The Timken Company has opened a new aerospace precision products center in Chengdu, China. The plant is expected to include sales, engineering support and customer service capabilities for a range of aerospace bearings and other precision products.
Timken selected Chengdu as the location for its sixth plant in China in part because it is a major Chinese aerospace center with good technical infrastructure and an educated workforce.
This investment is directly tied to Timken’s strategic initiatives to expand our presence in industrial markets in Asia, as well as to build an increasingly diverse portfolio of aerospace precision components and services worldwide,” said Michael C. Arnold, president of Timken’s Industrial Group. “Timken is proud of its progress in China. The addition of new capabilities and technology to this booming market will help us to serve the aerospace industry in China and around the world.”
Initially, more than 200 associates will manufacture ball and cylindrical roller bearings up to 12 inches (30 centimeters) in diameter. The first product shipment from Chengdu is anticipated for late 2007.
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