Press Release

NSK Adopts Green Energy in European Plants and Worksites

  • NSK continues to implement broad measures in transition to green energy to reduce carbon emissions from business activities.

NSK Ltd. has completed the transition to utilizing green energy at its facilities in Europe.

NSK Kielce Plant (Poland)
NSK Kielce Plant (Poland)

NSK is moving to achieve carbon neutrality (Scope 1 + 2) in its European operations by 2030, starting with the sourcing of green energy for NSK Munderkingen Plant (bearings) in Germany in 2017, followed by NSK Walbrzych Plant (steering systems) in Poland in January 2018, and NSK Kielce Plant (steering) in Poland in January 2020.

In September 2021, NSK Newark (bearings and NSK Linear Guides™) and NSK Peterlee (bearings) plants in the U.K. switched to use entirely green energy, making it possible to significantly reduce and offset carbon emissions at all major plants in Europe. In addition, NSK's headquarters and technology center in Germany, as well as its distribution center in the Netherlands, are also now using green energy.

Tracking initial results, NSK's Kielce plant, the company's largest base in Europe, switched entirely to green energy in January 2020, reducing its carbon emissions by approximately 65,000 tons in the following year.

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.

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