MRO Magazine

NSK has expanded its bearing services in the Americas by the acquisition of Alliance Bearing Repair and Reclaim, LLC.

“With the Alliance acquisition, we’ve increased our service and support bandwidth to effectively manage bearing life cycle costs for our customers,” said Reid Jajko, Vice-President, North American Technical Services, NSK Americas. “In this case, that includes utilizing reconditioning as a means to optimize viable service life from their bearing assets.”

Alliance Bearing Repair was founded in 2005 in Alliance, Ohio, serving industrial customers in the metals, pulp and paper, power generation and quarrying/mining industries. Reconditioning services include restoration processes, repair and replacement of bearing components, and bearing modifications.

“For many of our customers, a strong reconditioning program can play a vital role in managing inventory utilization, mitigating long lead times and ultimately reducing bearing replacement costs,” continued Jajko. “From the outset, our analysis is rigorous – not only of the bearing’s condition, but also the root cause of damage in the application. Our goal is to ensure successful operation of a reconditioned bearing, and to assist our customers with implementing corrective or preventative maintenance measures wherever possible.”

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