Reportlinker Adds Global Bearings Industry

Mar 22, 2011, 07:19 ET from Reportlinker

NEW YORK, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Global Bearings Industry

http://www.reportlinker.com/p087317/Global-Bearings-Industry.html

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Bearings in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Plain Bearings, Ball Bearings, Roller Bearings, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2007 through 2015. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 343 companies including many key and niche players such as Federal-Mogul Corporation, General Bearing Corporation, Kaydon Corporation, JTEKT Corporation., Mineba Co. Ltd., NSK Ltd., NTN Corporation, Schaeffler Group, SKF Group, and The Timken Company. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

1. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS 1

Study Reliability And Reporting Limitations 1

Disclaimers 2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level 3

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics 3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study 3

Plain Bearings 4

Ball Bearing 4

Roller Bearings 4

Other Bearings 4

2. MARKET DYNAMICS 5

Global Bearings Demand Plunges Amid Recession 5

Global Outlook Bright for Bearings 5

Asia-Pacific Dominates Global Bearings Market 5

Ball Bearings Retain Dominance as Major Product Category 6

Industrial Sector - The Leading End-Use Sector for Bearings 6

Market Trends & Dynamics 6

Recession Clobbers Bearing Manufacturers 6

Emerging Economies Drive Market Growth 7

Bearings for Wind Turbine - A High Value Segment 7

Bearings Demand Affected as Auto Supply Chain Shrinks 8

SKF - The World Leader in Bearings 8

Table 1: Leading Players in the World Bearings Market (2009):

Revenues for SKF, Schaeffler, NSK Limited, JTEKT Corp., NTN

Corp. (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 8

End-Use Analysis 9

Table 2: Global Bearings Market (2009): Percentage Breakdown

of Sales by End-Use Sector -Machinery, Automotive, Aerospace

and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 9

Automotive 9

Dentistry 9

Packaging Machinery 10

Machine Tools 10

Others 10

Textiles 10

Skating 10

Exports-Imports Statistics 11

Table 3: Global Exports of Roller/Ball Bearings by Country of

Destination (2009): Total Exports in US$ Million for Germany,

Japan, China, France, US, Singapore, Italy, Sweden, Slovakia,

Belgium and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 11

Table 4: Global Imports of Roller/Ball Bearings by Country of

Origin (2009): Total Imports in US$ Million for Germany,

China, US, France, Singapore, Italy, Belgium, China, South

Korea, Canada and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 11

Import/Export Statistics - A Historic Perspective 12

Table 5: Leading Global Importers of Ball & Roller Bearings

(2001-2005): Total Imports In US$ Million for Germany, United

States, China, France, Italy, Singapore, Canada, Belgium,

South Korea and United Kingdom (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 12

Table 6: Leading Global Exporters of Ball & Roller Bearings

(2001-2005): Total Exports In US$ Million for Germany, Japan,

France, United States, China, Italy, Singapore, Sweden,

Belgium and United Kingdom (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 12

