Timken Launches Automotive & Heavy Duty Aftermarket Website for Online Collaboration - New 'Connect Community' site now live online

CANTON, Ohio, Oct. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The automotive and heavy duty aftermarket teams at The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR) have launched a new online site for professional technicians and do-it-yourself installers. The www.connect.timken.com site provides a central destination for industry and technical information and collaboration.

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"We're introducing Timken's Connect Community as a place where automotive professionals and do-it-yourselfers can pose questions to one another, as well as to Timken's technical and product teams," said Barry Harris, marketing manager of the automotive and heavy-duty aftermarket for Timken. "We want it to be the place where auto enthusiasts exchange information about all things related to the automotive and heavy truck aftermarket."

The web site will feature discussion boards focused on automotive maintenance, heavy-duty maintenance and racing. There will be blogs featuring regular posts by members of the Timken aftermarket team, certified ASE technicians, and other members of the industry. In addition, the site will feature technical resources including a technical and video library with how-to content to assist visitors.

"Our core focus has always been on earning customer trust by providing quality parts and the technical know-how to do the job right the first time," stated Tom Tecklenburg, director of the automotive and heavy-duty aftermarket for Timken. "We continue to make connections with end-users by being a resource to them beyond the point of purchase, because the knowledge shared benefits everyone."

About The Timken Company

The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR, http://www.timken.com) keeps the world turning with innovative friction management and power transmission products and services, enabling its customers' machinery to perform more efficiently and reliably. With sales of $4.1 billion in 2010, operations in 30 countries/territories and approximately 20,000 employees, Timken is Where You Turn® for better performance.

Media Contact: Lorrie Paul Crum
Manager – Global Media and Strategic Communications
Mail Code: GNW-37
1835 Dueber Avenue, S.W.
Canton, OH 44706 U.S.A.
Telephone: (330) 471-3514
Mobile: (330) 224-5021
lorrie.crum@timken.com

Investor Contact: Steve Tschiegg
Director – Capital Markets and Investor Relations
Mail Code: GNE-26
1835 Dueber Avenue, S.W.
Canton, OH 44706 U.S.A.
Telephone: (330) 471-7446
steve.tschiegg@timken.com

For Additional Information:
www.timken.com/media
www.timken.com/investors

SOURCE The Timken Company



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