Napoleon Engineering Services (NES) was honored by Business First of Buffalo with a Western New York Manufacturing Award for Operational Excellence at a ceremony held on May 13. NES was one of 21 manufacturers honored.
Founded in 1997 by lifelong Western New York resident Chris Napoleon, the privately held NES is an independent, single-point resource for bearing inspection, bearing testing and custom bearing manufacturing. With core competencies in high-precision custom ball and roller bearings using superelastic Ni-Ti alloys, wear-resistant, high-life materials and coatings, and advanced design technologies, the company has grown into a key resource for bearing manufacturers, distributors and OEMs across a diverse array of markets.
“It is beyond humbling to see the growth of NES over the years, since its beginnings in a spare bedroom and a half garage bay of my home in 1997," Napoleon said. "We would not be where we are today without the support of our loyal customers, employees and the Western New York community. This is our home. And we look forward to continuing to build and strengthen our presence here in the years to come.”