Bearings In The News – December 2017

Posted by Bradley Irwin on December 16, 2017

This month we are featuring four articles, including one about the European bearings market, one about the global automotive transmission bearings market, one about Schaeffler buying the rest of Compact Dynamics, and one about the threat of counterfeit products.

The European Bearings Market, Forecast 2021 Report

The report “The European Bearings Market, Forecast 2021” has been published on Research and Markets. The report is a somewhat comprehensive look at the immediate past, present, and future trends in the bearing market.

It covers ball bearings, cylindrical roller bearings, roller bearings, tapered roller bearings, needle roller bearings, and spherical roller bearings technologies and product types. It also covers nine European regions including Germany, Italy France, Iberia, Benelux, United Kingdom, Scandinavia, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, and the Rest of Western Europe.

Additionally, the report explores the variety of end users, including the industrial sector (heavy industries, energy, general manufacturing and other industries) and the mobile sector (aerospace, automobile, defense, railway, and off-highway and construction equipment).

The report answers some important questions such as whether the European bearings market is growing, the impact of smart bearings on the industry, the threats that the industry will possibly face moving into the future, as well as the purchasing criteria considered when purchasing bearings in the European market. Read more here.

The Global Automotive Transmission Bearings Market 2017-2021 Report

Technavio recently published a report called “Global Automotive Transmission Bearings Market 2017-2021” that explores the current environment in the global automotive transmission bearing market.

The report breaks down this niche into market segments, including the passenger cars and commercial vehicles. The report also explores the major players in this market including Schaeffler, NSK, and NTN Bearing. To read more about the report or get to the report itself, click here.

Schaeffler Purchases The Remaining 49 Percent Of Compact Dynamics

Schaeffler recently acquired the remaining 49% stake of Compact Dynamics, a high-performance electric-motor manufacturer for an undisclosed amount. The move is geared towards implementing Schaeffler’s growth strategy as its core business of bearings manufacturing faces a threat from electric vehicle motors.

According to Schaeffler, the move is aimed at turning this threat into an opportunity moving into the future. Read more about this story here.

Bearings Manufacturers Facing A Threat From Counterfeit Products

The distributor of EZO bearings, SMB Bearings, has urged customers to purchase their bearings from reputable manufacturers and distributors. They note that while the counterfeits are often priced the same as the genuine products, the counterfeits are often manufactured using poor-quality raw materials and equipment, which affects the lifespan of the product. To read more about this story, click here.

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