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Timken acquires UK-based automated lubrication systems firm

Canton, OH - The Timken Company has acquired Interlube Systems Ltd., which makes and markets automated lubrication delivery systems and related components to end-market sectors, including commercial vehicles, construction, mining, and heavy and...


Canton, OH – The Timken Company has acquired Interlube Systems Ltd., which makes and markets automated lubrication delivery systems and related components to end-market sectors, including commercial vehicles, construction, mining, and heavy and general industries.

With 2012 sales of about US$13 million and 90 employees, Interlube is based in Plymouth, UK, has an operation in Dayton, OH, and a joint venture in Zhuhai, China. The purchase also includes MSP Distributors Ltd., based in Cheltenham, UK, which was acquired by Interlube in 2007; MSP designs, installs and repairs lubrication systems.

“We’re pleased to have Interlube join the Timken team,” said Michael J. Connors, vice-president of distribution for Timken. “The management team brings a wealth of experience and established customer relationships, and their automated lubrication delivery systems certainly complement the Timken portfolio of power transmission products.”

As part of its growth strategy, Timken has been steadily adding to its product portfolio and sees Interlube as highly compatible to its core bearing product lines and recent power transmission acquisitions. Over the past two years, Timken has added a number of new products and services, including roller drive chain, gearbox repair and motor rewind services.

Interlube focuses on critical applications where an automated lubrication system can help extend uptime and reduce maintenance costs for end users. Interlube also brings Timken access to new channels that serve key end-user markets.

“Their expertise and quality product line, coupled with our global reach and market access, will allow us to grow market share for Interlube products,” Connors added, “as well as expose new market space for existing Timken applications.”

For more information on Interlube Systems, visit http://www.interlubesystems.co.uk/, and for Timken, visit http://www.timken.com