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Timken launches bearing reconditioning facility at customer location in Brazil

Sao Paulo, Brazil -- May 28, 2002 -- Timken has opened a bearing reconditioning facility within a customer's operat...


Sao Paulo, Brazil — May 28, 2002 — Timken has opened a bearing reconditioning facility within a customer’s operations in Brazil. It is located at MRS Logistica S.R., one of Brazil’s largest railroad companies, in Belo Horizonte.

The new bearing service unit, an extension of Timken do Brasil, will recondition railroad bearings used in various types of freight wagons for MRS and other Brazilian rail lines.

This is the first time a Timken reconditioning facility has been located at a customer facility.

“We have worked with our Brazilian rail customers to understand their needs and have moved aggressively to provide valuable products and services,” said Peter Ingham, general manager, international sales and marketing, rail.

The Timken Company has served the global railroad market for more than 70 years. In 1995, to strengthen its service to the worldwide rail industry, it acquired Rail Bearing Service Corporation, the world’s largest remanufacturer of railway bearings. Prior to becoming part of Timken, Rail Bearing Service was the only authorized remanufacturer of Timken bearings.

“This reconditioning facility gives us a base from which to expand our services and bring our expertise to the Brazilian rail market,” said Edson Pissolato, business development manager, rail. “By bringing our Rail Bearing Service subsidiary’s remanufacturing experience and The Timken Company’s technological expertise directly to Brazil, we can offer rail operators and owners a level of product performance and service that will improve the country’s railroad operations and grow our own rail business in the region.”