Timken in venture to build $38M bearings plant in China

Dec 10, 2007 | 05:19 AM | Maria Guzzo

Timken Co., Canton, Ohio, has established a joint venture in China to manufacture ultra-large-bore bearings for main rotor shafts of multi-megawatt wind turbines for the Chinese wind energy market.

Timken signed an agreement with Chinese heavy equipment manufacturer Xiangtan Electric Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (XEMC) to build a new $38-million facility in Xiangtan, located in China's Hunan province, to collaborate on the manufacture of main-shaft bearings for wind turbines. Timken and XEMC expect to employ more than 110 people in the joint venture. Construction....

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