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW 13

An Insight 13

An Irreplaceable Component of Machinery and Equipment 13

Rolling and Non-Rolling Element Bearings 13

Advantages Offered by Rolling Bearings Over Plain Bearings 14

Tapered Roller Version: Most Popular Bearing 14

Advantages 14

Common Areas of Bearings' Application 14

Importance of Bearings in Engineered Systems 15

Bearings Classification and Distribution 15

Plain Bearings 15

Spherical Bushings 16

Pilloballs 16

Polymer Plain Bearings 16

Spherical Plain Bearings 17

Radical Spherical Plain Bearings 17

Angular Contact Spherical Plain Bearings 17

Axial Spherical Plain Bearings 17

End-Uses 17

Ball Bearings 17

Introduction 17

Classification 18

Angular Contact Bearings 18

Thrust Bearings 18

Plastic Ball Bearings 18

Stainless Miniature Bearings 19

Manufacture of Ball Bearings 19

Ring Manufacture 19

Ball Manufacture 19

Cage Manufacture 20

Assembly 20

Roller Bearings 20

Applications 21

Types 21

Cylindrical Roller Bearings 21

Hollow Bearings 21

Needle Roller Bearings 22

Spherical Roller Bearings 22

Tapered Bearings 22

Applications of Tapered Bearings: 23

Passenger Cars and Light Trucks 23

Heavy-Duty Vehicles 23

Consumer Equipment 23

Construction 23

Industrial 23

Mining 24

Agriculture 24

Transit 24

Power Transmission 24

General Industrial 24

Government 25

Rolling Mill Equipment 25

Precision Equipment 25

Aerospace and Aircraft 25

Process Equipment 25

Crossed Roller Bearings 25

Other Bearings 26

Air Bearings 26

End-Use 26

Other Applications 26

Textile/Sugar/Pharmaceuticals 26

Fiber Pulling 26

Dry Diamond Machining 26

Testing Machines 27

High Speed Applications 27

Magnetic Bearings 27

Advantages 27

Gas Bearings 27

Journal Bearings 28

Squeeze Film Bearings 28

Hydrostatic Bearings 28

Dry Bearings 29

Semi-Lubricated Bearings 29

Fluid-Film Bearings 29

Self-Acting Fluid-Film Bearings 29

Externally Pressurized Fluid-Film Bearings 29

High-Precision Bearings 30

Micro-Precision Bearings 30

Applications 30

Sensorised Bearings 30

Hybrid Bearings 30

Roller-Ring Bearings 31

Roll Reversals 31

Controlling Reversals 31

Segment Bearings 32

Self-Aligning Linear Bearings 32

Sharply Crowned Segmented Bearing Plate 32

Gradually Crowned Bearing Plate 32

Radiused Bearing Plate 32

Linear Slides: Developments in Polymers offering New Life 33

Bearing Materials 33

Babbitts 33

Bearings Manufactured from Bronze and Copper Alloys 33

Bearings Manufactured from Aluminum Alloys 33

Bearings Manufactured Using Other Metals 34

Porous-Metal Bearings 34

Nonmetallic Materials Used in Manufacturing Bearings 34

Thermoplastic Bearings 34

Bearing Life 35

4. TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS/ BREAKTHROUGHS IN RECENT PAST 36

NSK's European Technology Centre and AEA Technology Develop BeSt 36

Barden Develops and Improves Dental Turbine Bearing Performance 36

Thomson IBL Develops New Rotating Nut Ball Screw Line 36

X-Life Ultra - A New Bearing Design from FAG 36

Explorer Spherical Roller Bearing from SKF 37

Caged-Ball Technology from THK for Consistent Bearing Functions 37

5. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS 38

GGB Bearing Introduces Fluid Film Bearings 38

PI Bearing Technologies Introduces Straight Sleeve Bearing FR-164 38

GGB Launches Filament Wounded Bearings 38

NTN Introduces Highly Greased Ball Bearings 39

NTN Launches Thrust needle Roller Bearing with 50% Less

Rotational Torque 39

SKF Develops Roller/Ball Bearings with PEEK as a Cage Material 39

NSK to Launch Corrosion Resistant ESZ Bearings 39

Federal-Mogul Corporation Rolls Out IROX™ Bearing Overlay 40

NTN Develops Hub Bearing with Integrated Multi Axis Load Sensor 40

NTN Corporation Rolls Out ULTAGE Series Bearings 40

NTN Corporation Introduces the Smallest Bore Hydrodynamic Bearing 40

Timken to Introduce Type E Tapered Roller Bearing Housed Units 41

NSK Develops Wheel Bearings for Controlling Satellite's Altitude 41

