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Examine the World Bearings Markets

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World Bearings Markets

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Bearings in Millions of US$. The specific product segments analyzed are Plain Bearings, Ball Bearings, Roller Bearings, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual forecasts are provided for each region and product segment for the period of 2001 through 2015. A ten-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets with annual market analytics. The report profiles 474 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as Federal-Mogul Corp., General Bearing Corporation, Kaydon Corporation, JTEKT Corporation., Mineba Co. Ltd., NSK Ltd., NTN Corporation, Schaeffler Group, SKF Group, and The Timken Company. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.


I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability And Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Plain Bearings I-3
Ball Bearing I-4
Roller Bearings I-4
Other Bearings I-4


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. Market Dynamics II-1
Outlook II-1
Market Overview II-2
Market Trends II-2
Emerging Economies Drive Market Growth II-2
Bearing Demand Affected as Auto Supply Chain Shrinks II-2
Ball Bearings Retain Dominance as Major Product Category II-2
Competitive Scenario II-2
Table 1: Leading Players in the World Bearings Market
(2006): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for SKF,
INA-FAG, Timken, NSK, JTEKT, NTN, Minebea, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3
End-User Perspective II-3
Table 2: Global Bearings Market (2002): Percentage Breakdown
of Sales by End-Use Sector - Automotive, General Industry,
Railroads, Construction, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-3
Automotive II-3
Dentistry II-4
Packaging Machinery II-4
Machine Tools II-4
Others II-4
Textiles II-4
Skating II-4
Recent Past Import/Export Scenario II-5
Table 3: Global Bearings Market (2000 & 2001): Imports of
Ball & Roller Bearings in US$ Million by Select Country -
Germany, USA, France, Italy, Canada, Mexico, UK, China,
Japan, and Korea (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5

Table 4: Global Bearings Market (2000 & 2001): Exports of
Ball & Roller Bearings in US$ Million by Country - Japan,
Germany, USA, France, Italy, China, UK, Sweden, Canada, and
Netherlands (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5

2. Product Overview II-6
An Insight II-6
An Irreplaceable Component of Machinery and Equipment II-6
Rolling and Non-Rolling Element Bearings II-6
Advantages Offered by Rolling Bearings Over Plain Bearings II-6
Tapered Roller Version: Most Popular Bearing II-7
Advantages II-7
Common Areas of Bearings' Application II-7
Importance of Bearings in Engineered Systems II-7
Bearings Classification and Distribution II-8
Plain Bearings II-8
Spherical Bushings II-8
Pilloballs II-9
Polymer Plain Bearings II-9
Spherical Plain Bearings II-9
Radical Spherical Plain Bearings II-9
Angular Contact Spherical Plain Bearings II-10
Axial Spherical Plain Bearings II-10
End-Uses II-10
Ball Bearings II-10
Introduction II-10
Classification II-10
Angular Contact Bearings II-10
Thrust Bearings II-11
Plastic Ball Bearings II-11
Stainless Miniature Bearings II-11
Manufacture of Ball Bearings II-11
Ring Manufacture II-11
Ball Manufacture II-12
Cage Manufacture II-12
Assembly II-12
Roller Bearings II-13
Applications II-13
Types II-13
Cylindrical Roller Bearings II-13
Hollow Bearings II-14
Needle Roller Bearings II-14
Spherical Roller Bearings II-14
Tapered Bearings II-15
Applications of Tapered Bearings: II-15
Passenger Cars and Light Trucks II-15
Heavy-Duty Vehicles II-15
Consumer Equipment II-15
Construction II-15
Industrial II-16
Mining II-16
Agriculture II-16
Transit II-16
Power Transmission II-16
General Industrial II-16
Government II-16
Rolling Mill Equipment II-17
Precision Equipment II-17
Aerospace and Aircraft II-17
Process Equipment II-17
Crossed Roller Bearings II-17
Other Bearings II-17
Air Bearings II-17
End-Use II-18
Other Applications II-18
Textile/Sugar/Pharmaceuticals II-18
Fiber Pulling II-18
Dry Diamond Machining II-18
Testing Machines II-18
High Speed Applications II-18
Magnetic Bearings II-19
Advantages II-19
Gas Bearings II-19
Journal Bearings II-19
Squeeze Film Bearings II-20
Hydrostatic Bearings II-20
Dry Bearings II-20
Semi-Lubricated Bearings II-20
Fluid-Film Bearings II-21
Self-Acting Fluid-Film Bearings II-21
Externally Pressurized Fluid-Film Bearings II-21
High-Precision Bearings II-21
Micro-Precision Bearings II-21
Applications II-21
Sensorised Bearings II-22
Hybrid Bearings II-22
Roller-Ring Bearings II-22
Roll Reversals II-22
Controlling Reversals II-23
Segment Bearings II-23
Self-Aligning Linear Bearings II-23
Sharply Crowned Segmented Bearing Plate II-23
Gradually Crowned Bearing Plate II-24
Radiused Bearing Plate II-24
Linear Slides: Developments in Polymers offering New Life II-24
Bearing Materials II-24
Babbitts II-24
Bearings Manufactured from Bronze and Copper Alloys II-24
Bearings Manufactured from Aluminum Alloys II-25
Bearings Manufactured Using Other Metals II-25
Porous-Metal Bearings II-25
Nonmetallic Materials Used in Manufacturing Bearings II-25
Thermoplastic Bearings II-25
Bearing Life II-26

