Production of large bearings at NKE: Steyr plant reaches record utilised capacity in Q1

Steyr, Austria, April 2020. NKE Austria GmbH reports record capacity utilisation at its Steyr plant: more than 1000 large bearings were in production in the first quarter of 2020. Based in the Austrian city of Steyr, the bearing specialist follows a flexible production strategy, allowing it to produce large bearings in batches of as little as 10 and up to 500 units. Deep groove ball bearings as well as cylindrical, tapered and spherical roller bearings with diameters ranging from 200 mm to 800 mm can be produced at these volumes. These bearings are used in a wide range of applications, including industrial and wind turbine gearboxes, generators and railway applications.

“At an output of more than 1000 large bearings in the first quarter of this year, we have reached the highest utilisation of our production capacity ever,” says Stefan Weidmann, sales director with NKE. “Our production strategy at the Steyr site is geared towards flexibility and speed. State-of-the-art technologies form the basis for maximum efficiency and precision, providing us with greater flexibility with regard to our European OEM customers. After all, Europe is still by far our largest market.”

NKE offers both standard and special bearings for all industrial applications. 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.



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 and completed the acquisition with 100 percent at the end of 2018. 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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NKE AUSTRIA GmbH
Im Stadtgut C4
4407 Steyr, Austria
Phone: +43 7252 86667
Fax: +43 7252 86667 59
E-Mail: office@nke.at
Internet: www.nke.at

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