"Timken is absolutely a square shooter. Anything which bears his name must be the best that can be made. His ethics are high and his fetish is precision."
Forbes magazine, November 15, 1924
The qualities used to describe H.H. Timken, as noted by Forbes magazine, are qualities woven into the fabric of The Timken Company from its very beginning. H.H. Timken and his brother, W. R. Timken, founded the company in 1899 along with their father, Henry, who invented the tapered roller bearing. All were dedicated to the highest standard of ethics and integrity and successfully applied these standards to the business. Today, our responsibilities to the investment community demand an even greater dedication to these qualities. And after more than 100 years in business, ethics and integrity are still fundamental qualities at Timken. We have longstanding policies and practices to ensure that our company continues to be managed with integrity.