10 Reliable Bearing Manufacturers in German

Here are 10 reliable bearing manufacturers in German.

(This list is not ranked)


1.Schaeffler Group


Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG, also known as Schaeffler Group (Schaeffler-Gruppe in German), is a German manufacturer of rolling element bearings for automotive, aerospace, and industrial uses. It was founded in 1946 by brothers Dr. Wilhelm and Dr.-Ing. E. h. Georg Schaeffler.

 Its activities are divided into two business segments: Automotive and Industrial. The Automotive segment comprises four subdivisions: Engine Systems; Transmission Systems; Chassis Systems, and power-assisted steering systems. The Industrial part is managed based on regions: Europe, Americas, Greater China, and Asia/Pacific.

In Germany, the main brands of the Schaeffler Group – INA, FAG and LuK – are marketed by Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG and LuK GmbH & Co. oHG.




Stieber was founded in Munich in 1937 and is now a medium-sized company employing 140 people at its locations in Heidelberg and Garching near Munich.

Stieber, part of the Altra Industrial Motion Group, is the world's market leader for overrunning clutches and backstops with its sister companies Formsprag and Marland in the USA.

Stieber has been certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001 since 1997 and ISO 14001 (environment management system) since 2000. In addition, an internal monitoring process ensures that quality, timeliness, and costs are always to the fore.




IBC WÄLZLAGER GMBH continues the tradition of the Robert Kling Wetzlar GmbH founded in 1918. With the experience of more than 40 years, IBC is acting worldwide in the field of bearing technology.

IBC is a reliable partner for special requests and solutions in precision bearings and linear motion bearings. Our products convince through their long lifetime, user-friendly handling as well as high cost-effectiveness. That is how the ideal combination of technology and economic efficiency is achieved. We focused on detailed, individual consultations to work out the most effective solution together with the customer for his specific application.


4.Zen Group


The ZEN group was established in Dusseldorf, Germany, in 1992, specializing in manufacturing German industry-standard bearings in China.


ZEN operates three factories and manufactures various products to the same high German standards, producing millions of bearings every month. Within the year, they set up the first Miniature Bearing factory on the outskirts of Shanghai and, from the start, invested heavily in modern production lines and robust quality control systems. Over the following years, with further investment, Zen is now a global company with 22 official distributors supplying 18 countries via our six warehouses around the globe.


The ZEN Quality Inspection center tests all the bearings to guarantee long-term reliability, high-level performance, and very high quality. It covers more than 5.000 squares meters, featuring state-of-the-art testing equipment and a great team of highly- qualified inspectors who are working every day to ensure a high level of quality. This center is certified with the ISO 9001:2008 awarded by the German TUV Rheinland.




CSC is a global manufacturer of rolling bearings with almost 1000 employees worldwide. On over 130,000 m² factory floor, they produce bearings for the world market. CSC is a reliable producer and supplier for high-quality bearings used by well-known manufacturers of drives, gearboxes, machine tools, elevators, and construction machines.The design of our bearings is “Made in Germany.” The production takes place under German control in Asia. CSC offers customers in Europe and Russia perfect service, fast processing, and comprehensive technical support with our European branch. Various products – especially spindle bearings – can be delivered from stock in Europe.


CSC Bearing Europe GmbH

CSC Bearing Europe GmbH offers not only a warehouse but also development and engineering services. From Scandinavia to Southern Italy and the UK to the Baltic States, they offer fast and qualified rolling bearings, spindle bearings, special bearings, and a sovereign service. To serve the market in Europe even quicker and better, they had already established a branch office some years ago.

(Actually CSC is a Chinese bearing company with an European registered brand.)




Kugel-und Rollenlagerwerk Leipzig GmbH is evolved from the company ”Deutsche Kugellagerfabrik GmbH” (DKF), which was founded in 1904. Today KRW Leipzig GmbH continues the development, production, and worldwide distribution of roller bearings with the seal of quality ”Made in Germany.”

With over 100 years of engineering experience, highly skilled employees, an innovative research and development department, and modern production techniques, KRW reaches valuable bearing products. By consistently implementing stringent quality management, KRW continually meets the criteria for obtaining the DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 certification, which TÜV awards as an Independent inspecting authority.

Furthermore, KRW is certified according to DIN EN ISO 50001 – an energy management system whose purpose is to follow a systematic approach in achieving continual improvement of energy performance and efficient use of energy in bearing production.

(Since 2013, they have been part of the Wafangdian Bearing Group Corporation (ZWZ), the largest state-owned rolling bearing manufacturer in China.)





STC-Steyr® is an international manufacturer of rolling bearings and accessories and has been manufacturing rolling bearings in series production in the traditional industrial location of Steyr, Austria, since 1922.


First-class product quality and customized service are the cornerstones of STC's approach to production. They have been supplying international companies and groups with bearing products for years now.


Germany is now Europe's biggest market in terms of rolling bearings. To serve the German and European market best, STC-Steyr® opened an office in Berlin in 2007, from which the STC-Steyr® brand serves the global market.




More than 86 years of tradition and innovation have made ASKUBAL a high-profile brand. Now in its fourth generation, the owner-run family firm is ideally equipped to face the future.

They claim to achieve peak performance in all bearing areas. This permits output of over 6000 standard versions, plus special components made to order and just-in-time production.

Personal and environmental safety are always priorities for ASK. They seek to hand on a viable and environmentally, and socially responsible business to future generations in the best possible shape.

ASKUBAL product lines include exclusively branded products of high quality, which support your reliability. The brand quality of ASK gives you safeness and an essential advantage for your product concept.



HFB Wälzlager-Gehäusetechnik GmbH is one of the leading manufacturers of roller bearing housings and drive components for various fields of application.

Established in 1996, HFB has developed into a medium-sized enterprise with subsidiaries and representative offices in the world's leading industrial countries.

Continuous investments are made for the modernization of HFB production facilities. To meet the increasing market requirements and maintain customers' flexibility, they have enlarged their production hall in 2011. On a production surface of more than 5000 m2 on their site in Buchen, HFB employs sophisticated technologies to manufacture housings – from standard quality products to customized special products.




GLT-GleitLagerTechnik® GmbH has been engaged in sliding bearing technology for over 45 years. Their experience and know-how contribute to developing, producing, and distributing pre-finished sliding bearings and sliding bearing components. Strategically located at the A94 motorway in Munich and thus in the heart of Europe, they offer sliding bearings and pragmatic solutions – high-quality products – premium service – fair prices.

GLT Bearings GmbH is made up of two different specialized brands. GLT is the brand name for high-quality, wrapped maintenance-free sliding bearings, wrapped maintenance-bound sliding bearings, and sintered sliding bearings. The LHG brand focuses on solid sliding bearings, plastic sliding bearings, inner tension bushings, spherical plain bearings/rod ends, sliding plates, and support bearings. Together as GLT Bearings GmbH, they meet all of your sliding bearing technology needs with a comprehensive product range and offer you a complete package for sliding bearings in Europe.


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