Bowman International Ltd. has signed a distribution agreement with Motion Industries Inc.


Under this agreement, Motion will market and supply Bowman’s high-capacity split roller bearings through its vast network of 19 distribution centres and 600-plus sales locations across the region.

Paul Mitchell, Managing Director for Bowman commented: “Our market-first, high-load capacity split roller bearings are a disruptive solution for heavy side industries looking to reduce bearing failure. These products require distributors that can give us an unrivalled closeness to customers and markets in geographies that are critical for sustained growth. Motion’s expertise, industry focus, customer relationships and sales capabilities closely align with Bowman’s vision for the future, making them the ideal distribution partner in North America.”

Supporting distributors to support customers

Motion now stocks Bowman’s Advanced Split Roller Bearings with inventory support from Bowman’s North American Subsidiary, Bowman Bearing Technologies Inc, which has its own stock holding in Ohio – ensuring fast delivery throughout North America.

Laying the foundations of this new distribution partnership, Bowman has supported the Motion team with building their knowledge and capabilities, resulting in an increased solution-based offering to their customers.

Kevin Storer, Executive Vice President – Chief Sales Officer, for Motion added: “We source products from a global manufacturing base to give customers instant access to millions of unique MRO and OEM parts. It is important that the products and solutions we offer solve real-world problems and bearing failure in high-load capacity applications is a prevalent issue in the region. Bowman’s portfolio of performance-engineered split roller bearings aims to solve this problem. We welcome Bowman to our portfolio of manufacturers and look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship.”

Faster changes and higher load capacity in one bearing

Using state-of-the-art 3D printing technologies, Bowman engineers and manufactures the most advanced split roller bearing cage design in the world.

These high-load capacity split roller bearings are superior in design compared to other bearings on the market for accommodating axial load.

The advanced design offers significantly more axial load carrying capacity than any other split bearing on the market, and faster bearing changes for reduced downtime with simplified installation and maintenance processes.

The range mounts into an existing pedestal or housing and uses axial-specific cages to accommodate increased load rather than the race lips of the radial cage. The patented triple labyrinth extended seal lengthens the life of worn shafts, further improving uptime during changes.

Replace solid spherical bearings without moving ancillary components

For notably faster change-outs in solid spherical bearing applications, Motion will also offer Bowman’s evolving range of SN/SD/SAF split roller bearings – the first product on the market to offer the load-carrying capacity of a solid spherical product, with the installation speed and convenience of a split bearing.1

1 Bowman’s SN/SD/SAF range is under ongoing evolution. It signifies an evolutionary change in how heavy side in­dustries replace solid spherical bearings. Using state-of-the-art technologies and unrivaled engineering expertise and Bowman’s technical team are continually evolving, testing and validating new sizes to add to this growing range.

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