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Business merger announcement

Business merger announcement

KINEX BEARINGS enters CK Birla Group KINEX BEARINGS, a.s. is pleased to announce that on 15th of January 2020, we have succ ...

Summer textile fairs

Summer textile fairs

This year, KINEX BEARINGS, a.s. attended two large fairs that focus on textile and garment technologies. The first one, ITMA, r ...

Czech Raildays 2019

Czech Raildays 2019

    In 2019, the most important exhibition in Central Europe dedicated to railway transportation products and ...

KINEX customers' meet in India

KINEX customers' meet in India

KINEX BEARINGS views the Indian market as very important and perspective. Bearings from the former Czechoslovakia have had a go ...

INNOTRANS 2018

INNOTRANS 2018

  With the arrival of the year 2018, every specialist and fan of railway industry could once again look forward to the most ...

Strengthening KINEX position on the Russian market

Strengthening KINEX position on the Russian market

On July 2018, KINEX BEARINGS, a.s. became a shareholder of the company KINEX – RUS. Headquartered in Moscow, KINEX - ...

KINEX jubilees in 2018

KINEX jubilees in 2018

KINEX BEARINGS, a.s. as a company that only recently celebrated its 110 yearlong tradition has historically already passed quit ...

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KINEX BEARINGS enters CK Birla Group

KINEX BEARINGS, a.s. is pleased to announce that on 15th of January 2020, we have successfully entered CK Birla Group by joining with National Engineering Industries Ltd (NEI) - India’s leading bearings manufacturer and exporter via its daughter Swiss company NBC Global AG.

This merger with NEI enables KINEX BEARINGS to become a part of the over 2.1 billion EUR conglomerate CK Birla Group as well as to strengthen our position on the worldwide bearing market. CK Birla Group is a globally renowned group present across five continents and currently manages 24 manufacturing facilities with over 20,000 employees. The group focuses on the bearing market through NEI - manufacturing more than 200 million bearings annually in more than 1,450 sizes.

As a leading supplier of bearings, our mission has always been to keep giving better service to our global customers and this merger brings us one step closer to accomplishing this goal. Since both NEI and KINEX BEARINGS specialize in different bearing applications and products, we trust that the fusion of these companies, and the entrance of KINEX BEARINGS to the CK Birla Group, will provide our clients with a much wider product portfolio availability, more efficient production capabilities and stronger territorial support.

 

About KINEX BEARINGS, a.s.

KINEX BEARINGS, a.s. is an important global supplier of standard and special rolling bearings for various industrial applications with reach to over 80 countries. The company has experience of more than 100 years in engineering and bearing production and employs of over 1,000 employees. It specializes in the production of special bearings for the railway and textile industry, special automotive water pump bearings, industrial segments and also brings solutions for the aerospace. The company is based in Slovakia where it produces its high range of portfolio in two production plants (Bytča and Kysucké Nové Mesto). www.kinex.sk

 

About NEI (National Engineering Industries Ltd)

Founded in 1946 and headquartered in Jaipur, National Engineering Industries Ltd (NEI) is renowned for excellence in quality and delivery. Bearing production of NEI reaches all across India and 30 other countries across five continents. With an employee strength of over 2,800 and four manufacturing plants in Jaipur, Newai (Rajasthan), Manesar (Haryana) and Savli (Gujarat), NEI is equipped with global manufacturing and process technology and one of the best R&D centers in the country. www.nbcbearings.com

This year, KINEX BEARINGS, a.s. attended two large fairs that focus on textile and garment technologies. The first one, ITMA, returned to Europe after 4 years and took place in Barcelona from 20. to 26. of June. This fair was attended by more than 1700 exhibitors from 45 countries and more than a 100 thousand visitors from 136 countries. Our company attends this fair regularly, because we are one of the world leaders for production of bearings for cotton spinning textile machines. KINEX BEARINGS, a.s. was present in hall 6, with a stand of 18 m2 size.

The second fair focusing on the textile industry, TEXFAIR, took place from 9. to 12. of August, in Coimbatore, India. This exhibition represents the entry gate for companies that want to establish themselves on the textile market of India. Our goal was to present the portfolio of products and services for the textile industry but also to understand the India market more deeply when it comes to identifying a place there to establish ourselves.

Attendance on these exhibitions is of great importance to KINEX BEARINGS, a.s. due to the ability to present the company and the products on an international level.

KINEX BEARINGS views the Indian market as very important and perspective. Bearings from the former Czechoslovakia have had a good name in India throughout history and KINEX BEARINGS tries to develop various activities on this market. Business trips to India are now realized annually with the purpose of meetings with our business partners as well as to organize conferences for textile bearings and standard bearings end customers. The conferences are focused on the product, brand and company presentation. In 2018, the attendance included Sales director of KINEX BEARINGS - P. Schnelly, Sales manager for textile bearings - P. Barka and Sales manager for standard bearings - M. Červeňan. They were joined by our representative on the Indian market, A. Vatsraj. The meetings were dedicated to the presentation of advantages, technical parameters and new technologies used in the production of original bearings KINEX. The personal contact and a permanent presence on this territory are a premise for effective support of our partners and continual development of sales growth.

 
 

 

 

In 2019, the most important exhibition in Central Europe dedicated to railway transportation products and services, called Czech Raildays, was held for the 20th time. It took place during the days 11th to 13th of June in freight depo area of the Ostrava central railway station.

More than 190 exhibiting companies attended this exhibition and out of the total number of participants, which was more than 6000, 85% accounted for professional public. KINEX BEARINGS, a.s. was one of these exhibitors just like in the recent years, since it is the industry where the company’s largest production portion is focused on. We displayed mainly bearings for personal transportation and traction motors of railway vehicles. Presentation of the company and its products on the Central Europe region is imperative, which is why the attendance on this exhibition was of very high importance to KINEX BEARINGS, a.s. Over the course of the exhibition, many business meetings of our representatives occurred both with our recurring customers as well as with new, potential European clients.

 

 

With the arrival of the year 2018, every specialist and fan of railway industry could once again look forward to the most important trade fair for railway suppliers, which is InnoTrans. It is characteristic for this platform to be held every even-numbered year on the grounds of Berlin exhibition – always giving the exhibitors enough time to prepare. During 18.9.-21.9.2018 was therefore every manufacturer connected to the railway technology able to present its innovative transportation technologies, be it their newest vehicles, railway vehicles, components, transportation technologies or systems.

InnoTrans has without a doubt become the biggest show of transportation technology in the world. This fact was observable even during 2018. The number of participated exhibitors has reached 3 062 companies, making it 57 more than in year 2016, and as every even-numbered year – we, KINEX BEARINGS, a.s., joined as well. The international character of this trade fair has secured a high international exhibitor participation which accounted for 62% of the total exhibitors (1 910 companies). On top of that, the InnoTrans of Berlin captured the interest of 161 157 visitors from 149 different countries all over the world.

To exhibit on this trade fair is possible in the available halls by the fair or even directly on their railways – always depending on the shown product or technology. Our bearing assortment was displayed in Hall 20, in a stand with 60 square meters area. It wasn’t however only the exposition of our current products for railway personal and freight transportation together with freight wagon axleboxes, but we also displayed a sample of our new product TBU – tapered bearing unit for railway axles.