3. Technological Developments/Breakthroughs II-27
NSK's European Technology Centre and AEA Technology Develop BeSt II-27
Barden Develops and Improves Dental Turbine Bearing Performance II-27
Thomson IBL Develops New Rotating Nut Ball Screw Line II-27
X-Life Ultra - A New Bearing Design from FAG II-27
Explorer Spherical Roller Bearing from SKF II-28
Caged-Ball Technology from THK for Consistent Bearing Functions II-28

4. Product Innovations/Introductions II-29
SKF Launches New Bearing Family II-29
NTN Develops Low Torque Bearings II-29
National Wheel End Components launches Premium Hardened Rollers II-29
Federal-Mogul Launches DUROSHIELD (TM) II-29
SKF Develops Innovative Bearing for Fast Trains II-30
Pacamor Adds New Products to Dental Ball Bearing Product Range II-30
NTN Develops New Ball Bearings II-30
SKF Develops High Performance Hub Bearings for Ferrari II-30
FAG Kugelfischer Launches ASSR Bearing II-30
FAG Develops Rotor Bearing II-31
FAG Kugelfischer Develops Double-Row Tapered Roller Bearing II-31
Koyo Launches Precision Bearings II-31
SKF Introduces Cylindrical Roller Bearings II-31
NTN Launches New FA Series of Tapered Roller Bearings II-31
Danaher Motion Launches IDC URS Series Ball Screw Positioning
Tables II-31
Timken Markets New Line of Industrial Lubricants II-32
Timken Launches Fuel-Efficient Pinion Bearing for Automotive
Applications II-32
RBC Bearings Launches Fiberglide(R) Self-Lubricating Bearings II-32
Igus Launches Iglide Line of Polymer Plain Bearings II-32
Carr Lane Launches Locking Hubs Rotary Bearings II-32
Wyko Group Introduces Split Roller Bearings II-33
INA Schaeffler Launches KS Linear Ball Bearings II-33
Stafford Launches Neoprene End Stops and PTFE Thrust Bearings II-33
RBC Bearings Enhances Roller Cam-Follower Product Line II-33
NSK Launches Robust Series Bearings II-34
Kaydon Launches Ultra Slim Series Bearings II-34
Torrington Launches Fafnir True High Speed Sealed Bearings II-34
Peer Launches FR010 Plain Bearings II-34
AST Bearings Launches Spherical Plain Bearings II-34
Peer Bearing Launches Tapered Roller Bearings II-35
SKF Machine Launches Cylindrical Roller Bearings II-35
Aero Union Launches DU Series Bearings II-35
Graphite Metallizing Launches CAM-Follower Bearings II-35
AST Bearings Launches Mini Ball Bearings II-35
Timken Develops Fuel-Efficient Bearings II-36
Peer Launches F-Series Self-Lubricating Bearings II-36
Rockwell Automation Launches Mounted Spherical Bearings II-36
Pacific Bearing Launches Metric Linear Bearings II-36
ServoFluid Launches Control Bearings II-37
Rexnord Launches 5200/5300 ABMA Cylindrical Bearings II-37
Hankangtech Launches Split Roller Bearings II-37
SKF AB Develops Dimpled Bearings II-37
RBC Bearings Develops ImpactTuff Spherical Bearings II-37
SFERAX Launches SL Series of Linear Ball Bearings II-37
NSK Launches Low-Cost Bearings for Light Load Uses II-38

