CCTY Bearing has expanded its forging capabilities with a new factory. In addition to more space for forging, the facility has onsite turning and heat treatment.
Completed in August 2018, the nearly 12,000 square meters facility was constructed directly in front of the old building expanding the total work area to 22,000 square meters. Both buildings, which triple the original capacity, will be used to accommodate increased production levels.
"Up until this factory was built, tie rods were the only component that needed to be outsourced for forging," said Bob Zhao, CCTY Bearing president. "Now we have complete in-house control over all aspects of forging."
The new facility and 120 skilled employees allow CCTY Bearing to forge tie rods ranging in size from small linkages to those that are more than five feet for heavy trucks. Crimping, welding and threaded options, along with heat treatment, are available from the Xuyi, China location.
"When combined with the other onsite critical processes like welding and PTFE weaving, it is easy to see why we are able to consistently produce highly precise bearings," said Evan Poulakidas, CCTY Bearing North American director.
CCTY Bearing has a history of investing in tooling, equipment and capacity. In 2016, the company moved into a new 70,000 square meters factory in Zhenjiang, China. The upgraded plant includes the latest in robotic technology, on premises research and development, testing labs and warehousing.
Tours of both plants are available to existing customers and can be coordinated with sales representatives.