Corporate Overview 

As a global industrial technology leader, we apply our deep knowledge of metallurgy, friction management and power transmission to improve the reliability and efficiency of machinery all around the world.


We engineer, manufacture and market mechanical components and high-performance steel. Our bearings, engineered-steel bars and tubes -- as well as transmissions, gearboxes, chain and related products and services -- support diversified markets worldwide.


With $4.3 billion sales in 2013 and approximately 19,000 people operating from 28 countries, Timken makes the world more productive and keeps industry in motion.


Market Segments
We serve many diverse market segments, including aerospace, automotive, construction, consumer, defense, energy, industrial equipment, health, heavy industry, machine tool, positioning control, power generation and rail.


Timken in Numbers

  • 2013 Sales: $4.3 billion.
  • Total number of people worldwide: approx. 19,000.
  • Total number of facilities: 64 plants; 93 sales offices; 12 technology and engineering centers; 25 shipping centers; and five joint ventures located in 28 countries on six continents.
  • Paid 366th consecutive quarterly dividend in 2013.
  • Listed on the New York Stock Exchange since 1922.


Technology and Engineering

    Twelve technology and engineering centers located in North Canton, OH; Bangalore, India; Colmar, France; Plymouth, United Kingdom; Lebanon and Keene, NH; Manchester, CT; Mesa, AZ; King of Prussia, PA; Fulton, IL; Ploiesti, Romania; and Shanghai, China.



      • As of 2012, Timken’s plants and distribution centers received more than 120 quality certifications under ISO 9001, ISO/TS 16949, AS9100, M-1003, OHSAS18001 and other quality certifications.



      • As of 2009, 27 plants were ISO certified.


      Joint Ventures

      • CoLinx, LLC – Greenville, SC, U.S.A. (
      • S.E. SETCO Service Co. – Norcross, GA, U.S.A.
      • Timken XEMC (Hunan) Bearings Co., Ltd. – Xiangtan, China


    Global Headquarters

    The Timken Company
    1835 Dueber Ave., S.W.
    Canton, Ohio 44706-2798
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