Baldor Electric Introduces Dodge Ultra Kleen Ball Bearings 41

NTN Corporation Launches Hub Bearing with Low Friction 42

Spyraflo Launches Miniature Ball Bearings 42

Igus Introduces DryLin WJRM 42

NTN Rolls Out Hub Bearings Integrated with High- resolution

and Rotary Sensor 42

QBC Introduces Plastic Plain Ball Bearings 43

JTEKT Introduces JTEKT Hyper-Strong (JHS) Bearings 43

QBC Introduces Axial Needle Roller Thrust Bearings 43

JTEKT Commences Manufacture of Corrosion Free Fan Motor Bearings 43

NSK Launches Shielded Deep Groove General-Purpose Ball Bearings 43

NSK Launches Ultra Low Friction Sealed Ball Bearings 44

NSK Rolls Out Papermaking Machinery Bearings 44

JTEKT Develops Ball Bearings for High Speed Hybrid Transmissions 44

JTEKT Corporation Introduces Low-Torque Ball Bearings 44

NSK Introduces Ultra High-speed Ball Bearings 44

JTEKT Commences Mass Production of Bearings for Concentric

Slave Cylinders 45

SKF USA Provides Thrust Ball Bearings 45

ART Technologies Introduces Thrust Bearings 45

NKE AUSTRIA Launches Cylindrical Roller Bearings 45

KMS Bearings Introduces Plastic Race Type Bearings 45

SKF Launches Energy-Efficient Bearings 46

GGB Introduces Metal-Polymer Plain Bearings 46

Minebea to Introduce Giga Protection® Series of Bearings 46

SKF® Launches Angular Contact Thrust Ball Bearings 47

Aerotech NanoTranslation Introduces ANT Series 47

NSK Develops Ball Bearings for Factory Automation Equipment 47

QBC Introduces New Line of Ball Bearings 48

Igus® Launches Geared Slewing Ring Bearing 48

NSK Develops Low-Torque Bearings for Hybrid Vehicles 48

Xiros Lubrication-free Polymer Ball Bearings 48

Kilian Manufacturing Launches Custom Engineered Bearings 49

New Way Air Bearings Launches Radial Air Bearings 49

SKF Introduces Front Wheel Bearings 49

H4 Marine to Launch Aqaurius, a New Variety of Maritex Bearing

Material 49

NSK Rolls Out Sealed- Clean Spherical Roller Bearings 49

Schaeffler Group Offers Revised E1 Spherical Roller Bearings 50

SKF Introduces E2 Bearings 50

Navistar Introduces PartSmart Truck Parts Product Line 51

SGI's Ceramic Rolling Elements and Isotect®A Coating 51

Minebea Introduces Ultra-Small Ball Bearings 51

FAG Launches Generation C Deep Groove Ball Bearings 52

Schaeffler Group Industrial Roll Out a Range of Rolling Bearing 52

NSK Develops Spacea Series Bearings 53

NTN Develops Cylindrical Roller Bearing 54

NTN Develops MQGS Lubrication Angular Contact Ball Bearing 54

NTN Develops Ball Bearing for Torque Reduction 54

NTN and Nagoya Municipal Develop Sintered Bearing 55

NTN Develops Energy Saving Light Weight Hub Bearing 55

Igus Introduces New Ball Bearings in Xiros Range 55

SKF Launches Bearing Solution for Micro-Hybrid Cars 56

NMB Launches Customized Mechanical Bearing Assemblies 56

SKF Launches Four-Contact-Point Ball Bearings 56

NKE Develops Thrust Ball Bearings Series 57

SKF Introduces Y bearing Units 57

SKF Launches Relubrication-Free ConCentra Bearing Unit 57

Timken Launches New Thin Section Bearings 57

SKF Develops Super-Precision Bearings 58

Boca Bearing Launches New Bearings in the LBT Ceramic Line 58

Pacamor Rolls Out Dental Bearing Options 58

igus® to Launch Polymer Bearings for Chair Pivot Points 58

igus Launches Mini Plain Bearings 59

JTEKT Develops Engine Accessory Idler Bearing 59

GGB Introduces DuraStrong Bearing Material 59

SKF Australia Introduces Energy Saving Bearings 60

Schaeffler Introduces FAG Branded Range of Bearings 60

Boca Bearings Introduces MX Engine Bearings 60

Kharkiv Bearing to Introduce Railway Bearing Production Range 61

JTEKT Develops Thrust Needle Bearing 61

Schaeffler Launches Various Drivetrain Products 61

6. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS IN THE RECENT PAST - A

PERSPECTIVE BUILDER 62

SKF Launches New Bearing Family 62

NTN Develops Low Torque Bearings 62

National Wheel End Components launches Premium Hardened Rollers 62

Federal-Mogul Launches DUROSHIELD ™ 62

SKF Develops Innovative Bearing for Fast Trains 63

