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C&U Americas Earns Eaton’s Highest Supplier Award

– One Eaton Supplier Premier Award recognizes C&U for delivering exceptional value and service

Plymouth, MI… C&U Americas, LLC, the North American subsidiary of the C&U Group, one of the world’s top eight bearing manufacturers and China’s largest bearing producer, has received the 2018 “One Eaton Supplier Premier Award” from Eaton Corporation Inc. The award was given to C&U Americas in recognition of the company’s exceptional value and outstanding service to Eaton across a number of dimensions including quality, productivity, innovation, and technological advancements.

Eaton presented the award to C&U Americas on August 28, 2019 during Eaton’s annual supplier conference at Eaton in Beachwood, Ohio. Accepting the award on behalf of C&U Americas were Jason Stocker, President of C&U Americas, and Brad Fagan, Strategic Account Manager.

Eaton Corporation uses this award to honor and recognize strategic partners that go above and beyond in quality, performance, innovation, and delivery. “One Eaton Supplier Premier Award” is Eaton’s highest supplier award, and is only given to a select few organizations in the entire supply chain.

Stocker spoke on accepting the award and noted, “C&U Americas is very thankful to receive this award from Eaton in recognition of our service during 2018. This award demonstrates our team’s commitment to excellence in providing high quality products and exceptional service to our strategic partners and helps showcase our position as an industry leader.”

Eaton Corporation is a power management company with 2018 sales of $21.6 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 100,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit: www.eaton.com.

C&U Americas Cited for Exceptional Quality & Delivery Excellence in 2018 by BorgWarner

– Award recognizes supplier excellence for single row deep groove ball bearings used in OEM Starters and Alternators

Plymouth, MI… C&U Americas, LLC, the North American subsidiary of the C&U Group, one of the world’s top eight bearing manufacturers and China’s largest bearing producer, has received the “2018 Quality & Delivery Excellence Award” from BorgWarner Power Drive Systems. The award was given to C&U Americas in recognition of its supply of single row deep groove ball bearings for OEM starters and alternators to the BorgWarner Power Drive Systems plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, during the 2018 business year.

BorgWarner presented the award to C&U Americas in March of 2019 at the BorgWarner production facility in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. On hand to accept the award for C&U Americas were Victor Lopez Navarrete, C&U Gerente Regional de Ventas – Mexico and Mike Caldwell, C&U Americas Quality Manager. The award was presented by Orlando Gomez, Senior GSM General Manager BorgWarner Mexico.

Jason Stocker, President of C&U Americas, spoke on the award and noted, “We are very proud of the recognition by BorgWarner Power Drive Systems for our efforts and commitment. It is a true testament of our team’s dedication and the quality of our products that have helped us earn our reputation as a global industry leader.”

BorgWarner Inc. is a global automotive industry components and parts supplier. The company produces powertrain products, which include manual and automatic transmissions and transmission components, such as electro-hydraulic control components, transmission control units, friction materials, and one-way clutches, turbochargers, engine valve timing system components, along with all-wheel drive system components.

C&U Americas offers a full line of bearing types and styles for use in original equipment manufacturing, aftermarket replacement, and MRO operations. The C&U portfolio includes over 30,000 types of bearings in a wide range of specifications and sizes ranging from 1.5mm ID to 4000mm OD.

As China’s largest bearing producer and one of the world’s top 10 bearing manufacturers, C&U utilizes the formidable production capabilities of its nine bearing manufacturing centers, 36 bearing plants, and 18 vertically integrated component plants to reach an annual production capacity of 1.125 billion units.

C&U Bearings are precision made in advanced manufacturing facilities that are independently certified for ISO9001 Quality Management System, QS9000/VDA6.1 Quality Management System, ISO14001 Environmental Management System and ISO/TS16949: Quality Management Systems.

From its North American headquarters in Plymouth, Michigan, C&U Americas is able to offer its NAFTA customers exceptional value along with complete application engineering and customer service support.

C&U Americas Earns 2018 Nexteer Automotive Perfect Quality Award

– Zero defects and perfect delivery rating for July 2017 thru June 2018

Plymouth, MI… C&U Americas, LLC, the North American subsidiary of the C&U Group, one of the world’s top 10 bearing manufacturers and China’s largest bearing producer, received the 2018 Nexteer Automotive Perfect Quality Award, which is presented for setting the standard of exceptional quality performance among Nexteer’s supplier community. C&U earned the award for posting a perfect delivery rating and maintaining zero defects for all part numbers shipped from July 2017 through June 2018.

CU Americas 2018 Nexteer Award

Richard Peterson, C&U Americas Director of Engineering, accepted the award during the 2018 Nexteer Automotive Supplier Conference on September 18, 2018 at the San Marino Club in Troy, MI. Dan Carbaugh, Account Manager-C&U Americas, was also present at the ceremony.

