Famous Japan bearing brand List

History of Japan's bearing industry


Established November 8, 1916

Capital 67.2 billion Japanese Yen (as of March 31, 2018)

NSK was founded in 1916 and produced the first ball bearings made in Japan. Since then, the company has spearheaded the development of bearings in Japan. NSK now offers a full range of bearings and sells them worldwide. NSK bearings have contributed greatly to the growth of many industries and to the advancement of mechanical technology. Now, the company has the largest share of the bearings market in Japan and is one of the largest bearing suppliers in the world.

NTN:NTN Corporation

Date founded March 1918

Headquartered in Osaka, Japan, NTN is a leading manufacturer of precision mechanical parts and components. Particularly in the world bearing market, NTN has the largest market share of hub bearings and the second largest of driveshafts.

As a quality leader in the industry, NTN products are selected by a number of world-class industrial customers for their products, ranging from automobile, railcar, construction machinery, jet plane, and to medical instrument. NTN products support the well-being of people around the world.


Nagoya Head Office 15th Floor, Midland Square, 4-7-1 Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya

450-8515 Japan

Supporting society across a diversity of sectors from automotive to steel, railway, aviation, aerospace, construction machinery, agricultural machinery, 

wind power generation and more.


Shiodome Sumitomo Bldg.17F, map 1-9-2 Higashi-Shinbasi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0021,Japan

The Nachi-Fujikoshi Group's slogan, “Challenging growth in business to fulfill aspirations as a manufacturing company,” embodies our long-term vision. We are contributing to expansion in the world of manufacturing by capitalizing on our abilities. As a comprehensive machine manufacturer, we have the multifaceted operations and technologies to provide a wide range of solutions to customers in fields such as automotive, industrial machinery, energy, and infrastructure.

NMB:NMB Technologies Corporation

39830 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI 48375 248-919-2250

NMB Technologies Corporation is a MinebeaMitsumi Group company; the world’s largest manufacturer of NMB miniature ball bearings and a volume leader in the design and manufacturing of precision electro-mechanical components such as small motors, backlight and LED lighting products, and sensors. We provide advanced technology solutions for automotive, medical, consumer, industrial and smart cities markets.

ASAHI:Asahi Seiko Co., Ltd.

570-1, Otori-Higashi-Machi 6-Cho, Nishi-ku Sakai City, Osaka 593-8324, Japan

established our company in 1928 as a manufacturer of ball bearings. In 1951 we started manufacturing Ball Bearing Units (Insert Bearing Units) for the first time in Japan. Since then, as the pioneer, we have contributed to standardization of ball bearing units (insert bearing units) themselves including the quality standard. After 1975 we started other new products like Mechanical Clutches, Air Clutches/Brakes and Linear Motion products. We believe that ASAHI has now grown up to be the worldwide trustworthy brand in the industrial field.

FYH:FYH Co., Ltd.

Osaka Prefecture Sakai City Mihara Ward Hirao 2306 address

1950, embarked on the production of pillow block (rolling bearing unit), we have continued walking as a specialized leading manufacturer of the pillow block to support the growth of world industry since.

In the production plant with integrated advanced technology, operate the FYH production line for your own self-aligning bearing, it is all automated to quality management from processing. In addition, the tolerance of the bearing finishing has adopted the standards more stringent tolerance of Japanese industrial products standards, FYH brand of bearings will be able to respond well to harsh conditions, such as high-speed rotation.

THK:Chicago THK America, Inc - HQ 

 200 East. Commerce Drive, Schaumburg, IL. 60173 

THK's creative ideas and unique technology made the company worldwide pioneers in the development of the Linear Motion (LM) Guide mechanism. Today, our LM Guide devices are an indispensable component of mechanical and electronic systems in a wide variety of industries. 

THK has also developed many other unique mechanical components, including the Ball Spline, Ball Screws and link Balls, which are manufactured by us for supply to customers worldwide.