Pacamor Adds New Products to Dental Ball Bearing Product Range 63

NTN Develops New Ball Bearings 63

SKF Develops High Performance Hub Bearings for Ferrari 63

FAG Kugelfischer Launches ASSR Bearing 64

FAG Develops Rotor Bearing 64

FAG Kugelfischer Develops Double-Row Tapered Roller Bearing 64

Koyo Launches Precision Bearings 64

SKF Introduces Cylindrical Roller Bearings 64

NTN Launches New FA Series of Tapered Roller Bearings 65

Danaher Motion Launches IDC URS Series Ball Screw Positioning

Tables 65

Timken Markets New Line of Industrial Lubricants 65

Timken Launches Fuel-Efficient Pinion Bearing for Automotive

Applications 65

RBC Bearings Launches Fiberglide® Self-Lubricating Bearings 65

Igus Launches Iglide Line of Polymer Plain Bearings 66

Carr Lane Launches Locking Hubs Rotary Bearings 66

Wyko Group Introduces Split Roller Bearings 66

INA Schaeffler Launches KS Linear Ball Bearings 66

Stafford Launches Neoprene End Stops and PTFE Thrust Bearings 67

RBC Bearings Enhances Roller Cam-Follower Product Line 67

NSK Launches Robust Series Bearings 67

Kaydon Launches Ultra Slim Series Bearings 67

Torrington Launches Fafnir True High Speed Sealed Bearings 68

Peer Launches FR010 Plain Bearings 68

AST Bearings Launches Spherical Plain Bearings 68

Peer Bearing Launches Tapered Roller Bearings 68

SKF Machine Launches Cylindrical Roller Bearings 68

Aero Union Launches DU Series Bearings 69

Graphite Metallizing Launches CAM-Follower Bearings 69

AST Bearings Launches Mini Ball Bearings 69

Timken Develops Fuel-Efficient Bearings 69

Peer Launches F-Series Self-Lubricating Bearings 70

Rockwell Automation Launches Mounted Spherical Bearings 70

Pacific Bearing Launches Metric Linear Bearings 70

ServoFluid Launches Control Bearings 70

Rexnord Launches 5200/5300 ABMA Cylindrical Bearings 71

Hankangtech Launches Split Roller Bearings 71

SKF AB Develops Dimpled Bearings 71

RBC Bearings Develops ImpactTuff Spherical Bearings 71

SFERAX Launches SL Series of Linear Ball Bearings 71

NSK Launches Low-Cost Bearings for Light Load Uses 72

7. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY 73

Sujana Univeral to Take Over EBC Bearings India 73

SKF Aeroengine Expands Construction in Falconer 73

Timken Wins Contract from Goldwind 73

NRB Bearings to Expand Bearing Capacity in India 73

NTN Inks a Memorandum with Luoyang LYC Bearing 73

Nachi-Fujikoshi to Increase Production of Roller Bearing 74

SKF to Undertake Capacity Expansion 74

Kaman Industrial Technologies Snaps Up Allied Bearings Supply 74

WinWinD and SKF Ink an Agreement 75

Klarius Group Takes Over Quinton Hazell Automotive Group from

Affinia 75

Schaeffler India to Establish R&D Center 75

JTEKT Acquires Needle Roller Bearings Business of Timken 75

Motion Industries Acquires BC Bearing Group 76

Waukesha Bearings Takes Over Inpro/Seal 76

NTN Establishes NTN Shika Corporation 76

NTN Corporation and Seohan to Establish Joint Venture 77

SKF Establishes SKF Solution Factory in India 77

RBC Bearings Acquires Assets of Lubron Bearing Systems 77

Hephaestus Holdings Acquires Forging Assets of FormTech

Industries 78

Logan Oil Tools Takes over Dennis Tool 78

Baosteel Group and SKF Group Enter Into Strategic Cooperation

Agreement 78

SKF Expands Bearings Production Capacity in China 78

SKF Inks Partnership Agreement with Sinovel 78

Royal Bearing Acquires Inventory of Maytag Manufacturing 79

Wingspan Capital Snaps Up Aetna Bearing 79

NTN to Forego Stake in Joint Ventures to Nidec 79

SKF India to Establish Manufacturing Facility in Uttarakhand 79

Bowman International Takes Over Oilite Bearings 80

Wafangdian Guangyang Takes Over Bearing Manufacturing Company 80

Timken Provides Axle Bearing Assemblies to BEML 80

John Crane Purchases Orion 80

Martin Space Systems Secures Contract from U.S. Air force 80

Timken Signs Agreement with Nanjing High Speed Gear Manufacturing 81

SKF Bags Order from CSR Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive 81

