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Timken to Acquire BEKA Lubrication

The Timken Company reached an agreement to acquire BEKA Lubrication for approximately $165 million. The company serves a range of industrial sectors including wind, food and beverage, rail, and on- and off-highway.

“The acquisition of BEKA expands our global leadership in the highly attractive automatic lubrication systems market sector, increases our geographic scale and market coverage in Europe and Asia and will create new opportunities to serve wind and other industrial end markets more fully,” said Richard G. Kyle, President and CEO, Timken. “BEKA is a premier brand and technical leader, and like our Groeneveld business, offers automatic and central lubrication systems that reduce operating costs and extend equipment life. We expect to realize significant synergies, margin expansion and revenue growth opportunities through the combined Groeneveld-BEKA business.”

BEKA is headquartered in Pegnitz, Germany and employs approximately 900 people, with manufacturing, research and development based in Germany, and assembly facilities and sales offices around the world.

The transaction is subject to regulatory review approval in Germany, and is expected to close fourth quarter this year. Timken expects the transaction to be accretive to earnings in 2020.


Mario Cywinski

Mario Cywinski is the Editor of Machinery and Equipment MRO magazine, a member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada, and a judge for Canadian Truck King Challenge. He has over 11 years of editorial experience and over 16 years of automobile industry experience, as well as small business industry experience.
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