Press Release

NSK Expands R&D Center and Headquarters in China

  • NSK held groundbreaking ceremony kicking off construction of expansion
  • NSK is investing to strengthen R&D capabilities and HQ functions and enhance competitive edge

NSK held a groundbreaking ceremony on May 22, 2023 in Kunshan City, China, for the expansion of NSK's China Headquarters and R&D center.

Groundbreaking ceremony attended by Kunshan City officials and NSK employees
Groundbreaking ceremony attended
by Kunshan City officials and NSK employees

The new expansion building is located in the Huaqiao Economic Development Zone, Kunshan City, with total building floorspace of approximately 21,000 square meters, and is scheduled to be completed in August 2024.

With this expansion, NSK will expand its presence in China, increasing the number of employees and strengthening research capabilities supporting localized technology development.

NSK China President & CEO Yu Guoping comment at the groundbreaking ceremony:

NSK will develop technologies and products in the Chinese market that meet customer needs with high speed, advanced methods, and competitive costs. With this expansion, NSK plans to further advance its research and development of cutting-edge technologies in the fields of industrial machinery, automotive bearings, and automotive steering, and will focus on the development of new technologies and products related to automotive electrification and digitalization, autonomous driving, CNC machine tools, high-speed rail, wind power, robotics, and medicine, among others. By combining NSK's core technologies with digital technologies, the company will provide high-quality, efficient solutions for China's industrial development, further contributing to China's modernization and sustainable development, as well as the economic development of Kunshan City.

Yu Guoping, NSK China President & CEO
Yu Guoping, NSK China President & CEO


NSK has been working to strengthen its research and development activities in line with its mid-term management plan, MTP2026, which calls for the “enhancement of managerial resources.” NSK's R&D base in China conducts basic research, development and design, and technical support for automotive and industrial machinery in China, and through this expansion, research capabilities will be strengthened.

Render of New Expansion Building Plan
Render of New Expansion Building Plan

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.