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Antifriction and Timken sign major distribution deal

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Antifriction will become the UK’s principle stockist and distributor of Timken’s split cylindrical roller bearing housed units from the start of 2016.

The industrial parts distributor will stock over £100 000 worth of specialist bearings and housings from its UK depots for the cement industry.

At the end of 2014 Timken, which posted its last turnover figures at over US$3 billion, acquired West Midlands based Revolvo, which manufacturers housed split roller bearings for applications in process and heavy industries.

In 2014, Antifriction committed over £500 000 to upgrading its Bristol HQ and Birmingham distribution centre. It has been continuing to build its national infrastructure and will be announcing more depot openings in 2016.

Antifriction also supplies belt drives, chains, lubricants, seals, gearboxes, motors and fluid power products to process and general heavy industrial applications.

Antifriction is part of Italian parent company Gruppo Bianchi, which supplies 250 000 products annually to a client base of more than 21 000 businesses across Europe.

Adapted from press release by Joseph Green

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