New Timken Service Center in India Expands Aftermarket Capabilities in Growing Market


CANTON, Ohio, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR; announces the opening of its new industrial service center in Raipur, in the state of Chhattisgarh, India. The 30,000-square-foot facility provides gear drive and bearing repair and upgrade services to meet growing customer demand in central India.

THE TIMKEN COMPANY SUBINOY DAS“We are pleased to open a dedicated service center with advanced inspection techniques and machine tools that can promptly diagnose and repair our customers’ mission-critical equipment,” said Carl Rapp, Timken vice president of industrial services. “The Raipur facility offers a ‘one-stop-shop’ solution to our many customers in India’s growing cement, primary metals, mining and power generation sectors.”

The Timken Company has been steadily expanding its industrial services portfolio within the process industries segment, adding to its existing bearing repair capabilities and leveraging recent related service acquisitions, which include gearbox repair and motor rewind, to further expand the geographic footprint of the services business. The Raipur center is the company’s first industrial service center in India to offer gear repair, and joins the Timken facility in Jamshedpur, India, as the second offering bearing repair.  Timken also operates production bearing facilities in Chennai and Jamshedpur, as well as a research and technology center within its Bangalore headquarters.

About The Timken Company

The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR;, a global industrial technology leader, applies its deep knowledge of materials, friction management and power transmission to improve the reliability and efficiency of industrial machinery and equipment all around the world.  The company engineers, manufactures and markets mechanical components and high-performance steel.  Timken® bearings, engineered steel bars and tubes—as well as transmissions, gearboxes, chain, related products and services—support diversified markets worldwide.  With sales of $5.0 billion in 2012 and approximately 20,000 people operating from 30 countries, Timken makes the world more productive and keeps industry in motion.

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