Don Chargin, president of Royal Supply Co., on Tuesday announced the creation of his new bearings distribution company, Specialty Bearings.
Specialty Bearings will distribute bearings and services to all industry segments, including original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) markets.
Specialty Bearings was created out of the need to provide customers with difficult-to-find bearings (i.e., bearings that require modification) and services such as snap ring grooving, pre-loading, re-lubrication, failure analysis, cost reduction, and design review, as well as kitting services.
“In past years, due to bearing manufacturers acquisitions and consolidation, the market has experienced a great deal of product rationalization, resulting in longer lead times and fewer product alternatives,” Chargin said. “Today’s industry forecast shows that many manufacturer minimum order quantities are too high and not cost-effective. We specialize in these small to mid-size requirements.”
In addition, the company will offer SSB (Slim Section Bearings) made in the U.S.A., with a design configurator for product and part number selection. SSB offers specials, ceramics, specialty materials and private label services.