NSK Americas strengthens its service offering and acquires Alliance Bearing Repair in Ohio

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ANN ARBOR, MI – NSK, a global provider of bearing and linear motion control technology, has expanded its own bearing services capabilities in the Americas with the acquisition of Alliance Bearing Repair and Reclaim, LLC.

“With the acquisition of Alliance, we have increased our service and support bandwidth to effectively manage bearing lifecycle costs for our customers,” said Reid Jajko, vice president, North American Technical Services. , NSK Americas. “In this case, that includes using remanufacturing as a way to optimize the viable life of their bearing assets.”

Alliance Bearing Repair was founded in 2005 in Alliance, OH, serving large industrial customers in the metals, pulp and paper, power generation, and quarrying/mining industries. Reconditioning services include a wide range of bearing component restoration, repair and replacement processes, as well as bearing modifications. “With NSK remanufacturing services, our customers can expect the same adherence to quality assurance processes and measures that apply to the manufacture of original NSK bearings.”

Augmenting core technical service expertise with diagnostic technologies, condition monitoring systems and reconditioning services, NSK focuses on bearing product lifecycle management to ensure stable operation with reduced maintenance costs and contribute by the means available to reduce the carbon footprint of our company. .

“For many of our customers, a strong remanufacturing program can play a vital role in managing inventory usage, reducing long lead times and ultimately reducing bearing replacement costs,” said continued Jajko. “Right from the start, our analysis is rigorous – not only of the condition of the bearing, but also of the root cause of the damage in the application. Our goal is to ensure the proper functioning of a reconditioned bearing and to help our customers to implement corrective or preventive maintenance measures whenever possible.”

NSK manufactured the world’s first bearings in Japan in 1916 and has since grown into a global organization that researches, designs and manufactures motion and control solutions essential for mobility and industrial applications. By the early 1960s, NSK set its sights outside of Japan and established more than 200 business locations in 30 countries, alongside an extensive network of joint ventures and partnerships around the world. Today, NSK is the number one bearing supplier in Japan and the world’s third largest supplier in terms of market share.

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