Posted December 1, 2020

Timken acquires Aurora Bearing Co.

The Timken Company has acquired the assets of Aurora Bearing Company, a manufacturer of rod ends and spherical plain bearings.

The company serves a diverse range of industrial sectors, including aerospace and defense, racing, off-highway equipment and packaging. Its sales are expected to be around $30 million for the full year 2020.

"Aurora builds on our global leadership position in engineered bearings by increasing our product breadth, which will help us serve the bearing space more completely," said Christopher A. Coughlin, Timken executive vice president and group president. "The Aurora product line and market mix complements our portfolio very well."

Privately owned and operated since its founding in 1971, Aurora employs approximately 220 people, with its headquarters, manufacturing and research and development based in Montgomery, Illinois.

Other terms of the transaction were not disclosed.