Posted February 2, 2021

2020 BSA Excellence Awards announced

The Bearing Specialists Association recognized three companies at its annual Digital Supply Chain Forum.

BSA president Jim Scardina, executive vice president, Bearing Headquarters Company, announced the winners of the Annual BSA Excellence Awards for outstanding service by bearing distributors and bearing manufacturers to the end use customer.

The Bearing Manufacturer Excellence of Innovation in Product Design Award recognizes companies for innovation and excellence in product design or technology. BSA distributor members reviewed and ranked manufacturer submissions. Among the product designs submitted, three were chosen for recognition.

The first Manufacturer Excellence Award was presented to ABB Motors and Mechanical Inc. for the Dodge Food Safe bearing. This is ABB’s third Manufacturer Excellence Award. Dodge Food Safe bearings feature a patented lubrication protection system, superior coating, and smooth design to improve cleanability and maximize life in applications that require high pressure, caustic washdown.

The second Manufacturer Excellence Award was presented to SKF USA for SKF Cooper Split Sealed Spherical. This is SKF’s third Manufacturer Excellence Award. This sealed split spherical bearing from SKF Cooper is designed to easily replace existing bearings with little disturbance to the shaft alignment or driveline, significantly reducing mean time to repair (MTTR). SKF Cooper has the only sealed split spherical bearing offering on the market. It saves up to 70 percent in MTTR, and also provides superior contamination protection thanks to the machined seal within the bearing.

The 2020 BSA CBS Excellence Award recognizes BSA Distributor Companies with the highest percentage of their inside and outside sales force’s having attained CBS status. BSA’s Certified Bearing Specialist (CBS) program is the only bearing industry-specific program that identifies and quantifies the specific skill sets to certify an industry professional as a bearing specialist. 

The 2020 CBS Excellence Award for outstanding service to the bearing end use customer was BDI Canada Inc. for the third year in a row.

BSA also recognized B&D Industrial with an Honorable Mention for the number of Certified Bearing Specialists within its sales force.