IKO:IKO International, Inc.

Fox Hill Ind. Park, 91 Walsh Drive Parsippany, NJ 07054

With more than 60 years of experience, IKO specializes in quality needle bearings, linear motion rolling guides, precision positioning tables and machine components. 


〒590-0941 大阪府堺市堺区材木町西3丁1番36号

Formed in 1946, JAF (Fujino Iron Works Co. Ltd.) is a well-known Japanese manufacturer of chrome steel bearings, double row bearings, and other bearings products. 


16-4 Enmyo-cho, Kashiwara-shi Osaka 582-0027 Japan

Nose Seiki Kogyosho was founded as manufacturer of bearing parts.Switched from manufacturing bearing parts to manufacturing and selling needle bearings (Cam Followers and roller followers).

EZO:Sapporo Precision Inc.

8-2, South 1, East 2, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0051 Japan

Set up the most-advanced bearing manufacturing plants in Ashibetsu, Hokkaido, Japan and Shanghai, China.

With fully automated production and the accomplishment of the automation quality assurance techniques, both our Japanese and Chinese factories are capable of supplying high precision bearings of the identical standard and quality to the world market. We firmly believe that we have opened a new door for the bearing industry.

IJK: Inoue Jikuuke Kogyo Co., Ltd.

1640-1 Oaza Sabi, Tondabayashi City, Osaka Pref.

IJK is determined to continue being the one and only bearing manufacturer, completely different from its competitors. To this end, the company will make aggressive efforts to develop and offer high-precision, specialized bearings utilizing its outstanding human resources, advanced product technologies, as well as cutting-edge production technologies and facilities. Through these efforts, IJK aims to completely satisfy our customers, bring happiness to our employees, and thereby contribute to society as a whole.

KYK:KYK Corporation Ltd.

Osaka, Japan

KYK Corporation Ltd. is one of the oldest Japanese Manufacturers of ball and roller bearings, established in 1952, in Osaka, Japan. Our world-renowned “KYK” brand bearings are supplied to more than 50 countries worldwide and approved in a wide variety of engineering industries.

KYK Bearings cater to the growing premium quality requirement of the market. Strict adherence to Japanese Precision and Quality Standards make KYK the preferred choice of product.


2-8-44 Kitahata, Abeno-ku, Osaka City 545-0035

Ease Seiko Co., Ltd. manufacture slide bearings, special bearings 

and associated precision parts, using state-of-the-art equipment 

and taking full advantage of the broad-spectrum production expertise 

we have acquired since our founding. Our products are widely reputed 

as being top quality and economical.

Loyal : Loyal Corporation 

Loyal Corporation was established  in 1959.

Loyal became independent from the parent company in 1965 and have provided high quality power transmission component parts, such as transmissions and automotive parts ( hub bearings, etc. ) to oversea customers.

Japan has entered globalization age through high economic growth period, Loyal Corporation hopes to contribute to the development of the automotive industry by fully utilizing the world networks and by taking a closer look at the international market movements as an intelligent group that makes quick responses to the changing needs of customers.


2-3-8 Momonokidai, Hannan-shi, Osaka-fu

Manufacturing and selling rod ends Processing various machinery components

TSUBAK : Tsubakimoto Chain Co.

Nakanoshima Mitsui Building, 6F, 3-3-3, Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0005 Japan

Tsubakimoto Chain, the world leader in high-end chain functionality and quality, supplies chains that are used in a wide range of industries. Tsubakimoto Chain's mainstay Kyotanabe Plant is an advanced chain manufacturing base that boasts world-class facilities and productivity.



KonISHI SEISAKUSHO CO., LTD. has been recognised as a leader in the manufacturing of precision ball bearings. Since 1934 ,continues to provide the world industry with high quality components.We are always endeavoring to modernize equipment, renew machines ,and introduce new technologies, and as a result have seen steady growth in production and the expansion of new markets.

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