New sales director with international expertise at NKE Austria

Steyr, Austria, May 2018. NKE Austria GmbH has a new sales director: Joining the Austrian bearing manufacturer on 1 April 2018, Jesús Monforte, a qualified engineer and MBA, has extensive international experience in industrial product and market development.

Before assuming his new role at NKE, Jesús Monforte was active at ABB in his native Spain and at Mann + Hummel in Spain, Asia Pacific and Germany. He now brings his international expertise to the Austrian bearing manufacturer, which, together with Spanish company Fersa Bearings established the Fersa Group two years ago.

"With Jesús Monforte's appointment, we are taking the next step towards internationalising NKE Austria and the Fersa Group", says Thomas Witzler, general manager of NKE. "Mr Monforte unites extensive experience in the automotive sector with expertise in conventional industrial applications. He has joined us in our goal of strengthening ties with our customers in the strategic sectors and becoming a viable alternative for global customers."

"My aim is to develop the sales team to consolidate the NKE brand as strategic partner to key OEMs", Jesús Monforte explains. "Our major challenge is to focus our activities and boost sales figures in those market segments in which bearings from our group's Austrian and other production sites are the most effective choice."

Both NKE and Fersa are active internationally in the development, production and sales of bearings for the global automotive and industrial markets, with Fersa covering the automotive and NKE the industrial sector. The Group is represented on all continents, with four production sites, six distribution centres, four research and development facilities - of which two are in Europe and two in Asia - as well as sales offices and trade partners in more than 86 countries. Engineering, product development, production and final processing of components, assembly, quality assurance, logistics, and sales and marketing are centralised at its Steyr headquarters.



Company information:
NKE Austria GmbH is a bearing manufacturer with headquarters in Steyr, Austria. The company was founded in 1996 by a group of senior staff members of former company Steyr Wälzlager. Spanish bearing manufacturer Fersa Bearings, which is specialised in the automotive sector, acquired 49 percent in NKE in 2016. NKE offers both standard and special bearings for all industrial applications. Engineering, product development, production and final processing of components, assembly, quality assurance, logistics, and sales and marketing are centralised at its Steyr headquarters. The factory in Steyr is certified to ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001. A wide range of standard bearings is available from stock or at short production lead-times. NKE also provides customized products and solutions. In addition to product development and application engineering NKE provides a full range of technical services, consulting, documentation and training. NKE's products are distributed through 12 international offices and more than 240 distribution outlets in 60 countries



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