Jason Stocker, President of C&U Americas, announced the award and noted, “Receiving the Perfect Quality Award showcases the exceptional relationship between C&U and Nexteer Automotive. At C&U Americas, we pride ourselves on excellent customer service and support, and this award is a testament to our dedication. We are very thankful to be acknowledged for our hard work.”

Nexteer Automotive is a global, tier one automotive supplier specializing in electric and hydraulic steering systems, steering columns, and driveline products for original equipment manufacturers.

C&U Americas offers a full line of bearing types and styles for use in original equipment manufacturing, aftermarket replacement, and MRO operations. The C&U portfolio includes over 30,000 types of bearings in a wide range of specifications and sizes ranging from 1.5mm ID to 4000mm OD.

As China’s largest bearing producer and one of the world’s top 10 bearing manufacturers, C&U utilizes the formidable production capabilities of its nine bearing manufacturing centers, 36 bearing plants, and 18 vertically integrated component plants to reach an annual production capacity of 1.125 billion units.

C&U Americas Appoints Jason Stocker as President

– Bearing industry veteran brings 15 years of executive and leadership experience

J. StockerPlymouth, MI… C&U Americas, LLC, the North American subsidiary of the C&U Group, one of the world’s top 10 bearing manufacturers and China’s largest bearing producer, has named Jason Stocker as its new President. The announcement was made by XianLiang (Peter) Zhou, Chairman of C&U Americas, who noted that Mr. Stocker will be responsible for directing all aspects of the C&U Americas operations, including new business, sales, marketing, engineering, customer service, warehousing operations, and administration. Mr. Stocker succeeds current President Thomas W. Rouse, who will retire from C&U at the end of 2017.

In making the announcement, Mr. Zhou stated, “It is my pleasure to welcome Jason Stocker to the C&U Americas’ team. The experience and expertise he has gleaned as a key management and sales executive while serving with two of the world leading bearing manufacturers will prove to be an invaluable asset to our rapidly growing business in the North American market. We look forward to his contribution and guidance.”

Mr. Stocker joins C&U Americas after serving for 14 years at the SKF Group (Plymouth, MI) in several leadership capacities. Most recently, he was Vice President, Automotive Sales U.S. & Canada and responsible for automotive OE and Aftermarket bearing sales as well as engineering, customer service and finance. He also handled SKF Group’s global business with General Motors for the past 8 years. Mr. Stocker joined SKF Group in 2003 and spent 11 years as its Strategic Account Manager before being promoted to Vice President, Corporate Account. Prior to SKF, Mr. Stocker held various sales and finance positions at Delphi Automotive and NSK.
Mr. Stocker has been a member of several business associations including the Heavy Duty Business Forum with the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA), and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA).  He also participated in the OESA Young Leadership Council and the Certified Strategic Account Manager program with Strategic Account Management Association (SAMA).

Mr. Stocker holds a BA in Accounting from Eastern Michigan University and an MBA with a concentration in Marketing from Oakland University.

C&U Americas Honored by Whirlpool with 2016 Whirlpool Supplier Award for Quality Excellence

C&U Americas Honored by Whirlpool with 2016 Whirlpool Supplier Award for Quality Excellence

– Bearing producer tops in Die Cast, Stamping, and Metal Components commodity group

Plymouth, MI… C&U Americas, LLC, the North American subsidiary of the C&U Group, one of the world’s top 10 bearing manufacturers and China’s largest bearing producer, recently received the 2016 Whirlpool Supplier Award for Quality Excellence from Whirlpool Corporation. The Award is granted as recognition of excellence to strategic suppliers who have demonstrated outstanding performance in quality and service.
Tom Rouse, President, and Mike Mshar, Strategic Account Manager, accepted the award on behalf of C&U Americas at the 2017 Whirlpool Supplier Conference, which was held at the Marriott Detroit Renaissance Center on April 28, 2017. Only five total awards were given at the conference, one for each commodity group within the Whirlpool organization. C&U Americas was the winner for the Die Cast, Stamping, and Metal Components commodity group.
Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the number one major appliance manufacturer in the world, with approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 93,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2016.

C&U Americas Honored by Hitachi Automotive Systems with 2016 Value Improvement Award

Plymouth, MI… C&U Americas, LLC, (cubearing.com) the North American subsidiary of the C&U Group, one of the world’s top 10 bearing manufacturers and China’s largest bearing producer, recently received the 2016 Value Improvement Award from Hitachi Automotive Systems in recognition of outstanding value improvement and performance achievement. This award follows a previous citation in 2016 for the Hitachi Quality Award and is the second Value Improvement Award presented to C&U Americas since 2014.

