- Drivetrain and Axle
NTN Bearings since 1918
The NTN Company started when backer, Noboru Niwa, his sales company, Tomoe Trading Co., and engineer Jiro Nishizono, joined together in designing and manufacturing the first NTN ball bearings, in 1918. From that point on, the NTN Bearing Corporation of America was incepted in 1963. This new head supported the local sales of NTN bearings in the American region. At this point, NTN was proficient in the production of ball bearings, spherical, tapered, cylindrical, needle roller bearings, and automotive constant velocity joints.
NTN OEM Bearings
NTN has been an industry elite and reputable chief in OEM bearing products for some of the largest brands names in the automotive market. They hold the prime share of the worldwide market for axle bearings, which are critical automotive components that allow wheel axles to turn. NTN is also number two in the worldwide market share for constant-velocity joints (CVJ’s). These are key modules for vehicle drivetrains that present lesser torque. NTN prioritizes producing a product within in the same market that it is sold and distributed in. They have invested millions in property, modern age facilities, new machinery, and employment, by assuring thousands of domestic jobs for the NTN. NTN’s 10 North American facilities have created millions of auto bearing and CVJ components for virtually every OEM motor vehicle assembly plant or Tier 1 operation in the United States. This goes for several overseas markets, as well. NTN continues to cultivate, design, and develop, in their advanced Automotive Center, located near Detroit. Through NTN’s local community, as well as their global network, they are insistent in producing huge capabilities in development, engineering, product validation, and management. NTN’s devotion to high standards has earned the company numerous awards for quality from clients, such as, Caterpillar, Ford Motor Company, Detroit Diesel, Navistar International Corporation, Twin Disc, and Clark-Hurth. Presently, NTN is operating in over 50 facilities globally and are the third largest bearing producer, in the world.