Zhejiang Tianma Bearing to Acquire Guizhou Tianma Hongshan

Bearing 81

Zhejiang Tianma Bearing to Acquire Stake in Qiqihar Heavy CNC

Equipment 81

Minebea Co., Ltd. to Close Ball Bearing Facility in UK 81

Minebea Takes Over Myonic Holding 82

Tesla Motors Selects SKF to Supply Bearings 82

UPEK Group to Invest for Upgradation of Bearing Facilities 82

NN to Close Whirlaway Manufacturing Facility 82

Timken Wins Order from Indian Railways 82

Koyo to Expand the Blythewood Unit 83

Emerson Acquires System Plast 83

NN Closes Bearing Ball Manufacturing Unit, NN Euroball 83

Timken Receives Order from SMS Demag 83

C&U Group Purchases Huangshi Bearing Plant 83

Zhou's Enterprises Extends Product Portfolio 83

Schaeffler Commences Operations at its Mexican Bearing

Production Facility 84

Canadian Commercial Bags US Army Contract 84

SKF India to Build Two Manufacturing Units 84

Suzlon Awards Bearings Supply Contract to SKF 84

Timken Establishes a Small-Bar Steel Rolling Unit 84

RBC Bearing Commences Construction of a New Bearing Plant in

Texas 85

Vale Provides Rail Bearings Contract to Timken 85

Timken Acquires Extex Assets 85

Schaeffler Acquires Continental 85

NTK to Expand the Frankfort Facility 86

Timken Expands Bearings Manufacturing Capacity 86

RBI Opens a Bearing Facility in China 86

Kaman Acquires INRUMEC 86

Timken to Supply Mars Mission Bearings 86

SKF Establishes a Bearing Plant in China 87

Schaeffler Group Industrial Delivers Axlebox Bearings to

Vossloh Locomotives 87

Timken Wuxi Bearing Adds Production Capacity 87

ThyssenKrupp Expands PSL Bearing Manufacturing Facility in

Slovakia 87

SKF Purchases PEER Bearing 88

Schaeffler Completes Bearings Order for Beijing Wheel 88

Barber Inks Agreement with Capstone 88

Climax Metal Acquires Clesco 88

NTN Expands Bearing Manufacturing Facility in Japan 89

NTN Forms Joint Venture with CSR Nanjing Puzhen 89

Federal-Mogul Acquires Stake in Perfect Circle 89

S.C. Rulmenti Barlad Increases Interest in Anadolu Rulman 89

Quality Boats Uses Iglide P 90

SC Rulmenti to Establish Bearing Production Plant in India 90

Iljin Builds a Wheel Hub Bearing Facility in China 90

BNL Bearings Establishes Bearing Production Plant in Thailand 91

SKF Group to Set Up New Facility 91

Mahle Buys Clevite and Subsidiaries 91

RBC Bearings Acquires Assets of Precision Industrial Components 91

Ceradyne Purchases Oil Drilling Bearing Technology 92

Rotek to Expand Bearing Production Plant in Ohio 92

Brammer Takes Over Tecnoforniture 92

EnPro Industries Acquires Air Perfection 93

Applied Industrial Technologies to Take Over Suministros

Industriales Enol 93

SKF Group Expands Production Capacity of Dalian Plant 93

GGB Commences Operations at Polymer Bearing Plant in China 93

Timken Opens a Production House in China 93

Timken India Commences Production at New Bearing Facility in

India 94

NRB Bearings Inaugurates Manufacturing Facility 94

Iljin America to Set Up Industrial Bearings Facility 94

Kyklos Purchases Wheel Bearings Operation of Delphi 94

Amsted Rail and European Bearing Form a Joint Venture 94

NTN Establishes NTN Houdatsu Shimizu 95

Greenbrier Takes Over Roller Bearing Industries 95

Millhouse Capital Acquires European Bearing 95

Emerson Shuts the Sealmaster Aurora Facility 95

Brammer Purchases CBS Power 95

ABC and NSK Establish a Joint Venture Unit in India 96

Kharkov to Manufacture Large Cylindrical Roller Bearings In

Russia 96

Woodex Bearing to Ramp Up Production 96

OSJC Kharkiv Roller Bearing Plant Inks Contract with

Ukrzaliznytsia 97

Schaeffler Sells Rege Motorenteile Subsidiary 97

RBC Bearings Purchases BEMD and AID 97

Nomo Kullager Snaps Up Porin Laakeri 97

TEXT-NIBC Buys Gebr. Reinfurt 98

Maanshan Fangyuan Establishes a New Plant 98

Bearing Tech Takes Over North Coast 98

Bearing Specialty Purchases Two Bearing Manufacturers 98

DXP Takes Over Rocky Mountain Supply 98

Motion Industries Snaps Up Shuster Bearing 99

Doshin, Amona, and Kohrang Sign MoU 99

SKF Acquires S2M 99

THK Rhythm to Establish Bearing Unit 99

MAHLE Engine Components to Close Plant in Ohio 100

Timken Bearing Material Project Receives Grant 100

SKF to Close Down Bearing Hub Production Plant in Kentucky 100

8. INDUSTRY ACTIVITY IN THE RECENT PAST - A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER 101

RBC Bearings Takes Over Coastal Bearing Services 101

RBC Bearings Acquires Phoenix Bearings 101

SKF to Acquire Edwards' Subsidiary S2M 101

SKF Acquires Ownership of Chinese Joint Venture 101

NTN Forms Joint Venture with Kurita Inabe and Marubeni-Itochu 102

NSK Signs Joint Venture with ABC Bearings 102

SKF to Construct a New Facility in India 102

SKF India to Develop New Production Facility 103

Timken Receives Bearings Contract from Siemens 103

Timken Bags Services and Bearings Contract from JSW Steel 103

Timken Inks Contract with ELH 103

Timken Wins Supply Contract from TWL 104

NRB Bearings to Establish Needle Roller Bearing Plant 104

Trelleborg Acquires Hydro-Components 104

European Bearing Acquires Stake in Saratov Bearing 105

SKF Enters into a Joint Venture with Baosteel 105

Wartsila Enters into Agreement with Railko 105

Amatsuji Steel to Establish Ball Bearing Unit 105

SKF Renames Bearings Plant as SKF-Ukraine 105

Delux Bearings and Amul Galexy Form Joint Venture 106

Canam Acquires Z-Tech and Goodco 106

Timken Enters into Agreement with PT Essar 106

NRB Bearings to Double Manufacturing Capacity 106

SKF Wins Contract for Compact Tapered Roller Bearing Units 106

SKF's New Chinese Plants 107

SKF Acquires SNFA 107

RBC Bearings Acquires All Power Manufacturing 107

NTN Establishes New Production Plant 107

NSK to Open New Facility 108