5. Recent Industry Activity II-39
RBC Bearings Takes Over Coastal Bearing Services II-39
RBC Bearings Acquires Phoenix Bearings II-39
SKF to Acquire Edwards' Subsidiary S2M II-39
SKF Acquires Ownership of Chinese Joint Venture II-39
NTN Forms Joint Venture with Kurita Inabe and Marubeni-Itochu II-40
NSK Signs Joint Venture with ABC Bearings II-40
SKF to Construct a New Facility in India II-40
SKF India to Develop New Production Facility II-40
Timken Receives Bearings Contract from Siemens II-41
Timken Bags Services and Bearings Contract from JSW Steel II-41
Timken Inks Contract with ELH II-41
Timken Wins Supply Contract from TWL II-42
NRB Bearings to Establish Needle Roller Bearing Plant II-42
Trelleborg Acquires Hydro-Components II-42
European Bearing Acquires Stake in Saratov Bearing II-42
SKF Enters into a Joint Venture with Baosteel II-43
Wartsila Enters into Agreement with Railko II-43
Amatsuji Steel to Establish Ball Bearing Unit II-43
SKF Renames Bearings Plant as SKF-Ukraine II-43
Delux Bearings and Amul Galexy Form Joint Venture II-43
Canam Acquires Z-Tech and Goodco II-43
Timken Enters into Agreement with PT Essar II-44
NRB Bearings to Double Manufacturing Capacity II-44
SKF Wins Contract for Compact Tapered Roller Bearing Units II-44
SKF's New Chinese Plants II-44
SKF Acquires SNFA II-44
RBC Bearings Acquires All Power Manufacturing II-45
NTN Establishes New Production Plant II-45
NSK to Open New Facility II-45
Timken to Open a New Plant in India II-45
Timken to Expand Bearing Plant Capacity II-46
NTN Acquires Stake in SNR II-46
Applied Industrial Technologies Takes Over Minnesota II-46
Bearing II-46
ERIKS Group Acquires Turpen & Associates II-46
Trelleborg Acquires Silentblock UK's Bearings Unit II-46
KS Bearings Enter into Joint Venture with Miba II-47
Timken to Expand Production Capacity at Asheboro Bearing
Facility II-47
Timken Purchases Bearing Inspection II-47
Huarong Takes Over Guangxi II-48
European Bearing Acquires Stake in Aircraft Bearing Plant II-48
Invicta Acquires Bearings Man II-48
Vishay Intertechnology Acquires SI Technologies II-48
Weimer Acquires Camken II-48
Raymond Acquires Stake in Ring Plus Aqua II-48
Icon Polymer Acquires Silvertown UK II-48
Momentum Acquires Further Bearing Suppliers in Sweden II-49
ArvinMeritor, ConMet into Marketing Pact II-49
SKF do Brasil Opens Bearings Manufacturing Facility II-49
Dana and Daido Metal Terminate Bearings Joint Venture II-49
SKF Secures AAE's Bearings Contract II-49
HMT and Praga Tools Receive Approval from the Indian Government II-49
NRB Bearings Acquires Stake in Timkens France II-50
Tata Bearings Partners with Bajaj Auto II-50
KS Bearings, Miba Establish Joint Venture Company to Produce
Bearings Material II-50
Koyo Seiko Merges with Toyoda Machine II-50
Applied Industrial Technologies Acquires Groupe GLM II-50
Bokamoso Investments Acquires Minority Stake in Timken SA
Rail Division II-50
INA Schaeffler Merges with FAG Kugelfischer II-51
KC Engineering Takes Over Hoyt Darchem II-51
Roller Bearing Acquires U.S. Bearing II-51
System Plast Acquires Nolu Plastics and Solus II-51
Reliance Growth Fund Increases Stake in NRB Bearings II-51
New Hampshire Ball Bearing Obtains Supply Contract from US Army II-51
SKF Announces Supply of High-Speed Rail Bearings to Siemens II-52
Timken Receives Order for Hybrid Bearing Development II-52
SKF Expands Production in China II-52
Wanxiang and Sojitz Sign Agreement II-52
SKF Acquires Willy Vogel II-52
Simpson Acquires Additional Stake in Amalgamations Repco II-53
Timken Sells Kilian Manufacturing II-53
Coventry Group Acquires Rod Smith Parts & Bearings and
Thomson's Spare Parts II-53
