February 20, 2018
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AT A GLANCE
Many features that contribute to the safety and comfort of the modern vehicle rely on selecting the ideal automotive bearings to meet strict criteria for the design, function and performance of the application. GGB provides more than 50 auto bearing solutions for automotive applications.
Even in the most demanding environments, customers benefit from the low friction, high wear resistance and the exceptional reliability of GGB automotive bearings for applications including wipers, convertible tops, interiors, struts, levers, pedals and many more including:
GGB’s team of experts offers superior customer service and technical support, providing customer specific automotive bearing design at both a global and local level. Worldwide, GGB supplies nearly all major Tier-1 and Tier-2 suppliers in the automotive and trucking industry in addition to many major OEMs.
Our range of first-class services includes in-house R&D, a reputable presence in automotive markets, worldwide representation and a broad range of bearing materials to ensure component functionality and performance. Thanks to readily available local supplies from our secure supply chain, our customers benefit from product reliability.
In recent years, the operational requirements of automotive equipment have placed increased demands on bearing performance. GGB’s range of lead-free bearing materials with enhanced properties meet the most stringent performance requirements, offering significant advantages over rolling element bearings where space and weight are limited, or high loads and oscillating movements are likely to cause damage.
GGB automotive bearings and truck bushings offer many advantages, contributing to a superior driving performance:
Our environmentally friendly, lead-free bearings reduce installation, operating and maintenance costs and are compliant with the European Union's End of Life Vehicles (ELV) directive on the elimination of hazardous materials.
GGB is certified to world-class standards for environmental management systems (ISO 140001) and for international quality management specification for suppliers of automotive components (ISO/TS 16949). These standards define the quality system requirements for design, development, production, installation and servicing of automotive-related products.
Product Leadership and Commercial Excellence give us the competitive advantage. GGB is able to provide customers with a viable replacement product, working alongside Tier-1 suppliers to global OEMs. Our experts can develop a design proposal and supply samples in a shorter time than the competition, outperforming all other proposals.
To meet our customers’ specific application needs, we offer a large selection of standard or custom bushings for cars. GGB bearings provide good wear and friction performance over a wide range of load, speed and temperature conditions and the self-lubricating material offers excellent resistance to chemicals, cavitation, flow erosion and fatigue. GGB self-aligning bearing assemblies give customers an optimized bearing design, simplified assembly and a reduced development time.
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Worldwide, GGB supplies nearly all major Tier-1 and Tier-2 suppliers in the automotive industry in addition to every major OEM.