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Timken Acquires Linear Motion Supplier Rosa Sistemi in Italy

The acquisition of manufacturer Rosa Sistemi will add complementary product lines in linear motion to Timken's portfolio.

On Oct. 2, North Canton, Ohio-based bearings manufacturer The Timken Company acquired Rosa Sistemi, a European designer and manufacturer of roller guideways, linear bearings, customized linear systems and actuators, commercialized ball guideways and precision ball screws.

Italy-based Rosa Sistemi serves customers across diverse end markets, including automation and machine tool.

“Rosa Sistemi’s roller guides and customized actuators are highly complementary product lines to our Rollon, Nadella and Intelligent Machine Solutions (iMS) linear motion product offerings,” said Christopher Coughlin, Timken Executive Vice President and President of Industrial Motion, in a news release. “This acquisition provides attractive operational synergies and geographical expansion opportunities to scale and grow the business leveraging our global footprint.”

Timken entered the linear motion space in 2018 with the acquisition of Rollon, which manufactures linear guides, telescopic rails, and linear actuators and systems used in a wide range of industrial and commercial applications. Timken later acquired iMS in 2021 and, earlier this year, added Nadella‘s complementary product portfolio.

Rosa Sistemi is expected to generate around $15 million in revenue in calendar year 2023. The company employs approximately 65 people and has its headquarters, R&D and high-precision manufacturing facility in Milan, Italy.

The news comes about a month after Timken’s recently announced acquisition in Nashville

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