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Chinese bearing exhibition set for Dec. 14

Shanghai, China -- Bearing 2003, the International Bearing Industry Exhibition for China, is a new trade show takin...


December 10, 2003
By MRO Magazine

Shanghai, China — Bearing 2003, the International Bearing Industry Exhibition for China, is a new trade show taking place in Shanghai, China, Dec. 14-15, 2003. The event will include both standard and non-standard bearings as well as bearing processing equipment, accessories, instruments and meters.

Taking place at the Shanghai Everbright Convention & Exhibition Centre, the event includes FAG, INA, Koyo, NSK and NTN among its major commerical sponsors. Other international exhibitors include Dodge, Emerson Power Transmission, Fafnir, Lovejoy, McGill, Morse, Rexroth, RHP, Timken and Tsubaki.

The show is noteworthy because China is now one of the largest bearing manufacturers in the world. In 2000, the total output of the industry was 2,200 million sets, and sales income accounted for US$2.7 billion, from which US$670 million came from exports.

With the commencement of China’s Tenth Five-Year Plan, in which various industrial projects are being fast-tracked, as well as the opening up of the West Region, and China’s accession to the WTO, the bearing industry is expected to continue its rapid growth.


At the same time, the revitalization of Asia also is expected to stimulate a strong demand for various bearings. Industry experts have forecast that this year Asia will represent over 40% of the global bearing market, and that the global sales of bearings will increase to US$57.2 billion in 2008.

International Bearing Industry Exhibition for China is a specialized sub-event within the China International Machine Components Exhibition. In 2001, the Exhibition occupied an exhibition ground of 12,000 sq m, and attracted over 400 exhibitors and 60,000 visitors.

The event is organized by Business & Industrial Trade Fairs Ltd. (B&I) of Hong Kong, one of Asia’s largest exhibition organizers

Details on Bearings 2003 can be found at or by contacting Business & Industrial Trade Fairs Ltd., Unit 103-105, New East Ocean Centre, 9 Science Museum Rd., Tsimshatsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, tel: (852) 2865 2633, fax: (852) 2866 1770, 2866 2076, e-mail: