The Timken Company has announced it will launch a line of industrial seals in May. Timken entered into a licensing and supply agreement with Federal-Mogul Corporation to sell its industrial seal products in the United States and Canada. Terms were not disclosed.
Timken will market and sell National(R) industrial seals under the Timken brand, in Timken packaging. These seals will be available exclusively to authorized Timken industrial distributors and select original equipment manufacturers. The seals are used in a full range of equipment used in thousands of applications such as manufacturing, off-highway, power transmission and oil refineries.
Federal-Mogul will continue to independently market National Oil Seals to its industrial customers outside the United States and Canada. The agreement also does not include sales to the automotive and heavy-duty aftermarket.
"Seals are an important expansion of our industrial friction management solutions," said Michael C. Arnold, president - Industrial Group, The Timken Company. "Timken has always been known for experienced technical support and a solid distribution network. Capitalizing on those strengths while partnering with Federal-Mogul to supply seal products accelerates our ability to better serve customers, deliver unparalleled value, and grow our business."
"With Timken's strengths in the industrial market and the quality of National sealing products from Federal-Mogul, the bottom-line advantage is that the customer can now access premier industrial bearing and seal technologies from a single source," said Joseph Felicelli, executive vice president, Worldwide Aftermarket Operations for Federal-Mogul.