National Engineering Industries Ltd. opens Global Technology Center in Germany through NBC Global subsidiary

Centre to focus on application engineering, product development and manufacturing technology in the automotive and industrial space

Enables NBC bearings India with a competitive advantage through a wider network and advanced technical knowledge

JAIPUR, India, September 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — National Engineering Industries Ltd. (NEI) – part of 2.4 billion US dollars The CK Birla Group and manufacturer of NBC brand bearings, one of of the Indian leading manufacturers and exporters of bearingsannounced today the opening of the Global Technology Center (GTC) in Würzburg (Wuerzburg), Bavaria (Germany) through its affiliate NBC Global.

The technology center will focus on application engineering, product development and manufacturing technology in the automotive and industrial space. It will support the global and Europe-based OEM customers, as well as an extended arm for NBC bearings India driving innovation, speed in implementing new ideas, responding to customer demands and addressing market demands. The GTC was launched on the sidelines of IAA Transportation 2022 which is currently underway at Hanover, Germany.

A competence center approach at GTC will have dedicated teams working on relevant customer applications in e-Motors & eMobility bearings, wheel end bearings, powertrain bearings and manufacturing process development.

“It’s a moment of great pride as we launch our first Global Technology Center focused on customer-centric bearings, an integral component of any type of machine,” he said. Rohit ShabuChairman and Managing Director, National Engineering Industries Ltd. “Let this center exist Germanythe global hub of automotive innovation, gives NBC Bearings a strategic advantage of working directly with our global customers, who are some of the leading automotive manufacturers to offer products tailored to their needs, accelerating response and go-to-market.” he added.

Dr. Lokesh AgrawalVice President and Head of R&D, National Engineering Industries Ltd. said, “This is an important milestone for NBC as we continue our journey to become a global player. We have assembled a team of very talented and accomplished engineers who will innovate future products in the automotive and industrial space.”

Andreas KnopfHead of Global Technology Center, NBC Global (Germany) Gmbh said, “This center will provide a strong impetus for growth at NBC, both from a customer proximity and technology perspective. We will work with customers to develop products for greater speed, durability and longer life.”

To leverage synergies, GTC will also work closely with NBC Global’s entity in SlovakiaKinex Bearings (a major global supplier of standard and specialty rolling bearings for various industrial and railway applications with access to over 80 countries).

About NBC Global Ag

NBC Global is a subsidiary of National Engineering Industries Ltd. Europe and USA.

About National Engineering Industries Ltd (NBC Bearings)

National Engineering Industries Ltd (NEI), established in 1946, is a part of it 2.4 billion US dollars CK Birla Group and manufacturer of NBC brand bearings. Enabling sustainability by making movement more efficient, NEI is one of them of the Indian largest manufacturers and exporters of bearings with annual production of 200 Mn bearings in more than 2300+ variants for application in automotive, railway, aerospace and industrial sectors to serve customers in more than 30 countries. It also serves the Indian aftermarket through a nationwide network of over 550 authorized brokers and thousands of retailers.

Headquartered in Jaipur, India NEI is the only bearing manufacturer in the world to win the prestigious Deming Grand Prize (2015). With a workforce of over 2,800 and five manufacturing plants at Jaipur (2), Newai (Rajasthan), Manesar (Haryana) and Vadodara (Gujarat), NEI is equipped with world-class manufacturing and process technology and has one of the best R&D centers in India. In addition to being technologically advanced, the company applies sustainability methods using alternative energy sources and increasing the efficiency of the production process by leveraging the power of digitization. NBC Bearings is committed to being carbon neutral by 2039.

In 2020, National Engineering Industries Ltd, acquired Kinex bearings Europe through its subsidiary NBC Global Ag, to improve, differentiate and provide best-in-class products to its existing and potential customers. In 2022, NBC Global Ag opened its Global Technology Center Germany to support innovation and provide support to NEI’s global growth.

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SOURCE National Engineering Industries Ltd (NEI)

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