Since taking the lead in producing bearings in Japan in 1916, NSK, as a pioneer of bearings in Japan, has developed and provided all kinds of bearings and made great contributions to the development of industry and the progress of machinery. Now, NSK ranks first in Japan in the field of bearings, and also ranks first in the world. In addition, NSK also uses the precision processing technology tempered by the production of bearings to promote multi-directional career development by marching into the fields of auto parts, precision mechanical products, electronic application products and so on. Since the 1960s, it has actively explored overseas markets. So far, NSK group has established 76 overseas sales outlets in 26 countries and 40 overseas production bases in 12 countries (as of March 12, 2010). Through the global network, NSK strives to promote the mutual strengthening of development capacity, production capacity, sales capacity and operation and management capacity, and strive for greater progress.
NSK set up a sales company in Ann Arbor, Michigan in the early 1960s. Starting from this, NSK officially started to establish and operate overseas business outlets. In 1970, a production base was established in the suburbs of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and then new production bases were opened in North America, Britain and Asian countries. In addition, in 1990, NSK acquired UPI company, which owns RHP company, a European bearing manufacturer. NSK's production base and sales outlets across the European market are further consolidating NSK's dominant position in the European market.
Since 1990, NSK has accelerated its business expansion in China and Asia, especially for the rapidly growing Chinese market, and established a complete business system from independent research and development to sales and technical services.
NSK will further implement the principle of discipline and law-abiding throughout the group, uphold corporate social responsibility and continuously promote business activities. Through the global network, NSK strives to promote the mutual strengthening of development capacity, production capacity, sales capacity and operation and management capacity, and strive for greater progress.