GGB Is Not Affiliated With CLI Bearings

May 22, 2015


GGB is a leading bearing company with manufacturing facilities located worlwide

GGB Bearing Technology, formerly Glacier Garlock Bearings, reports that CLI Bearings continues to misrepresent itself as an authorized distributor for GGB´s products in China.

“We have no connection whatsoever with CLI Bearings,” said GGB Vice President of Global Marketing Alain Cervantes. “We want the marketplace to know the ‘GGB’ products offered by CLI are not manufactured by us.“

GGB is most concerned about its DU and DX metal-polymer products, which it originally developed and continues to market globally. The company introduced self-lubricating DU in 1956, the world’s first steel-backed metal-polymer bearing material, followed in 1965 by its marginally lubricated DX material for grease and oil lubricated applications.

“To avoid deception, our DU and DX bearings have distinctive logos, assuring purchasers they are receiving the genuine article,” said GGB’s Cervantes.

GGB entered the China market in 2004 with a head sales office in Shanghai, and opened its first manufacturing facility in Suzhou in 2008. It now also has offices in Chongqing, Shenzhen and Tianjin. The company is currently building a larger production plant, also in Suzhou, to replace its original facility.

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About GGB Bearing Technology

With production plants in the U.S., Germany, France, Brazil, Slovakia and China, GGB is the world's leading manufacturer of high-performance self-lubricating and pre-lubricated plain bearings. The company supplies more than 30,000 customers worldwide in countless applications and industries, including automotive, fluid power, agricultural and construction machinery, sports and recreation equipment, renewable energy, primary metals and general industry. Its plain bearing portfolio includes metal-polymer, solid polymer, filament wound and metals and bimetals, as well as bushing blocks, thrust plates and specialized housings and assemblies. In addition, GGB offers industry-leading R&D and testing facilities, flexible production, technical support and a global distributor network. Additional information about GGB is available at



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