Timken opens plants in Asia
The Timken Company announced the opening of two new
manufacturing facilities in Asia, adding to its ability to serve aerospace
and industrial markets.
The company will continue to ramp up production over the coming quarters
at its industrial bearing manufacturing plant in Chennai, India, and
its aerospace and precision products facility in Chengdu, China. Timken
now operates a total of seven manufacturing plants in Asia.
Timken announced plans to build its industrial bearing plant in Chennai
in October 2006. The facility is located in one of India’s Special Economic
Zones and will manufacture medium-sized tapered roller bearings for industrial
Construction of Timken’s aerospace and precision products facility in
Chengdu also began in the fourth quarter of 2006. The facility will manufacture
bearings and related products for global customers and China’s rapidly
growing commercial aviation industry. Timken, which established a presence
in China in 1992, also has plants in Wuxi and Yantai and will soon begin
construction of a new joint-venture facility in Xiangtan to manufacture
ultra-large-bore bearings for China’s wind energy market.