King Engine Bearings was founded in 1960 with one objective: to supply the highest quality bearings available in the marketplace.
By specializing in engine bearings, King has built an extensive product offering that includes a wide range of engine bearings for automobiles, light-duty and heavy-duty trucks, marine, aviation, standby power and many other types of internal combustion engines. Every King bearing utilizes the highest quality materials and the most advanced designs to ensure complete customer satisfaction.
From concept to final product, everything is done under one roof. This allows King to produce bearings more efficiently and with more accuracy in order to keep up with the needs of our customers. During production, all bearings must pass rigorous quality control checkpoints throughout the entire process. This stringent system of multiple quality checks ensures that only the highest quality bearings ever make it into our customers’ hands.
King is the first choice in the extremely demanding aviation and racing industries due to our in-depth understanding of the specific needs of those industries. This knowledge and experience is then applied to every aftermarket bearing they make.
To achieve their goal of supplying the highest quality bearings, they had to reinvent the entire manufacturing process from the ground up, making King a pioneer in developing proprietary manufacturing machinery and multi-function, high speed production lines.
As an OE supplier for the aerospace industry, our entire approach to quality is based on the strategy of zero mistakes. The same principle applies to our automotive bearings. Producing a quality product is our primary objective.
In order to achieve this, they control their product’s entire supply chain from within their factory. Their production process starts with basic raw materials and ends with packaging and delivery of the final product. This ensures total quality and logistic fluency throughout the entire process.
As a company that specializes in bearing manufacturing, they are constantly implementing new software and production systems that offer a higher level of precision. Their ongoing investment in new technology results in improved accuracy and a wider range of bearing sizes and features.
King Metal Strips Plant
King’s production process begins with in-house casting of our unique alloys. King R&D department adapts the technologies for developing and implementation of innovative bearing materials such as high strength aluminum alloys, lead free and extremely strong bronzes.
King Engine Bearings has 2 principal technologies:
Steel-aluminum strips- the technology includes continuous casting of various aluminum bearing alloys in form of coiled strips, which are then rolled, bonded to steel strips and annealed for ensuring adhesion and strength.
Steel-bronze strips- the strips are produced in continuous sintering furnace of tunnel type.
King Plating Plant
King plating plant performs deposition of various overlays.King R&D actively develop innovative coatings to meet the challenging demands of the existing and emerging engine applications.
Automatic electroplating lines produce leaded overlays (including King proprietary pMax Black™), lead free tin based and silver based overlays.
King utilizes PVD technology (physical vapor deposition) to produce lead free sputter overlay and anti -friction polymer coating developed by King TechLab unit.