Timken recently celebrated the grand opening of its new plant in Prahova county, Romania. The company’s second Romanian facility caters to the global demand for highly engineered Timken® tapered roller bearings in sizes up to 300 mm in diameter.
Located on a 15,000-square-meter site and built at a cost of nearly $60 million, the state-of-the art facility initially employs 120 associates.
The new facility is located close to the existing large bearing industrial facility in Ploiesti. Rich Kyle, Timken CEO, said, “I’m delighted to launch our second plant in Romania. It strengthens our footprint in Europe and helps us meet local and global customer needs. It will manufacture competitively and accelerate product development.”
Tapered roller bearings from the new facility are used in gear drives, agricultural equipment, haul trucks, material handling and many other off-highway and industrial applications.