Industrial Products and Applicationsyear , issue 2, april-may 2021

NSK celebrates 100 years of market leading motion technologies

In 2016, NSK (Nippon Seiko Kabushiki-gaisha) will celebrate 100 years of providing the engineering marketwith optimised motion technologies. When Takehiko Yamaguchi founded NSK Ltd in 1916 with capital of ¥350,000 (€2655), the company became the first bearing manufacturer to be established in Japan. Today the company has the biggest share of the bearings market in Japan and is one of the largest bearing suppliers in the world. NSK has also diversified successfully into markets such as automotive products, precision machinery and parts, and mechatronics products, all helping to generate net annual sales (for the year ended 31 March 2015) of ¥974.9 billion (€7.4 billion).