Shanghai General Bearing Co., Ltd. (SGBC)

Minhang, Shanghai, China

General Bearing Corporation’s original China-based manufacturing operation – SGBC – was the first foreign bearing venture in China (1987). Since its inception, SGBC has evolved to become what is likely the highest quality, most efficient producer of tapered roller bearings in China. Its reputation is well-known throughout the U.S. and Asia. This ISO/TS 16949 certified facility has won productivity awards for ten consecutive years making it a standout among foreign owned enterprises.

The Shanghai factory features forging capabilities with Hatebur and Waterbury Farrel equipment, a turning shop, a heat treatment department, and two modern grinding shops. The grinding shops feature CNC grinders with automated linking between grinders. In all, about 80 CNC grinders support both dedicated and flexible grinding of Cup and Cone components, with automated assembly linked in-line for Cone Assemblies. Statistical Process Control is aided by computerized data collection.