NSK Americas, a bearing and linear motion control technology company based in Ann Arbor, has expanded its owned bearing services capabilities in the Americas with the acquisition of Alliance Bearing Repair and Reclaim (ABRR). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
“With the Alliance acquisition, we’ve increased our service and support bandwidth to effectively manage bearing life cycle costs for our customers,” says Reid Jajko, vice president, North American technical services at NSK Americas. “In this case, that includes utilizing reconditioning as a means to optimize viable service life from their bearing assets.”
Founded in Alliance, Ohio in 2005, ABRR serves major industrial customers in the metals, pulp and paper, power generation, and quarrying and mining industries. Its reconditioning services include restoration processes, repair, and replacement of bearing components, as well as modifications.
“For many of our customers, a strong reconditioning program can play a vital role in managing inventory utilization, mitigating long lead times and ultimately reducing bearing replacement costs,” says Jajko.
“From the outset, our analysis is rigorous — not only of the bearing’s condition, but also the root cause of damage in the application. Our goal is to ensure successful operation of a reconditioned bearing, and to assist our customers with implementing corrective or preventative maintenance measures wherever possible.”
NSK in Tokyo is the parent company of NSK Americas and was founded in 1916. It has established over 200 business locations in 30 countries, alongside a vast network of joint ventures and partnerships in all corners of the world.
By augmenting core technical service expertise with diagnostic technologies, condition monitoring systems, and reconditioning services, NSK is focused on bearing product life cycle and to contribute by available means to reducing the carbon footprint of its business.