Founded in 1922, Kilian has grown to become the world’s largest producers of precision-machined bearings and value-added assemblies. Extensive application expertise and value-engineering capability allows Kilian to provide unique, cost-effective bearing solutions that meet specific customer needs around the globe.
Kilian offers a broad range of bearing solutions including ball, roller, needle and thrust bearings, stainless steel and plastic bearings, track roller bearings, no-rust housed bearings, pins & shafts and polymer assemblies.
Kilian products are used extensively in the automotive market on applications such as steering columns, seating systems, transmission/transfer cases and sliding door hinges. Other industrial applications include appliance hinges, aircraft cargo rollers, tractor seats, recliners, drawer slides and overhead & blue steel conveyors.
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About Kilian Manufacturing
Kilian Manufacturing, the world’s largest producer of precision-machined bearings and assemblies, is the leader in providing custom bearing solutions, superior engineering and responsive technical services around the globe. With world class product development capabilities and a focus on innovation, Kilian is the premier source for custom-engineered bearings.
Kilian custom bearings and assemblies set the standard for cost-effective performance—as part of our basic offering or through special designs developed to solve specific customer needs. Our unique ability to combine bearings with other components into integrated unit assemblies provides you with greater value.
The benefits of Kilian bearing technology are available across a wide size range of 1/4-inch to 6-inch O.D. with a variety of materials, including carbon steel, stainless steel and engineered polymers. Our broad capabilities allow us to meet your high or low volume requirements, including custom designs for specialized applications.
For more than 80 years, Kilian Bearings has earned an unequaled reputation for value engineering and customer satisfaction. In 1922, Fred Kilian invented the idea of unground bearings and held the patent on this design for 25 years. This legacy stands behind the advanced manufacturing processes and TS 16949:2009 / ISO 9001:2008 quality systems that have evolved over the years to ensure we continue to create custom bearings that meet your most demanding requirements.