NSK Establishes NSK China Investment II-53
Yongcheng Coal Acquires Luoyang Bearing II-53
Proceq Merges with Mageba II-53
Dover Acquires US Synthetic II-54
Caterpillar Logistics Acquires MG Rover Replacement Parts II-54
US Bearings and Drives Acquires Bearings & Drives II-54
Kingsbury Takes Over Messinger Bearings II-54
QA1 Acquires Carrera Shocks II-54
Jamaica Bearings Acquires ERIKS Aerospace II-54
FAG Acquires Ningxia FAG Xibei Railway Bearing Joint Venture II-55
NSK Selects Durga Bearings for Sales Operations in India II-55
FAG Kugelfischer Acquires Bearings Production Facility in China II-55
Timken Supplies Super Precision Bearings to Mars Rovers II-55
Timken Extends Strategic Alliance with North Coast Bearings II-55
Timken to Supply Bearings to Rolls Royce II-55
Liebherr International Chooses Timken Bearings II-56
Pacamor Kubar Makes Bearings for Dental and Medical Handpieces II-56
GGB Opens Bearings Manufacturing Facility in Slovakia II-56
Federal-Mogul Divests Large Bearings Division II-56
NTN-BCA Closes Down Manufacturing Facility in Greensburg II-56
NTN Signs Joint Venture Agreement with Changzhou Guangyang of
China II-56
SKF Closes Bearing Plant in France II-57
INA Bearings Inaugurates New R&D Center in South Korea II-57
Timken Receives US$2.7 million Order from US Air Force II-57
Glacier Garlock Bearings Acquires Saver North America II-57
RBC Acquires Timken's Airframe II-57
NSK Acquires NSK Torrington II-58
GSI Lumonics Acquires Westwind Air Bearings II-58
Applied Industrial Acquires Rodamientos II-58
FAG Kugelfischer and Verrazano Acquire SNFA II-58
Trelleborg Acquires Polymer Sealing Solutions II-58
SKF Acquires Rolling Stock II-58
Tsubaki Hoover Acquires ZET II-59
Timken Obtains Order for Flexpin Bearing Supply from MAAG Gear II-59
Timken Establishes Distribution Center in China II-59
SKF Group Divest Dutch Conical Roller Bearings Facility to
NN, Inc. II-59
Timken Signs Supply Agreement with Robert Bosch II-59
Timken Acquires Torrington II-59
Morgoil Construction's Bearing Unit Signs Contract with
Nanjing Iron & Steel II-59
Taiho Kogyo Acquires Yantai Chunsang Sliding Bearing II-60
Danaher Acquires Thomson Industries II-60
SKF Acquires Majority Stake in NSK Aerospace Bearing Business II-60
Timken and NSK Form Alliance II-60
Timken Obtains Supply Order from VAI Industries II-60
Morgan Signs Licensing Agreement with Tentec II-60
SKF Group Receives Contract from Chrysler II-61
Peer Bearing Relocates Office and Warehouse II-61
Continental-Teves Purchases New Steel Integrated Hub and
Bearing Package II-61
SKF Bearings India Enters into Partnership with Sundaram Motors II-61
SKF Acquires VMZ II-61
NSK's Konzan NSK Subsidiary Opens New Plant II-61
Ingersoll-Rand Acquires Nadella II-61
Whitney Acquires Roller Bearing Holding II-62
Goodrich Acquires Industrial Polymer Bearings Business II-62
Timken Forms Joint Venture with NSK II-62
Miba Acquires Industrial Bearings Plant II-62
Waukesha Bearings Acquires Federal-Mogul RPB II-62
SKF AB and Shanghai Bearing Sign Joint Venture Contract II-63
NSK Partners with Seiko Instruments II-63
Brammer Acquires Stake in Anderlecht Bearing Services II-63
Tata Steel (India) Expands Capacity of its Bearing Unit II-63
INA Bearings Starts Business Operations at Mulshi Taluka
Plant in India II-63
FAG Signs MoU with NTN II-64
Johnson Metall Changes Name II-64
Bayside Motion Launches Crossed-Roller Bearings II-64
Bayside Motion Launches BTM Double Direction Thrust Ball
Bearings II-64
Spadone-Alfa Launches Met 70 Sleeve Bearing II-64
Dana Spins Off Industrial Polymer Bearings Businesses to
Goodrich II-64
Timken Closes Railroad Bearing Plant II-65
SKF and Shanghai Bearing in Joint Venture II-65

