NSK Ltd.

NSK Ltd.
Native name
Nippon Seikō Kabushiki-gaisha
Public KK
Traded as TYO: 6471
ISIN JP3720800006
Industry Machinery
Founded Tokyo (November 8, 1916 (1916-11-08))
  • Takehiko Yamaguchi
  • Takahashi Korekiyo
Headquarters 1-6-3 Ōsaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, 141-8560, Japan
Key people
  • Industrial Machinery Bearings
  • Precision Machinery & Parts
  • Automotive Bearings
  • Automotive Components
Revenue Increase ¥975.3 billion (2015)
Increase ¥94.7 billion (2015)
Profit Increase ¥ 69.3 billion (2015)
Total assets Increase ¥1.03 trillion (2015)
Total equity Increase ¥478.8 billion (2015)
Number of employees
31,587 (2016)
Website nsk.com
Footnotes / references

NSK Ltd. (日本精工株式会社 Nippon Seikō Kabushiki-gaisha, Japanese Precision Company) is a manufacturer of bearings globally and the largest in Japan. The company produces industrial machinery bearings, precision machinery and parts, and automotive bearings and components.

The company is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, is a component of the Nikkei 225 stock index,[5] and has over 144 overseas operations in 29 countries.[6]


Present day business

More than 31,500 employees form a worldwide technology network consisting of over 62 production plants. Approximately three million new bearings are manufactured per day (from miniature bearings with a one-millimetre bore to bearings with a diameter of five meters).

NSK Europe Ltd.

NSK Europe Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary company of NSK Ltd. and is registered in England & Wales. It has over 3,500 employees in Europe and has a turnover of more than 1,000 million Euro.

Main Areas of Expertise

Development of :

Industrial Bearings Precision Bearings (Material- and lubrication technology; analysis and evaluation technology)

Chassis Bearings (HUB I-III)

Powertrain bearings: Manual Gearboxes, Automatic Gearboxes (CVT gearboxes, DCT gearboxes, Driveline bearings)

Engine Accessories & Electrical Motors (Alternators, Water Pumps, Electrification

Steering Systems (electrical power steering systems – electrical and mechanical design; manual steering columns; steering torque transmission shafts – I-shafts

Business units & products

Industrial Bearings & Linear Components

Products: Ball Bearings, Cylindrical Roller Bearings, Tapered Roller Bearings, Spherical Roller Bearings, Thrust Bearings, Super Precision Bearings, Mounted Units, ProKIT, Ball Screws, Linear Guides and a wide variety of Mechatronic products.

Channels: Industrial Aftermarket, Automotive Aftermarket, Precision Solutions & Sectors (such as: Agriculture, Automotive Production, Cement, Domestic Appliances, Electrical, Fans & Blowers, Food & Beverage, Industrial Gearboxes, Handling & Automation, Injection Molding, Machine Tools, Power Transmission, Printing, Pulp & Paper, Pumps & Compressors, Quarry, Mining & Construction, Railway, Semiconductor & Medical, Steel & Metals, Wind Energy)

Production plants: Munderkingen/Ulm (D), Newark (UK), Peterlee (UK)

Sales Offices: Barcelona (E), Dubai (UAE), Guyancourt (F), Istanbul (TR), Johannesburg (South Africa), Milan (I), Newark (UK), Ratingen (D), St. Petersburg (RU), Warsaw (PL)

Technology Centres: Kielce (PL), Newark (UK), Ratingen (D)

Automotive bearings & modules

Products: Chassis Bearings, Bearings for Powertrain Applications, Bearings for Engine Accessories and Electrical Motors

Channels: Automotive OEM, 1st and 2nd Tier

Production plants: Peterlee (UK), Kielce (PL)

Sales Offices: Barcelona (E), Guyancourt (F), Milan (I), Ratingen (D), Stuttgart (D), Wolfsburg (D)

Technology Centres: Kielce (PL), Newark (UK), Ratingen (D)

Steering systems

Products: Mechanical/Electrical Steering Columns with integrated Energy Absorb Systems, Manual/Electric Rake and Reach Adjustment, Electric/Manual Upper Tilt + Telescope Adjustment, Electrically Assisted Power Steering Systems (EPAS) with integrated Energy Absorb Systems, Column Assist, Pinion Assist, Steering Gears, Intermediate Shafts

Channels: Automotive OEM, 1st Tier

Production plants: Peterlee (UK), Walbrzych (PL)

Technology Centres: Guyancourt (F), Newark (UK), Ratingen (D)

Sales Offices: Guyancourt (F); Milan (I), Ratingen (D); Newark (UK); Wolfsburg (D)

European Engineering & Technology (R&D)

Four Core Technologies: Tribology, Material Engineering, Numerical Simulation & Mechatronics

The first NSK plant in Japan in 1916 
NSK Offices in Ratingen, Germany 
NSK plant in Poland 
NSK 100 Years 


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