Timken to Open a New Plant in India 108

Timken to Expand Bearing Plant Capacity 108

NTN Acquires Stake in SNR 108

Applied Industrial Technologies Takes Over Minnesota Bearing 109

ERIKS Group Acquires Turpen & Associates 109

Trelleborg Acquires Silentblock UK's Bearings Unit 109

KS Bearings Enter into Joint Venture with Miba 109

Timken to Expand Production Capacity at Asheboro Bearing Facility 110

Timken Purchases Bearing Inspection 110

Huarong Takes Over Guangxi 110

European Bearing Acquires Stake in Aircraft Bearing Plant 111

Invicta Acquires Bearings Man 111

Vishay Intertechnology Acquires SI Technologies 111

Weimer Acquires Camken 111

Raymond Acquires Stake in Ring Plus Aqua 111

Icon Polymer Acquires Silvertown UK 111

Momentum Acquires Further Bearing Suppliers in Sweden 112

ArvinMeritor, ConMet into Marketing Pact 112

SKF do Brasil Opens Bearings Manufacturing Facility 112

Dana and Daido Metal Terminate Bearings Joint Venture 112

SKF Secures AAE's Bearings Contract 112

HMT and Praga Tools Receive Approval from the Indian Government 112

NRB Bearings Acquires Stake in Timkens France 113

Tata Bearings Partners with Bajaj Auto 113

KS Bearings, Miba Establish Joint Venture Company to Produce

Bearings Material 113

Koyo Seiko Merges with Toyoda Machine 113

Applied Industrial Technologies Acquires Groupe GLM 113

Bokamoso Investments Acquires Minority Stake in Timken SA Rail

Division 114

INA Schaeffler Merges with FAG Kugelfischer 114

KC Engineering Takes Over Hoyt Darchem 114

Roller Bearing Acquires U.S. Bearing 114

System Plast Acquires Nolu Plastics and Solus 114

Reliance Growth Fund Increases Stake in NRB Bearings 114

New Hampshire Ball Bearing Obtains Supply Contract from US Army 115

SKF Announces Supply of High-Speed Rail Bearings to Siemens 115

Timken Receives Order for Hybrid Bearing Development 115

SKF Expands Production in China 115

Wanxiang and Sojitz Sign Agreement 116

SKF Acquires Willy Vogel 116

Simpson Acquires Additional Stake in Amalgamations Repco 116

Timken Sells Kilian Manufacturing 116

Coventry Group Acquires Rod Smith Parts & Bearings and

Thomson's Spare Parts 116

NSK Establishes NSK China Investment 117

Yongcheng Coal Acquires Luoyang Bearing 117

Proceq Merges with Mageba 117

Dover Acquires US Synthetic 117

Caterpillar Logistics Acquires MG Rover Replacement Parts 117

US Bearings and Drives Acquires Bearings & Drives 117

Kingsbury Takes Over Messinger Bearings 118

QA1 Acquires Carrera Shocks 118

Jamaica Bearings Acquires ERIKS Aerospace 118

FAG Acquires Ningxia FAG Xibei Railway Bearing Joint Venture 118

NSK Selects Durga Bearings for Sales Operations in India 118

FAG Kugelfischer Acquires Bearings Production Facility in China 119

Timken Supplies Super Precision Bearings to Mars Rovers 119

Timken Extends Strategic Alliance with North Coast Bearings 119

Timken to Supply Bearings to Rolls Royce 119

Liebherr International Chooses Timken Bearings 119

Pacamor Kubar Makes Bearings for Dental and Medical Handpieces 120

GGB Opens Bearings Manufacturing Facility in Slovakia 120

Federal-Mogul Divests Large Bearings Division 120

NTN-BCA Closes Down Manufacturing Facility in Greensburg 120

NTN Signs Joint Venture Agreement with Changzhou Guangyang of

China 120

SKF Closes Bearing Plant in France 121

INA Bearings Inaugurates New R&D Center in South Korea 121

Timken Receives US$2.7 million Order from US Air Force 121

Glacier Garlock Bearings Acquires Saver North America 121

RBC Acquires Timken's Airframe 121

NSK Acquires NSK Torrington 122

GSI Lumonics Acquires Westwind Air Bearings 122

Applied Industrial Acquires Rodamientos 122

FAG Kugelfischer and Verrazano Acquire SNFA 122

Trelleborg Acquires Polymer Sealing Solutions 122

SKF Acquires Rolling Stock 123

Tsubaki Hoover Acquires ZET 123

Timken Obtains Order for Flexpin Bearing Supply from MAAG Gear 123

Timken Establishes Distribution Center in China 123

SKF Group Divest Dutch Conical Roller Bearings Facility to NN,

Inc. 123

Timken Signs Supply Agreement with Robert Bosch 123

Timken Acquires Torrington 123

Morgoil Construction's Bearing Unit Signs Contract with

Nanjing Iron & Steel 124

Taiho Kogyo Acquires Yantai Chunsang Sliding Bearing 124

Danaher Acquires Thomson Industries 124

SKF Acquires Majority Stake in NSK Aerospace Bearing Business 124

Timken and NSK Form Alliance 124

Timken Obtains Supply Order from VAI Industries 125

Morgan Signs Licensing Agreement with Tentec 125

SKF Group Receives Contract from Chrysler 125

Peer Bearing Relocates Office and Warehouse 125

Continental-Teves Purchases New Steel Integrated Hub and

Bearing Package 125

SKF Bearings India Enters into Partnership with Sundaram Motors 125

SKF Acquires VMZ 126

NSK's Konzan NSK Subsidiary Opens New Plant 126

Ingersoll-Rand Acquires Nadella 126

Whitney Acquires Roller Bearing Holding 126

Goodrich Acquires Industrial Polymer Bearings Business 126

Timken Forms Joint Venture with NSK 127

Miba Acquires Industrial Bearings Plant 127

Waukesha Bearings Acquires Federal-Mogul RPB 127

SKF AB and Shanghai Bearing Sign Joint Venture Contract 127

NSK Partners with Seiko Instruments 127

Brammer Acquires Stake in Anderlecht Bearing Services 128

Tata Steel (India) Expands Capacity of its Bearing Unit 128

INA Bearings Starts Business Operations at Mulshi Taluka Plant

in India 128

FAG Signs MoU with NTN 128

Johnson Metall Changes Name 128

Bayside Motion Launches Crossed-Roller Bearings 129

Bayside Motion Launches BTM Double Direction Thrust Ball Bearings 129

Spadone-Alfa Launches Met 70 Sleeve Bearing 129

Dana Spins Off Industrial Polymer Bearings Businesses to Goodrich 129

Timken Closes Railroad Bearing Plant 129

