Timken is a global leader in friction management technologies and provides one of the most complete offerings of antifriction bearings in the industry.
For more than 100 years, Timken has focused on value creation for diverse industries and market segments. They deliver a variety of friction management and power transmission solutions for applications ranging from aircraft and automobiles to mining equipment and medical instruments. Timken have grown considerably since they were founded in 1899, but solving customer problems is still at the core of their business, just like it was when founder Henry Timken patented a tapered roller bearing design that made life easier for freight wagon operators and their mules. Henry Timken patented the original Timken tapered roller bearing design in 1898. Soon afterward, he and his sons founded Timken to manufacture these bearings. Since then, the company has applied its technical expertise to offer customers a growing portfolio of bearing and mechanical power transmission products and services.
Timken now has operations in 30 countries on six continents, and their team of 21,000 employees is dedicated to improving their customers' performance in a variety of applications.
Wherever there is motion, you'll find Timken at work. Timken is one of the world's leading producers of highly engineered antifriction bearings and related products and services and alloy steel and components. We help create, transfer and control power, putting their friction management and power transmission technologies to work across a broad industry spectrum.
Timken offers the most extensive line of tapered roller bearings available anywhere in the world.
Tapered Roller Bearings are uniquely designed to manage both thrust and radial loads on rotating shafts and in housings. They manufacture nearly 26,000 tapered roller bearing combinations – in single, double and four-row tapered roller bearing configurations. Customized geometries and engineered surfaces can be applied to these tapered roller bearings to further enhance performance in demanding applications.
Timken engineers work closely with many original equipment manufacturers to develop best-in-class tapered roller bearings for specific applications such as engines, transmissions, gear boxes, pumps, compressors and other processing equipment.
As well as Tapered Roller Bearings Timken also manufacture a vast range of bearing types including Spherical Roller Bearings, Cylindrical Roller Bearings and many more. See our “Products” page for more information.
The Timken Company provides friction management and power transmission solutions for many major market segments, including aerospace, automotive, construction, consumer, defence, energy, industrial equipment, health, heavy industry, machine tool, positioning control, power generation and rail.