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Canadian-owned Swiss manufacturer celebrates 50 years of precision ball bearing production

Mississauga, ON – Wälzager Industriewerke Bulle AG (WIB), a specialty manufacturer of miniature precision ball bearings located in Bulle, Switzerland, is celebrating its 50th anniversary of bearing production.


Mississauga, ON – Wälzager Industriewerke Bulle AG (WIB), a specialty manufacturer of miniature precision ball bearings located in Bulle, Switzerland, is celebrating its 50th anniversary of bearing production.

Founded in 1961, WIB produces a full range of precision ball bearings made according to international specifications in metric and inch dimensions, including single- and double-row radial ball bearings; self-aligning ball bearings; cylindrical, spherical and gothic-grooved track rollers; special drawing bearings; and precision rolls and sleeves.

With a broad industrial customer base of original equipment manufacturers and distributors in over 30 countries around the world, WIB currently employs over 100 production, sales and administrative staff.

WIB manufactures products under its own brand, under the Swiss Made mark, and for many major bearing manufacturers around the world.

Originally a private company, WIB was acquired by NSK in 1990 and subsequently by RotoPrecision (Canada) Inc. in February 2003.

“Since RotoPrecision’s acquisition of WIB in 2003, the company has undergone a tremendous restructuring, including very substantial investment in equipment, processes and capacity,” says Gregg Robinson, president of RotoPrecision (Canada). “We are looking forward to further developing WIB’s global presence as a premium supplier of specialty ball bearings.”

RotoPrecision is a privately held group of distribution and manufacturing companies based in Mississauga, ON. Founded in 1958, RotoPrecision has branch offices and stocking locations in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver; manufacturing facilities in the UK and Switzerland; and a specialty lubricants provider in Mississauga. The company is the exclusive Canadian representative for many manufacturers of precision-engineered components, including Motovario gearboxes, NB linear motion control products, Alinabal rod ends, and Smalley Steel Ring specialty retaining rings and wave springs.

For more information, visit www.rotoprecision.ca.