6. Focus on Select Global Players II-66
Federal-Mogul Corporation (USA) II-66
General Bearing Corporation (USA) II-66
Kaydon Corporation (USA) II-66
JTEKT Corporation (Japan) II-66
Minebea Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-67
NSK Ltd. (Japan) II-67
NTN Corporation (Japan) II-67
Schaeffler Group (Germany) II-67
SKF Group (Sweden) II-68
The Timken Company (USA) II-69

7. Global Market Perspective II-70
Table 5: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis or
Bearings by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin
American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-70

Table 6: World Long-term Projections for Bearings by
Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin American Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-71

Table 7: World Historic Review for Bearings by Geographic
Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East, and Latin American Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-72

Table 8: World 20-Year Perspective for Bearings by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for USA,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East, and Latin American Markets for Years 1991, 1997, 2007 &
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-73

Table 9: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Plain Bearings by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and
Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-74

Table 10: World Long-term Projections for Plain Bearings by
Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin American Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-75

Table 11: World Historic Review for Plain Bearings by
Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin American Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-76

Table 12: World 20-Year Perspective for Plain Bearings by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin American Markets for Years 1991, 1997,
2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-77

Table 13: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Ball Bearings by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and
Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-78

Table 14: World Long-term Projections for Ball Bearings by
Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin American Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-79

Table 15: World Historic Review for Ball Bearings by
Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin American Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-80

Table 16: World 20-Year Perspective for Ball Bearings by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin American Markets for Years 1991, 1997,
2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-81

Table 17: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Roller Bearings by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and
Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-82

Table 18: World Long-term Projections for Roller Bearings by
Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin American Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-83

Table 19: World Historic Review for Roller Bearings by
Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin American Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-84

Table 20: World 20-Year Perspective for Roller Bearings by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin American Markets for Years 1991, 1997,
2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-85

Table 21: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Other Bearings by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and
Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-86

Table 22: World Long-term Projections for Other Bearings by
Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin American Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-87

Table 23: World Historic Review for Other Bearings by
Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin American Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-88