SKF and Shanghai Bearing in Joint Venture 129

9. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS 130

Federal-Mogul Corporation (USA) 130

General Bearing Corporation (USA) 130

Kaydon Corporation (USA) 130

JTEKT Corporation (Japan) 130

Minebea Co., Ltd. (Japan) 131

NSK Ltd. (Japan) 131

NTN Corporation (Japan) 131

Schaeffler Group (Germany) 132

SKF Group (Sweden) 132

The Timken Company (USA) 133

10. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 134

Table 7: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis or

Bearings by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin

American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 134

Table 8: World Historic Review for Bearings by Geographic

Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific (excluding

Japan), Middle East, and Latin American Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years

2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 135

Table 9: World 11-Year Perspective for Bearings by Geographic

Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for USA, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East,

and Latin American Markets for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 136

Table 10: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Plain Bearings by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin

American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 137

Table 11: World Historic Review for Plain Bearings by

Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin American Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 138

Table 12: World 11-Year Perspective for Plain Bearings by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Middle East, and Latin American Markets for Years 2005, 2010 &

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 139

Table 13: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Ball Bearings by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin

American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 140

Table 14: World Historic Review for Ball Bearings by

Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin American Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 141

Table 15: World 11-Year Perspective for Ball Bearings by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Middle East, and Latin American Markets for Years 2005, 2010 &

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 142

Table 16: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Roller Bearings by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin

American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 143

Table 17: World Historic Review for Roller Bearings by

Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin American Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 144

Table 18: World 11-Year Perspective for Roller Bearings by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Middle East, and Latin American Markets for Years 2005, 2010 &

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 145

Table 19: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Other Bearings by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin

American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 146

Table 20: World Historic Review for Other Bearings by

Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin American Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 147

Table 21: World 11-Year Perspective for Other Bearings by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Middle East, and Latin American Markets for Years 2005, 2010 &

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 148

11. THE UNITED STATES 149

A.Market Analysis 149

Current & Future Analysis 149

Market Overview 149

Trends and Issues 149

OEMs Relocating Facilities Overseas Affects Domestic

Bearings Demand 149

Single-Source Supply Trend 149

Bearings Aftermarket 150

Driveline Bearings Aftermarket 150

Trade Statistics 150

Table 22: US Imports of Ball/Roller Bearings by Country of

Origin (2007-2009): Total Imports in US$ Million for Japan,

Germany, China, Canada, Mexico, France, India, Italy,

Romania, South Korea and Others (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 150

Table 23: US Exports of Ball/Roller Bearings by Country of

Destination (2007-2009): Total Exports in US$ Million for

Canada, Mexico, France, China, Germany, India, Singapore,

Brazil, Australia, UK and Others (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 151

Historical Perspective 151

Bearings Market During the 1990s 152

Key Regional Players 152

BRENCO, Inc. 152

Miether Bearing Products, Inc. 152

RBC Bearings, Inc. 152

B.Market Analytics 153

Table 24: The US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Bearings by Product Segment - Plain Bearings, Ball Bearings,

Roller Bearings and Others Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 153

Table 25: The US Historic Review for Bearings by Product

Segment - Plain Bearings, Ball Bearings, Roller Bearings and

Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 154

Table 26: The US 11-Year Perspective for Bearings by Product

Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Plain

Bearings, Ball Bearings, Roller Bearings and Others Markets

for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 155

12. CANADA 156

A.Market Analysis 156

Current & Future Analysis 156

Trade Statistics 156

Table 27: Canadian Imports of Ball/Roller Bearings By

Country of Origin (2007-2009): Total Import in US$ Million

for US, Japan, China, Germany, France, Austria, South

Korea, Italy, UK and Others (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 156