C&U Americas Hitachi 2016 Value Improvement Award

Matt Unsworth, Director of Sales and Rich Peterson, Director of Engineering, accepted the award on behalf of C&U Americas at the 6th Annual Hitachi Automotive Systems Supplier Awards held at the EKU Center for the Arts in Richmond, KY on April 25, 2017.

Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc., as the Regional Headquarters of the Hitachi Automotive Systems Group for Americas, is a Tier 1 supplier of world-class products to the global automotive market. Hitachi Automotive manufactures and markets engine management, electric power train, drive control, and car information systems for major automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEM) worldwide.

C&U Bearings Outperform Leading World Brands in Comparative Testing by Independent Lab

–  Rated superior to SKF, FAG, and ZEN in quality, performance, and price –

Plymouth, MI… C&U Americas, LLC, the North American subsidiary of the C&U Group, has announced that C&U bearings prevailed in a head to head teardown analysis of bearing quality, performance, and price in an independent 3rd party study. The testing, commissioned by global financial services company, UBS Limited, and conducted by an independent lab, validates the superiority of C&U bearings and confirms that the overall quality of C&U bearings has caught up with leading competitive brands, worldwide.

Independent tear down analysis

C&U bearings were tested against leading bearing makers using a proprietary bearing tear down analysis performed as a standard Source Qualification Inspection by a specialized independent laboratory in the U.S. The bearings that were tested are typically used in automotive applications for medium sized utility trucks and in small gearboxes and conveyor idlers used in industrial applications.

The test compared the identical bearing type (6208-2RS) from four suppliers: 1) SKF, 2) FAG (Schaeffler), 3) C&U (China), 4) ZEN (China), as purchased from the same aftermarket distributor. SKF and FAG were found to be largely comparable. But according to the test report, Chinese supplier, C&U, provided a very high-quality bearing overall that exceeded SKF and FAG in particular on the dimensional analyses and the seal design, which has important implications for expected lifetime. The Zen bearings fared less favorably in the comparison.  The results support the fact that C&U has effectively distanced themselves in terms of quality as compared to other Chinese bearing brands.

World-class quality, world class value

In addition to quality and performance, C&U bearings scored very high on value as well.  C&U bearings were available at a lower price than both the SKF and FAG equivalent bearings. According to Tom Rouse, President of C&U Americas, LLC, “We are delighted to have earned such a high recognition from this independent study because it reinforces the key promises we make to our customer in the marketplace – World Class Quality and World Class Value.”

C&U Americas offers a full line of bearing types and styles for use in original equipment manufacturing, aftermarket replacement, and MRO operations. The C&U portfolio includes over 30,000 types of bearings in a wide range of specifications and sizes ranging from 1.5mm ID to 4000mm OD.

As China’s largest bearing producer and one of the world’s top 10 bearing manufacturers, C&U utilizes the formidable production capabilities of its nine bearing manufacturing centers, 36 bearing plants, and 18 vertically integrated component plants to reach an annual production capacity of 930 million units. C&U Bearings are precision made in advanced manufacturing facilities that are independently certified for ISO9001 Quality Management System, QS9000/VDA6.1 Quality Management System, ISO14001 Environmental Management System and ISO/TS16949: Quality Management Systems.

From its North American headquarters in Plymouth, Michigan, C&U Americas is able to offer its NAFTA customers exceptional value along with complete application engineering and customer service support.

C&U Americas Hub Unit Bearings I, II, III Provide OEM Quality and World-Class Value

C&U Americas Hub Unit Bearings I, II, III Provide OEM Quality and World-Class Value
– Versatile wheel-end application with ball or tapered roller options, driven or non-driven-
Plymouth, MI… C&U Americas, LLC, the North American subsidiary of the C&U Group, one of the world’s top 10 bearing manufacturers and China’s largest bearing producer, offers versatile, world-class quality hub unit bearings for use in automotive wheel ends. The bearings are precision made to the highest quality standards and are more affordably priced than most competitive bearings.

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Specifically designed to deliver key product performance features, C&U hub unit bearings are available in multiple design configurations based upon loading and design needs.  Starting with proprietary bearing steel, C&U bearings are manufactured to the strictest precision quality standards controlling stiffness and runout for even the most exacting OEM demands.
Configurations include Generation I, II, or III ball and tapered roller designs. Each design can be incorporated as a driven or non-driven wheel hub. ABS and traction control (TCS) capabilities are also available, if required. All C&U wheel hub unit bearings are greased and sealed for life to deliver safety, stability, and long life.
The hub unit bearings are suitable for light to medium duty vehicles as well as ATV, golf cart, and other light off-road vehicles.

C&U Americas Tapered Roller Bearings Deliver High Performance Under Heavy Radial and Axial Loads

C&U Americas Tapered Roller Bearings Deliver High Performance Under Heavy Radial and Axial Loads
– Versatile performance under heavy loads, many applications, relatively small package-
Plymouth, MI… C&U Americas, LLC, the North American subsidiary of the C&U Group, one of the world’s top 10 bearing manufacturers and China’s largest bearing producer, offers versatile, world-class quality tapered roller bearings for use in an extensive range of challenging applications. The bearings are precision made to the highest quality standards, and are more affordably priced than most competitive bearings.

