Timeless: How Timken Leverages Quality to Advance Industry in the Modern Age While the pace of global manufacturing and business is greater than ever, Timken quality never falters. Timken Vice President of Quality Matt Eckels shares how the company’s longstanding commitment to producing high-quality, highly-engineered solutions helps power the most complex applications of the modern age.

Read how.


Next-Level Performance

Wazee Crane. Making BIG Things Happen.

With a reputation for state-of-the-art (and bright yellow) overhead cranes, Wazee Crane—part of Timken Power Systems—stands alone in the industry with unmatched engineering and manufacturing capabilities. Customers who need help hoisting and handling large, expensive and scientifically important items turn to us.

Industry in Motion

The International Federation of Robotics says global industrial robot sales doubled from 2013 to 2017 and reached a record $16.5 billion in 2018. And the industry continues to diversify beyond auto and electronics makers to growth markets like food and beverage.

As automation assumes more dangerous and repetitive tasks so people can focus on the bigger picture, Timken is poised to grow our presence with top-level robotics manufacturers. Rollon linear solutions add a horizontal axis to robots that already move in all other directions, and Cone Drive harmonic solutions improve precision and performance throughout the robot. Get the full story

Enhancing Automation
Industry in Motion

Travel between Christmas and New Year’s is 23 percent greater than the rest of the year—and that’s just in the U.S. Timken does its part by delivering technologies that support safe travel by air, rail and road.

While there’s nothing we can do about unexpected weather or travel-weary crowds, Timken does deliver bearings and power transmission products that support durable and reliable equipment vehicle performance. Learn more about our innovations for all the markets we serve.

Holiday Travel
Industry in Motion

The UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICOA) reports that 4.3 billion passengers and 58 billion tonnes of freight traveled by air in 2018. That’s a passenger increase of 43% and freight increase of 32% since 2009 safely aided by Timken® landing wheel bearings.

As humankind explores the next frontier of aviation, from drones to deep space exploration, Timken will be there to deliver high-performance, reliable solutions. We’re already working on it. Learn more about our diverse aerospace offering.

Worldwide and Beyond

"The world is rapidly changing and so are we, but two key pillars remain—our commitment to our core values and our relentless focus on winning with customers and driving profitable growth."

Rich Kyle President & CEO
Industry in Motion

Farmers worldwide are upgrading to more efficient agricultural equipment to help them feed a growing population more sustainably. In fact, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers says nearly 22,000 new farm tractors were sold in August 2019 alone—just in the U.S. and Canada.

Timken helps farmers—already operating on tight margins—take costs out of their operations by improving uptime, improving efficiency and reducing maintenance costs. Learn about our
full suite of agricultural solutions.

Agricultural Community
Industry in Motion

Most of Ivanpah's 300,000 software-controlled mirrors rely on Cone Drive solar tracker drives to accurately position the heliostats and reflect sunlight to the tower from up to a quarter mile away. Over its 30-year lifecycle, Ivanpah is expected to avoid 13 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions—the equivalent of taking two million cars off the road.

Read how Cone Drive’s double-enveloping worm gears support solar power worldwide in this article from Kurt Gamelin, Cone Drive president.

Ivanpah Solar Thermal Power Plant
Mojave Desert, California, U.S.A.
Industry in Motion

On high-speed passenger trains like Europe’s Italo and Frecciarossa, Rollon® linear motion solutions improve first-class passenger comfort. And our Timken® AP bearings are the global gold standard for managing tough axle conditions on the world’s longest and heaviest load-carrying freight cars.

Global Rail
Supporting Industries Worldwide
Industry in Motion

The Seattle Space needle relies on a Cone Drive triple reduction HP unit that manages extremely high torque and precision in a quiet, compact package. Visitors can snap selfies and enjoy a meal while they move seamlessly, never knowing that our worm gear technology is enabling their panoramic view.

Space Needle
Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
Industry in Motion

Withstanding intense forces and the rigors of orbiting earth, this telescope continues to capture images as far as 15 billion light-years away.

Our bearings helped launch and guide Discovery in 1990. In 2009, astronauts used specialized tools—equipped with Timken® ball bearings—to repair and improve the telescope. Hubble is still going strong today.

Need mission-critical precision bearings that last? Find them here.

Hubble Space Telescope
Low-Earth Orbit

“We believe everything we do—from our strategy to our investments to our operational excellence initiatives—must help us win with customers and drive long-term value for our stakeholders.”

Rich Kyle
President and CEO
Industry in Motion

Six technologically advanced Timken® tapered roller bearings equip the 40-ton speed reducer in the Eiffel Tower’s north pillar elevator. It’s just one example of our presence in vertical lift applications. From grain elevators on the farm to hoists and cranes at major shipping ports, our engineered bearings help move people, products and materials around the world.

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Eiffel Tower
Paris, France
Industry in Motion

Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium’s retractable roof can open in just eight minutes, thanks in-part to Timken® tapered roller bearings. Forbes* coined it the “best ever” football stadium. We tend to agree.

*Robert Tuchman, Forbes Contributor

Mercedes Benz Stadium
Atlanta, Ga., U.S.A.

"Wherever technical innovations happen around the world, you always see a need for the right powertrain and friction management technology. Timken is uniquely able to solve for the most challenging applications."

Ajay Das vice president – strategy and business development

We execute our business strategy to deliver next-level performance and results for our investors.

See how we Move Forward

Our customers’ and shareholders’ satisfaction, along with Timken’s future growth, begins with our associates.

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