BNL is the world leader in specialist plastic bearing solutions. Established in 1970, we have over forty years’ experience of innovation in this field and we support customers in wide-ranging markets across the globe.
We are experts in combining product features and adding value to give our customers a competitive advantage.
With over 45 years of bearing innovation and expertise in our portfolio, we offer expert product development support, high quality design and manufacture, plus the benefit of knowledge gained over decades of plastic bearing design.
What we offer our customers
Value Added Design: Our integrated designs add value whilst reducing component count, assembly operations and product weight, by combining multiple components and functions into a single moulded part.
Quality and Consistency: We are ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and IATF 16949 accredited at all moulding production sites, reflecting our commitment to stringent quality standards and ensuring we deliver quality and value from concept to production.
ISO 9001 ISO 14001 IATF 16949 Environmental Policy
High Performance Products: Our bearings are fully moulded to maintain the fine crystalline layer on the surface area of the bearing race-way, which significantly improves wear resistance, increasing the efficiency and life of our products.Global Partnership: Partnership with and understanding of our customers is important to ensure we can meet their expectations and requirements. Our global team offers support to all our customers worldwide throughout our relationship with them.
We focus on providing our customers with bearing designs that will achieve their desired objectives. More than just a bearing, our engineered solutions can provide operational savings, improved performance and longer product life
Innovation: At the heart of our business is innovation. We strive to continually improve and develop designs, processes, services and customer relationships to ensure we are always moving forward. Collaboration: We listen to our customers’ requirements, understand their needs and work with them to achieve their objectives. Quality: Quality is our priority and built into our designs, processes and services from enquiry to finished product delivery. Expertise: We offer expert product development support and the benefit of knowledge gained over decades of plastic bearing innovation.
Where we are
BNL has three manufacturing sites worldwide, in the UK, Thailand and China. We also have sales and engineering offices in Knaresborough (UK), Tokyo (Japan), Shanghai (China) and Foxboro (USA).
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