Press Release

NSK Welcomes Visitors to Auto Shanghai 2019

NSK Ltd. (NSK; Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; President and CEO: Toshihiro Uchiyama) will exhibit its products and technologies at Auto Shanghai 2019, to be held at National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, China, from April 16–25, 2019.

NSK's theme for this year's show is “Innovation Beyond Imagination” featuring the fruits of our R&D efforts and Four Core Technologies™ for the next generation of electric vehicles (EV) and new energy vehicles (NEV). NSK technology improves stability, reduces fuel consumption, and creates a remarkable driving experience.

NSK Booth
NSK Booth

Major Exhibits


“Such a free range of motion that you might think it alive.”

  • Suspension system with 5 independently moving actuators (per wheel) enabling optimal suspension geometry throughout.
  • The actuators are able to be repositioned (extend, contract, etc.), making it possible to change the vehicle wheelbase. The shorter the distance between front and rear wheels, the tighter a vehicle can turn, which also makes it easier to parallel park.
  • Further, the Parallel Link type Active Suspension can reduce vibrations while driving, and delivers a much wider range of motion through all four wheels. This technology will be the hands and feet in both electric and conventional vehicles.



This next-generation drive system developed by NSK provides driving power from within the wheel itself. There are many benefits to miniaturizing the motor and embedding it directly into the wheel such as higher efficiency, improved safety, and improved control (steering). NSK's technology features a two motor system, which can be controlled in tandem to change gears through a mini internal transmission mechanism. This second-gen version features a new design which is 30% thinner than the previous model, making it easier to incorporate.



The Traction Reducer conveys rotational force through a special oil which hardens for just an instant when compressed. This allows the drive to run quietly regardless of the torque or rotation speed. By pairing this ground breaking traction reducer with a high speed traction motor, electric drive systems can be even further reduced in size and weight. The smooth motion of the Traction Reducer also contributes to better fuel economy in electric vehicles.

Overview of Exhibition

Name 18th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition (Auto Shanghai 2019)
Dates & Time April 16–25, 2019
Venue National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai)
NSK Booth no. Hall 5.2, No. 5BI075
Official Website New Window

About NSK Ltd.

In 1916, NSK became the first company in Japan to develop and manufacture bearings, and we have continued to create revolutionary technology and products ever since. During our over 100 years of business operations, we have actively contributed to worldwide industrial development and the preservation of the environment. Through the application of our Four Core Technologies of Tribology (friction control), Materials, Numerical Simulation, and Mechatronics, NSK manufactures a wide range of high-quality products such as automotive bearings, steering products, and transmission bearings. NSK aims to contribute to the future of the automobile by improving safety and reducing the impact vehicle use has on the environment.