NSK is expanding production at its plant in Kielce, Poland, with the first half of the project scheduled for completion by the end of March 2017. Ball bearing manufacture will be joined by further products from the NSK range as a result of the expansion at the company’s Kielce production plant.
The facility at Kielce is NSK Europe’s largest plant manufacturing ball bearings for the automotive and industrial marketplaces. The company now plans to utilise its strength of streamlined production processes, from initial forging to final assembly, to introduce the manufacture of further product ranges.
NSK has already started the renovation of a building with floor space of almost 10,000 square metres in order to create space for further development. Once complete, the company plans to commence the manufacture of HUB1 automotive wheel hub bearings in Kielce and introduce cylindrical roller bearing production as part of a major new project for an automotive OEM. Additional deep groove ball bearing lines will also be introduced for automotive clients.
Kielce is already a major production plant for the NSK Automotive Bearings business in Europe. Existing production includes ball bearings for chassis, powertrain, engine and electrical motor applications. A major department of NSK´s European Technology Center (ETC) is also housed at the Kielce plant, where the team focuses on product development and testing.
NSK has an extensive production network in Europe – further plants are located in Germany and the United Kingdom. To safeguard security of supply around the world, every NSK product is made at a minimum of two plants, thus delivering peace-of-mind for customers.
More information about NSK products can be found at www.nskeurope.com.