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Leading industrial motion products manufacturer, Timken, has announced a significant investment of $70 million to expand its manufacturing capabilities in response to the growing demand for its wind energy solutions. This new investment follows a previously announced commitment of $75 million, bringing the total investment in renewable energy solutions to $145 million since 2020, with a focus on strengthening Timken’s wind and solar capabilities in Europe and Asia.
Timken’s decision to expand its renewable energy capacity stems from the remarkable demand for its solutions, particularly in the wind sector. The company has strategically developed a network of engineering and innovation centers, as well as manufacturing facilities, to effectively serve its global customer base.
This latest investment will further enhance Timken’s ability to meet the surging growth in the wind energy industry as the world undergoes a transition towards renewable energy sources. The $70 million investment will primarily be allocated to the acquisition of advanced manufacturing equipment, enabling Timken to boost the production capacity of engineered bearings specifically designed for wind turbines.
Timken has gained recognition for its innovative turbine bearing designs that reduce wear and enhance the lifespan of these crucial components. By investing in manufacturing capabilities, the company aims to meet the increasing demand for these specialized bearings and contribute to the efficiency and reliability of wind energy systems.
Renewable energy has become Timken’s largest end-market sector, accounting for over 10 percent of the company’s total sales in 2022. The substantial investment signifies Timken’s commitment to supporting the global shift towards cleaner and more sustainable energy solutions.
With this strategic expansion, Timken is poised to play a vital role in the wind energy sector’s growth and reinforce its position as a leader in manufacturing engineered bearings and industrial motion products for the renewable energy industry.