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.