Company Profile

NSK was founded in 1916 and produced the first ball bearings made in Japan. Since then, the company has spearheaded the development of bearings in Japan. NSK now offers a full range of bearings and sells them worldwide. NSK bearings have contributed greatly to the growth of many industries and to the advancement of mechanical technology. Now, the company has the largest share of the bearings market in Japan and is one of the largest bearing suppliers in the world.

Vision & Philosophy

The corporate philosophy defines the ideal image of NSK in the 21st century and outlines management efforts and employee actions necessary to realize this ideal. The philosophy consists of a mission statement, management principles, corporate message and slogans.

Mission Statement

NSK aims to contribute to the well-being and safety of society and to protect the global environment through its innovative technology integrating Motion & Control™. We are guided by our vision of NSK as a truly international enterprise, and are working across national boundaries to improve relationships between people throughout the world.

Ball Bearings

  • Deep Groove Ball Bearings
  • Angular Contact Ball Bearings 
  • Self-Aligning Ball Bearings
  • Thrust Ball Bearings 
  • N Series Thin-Section Ball Bearings Metric and Inch Designs

Roller Bearings

  • Cylindrical Roller Bearings
  • Tapered Roller Bearings 
  • Spherical Roller Bearings
  • Thrust Roller Bearings 
  • Needle Roller Bearings

Bearing Units

  • Plummer Blocks
  • Ball Bearing Units

Super Precision Bearings

  • Super Precision Angular Contact Ball Bearings
  • Super Precision Cylindrical Roller Bearings 
  • Ball Screw Support Bearings
  • Angular Contact Ball Swiveling Bearings

Bearings for Steel Industry

Bearings for iron and steel works operate under a variety of harsh conditions, including high temperatures, high speed or super low speed operation, as well as environments contaminated with water and debris. NSK products support the stable operation of equipment under the toughest conditions.

Bearings for Mining & Construction

  • Bearings for Mining Machinery
  • Bearings for Construction Machinery

Bearings for Papermaking Machines

Papermaking machine bearings operating under hightemperature conditions are vulnerable to problems such as fracturing of the inner ring, which can result in work stoppages.

Bearings for Screw Compressors

Screw compressors are used in environments where they are exposed to such chemicals as compressor oil, refrigerants, and ammonia gas. Consequently, bearings for screw compressors must be highly resistant to oil and heat.

For Special Environments (SPACEA™ Series)

  • Bearings for Vacuum Environments
  • Bearings for Corrosive Environments 
  • Bearings for Clean Environments
  • Bearings for High-Temperature Environments 
  • Bearings for Non-Magnetic Requirement
  • Bearings for Dust-Contaminated Environments