NTN is a leading manufacturer of precision mechanical parts and components. Particularly in the world bearing market, NTN has the largest market share of hub bearings and the 2nd largest of driveshafts. Today, it is considered as the 3rd largest bearing producer in the world after its 80% SNR shares acquisition in July 2010. SNR, a brand known for its quality automotive, industrial, and aerospace bearings, is being managed by NTN-SNR, the European arm of NTN Corp. SNR bearings is a brand with a solid history of quality and reliability. Currently based in France, this notable brand was founded in the late 1800s by Jacques Schmidt who manufactured the first rings and balls of the current tempered steel bearings. Having opened a factory in France during World War I, SNR supplied then the needs of the French military aeronautical industry. With over 20,000 employees in more than 30 countries, the NTN Group along with SNR strives to offer even better products and services while engaging in R&D, manufacturing, marketing and technical support.
Through KG International, NTN-SNR further strengthens its worldwide network in the MENA region.