Timken on a roll in India

Timken has been awarded contracts to supply India’s JSW Steel with bearings for its new cold-rolling steel mill and provide its MILLTEC rolling mill maintenance services after construction is completed.


Timken has been awarded two contracts to supply India’s JSW Steel with bearings for its new cold-rolling steel mill and provide its MILLTEC rolling mill maintenance services after construction is completed.



The two new contracts for bearings and services are valued at approximately $1.2m.



JSW is adding the steel mill as part of its plans to increase annual production from a current 3.8 million tons to 30 million tons by 2010.



Timken first began working with JSW Steel in 2000 as a bearing supplier for its hot-strip mill at the Vijaynagar complex.



In 2004, Timken began offering its customised MILLTEC services, which included responsibility for managing the roll-shop operation. Timken associates work on-site, applying the company’s knowledge of friction management to increase operating efficiency.