On September 19th, Todd Hamlin, BSA president, and senior vice president of DXP Enterprises, announced the Annual BSA Excellence Awards for outstanding service by bearing distributors and bearing manufacturers to end-users.
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-user customers.
The 2022 Manufacturer Excellence Award was presented to NTN Bearing Corporation of America for KIZEI. This is NTN Bearing Corporation of America’s third Manufacturer Excellence Award.
KIZEI spherical roller bearing has been designed with metallic shields that are incorporated with the bearing retain as one-piece. This unique design allows for the KIZEI to interchange to standard 22200 Series ISO dimensions. KIZEI maintains the ULTAGE platform of the industry's highest speed and load rating as well as wide operating temperatures. The installation of KIZEI doesn’t require any special tools to install, inspect, or check internal clearances.
KIZEI with metallic shields are designed to keep solid contamination out of the bearing and equally important grease retention for longer bearing life. The end user experience longer and stable production time with less maintenance cost.
The 2022 BSA CBS Excellence Award recognized a BSA Distributor Company for having the highest percentage of their inside and outside sales forces having attained CBS status as well as the greatest percentage increase in their sales force having attained CBS 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.
The CBS Excellence Award recognizes the esteemed regard of the CBS designation and the industry as a whole.
The recipient of the 2022 CBS Excellence Award is BDI Canada Inc.
John Ruth, president, of BDI USA, Inc. accepted the award on behalf of BDI Canada
BSA is the “must belong to organization for authorized bearing distributors.” An international service and educational organization of distributors representing a total of almost 100 companies distributing factory-warranted, anti-friction bearings and invited manufacturers of bearings and related products. The association’s mission says, “BSA is the forum to enhance networking and knowledge sharing and promote the sale of bearings through authorized distributors.”