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BSA Announces 2017 Excellence Award Winners
November 8, 2017
On October 16, 2017, BSA President, Brian Davis, B&D Industrial, presented 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 innovation submissions. Among the abundance of innovative product designs submitted, three submissions were chosen to be recognized for their outstanding service to the end use customer.
The first Manufacturer Excellence Award was presented to NTN Bearing Corporation of America for the NTN SPAW Mounted Roller Bearing. The NTN SPAW is a one piece solid ductile iron housed bearing that dimensionally interchanges to a standard split block SAF style bearing unit.
The second Manufacturer Excellence Award was presented to SKF USA, Inc. for the SKF Multilog Online System IMx-8. The SKF Multilog Online System IMx-8 provides online monitoring in a compact footprint that offers you more flexibility. SKF Multilog IMx-8 provides a complete system for early fault detection.
The third Manufacturer Excellence Award for outstanding service to the end use customer was presented to The Timken Company for the Timken Tapered Double Inner (TDI) Roller Bearing for Wind Turbine Main Shafts. This is The Timken Company’s second Manufacturer Excellence Award, they are the first company to be a recipient of this award more than once.
The 2017 BSA CBS Excellence Award recognized two BSA Distributor Companies, one company with the highest percentage of their inside and outside sales force having attained CBS status, the other company with the greatest percentage increase of its inside and outside sales force having attained Certified Bearing Specialist 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.
BSA recognized two companies with Honorable Mentions for this Award. BDI USA and Bearing Headquarters Company received special recognition for the number of Certified Bearing Specialists within their sales force. This award recognizes the esteemed regard of the CBS designation by these two companies specifically, and the industry as a whole.
The first 2017 CBS Excellence Award for the highest percentage of its inside and outside sales force having attained CBS status was presented to BDI Canada, Inc. The second 2017 CBS Excellence Award for the greatest percentage increase of its inside and outside sales force having attained CBS Status was presented to B&D Industrial.