EV Bearing Future Built on 120 Years of Timken Innovation Electric vehicle manufacturers are reimagining the automobile. Backed by 120 years of R&D leadership, Timken innovates next-generation bearings for these novel vehicles—including some of the world’s longest-range, luxury electric vehicles.

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Timken and GGB: Exponential Expertise and Innovation

Timken and GGB provide customers with 246 years of combined bearing expertise and innovation. Here’s how the acquisition of GGB diversifies Timken capabilities and products to meet the future for customers.


Vision Systems: Improving Efficiency for Today’s Workforce

Next-generation technologies are enhancing productivity and maintaining quality while reducing labor-intensive processes. Ashish Vasil, manager of manufacturing R&D at Timken headquarters, and Cristina Dinca, development engineer at Timken Romania, share how machine vision systems are performing complex and repetitive tasks with high accuracy, allowing skilled labor to focus on more value-added functions.


Driving the European Electric Commercial Vehicle Market Forward

The electric commercial vehicle market is rapidly expanding across the globe. Timken’s tapered roller bearing technology and rheology expertise are advancing these applications in Europe. Alberto Cesi, strategic account manager, and Max Lettl discuss a recent successful partnership with an Italian multinational transport vehicle manufacturer.


Delivering Timken’s Value Proposition

Timken service engineers represent the company’s on-site customer support arm. They engage in complex, challenging, and unpredictable work, and they produce enormous value for customers, and for Timken. Dragos Oprescu, general manager of global service engineering, and Barclay Simmons, chief engineer, discuss.


Precision Is Priceless

Jerry Rippel, group leader of measurement R&D at Timken, discusses the department’s various measurement science platforms and technologies – and innovations – employed to help manufacturing facilities deliver on the company’s longstanding commitment to quality.


Cultivating the Next Generation of Bearing Experts

Mike Kotzalas is known in the industry for co-authoring “the book on bearings,” among many other outstanding accomplishments. Empowering his team to go out and solve customer problems, however—that’s what really makes him proud. In a recent interview, we talked to him about his strategy to develop the next generation of bearing experts.