Pre-Set hub as­sem­blies from NBC Bear­ings

NBC Bear­ings is bank­ing upon the ris­ing de­mand for pre­set hub as­sem­blies for strong growth.

Commercial Vehicle - - WHAT'S INSIDE - Story by: Anirudh Ra­heja

NBC Bear­ings is bank­ing upon the ris­ing de­mand for pre-set hub as­sem­blies for strong growth

Aflag­ship brand of Na­tional En­gi­neer­ing In­dus­tries, NBC Bear­ings is achiev­ing good growth. A good deal of it is be­ing con­trib­uted by the grow­ing de­mand for pre-set hub as­sem­blies. Tar­get­ing a turnover of Rs.4000 crores by 2021, the com­pany is sup­ply­ing pre-set hub as­sem­blies to CV mak­ers. A lead­ing man­u­fac­turer of ta­per roller bear­ings in the coun­try, NBC bear­ings sup­plies var­i­ous types of bear­ings to the auto in­dus­try. Ex­pect­ing the turnover to cross Rs.2000 crores in this fis­cal, the com­pany grow­ing at 20 per cent against the in­dus­try av­er­age of nine per cent ac­cord­ing to Ro­hit Sa­boo, Pres­i­dent and CEO, is sup­ply­ing pre-set hub as­sem­blies to VE Com­mer­cial Ve­hi­cles for its range of trucks and buses.

Win­ning a ‘let­ter of in­tent’ from Daimler and Ashok Ley­land, the com­pany will soon start pro­duc­ing pre­set hub as­sem­blies for the two. With a large chunk of the US com­mer­cial ve­hi­cle mar­ket mov­ing to pre-set hub as­sem­blies for su­pe­rior re­li­a­bil­ity, ef­fi­ciency and ease of main­te­nance, the rate of shift in In­dia is slow ac­cord­ing to Sa­boo. “The time taken to move from one sys­tem to an­other of­ten stretches to be­tween two and four years,” he opined.Main­te­nance free and sealed for life, pre-set hub as­sem­blies that NBC Bear­ings of­fers, do away with the need to re-ad­just the hubs in a CV ev­ery 50,000 to 70,000 kms.

In­creas­ing R&D spend

Work­ing to op­ti­mise the de­sign of ta­per roller bear­ings for CVs, NBC Bear­ings, said Sa­boo is ad­dress­ing the torque and fric­tion re­quire­ments of its clients. “Op­ti­mised, the bear­ings lead to a sig­nif­i­cant drop in fric­tion. The re­sult is a drop in torque and trans­mis­sion losses. Fuel ef­fi­ciency in­creases and

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