Table 28: Canadian Exports of Ball/Roller Bearings by

Country of Destination (2007-2009): Total Exports in US$

Million for US, Germany, Mexico, Singapore, China, Italy,

France, Netherlands, UK, Sweden and Others (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 157

B.Market Analytics 158

Table 29: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Bearings by Product Segment - Plain Bearings, Ball

Bearings, Roller Bearings and Others Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years

2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 158

Table 30: Canadian Historic Review for Bearings by Product

Segment - Plain Bearings, Ball Bearings, Roller Bearings and

Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 159

Table 31: Canadian 11-Year Perspective for Bearings by

Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

Plain Bearings, Ball Bearings, Roller Bearings and Others

Markets for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 160

13. JAPAN 161

A.Market Analysis 161

Current & Future Analysis 161

Market Overview 161

Table 32: Bearings Market in Japan (2005): Percentage

Breakdown of Sales by End-Use Segment - Industrial

Applications, Automotive, and Aerospace & Others (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 161

Competitive Scenario 162

Table 33: Leading Players in the Japanese Bearings Market

(2007): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for NSK, NTN,

JTEKT, Nachi-Fujikoshi, Minebea, and Others (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 162

Table 34: Leading Players in the Japanese Bearings Market

(2005): Percentage Breakdown by Production for NSK, Koyo

Seiko, NTN, Nachi- Fujikoshi, Minebea, and Others (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 162

Table 35: Leading Players in the Japanese Ball Bearings

Market (2005): Percentage Breakdown by Production for NSK,

Koyo Seiko, NTN, Nachi- Fujikoshi, and Others (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 162

Table 36: Leading Players in the Japanese Roller Bearings

Market (2005): Percentage Breakdown by Production for NSK,

Koyo Seiko, NTN, Nippon Thomson, Nachi-Fujikoshi, and

Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 163

Table 37: Leading Players in the Japanese Bearing Units

Market (2005): Percentage Breakdown by Production for NTN,

Koyo Seiko, Nippon Manufacturing, NSK, and Others (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 163

Key Regional Player 163

Nachi-Fujikoshi Corp. 163

B.Market Analytics 164

Table 38: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Bearings by Product Segment - Plain Bearings, Ball

Bearings, Roller Bearings and Others Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years

2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 164

Table 39: Japanese Historic Review for Bearings by Product

Segment - Plain Bearings, Ball Bearings, Roller Bearings and

Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 165

Table 40: Japanese 11-Year Perspective for Bearings by

Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

Plain Bearings, Ball Bearings, Roller Bearings and Others

Markets for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 166

14. EUROPE 167

A.Market Analysis 167

Current & Future Analysis 167

Bearings Distribution Channels Across European Union 167

Trade Statistics - A Recent Past Scenario 168

Table 41: Ball/Roll Bearings Market in European Union

(2006): Imports in € Million by Select Country - Japan,

China, USA, Republic of Korea, India, Switzerland,

Malaysia, Brazil, Canada, and Turkey (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 168

Table 42: Ball/Roll Bearings Market in European Union

(2006): Imports in Tons by Select Country - China, Japan,

USA, India, Republic of Korea, Croatia, Turkey, Ukraine,

Russian Federation, and Malaysia (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 168

Table 43: Ball/Roll Bearings Market in European Union

(2006): Exports in € Million by Select Country - USA,

Singapore, China, Brazil, Turkey, India, Switzerland,

Japan, Republic of Korea, and Canada (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 169

Table 44: Ball/Roll Bearings Market in European Union

(2006): Exports in Tons by Select Country - USA, Singapore,

China, Brazil, Turkey, India, Croatia, Japan, UAE, and

Republic of Korea (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 169

B.Market Analytics 170

Table 45: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Bearings by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy,

UK, Spain, Russia & Rest of Europe Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years

2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 170

Table 46: European Historic Review for Bearings by

Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain,

Russia & Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through

2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 171

Table 47: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Bearings by Product Segment - Plain Bearings, Ball

Bearings, Roller Bearings and Others Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years

2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 172

Table 48: European Historic Review for Bearings by Product

Segment - Plain Bearings, Ball Bearings, Roller Bearings and

Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 173

Table 49: European 11-Year Perspective for Bearings by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia & Rest of Europe

Markets for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 174

Table 50: European 11-Year Perspective for Bearings by

Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

Plain Bearings, Ball Bearings, Roller Bearings and Others

Markets for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 175

14a. FRANCE 176

A.Market Analysis 176

Current & Future Analysis 176

B.Market Analytics 176

Table 51: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Bearings by Product Segment - Plain Bearings, Ball Bearings,

Roller Bearings and Others Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 176

Table 52: French Historic Review for Bearings by Product

Segment - Plain Bearings, Ball Bearings, Roller Bearings and

Others Markets Independen

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