NSK Bearing started its journey manufacturing the first ball bearings in Japan in 1916, and has since developed into a global organization researching, designing, and manufacturing Motion & Control™ solutions supporting mobility and industrial applications.
NSK Bearing History
With over 100 years of excellence in engineering, manufacturing, and service, we have actively contributed to worldwide industrial development and the preservation of the environment. In the early 1960s we set our sights abroad, and have established 208 business locations across 30 countries to date. NSK is a world-trusted brand with a global customer base that counts on the highest in quality and performance.
With an eye on long-term development of societies around the world, NSK is dedicated to developing a corporate foundation capable of sustainable growth – sustainable for the environment, and for employees. To this end, we have established four core values for NSK: safety, quality, compliance, and environment. By developing advanced technologies and protecting the environment, we are enhancing our capacity for value creation and driving increased sustainability.
NSK has made a vital contribution to the growth and advancement of the various industries that rely on machinery. As a comprehensive bearing manufacturer, NSK responds to needs in a wide variety of fields.
A surprisingly large number of bearings can be found all around us. Take automobiles, for example: there are 100 to 150 bearings in a typical car. Without bearings, the wheels would rattle, the transmission gear teeth wouldn’t be able to mesh, and the car wouldn’t run smoothly.
Bearings are not used only in cars, but in all kinds of machinery such as:
- Washing machines
- Air conditioners
- Vacuum cleaners
- Photocopy machines
Bearings enhance the functionality of machinery and help to save energy. Bearings do their work silently, in tough environments, hidden in machinery where we can’t see them. Nevertheless, bearings are crucial for the stable operation of machinery and for ensuring its top performance.
The basic function of bearings is principally to reduce mechanical friction. Reducing friction means:
- Machinery will run more efficiently
- There will be less frictional wear, extending the operating life of the machinery
- Preventing abrasion burn, avoiding mechanical breakdown
Products and Services
- NSK Virtual Expo
- Precision Machine Components (Linear Product)
- Automotive Products