Sapporo Precision visits SMB Bearings

Business 11-09-2017

Japanese bearing manufacturer, Sapporo Precision, visited its official UK distributor of EZO bearings, SMB Bearings, to celebrate a 30 year partnership.  This visit reinforces the company's long-standing relationship, and provided an opportunity for the visitors to see SMB Bearing's new premises.

Mr Kobayashi, president of Sapporo Precision, and son of Sapporo Precision founder, visited the site in September, along with Mr Aicha, the operations manager, to meet the SMB bearings team, see the new headquarters and reflect on the past 30 years of success.

"This visit was a great opportunity to celebrate the success we've had selling EZO bearings over the last 30 years," explained Chris Johnson, managing director at SMB Bearings. "EZO bearings have proved very popular with our customers, so much so that we actually had to relocate to larger premises in 2015 to house the full EZO range. We put this popularity down to the consistent quality of EZO bearings that our customers depend on time and time again.

"For this reason, we've never been tempted to take on any other precision bearing manufacturer apart from Sapporo Precision, it just wouldn't make sense. We wouldn't find the same quality and shape consistency elsewhere. Our customers rely on EZO standards for their applications, using these bearing without feeling the need to quality check the batch."

Sapporo Precision’s range of bearings covers miniature bearings, thin section bearings and stainless steel bearings. The company’s EZO brand guarantees a high precision product thanks to advanced production techniques and the high levels of quality control. These bearings are used in applications including, but not limited to, aerospace, medical, machine tools, inverters, instrumentation, food processing and robotics.

More information about SMB Bearings’ full range of EZO precision bearings can be found on the company’s website. Alternatively, if you would like to speak to one of the technical experts at SMB Bearings, you can contact the company’s base in Oxfordshire on +44 (0) 1993 842 555.

Our determination to remain specialised gives us a high level of product knowledge, providing bearing and lubrication solutions to existing or potential customers, whether individuals or large corporations. We don’t just sell bearings, we help to solve your problems. - Chris Johnson, managing director of SMB Bearings.