croxport, and fulride. The products have been used in various application such as automatic ticket gates, measuring instruments, vending machines, conveying equipments, and vacuum cleaners. The company has obtained various certifications such as ISO 9002, ISO 14001, IATF16949, and ISO45001.

      • Japan Address: Shiodome Sumitomo Bldg. 17F 1-9-2 Higashi-Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan

      Manufacturer Overview

      NACHI-FUJIKOSHI CORP. is a Japanese manufacturer of industrial machinery and tools, such as bearings, hydraulic equipment, robots, and cutting tools. They also provide services such as machine maintenance and repair. The company's products are used in automotive, aerospace, construction, and electronics. One of NACHI-FUJIKOSHI's renowned products is their robotic arm, the "MZR series," which is designed for precision assembly and inspection tasks in industries. They received several awards for their technological advancements and contributions to the industry, including the 2021 Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Medal for new hydraulic equipment technology and the 2020 Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun Grand Technology Award.

    • NSK Ltd.
      • Japan Address: Nissei Bldg., 1-6-3 Ohsaki, Shinagawa-Ku, Tokyo, Japan

      Manufacturer Overview

      NSK Ltd., based in Japan, is a manufacturer of precision bearings and motion control solutions which started its journey in 1916. The company has established itself as a major supplier for multiple industries, including automotive, industrial machinery, and aerospace. Their extensive product portfolio encompasses ball bearings, roller bearings, and linear motion components. Their Motion & Control products and technologies support the motion that brings comfort and convenience in cars, planes, wind turbines, satellites, and almost anything with moving parts.

    • SKF
      • Sweden Address: Sven Wingquist gata 2, , Göteborg, Västra Götaland County, Sweden

      Manufacturer Overview

      SKF UK is the British division of SKF, originally founded in 1907 and headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. SKF designs, develops, and manufacturers bearings, seals, lubrication systems, and services worldwide, with industrial and automotive segments, providing solutions for industries including aerospace, agriculture, transportation, food and beverage, general machinery, material handling, mining, energy, paper, and wind energy. SKF UK offers rolling bearings, mounted bearings, automotive seals, lubrication management, vehicle aftermarket services, waste electric products, and electronic equipment products as well as services including maintenance, remanufacturing, customization, and training.

    • igus GmbH

      Manufacturer Overview

      igus GmbH, established in 1964 and based in Cologne, Germany, is a manufacturer and distributor of technical products made using polymers for movement. Its products include injection molding frames, motor control systems, and plain bearings, and it has over 240,000 products in over 1,000,000 variations. It serves 188,000 companies from over 80 countries worldwide in 50 different industries, including packaging, automotive, and renewable energy. The company is ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 50001 certified, and in 2023, it recorded €1.115 billion in sales. Since 2021, the company has purchased 380 new injection-molding machines and has replaced 275 old ones.

    • Manufacturer Overview

      Koyo Bearings North America LLC, formed in 2006 through the merger of Koyo Seiko Co., Ltd., headquartered in Nagoya, Japan, is a bearing manufacturer. The company offers a diverse product line, encompassing a wide range of bearings serving various industries and applications. These include precision ball and roller bearings, automotive bearings, angular contact bearings, needle roller bearings, tapered roller bearings, and more. Its product range is tailored to meet the stringent demands and requirements of a global customer base. It holds ISO certification, emphasizing its adherence to maintaining standards in its offerings.


      Manufacturer Overview

      NTN Bearings began in 1918 in Kuwana, Mie, Japan, and is now headquartered in Osaka. The company is a manufacturer of bearings, velocity joints, and precision equipment, as well as a maintenance and service provider. The company serves the aerospace, automotive, construction, wind energy, and infrastructure industries. The company operates via BCA Bearings, Bower Heavy Duty Bearings, and NTN SNR brand of velocity joints, linear modules, distribution rollers, and suspension parts. Other components the company manufactures include linear motion, flanged discs, and condition monitoring equipment.

Bearing Unit Manufacturer Ranking

*Including some distributors, etc.

Derivation Method

The ranking is calculated based on the click share within the bearing unit page as of March 2024. Click share is defined as the total number of clicks for all companies during the period divided by the number of clicks for each company.

Number of Employees

  1. NSK Ltd.: 30,577
  3. NSK Micro Precision Co., LTD.: 1,300

Newly Established Company

  1. Koyo Bearings North America LLC: 2006 (18 years ago)
  2. NACHI-FUJIKOSHI CORP.: 1928 (96 years ago)
  3. RBC Bearings Incorporated: 1919 (105 years ago)

Company with a History

  1. SKF: 1907 (117 years ago)
  2. NSK Ltd.: 1916 (108 years ago)
  3. NTN BEARING CORPORATION OF AMERICA: 1918 (106 years ago)

Bearing Unit Manufacturers in United States

*Including some distributors, etc.

Global Distribution of Bearing Unit Manufacturers by Country

*Including some distributors, etc.

Country Number of Companies Share (%)
United States of America United States of America 5 50.0%
Japan Japan 3 30.0%
Germany Germany 1 10.0%
Sweden Sweden 1 10.0%

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