A true bearing for business, 50 years strong

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the joint venture between Japanese bearing manufacturer NTN Corporation and bearing supply and service business CBC Australia. 

The two companies have been working together in Australia since the late 1960s when the Japanese manufacturer began to grow its business abroad and shook hands with CBC founders to exclusively distribute NTN product in the country. The relationship forged back then paved the way to the long term–a 50/50 a joint venture company in Australia.

The unique 50/50 joint venture has brought unique benefits to Australian industrial businesses – one of which is having a direct line of communication to the Japanese engineering teams. 

An example of this can be seen with Ennor Engineering, a family-owned and operated manufacturer of disc ploughs based out of Deniliquin, NSW. All original fitment bearings on the Ennor agricultural machinery are NTN and have been manufactured to meet specific requirements – the latter made possible by the joint venture.

According to Managing Director Craig Ennor, one of the key reasons his company chooses NTN bearings is because of their high quality, reliability, and the fact that he can communicate his requirements via CBC to the NTN engineering team. 

“We have tested all the known bearing brand names over the last 40 years and have been sourcing the NTN bearings as the original fitment for the last 25 years,” says Craig. “We favour NTN because the bearings are manufactured to our requirements in Japan and we have access to communicate with NTN engineers as our requirements change.”

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