TIMKEN is the world's largest manufacturer of tapered bearings and a leader in high quality alloy steels. The company was founded in 1899 by the inventor of the tapered roller bearing, engineer Henry Timken. Now the company accounts for more than 70% of the global market for large bearings used in the metallurgy. The annual turnover is more than 5 billion dollars.
TIMKEN's production potential is 12 steel plants, more than 60 bearing plants around the world, including the USA, Canada, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Romania, Poland, South Africa and other countries. TIMKEN manufactures over 200 different types of tapered bearings (that's over 26,000 standard sizes). The company was the first to develop and apply the technology of carburizing (hardening) of the surface layer of bearing parts, and today it is the only one in the world that uses it in the manufacture of all sizes. The production program also includes large-sized spherical roller bearings, ball and cylindrical roller bearings, precision, miniature instrument bearings.