From Kitty Hawk to Flying Taxis: A Century of Aerospace Innovation Timken’s unofficial aerospace historian takes a look at challenging customer applications over the years—and talks about how flying drones could someday change the shape of our cities.

Read how.


"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.

Check out all the options.

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