Alpine Bearing Partners with NTN on Bearings for Machine Tool Market
October 26, 2020—
Alpine Bearing, New England’s largest ball bearing distributor, has entered an agreement as a U.S.-based channel partner for NTN for high precision bearings used in the Machine Tool Market. NTN is one of the world's largest producers of premium quality ball and roller bearings. Through the partnership, which is an extension of Alpine’s longstanding status as an NTN authorized distributor, Alpine will have priority access to specialized lines of NTN precision parts, which can be difficult to procure and may require waits of up to a year.
“Many of NTN’s parts are so specialized and difficult to access that rebuilders have to resort to retrofitting standard bearings when repairing broken machines,” said Jim Levin, president of Alpine Bearing. “While this approach is common, it is far from ideal, as it nullifies warranties and results in suboptimal machine performance. Through our extended partnership with NTN, we’ll have access to NTN products and information that others do not have. We carry many of these hard-to-find parts in our regular inventory. Which means our customers will have immediate access to parts that would otherwise take months to arrive, if they could find them at all.”
As New England’s largest ball bearing distributor, the company regularly stocks thousands of products, with same day shipping available for most products. “We know how important it is for businesses to avoid downtime,” added Levin. “That’s why we are committed to having the best, and most accessible inventory of quality ball bearing parts. Our partnership with NTN will bolster the depth and breadth of our regular inventory, making even the most machine-specific parts readily available to customers.”