National Engineering Industries Limited (NEI) is the flagship company of the CK Birla Group, a conglomerate with a turnover of US$ 1.6 billion. NEI was founded in 1946 by the renowned industrialist, Shri B M Birla, under the name of ‘National Bearing Company Limited’. The company commenced manufacturing in 1950 with an annual production of 30,000 bearings in 19 sizes. With increasing activities and grant of industrial licenses for other vital industries and manufacturing, the name of the company was changed in 1958 to ‘National Engineering Industries Ltd.’ retaining its original trade mark NBC.
Over the past 60 years, NBC, has grown to be the leading and fastest growing bearings brand in India and currently produces over 100 million bearings in more than a 1000 sizes every year. It has the capacity to develop bearings from 10 mm bore to 2000 mm outer diameter. The product range includes ball bearings, tapered roller bearings, double row angular contact (DRAC) bearings, cylindrical and spherical roller bearings. The company has specially equipped facilities to manufacture axle boxes for railway applications, cartridge tapered roller bearings, large-diameter bearings for industrial applications and allied engineering products.
Three production plants at Jaipur, Newai (both in Rajasthan), and Manesar (in Haryana), boast of world class manufacturing and process technology. A fourth plant - a green field project at Savli in Gujarat – will ship out its first bearing in November 2013, ramping up the total production capacity to 150 million bearings per year once the Savli plant is fully operational.
NBC Bearings are widely used by 2 and 3 Wheelers, Cars, Trucks, Tractors, Electric Motors, Railway wagons, coaches & locomotives, Steel Mills, Heavy Engineering Plants, Bulldozers, Shovels, Tillers and Thermal Power Plants. The automotive and railway industries form the two largest client segments.
NBC has emerged as a leading exporter of bearings from India and its current export foot-print comprises of over 21 countries across 5 continents. Leading customers from US, Germany, Brazil, Japan, Australia etc. have entrusted NBC with their critical product requirements. NBC serves the Indian aftermarket through a countrywide network of 500 authorized partners.
A sense of loyalty and pride permeates the dynamic workforce – comprising equally of employees who have been with the company for decades, and young professionals eager to work in a vibrant work environment and a growth-oriented company. The employee strength is over 2,700 people and is growing with constant incubation of fresh talent across divisions.
The company’s financial growth is robust and it has set an ambitious growth path for itself with a sharp focus on exports, entry in new product segments and cultivation of people best practices. NBC is poised for a leap into the future with a commitment to act as a conscientious corporate citizen.
Vision & Mission
The NBC vision is to become a preferred anti-friction bearings supplier in domestic market & focus on select export markets and to enhance our presence in allied engineering products and services.
The NBC mission is to grow in the business of anti-friction bearings and other allied engineering products and services, deliver superior value to our customers, suppliers, share holders, employees and society at large and to pursue excellence through total quality management.