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NTN Launches Loose Bearings Program for Automotive Aftermarket

May 31, 2016

NTN Launches Loose Bearings Program for Automotive Aftermarket

Mt. Prospect, IL – NTN, the parent company of BCA Bearings, has launched a comprehensive loose bearing program designed exclusively for automotive aftermarket customers. The program supplements the newly launched BCA wheel hub and bearing line. BCA is the premier wheel bearing brand in the aftermarket, powered by the largest OE-manufacturer of wheel hubs in North America.

The aftermarket bearing program leverages the immense manufacturing power of NTN, NTN-Bower, and BCA to allow customers to offer top quality bearings while covering applications in industries from heavy duty to agriculture. The main components of the new line are tapered roller bearings, ball bearings, heavy duty mounted units, cylindrical roller bearings, and needle roller bearings.

“NTN-Bower is one of the most respected brands in the heavy duty truck and agriculture markets,” said Kevin Judge, Director of Automotive Marketing, NTN. “We’re providing our customers the ability to offer a highly regarded loose bearing line that complements the premium BCA hub line perfectly.”

About BCA

BCA® has over a century of experience supplying wheel end solutions in America. Today BCA is owned by NTN, a global manufacturer of wheel hub assemblies and bearings. As the #1 supplier of OE-quality hub assemblies, we fulfill more than 30% of the demand for North American OE vehicle production from our Elgin, Illinois plant. In the Aftermarket, this gives BCA the advantage of providing highly-engineered replacement parts that meet or exceed the OE engineering specifications. We leverage this expertise to offer application full-line coverage for both domestic and foreign nameplates. For more information, visit

About NTN-Bower

NTN-Bower Corporation is one of the largest manufacturers of precision roller bearings in North America. With a primary focus on serving the transportation, construction, and agricultural implement markets, the company also caters to other industrial customers who need premium-quality, precision bearings.

NTN Contacts:

Georgianne Dickey, NTN Marketing

Pat Manser, NTN Marketing