NTN celebrates anniversary

News Jason Cannon March 19, 2013

NTN Bearing Corporation of America is celebrating 50 years of success in the United States.

Incorporated in 1963 by Shungi Iishino and “Lucky” Itoh, the Japanese-based company opened its first corporate office in Lincolnwood, Ill. Now, 50 years later, NTN Bearing Corporation of America says it continues the tradition of supplying top-quality products, services and support in America.

“It’s with a great sense of pride and humility that we look back to our roots. It was Iishino and Itoh’s ability to ‘Dream Big’ that laid the groundwork for what has become an industry-leading organization. That same ‘Dream Big’ vision still drives us today as we look forward to continuing our growth into the next fifty years,” says Pete Eich, NTN president and executive officer.

Today, NTN employs over 4,000 people in the U.S. at its 10 manufacturing plants, eight sales offices, three warehouses and one R&D center. The company says U.S. sales approach $2 billion annually.