Table 24: World 20-Year Perspective for Other Bearings by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin American Markets for Years 1991, 1997,
2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-89


III MARKET

1. The United States III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Current & Future Analysis III-1
Market Overview III-1
Trends and Issues III-1
OEMs Relocating Facilities Overseas Affects Domestic
Bearings Demand III-1
Single-Source Supply Trend III-1
Bearings Aftermarket III-2
Driveline Bearings Aftermarket III-2
Trade Statistics III-2
Table 25: Ball/Roller Bearings Market in the US
(2001-2006): Total Imports in US$ Million by Select Country
- Japan, China, Germany, Canada, France, Brazil, India,
Mexico, Italy, and South Korea (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-2

Table 26: Ball/Roller Bearings Market in the US
(2001-2006): Total Exports in US$ Million by Select Country
- Canada, Mexico, France, Germany, Singapore, UK, Brazil,
China, Australia, and Japan (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-3

Table 27: Antifriction Roller and Ball Bearings Market in
the US (2001-2005): Shipment Values in US$ Million by
Product Type - Roller and Ball Bearings, Tapered Roll
Bearings, Ball Bearings, Roller Bearings, and Mounted
Bearings (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3
Historical Perspective III-4
Bearings Market in the Past Decade III-4
Product Launches/Developments III-4
Strategic Corporate Developments III-11
Key Players III-20
BRENCO, Inc. III-20
Federal-Mogul Corporation III-20
General Bearing Corporation III-21
Kaydon Corporation III-21
Miether Bearing Products, Inc. III-21
RBC Bearings, Inc. III-21
The Timken Company III-22
B.Market Analytics III-22
Table 28: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Bearings by Product Segment - Plain Bearings, Ball Bearings,
Roller Bearings and Others Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 29: US Long-term Projections for Bearings by Product
Segment - Plain Bearings, Ball Bearings, Roller Bearings and
Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 30: US Historic Review for Bearings by Product Segment
- Plain Bearings, Ball Bearings, Roller Bearings and Others
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 31: US 20-Year Perspective for Bearings by Product
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Plain
Bearings, Ball Bearings, Roller Bearings and Others Markets
for Years 1991, 1997, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-24

2. Canada III-25
A.Market Analysis III-25
Current & Future Analysis III-25
Trade Statistics III-25
Table 32: Ball/Roller Bearings Market in Canada
(2002-2006): Total Imports in US$ Million by Select Country
- USA, Japan, Germany, China, France, UK, South Korea,
Re-Imports (Canada), Italy, and Sweden (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 33: Ball/Roller Bearings Market in Canada
(2002-2006): Total Exports in US$ Million by Select Country
- USA, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Japan, Mexico,
Netherlands, Singapore, and China (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-26
Strategic Corporate Developments III-26
B.Market Analytics III-27
Table 34: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Bearings by Product Segment - Plain Bearings, Ball
Bearings, Roller Bearings and Others Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 35: Canadian Long-term Projections for Bearings by
Product Segment - Plain Bearings, Ball Bearings, Roller
Bearings and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 36: Canadian Historic Review for Bearings by Product
Segment - Plain Bearings, Ball Bearings, Roller Bearings
and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 37: Canadian 20-Year Perspective for Bearings by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Plain Bearings, Ball Bearings, Roller Bearings and Others
Markets for Years 1991, 1997, 2007 & 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

