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“Change & Go Beyond”

President & CEO Akitoshi Ichii
Japan’s Bearing Pioneer

Bearings make the world go round — literally. Used in almost anything with moving parts, bearings are vital components that improve the efficiency and reliability of machines and contribute to reducing resource and energy consumption.

NSK started its journey manufacturing the first ball bearings in Japan in 1916. With over 100 years of excellence in engineering, manufacturing, and service, we have actively contributed to worldwide industrial development and the preservation of the environment.

In the early 1960s we expanded globally and have established plants and business locations in over 30 countries. NSK is a world-trusted brand with a global customer base that counts on the highest in quality and performance.

NSK Corporate Philosophy & NSK Vision 2026

NSK aims to contribute to the well-being of society and protect the global environment through our Motion & Control™ technology.

For our 100th anniversary in 2016, we created NSK Vision 2026, which conveys our aspirations to “set the future in motion,” and bring safety, reliability, and comfort to people’s lives — enriching lifestyles and building a brighter future through our products and services.

“Change & Go Beyond” 

We established our mid-term management plan “MTP2026” as a period to rebuild our corporate foundation toward enabling sustainable growth through initiatives to “Change & Go Beyond” with a focus on transforming our business portfolio.

To continue to be needed, trusted, and relied upon for the next 100 years, through NSK’s core values of Safety, Quality, Environment, and Compliance, we will contribute to the sustainable development of society by creating new value while pursuing environmental conservation and the development of an advanced technological society.

Akitoshi Ichii
President & CEO
NSK Ltd.

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