Taper Roller Bearing Capability and Production Increase for North America

– Physical plant expanded and automation efficiency increased to help support burgeoning demand of North American market

Plymouth, MI… The C&U Group, parent company of North American subsidiary, C&U Americas, has announced a major expansion of its Taper Roller Bearing plant facilities and overall production capabilities at the company’s Tainai complex, which is located in the Fengxian District near Shanghai. C&U is China’s largest bearing producer and one of the world’s top 10 bearing manufacturers.

CU01_cntFully automated production lines and added capabilities at C&U’s Tainai facility near Shanghai will help C&U Americas meet the demands of a rapidly growing North American market.

A key objective of the expansion is to help meet the demands of C&U’s rapidly growing North American market. In making the announcement, William A. Childers, President of C&U Americas, noted, “The added capabilities of the Tainai facility are just what we need to keep pace with our successful growth in the U.S. market and aggressive plans to expand our bearing business throughout the entire NAFTA region.”

C&U’s Tainai facility was established in 2004 and started producing both single-row and double-row taper roller bearings in 2005. In 2012, a second plant was added and the facility began to incrementally increase bearing production capacity. Overall floor space has been increased by a factor of four from 3,799 square meters to 15,100 square meters. The production lines have been doubled, giving the ISO/TS16949 certified plant 18 operational lines. All of the new lines are fully automated.

CU02_slOverhead view shows major expansion of plant facilities and overall production capabilities at the company’s Tainai complex.

Targeting over 2.2 MM bearings per month

The Tainai plant expansion is an ongoing process and more production lines will be added over the next five years. This will more than double the current capacity. When the expansion is completed, the plant will be operating a total of 39 production lines and delivering over 2,260,000 taper roller bearingunits per month.

Editor note: C&U Americas was established in 2009 in Plymouth, MI. In 2013, the company moved its North American HQ and warehousing facility to larger quarters to increase inventory capacity and make it easier to distribute bearing products to OEM and aftermarket customers in the automotive and industrial markets.

C&U Americas offers a full line of bearing types and styles for use in original equipment manufacturing, aftermarket replacement, and MRO operations. The C&U portfolio includes over 30,000 types of bearings in a wide range of specifications and sizes ranging from 1.5mm ID to 4000mm OD.

CU03_cntC&U offers a full line of taper roller bearings in a wide range of sizes.

As China’s largest bearing producer, and one of the world’s top 10 bearing manufacturers, C&U utilizes the formidable production capabilities of its nine manufacturing centers, 34 bearing plants, and 22 vertically integrated component plants to produce over 2.8 million bearings per day. C&U relies on state-of-the-art manufacturing and stringent QC in order to maintain its leadership position in the bearing market.

C&U Bearings are precision made in advanced manufacturing facilities that are independently certified for ISO9001 Quality Management System, QS9000/VDA6.1 Quality Management System, ISO14001 Environmental Management System and SO/TS16949: Quality Management Systems.

From its North American headquarters in Plymouth, Michigan, C&U Americas is able to offer its NAFTA customers exceptional value along with complete application engineering and customer service support.

For more information, visit: cubearing.com or contact David Marek, C&U Americas, 45901 Five Mile Road, Plymouth, MI 48170, Tel: 734-656-0260 ex 228

Email: [email protected]


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