3. Japan III-30
A.Market Analysis III-30
Current & Future Analysis III-30
Market Overview III-30
Table 38: Bearings Market in Japan (2005): Percentage
Breakdown of Sales by End-Use Segment - Industrial
Applications, Automotive, and Aerospace & Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30
Competitive Scenario III-30
Table 39: Leading Players in the Japanese Bearings Market
(2005): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for NSK, Koyo
Seiko, NTN, Nachi, Minebea, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 40: Leading Players in the Japanese Bearings Market
(2005): Percentage Breakdown by Production for NSK, Koyo
Seiko, NTN, Nachi-Fujikoshi, Minebea, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 41: Leading Players in the Japanese Ball Bearings
Market (2005): Percentage Breakdown by Production for NSK,
Koyo Seiko, NTN, Nachi- Fujikoshi, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 42: Leading Players in the Japanese Roller Bearings
Market (2005): Percentage Breakdown by Production for NSK,
Koyo Seiko, NTN, Nippon Thomson, Nachi-Fujikoshi, and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 43: Leading Players in the Japanese Bearing Units
Market (2005): Percentage Breakdown by Production for NTN,
Koyo Seiko, Nippon Manufacturing, NSK, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31
Product Launches/Developments III-32
Strategic Corporate Developments III-32
Key Players III-35
JTEKT Corporation III-35
Minebea Co., Ltd. III-35
Nachi-Fujikoshi Corp. III-35
NSK Ltd. III-35
NTN Corporation III-36
B.Market Analytics III-36
Table 44: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Bearings by Product Segment - Plain Bearings, Ball
Bearings, Roller Bearings and Others Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 45: Japanese Long-term Projections for Bearings by
Product Segment - Plain Bearings, Ball Bearings, Roller
Bearings and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 46: Japanese Historic Review for Bearings by Product
Segment - Plain Bearings, Ball Bearings, Roller Bearings and
Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 47: Japanese 20-Year Perspective for Bearings by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Plain Bearings, Ball Bearings, Roller Bearings and Others
Markets for Years 1991, 1997, 2007 & 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

4. Europe III-39
A.Market Analysis III-39
Current & Future Analysis III-39
Bearings Distribution Channels Across European Union III-39
Trade Statistics III-40
Table 48: Ball/Roll Bearings Market in European Union
(2006): Imports in EUR Million by Select Country - Japan,
China, USA, Republic of Korea, India, Switzerland,
Malaysia, Brazil, Canada, and Turkey (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 49: Ball/Roll Bearings Market in European Union
(2006): Imports in Tons by Select Country - China, Japan,
USA, India, Republic of Korea, Croatia, Turkey, Ukraine,
Russian Federation, and Malaysia (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 50: Ball/Roll Bearings Market in European Union
(2006): Exports in EUR Million by Select Country - USA,
Singapore, China, Brazil, Turkey, India, Switzerland,
Japan, Republic of Korea, and Canada (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 51: Ball/Roll Bearings Market in European Union
(2006): Exports in Tons by Select Country - USA,
Singapore, China, Brazil, Turkey, India, Croatia, Japan,
UAE, and Republic of Korea (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-41
B.Market Analytics III-42
Table 52: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Bearings by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy,
UK, Spain, Russia & Rest of Europe Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 53: European Long-term Projections for Bearings by
Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain,
Russia & Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 54: European Historic Review for Bearings by
Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain,
Russia & Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 1991 through
2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 55: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Bearings by Product Segment - Plain Bearings, Ball
Bearings, Roller Bearings and Others Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

Table 56: European Long-term Projections for Bearings by
Product Segment - Plain Bearings, Ball Bearings, Roller
Bearings and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

Table 57: European Historic Review for Bearings by Product
Segment - Plain Bearings, Ball Bearings, Roller Bearings and
Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

Table 58: European 20-Year Perspective for Bearings by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia & Rest of Europe
Markets for Years 1991, 1995, 2007 & 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

Table 59: European 20-Year Perspective for Bearings by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Plain Bearings, Ball Bearings, Roller Bearings and Others
Markets for Years 1991, 1997, 2007 & 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

4a. France III-48
A.Market Analysis III-48
Current & Future Analysis III-48
Strategic Corporate Developments III-48
B.Market Analytics III-49
Table 60: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Bearings by Product Segment - Plain Bearings, Ball Bearings,
Roller Bearings and Others Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

Table 61: French Long-term Projections for Bearings by
Product Segment - Plain Bearings, Ball Bearings, Roller
Bearings and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

