Pre-Set hub assemblies from NBC Bearings
NBC Bearings is banking upon the rising demand for preset hub assemblies for strong growth.
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