Hub bearings are becoming more and more unitized, with the number of parts decreasing from the first-generation to the third (GEN3), and evolving into lightweight, compact products. NTN now mass-produces GEN3 hub bearings on a global scale to deliver diverse generations of hub bearings to automobile manufacturers worldwide.
NTN satisfies more than 30% of the demand for North American OE vehicle production from NTN’s Elgin, Illinois plant. The Elgin plant is the largest manufacturer of hub assemblies in North America, providing more product to OEMs and the Aftermarket than any other single facility. This gives NTN the benefit in the Aftermarket of supplying highly-engineered replacement parts that meet or exceed OE engineering specifications.