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Timken Acquires The Diamond Chain Company


The Timken Company acquired The Diamond Chain Company from Amsted Industries. Diamond Chain is a supplier of high-performance roller chains for industrial markets.

“The acquisition of The Diamond Chain Company adds another strong industrial brand with a reputation for quality, reliability and performance to Timken’s growing power transmission portfolio,” said Richard G. Kyle, President and CEO, Timken. “Diamond Chain is a premier brand in the North American distribution channel and is an excellent strategic fit with our Drives chain business. The acquisition expands our leadership in roller chain, builds on our strong position in distribution and adds depth to our manufacturing capabilities in Asia. We expect to drive significant synergies with the combination of Diamond Chain and Drives.”

Founded in 1890 and headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, Diamond Chain has manufacturing operations in the United States and China. The company employs approximately 370 people.

With the acquisition of Diamond Chain, Timken’s power transmission portfolio now accounts for roughly one-third of company revenues.