The Timken Co


Founded in 1956 by the Fafnir Ball Bearing Company, the original distributor training school was a course designed for distributors of Fafnir ball bearing and housed unit products. Now in its 50th year, the traveling school provides comprehensive bearing instruction to personnel from Timken's authorized distributors. At a two-and-a-half-day course, students learn about bearing fundamentals, including design, nomenclature, calculations and proper application and maintenance practices.
Over 26,000 students have received training from the award-winning school since its inception. The program has been praised by its students for its ability to provide a strong knowledge base and the necessary tools to help them better serve their customers. In fact, Timken's Distributor Training School was recently honored with the Progressive Distributor Manufacturer Product Training Award.  The mission of the school has always been to shed light on all aspects of bearings and related products to create a better-educated distributor.
Timken's highly engineered bearings, alloy steels and related products and services turn up everywhere. They are operating in 27 countries, sales of $5.2 billion in 2005 and 27,000 employees. The company is stepped in research and development, product and process innovation automotive, industrial, steel etc.
Wherever wheels or shafts turn, from disk drives to drilling rigs, from dental drills to rolling mills, Timken products improve performance. Timken has been designing and making bearings for more than 100 years, and pioneering innovation that matches the concepts of yesterday with the technologies of tomorrow. 

Timken bearing business offers a broad size range of bearings from those so small a microscope is needed for inspection to those large enough to stand inside. They weigh from half an ounce to nine tons. Timken bearings and components are completely interchangeable and consistent in quality regardless of where in the world they are manufactured or sold.