Acquisition of Premium Brand Rollon Adds Linear Motion to Timken Timken completed its acquisition of The Rollon Group in 2018, making a significant move into robotics and automation.

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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

“When you ask our customers what Timken is known for, they consistently say our quality. For Timken, our reputation for quality directly reflects the reliability and efficiency of our products, our processes and our people.”

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