NSK Reduces Customers' Costs with Extended Bearing Life Full-Service Reconditioning Program Reduces Replacement Costs

Ann Arbor, MI, February 23, 2009 --(PR.com)-- NSK Corporation is pleased to announce the introduction of its bearing reconditioning program. As the economy continues its descent into recession, businesses are evaluating every dollar they spend, aiming to cut costs without sacrificing quality and performance. Because bearings are critical in virtually every manufacturing and industrial application, they are the ideal place to explore cost reduction opportunities.

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No industry is immune to the current economic climate, especially the hard-hit manufacturing sector. NSK offers a cost-effective method of reconditioning bearings to prevent costly replacement and reduce downtime associated with damaged bearings. Utilizing a reconditioning program also aids in reducing the potential long lead times of purchasing new bearings.

Paper mill bearings and many other types of bearings can be excellent candidates for the reconditioning program. "Bearing reconditioning is a precise science that provides superior results that extend the life of existing bearings, eliminating the need to discard or replace valuable parts," says NSK segment manager Donald Robertson. "Bearings reconditioned by NSK are just as reliable and perform just as well as their new counterparts, which makes them a cost-effective option for our customers seeking to reduce bearing replacement costs."

NSK's reconditioning program is generating significant cost savings for customers. For instance, after being contacted by a global paper company to improve the current cost-saving program at a Michigan mill, NSK was able to save the company more than $75,000 by inspecting and reconditioning existing bearings, thereby avoiding complete replacement. NSK was also able to help the mill track and monitor the bearings during the reconditioning process, offering additional efficiencies for the mill.

Bearing damage can result from many factors - incorrect lubrication, improper installation, misalignment, excessive heat and vibration - all of which are every day challenges in industrial applications. NSK's reconditioning process can combat the effects of damage and significantly extend bearing life.

About NSK Corporation

NSK Corporation is a member of the NSK Ltd. Group of companies headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. As one of the world's leading bearing manufacturers, it produces and distributes over 100,000 different types of bearings, linear motion and automotive component products.

In the United States, NSK operates with strategically located distribution centers that supply both the original equipment and industrial distribution market. Its network of authorized distributors has the expertise, inventory and delivery systems to meet industry needs, working in partnership with NSK sales and engineering teams to ensure those needs are met with precision and speed. For more information, visit www.ca.nsk.com.

About NSK Limited

Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, NSK Limited is a world-class producer and innovator of motion and control products. Established in 1916, NSK became a world leader in the industry because of an intense commitment to engineering research, modern manufacturing processes and superior quality.

Today, the company is one of the world's largest bearing manufacturers, employs over 25,000 people worldwide, has 60 global manufacturing facilities and 127 sales offices, operates 12 technology centers and produces and distributes over 100,000 different types of bearings, linear motion and automotive component products. For more information, visit www.nsk.com.

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