Table 62: French Historic Review for Bearings by Product
Segment - Plain Bearings, Ball Bearings, Roller Bearings and
Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

Table 63: French 20-Year Perspective for Bearings by Product
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Plain
Bearings, Ball Bearings, Roller Bearings and Others Markets
for Years 1991, 1997, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-50

4b. Germany III-51
A.Market Analysis III-51
Current & Future Analysis III-51
Market Overview III-51
Product Launches/Developments III-51
Strategic Corporate Developments III-52
Key Player III-53
Schaeffler Group III-53
B.Market Analytics III-54
Table 64: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Bearings by Product Segment - Plain Bearings, Ball Bearings,
Roller Bearings and Others Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

Table 65: German Long-term Projections for Bearings by
Product Segment - Plain Bearings, Ball Bearings, Roller
Bearings and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55

Table 66: German Historic Review for Bearings by Product
Segment - Plain Bearings, Ball Bearings, Roller Bearings
and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55

Table 67: German 20-Year Perspective for Bearings by Product
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Plain
Bearings, Ball Bearings, Roller Bearings and Others Markets
for Years 1991, 1997, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-56

4c. Italy III-57
A.Market Analysis III-57
Current & Future Analysis III-57
Strategic Corporate Development III-57
B.Market Analytics III-57
Table 68: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Bearings by Product Segment - Plain Bearings, Ball Bearings,
Roller Bearings and Others Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 69: Italian Long-term Projections for Bearings by
Product Segment - Plain Bearings, Ball Bearings, Roller
Bearings and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

Table 70: Italian Historic Review for Bearings by Product
Segment - Plain Bearings, Ball Bearings, Roller Bearings and
Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

Table 71: Italian 20-Year Perspective for Bearings by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Plain Bearings, Ball Bearings, Roller Bearings and Others
Markets for Years 1991, 1997, 2007 & 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

4d. The United Kingdom III-60
A.Market Analysis III-60
Current & Future Analysis III-60
Industry Structure III-60
Product Launch III-60
Strategic Corporate Developments III-60
B.Market Analytics III-62
Table 72: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Bearings by Product Segment - Plain Bearings, Ball Bearings,
Roller Bearings and Others Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62

Table 73: UK Long-term Projections for Bearings by Product
Segment - Plain Bearings, Ball Bearings, Roller Bearings and
Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

Table 74: UK Historic Review for Bearings by Product Segment
- Plain Bearings, Ball Bearings, Roller Bearings and Others
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

Table 75: UK 20-Year Perspective for Bearings by Product
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Plain
Bearings, Ball Bearings, Roller Bearings and Others Markets
for Years 1991, 1997, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-64

4e. Spain III-65
A.Market Analysis III-65
Current & Future Analysis III-65
Product Launch III-65
B.Market Analytics III-66
Table 76: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Bearings by Product Segment - Plain Bearings, Ball Bearings,
Roller Bearings and Others Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-66

Table 77: Spanish Long-term Projections for Bearings by
Product Segment - Plain Bearings, Ball Bearings, Roller
Bearings and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-66

Table 78: Spanish Historic Review for Bearings by Product
Segment - Plain Bearings, Ball Bearings, Roller Bearings
and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-67

Table 79: Spanish 20-Year Perspective for Bearings by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Plain Bearings, Ball Bearings, Roller Bearings and Others
Markets for Years 1991, 1997, 2007 & 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-67

4f. Russia III-68
A.Market Analysis III-68
Current & Future Analysis III-68
Strategic Corporate Development III-68
B.Market Analytics III-68
Table 80: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Bearings by Product Segment - Plain Bearings, Ball Bearings,
Roller Bearings and Others Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68

Table 81: Russian Long-term Projections for Bearings by
Product Segment - Plain Bearings, Ball Bearings, Roller
Bearings and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-69

Table 82: Russian Historic Review for Bearings by Product
Segment - Plain Bearings, Ball Bearings, Roller Bearings and
Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes less than 

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