Press Release

NSK Inaugurates New Facility at NSK Toyama Plant

New heat treatment facility established as business continuity planning (BCP) measure.

NSK Ltd. today announced the transfer of part of Fujisawa Plant's heat treatment processes to NSK Toyama Co., Ltd., a NSK Group company. To accommodate this transfer, NSK Toyama recently completed construction of a new heat treatment facility. This move comes as part of a continuous effort to increase quality and productivity, and strengthen the structural resilience of the NSK Group.

New heat treatment facility at NSK Toyama
New heat treatment facility at NSK Toyama


NSK Fujisawa Plant has been operating since 1937, with operations focused on making rolling bearings for industrial machinery. The plant handles most major processes including turning, heat treatment, grinding, and assembly. NSK Toyama was established in 1966. Operations center on forging and turning of large-size rolling bearings, such as the bearings used in wind turbines and railcars.

With a view to protect the supply chain in the event of a natural disaster such as an earthquake or flood, NSK decided to transfer part of Fujisawa Plant's heat treatment to NSK Toyama.

This opportunity has also been used to streamline heat treatment processes and introduce leading edge technologies that improve quality and are environmentally friendly. NSK Toyoma is also working to introduce autonomous transport of parts between processes to further increase safety and efficiency.

Heat Treatment Facility Overview

Plant NSK Toyama
Location Takaoka City, Toyama
Products Industrial machinery bearings
Area 3,641㎡
Investment 3 billion yen


About NSK

NSK began its journey manufacturing the first bearings in Japan in 1916, and has since developed into a global organization researching, designing, and manufacturing Motion & Control™ solutions essential for mobility and industrial applications. NSK is the top supplier of bearings in Japan and is the third largest supplier in the world by market share.

Our responsive products and technologies enhance automotive performance and industrial productivity while reducing energy consumption to unprecedented low levels. In the early 1960s, we set our sights outside Japan and have established over 200 business locations in 30 countries alongside a vast network of joint ventures and partnerships in all corners of the world.

NSK Corporate Philosophy

NSK contributes to a safer, smoother society and helps protect the global environment through its innovative technology integrating Motion & Control. As a truly international enterprise, we are working across national boundaries to improve relationships between people throughout the world.