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C&U tapered roller bearings are suitable for various automotive applications including wheel ends, transmissions, transfer cases, axles and differentials.
Specifically designed to deliver key product performance features, C&U Americas tapered roller bearings are available in both inch series and metric design configurations based on application needs. C&U bearings are manufactured to the strictest quality standards and feature superfinished raceways, which help to ensure long lasting operation. These versatile bearings perform under a wide range of loads, duty cycles, and temperature conditions.

C&U Americas Versatile Single Row Deep Groove Ball Bearings Yield High Speed Capabilities and Low Torque Under Radial and Axial Loads

3C&U Americas Versatile Single Row Deep Groove Ball Bearings Yield High Speed Capabilities and Low Torque Under Radial and Axial Loads
– Extensive automotive applications in engine accessory, drivetrain, and chassis –

Plymouth, MI… C&U Americas, LLC, the North American subsidiary of the C&U Group, one of the world’s top 10 bearing manufacturers and China’s largest bearing producer, offers versatile, world-class quality single row deep groove ball bearings for use in an extensive range of automotive applications. The bearings are precision made to the highest quality standards, and are more affordably priced than most competitive bearings.

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Specifically designed to deliver key product performance features, C&U single row deep groove ball bearings are offered in multiple design configurations based on loading and design needs.  Starting with proprietary bearing steel for increased material fatigue life, C&U bearings are manufactured to the strictest quality standards. Superfinished raceways ensure long-lasting and quiet operation. Configuration options are wide ranging and include metric and inch designs, standard Conrad types, and max capacity.

C&U single row deep groove ball bearings are available with several cage options including steel, nylon or brass cages and open (no lubrication) or with shields/seals (greased for life) configurations. These versatile bearing options allow for optimal performance under a wide range of load, duty cycle, and temperature conditions. The bearings are suitable for various engine accessory, drivetrain, and chassis applications including alternators, fan clutch/cooling fans, starters, ABS motors, blowers, steering columns, axles, differentials, transmissions, idlers/tensioners, and superchargers. Industrial uses include electric motors, blowers, gearboxes, and pumps.

C&U Americas Magnetic Clutch Bearings Handle Radial and Axial Loads in a Compact Package

– Designed for A/C clutches in automotive and over-the-road truck applications –

Plymouth, MI… C&U Americas, LLC, the North American subsidiary of the C&U Group, one of the world’s top 10 bearing manufacturers and China’s largest bearing producer, offers world-class quality magnetic clutch bearings for use in air conditioning clutches for automotive and over-the-road truck applications. The bearings are precision built to the highest quality standards, and are more affordably priced than most competitive bearings.

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Specifically designed to deliver key product performance features, C&U magnetic clutch bearings incorporate an angular contact raceway design that handles both radial and axial loads while promoting stiffness within the application – all in a compact package. All bearing configurations feature superfinished, dual outer and inner ring raceways that are inclined at an angle to the bearing axis. This design allows for application in a smaller envelope, which can be more functional and cost effective than utilizing a standard double row bearing or putting two bearings together.

C&U magnetic clutch bearings are available with a variety of design features including multiple sealing and lubrication options as well as nylon cages to promote longer lubrication life. C&U Americas’ use of proprietary bearing steel also results in increased material fatigue life, which provides a key advantage for thin-section bearings.

The wide range of design variations make C&U magnetic clutch bearings ideal for use in various automotive applications including magnetic clutches, fan brackets, alternators, and idlers/tensioners. Other industrial applications include electric motors, blowers, water pumps, centrifugal pumps, compressors, and more.

C&U Americas offers a full line of bearing types and styles for use in original equipment manufacturing, aftermarket replacement, and MRO operations. The C&U portfolio includes over 30,000 types of bearings in a wide range of specifications and sizes ranging from 1.5mm ID to 4000mm OD.

C&U Americas Water Pump Bearings Provide Premium Performance in Wide Range of Design Configurations

– Key automotive uses include water pumps, superchargers, fan brackets, and power steering pumps –

Plymouth, MI… C&U Americas, LLC, the North American subsidiary of the C&U Group, one of the world’s top 10 bearing manufacturers and China’s largest bearing producer, offers world-class quality water pump bearings for use in automotive and heavy duty water pumps. The bearings are precision made to the highest quality standards and are more affordably priced than most competitive bearings.

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C&U water pump bearings are available in various shaft diameters and lengths, both imperial and metric measurements. Precision shafts can be customized with steps, holes, threads, and other features. The nearly limitless range of variations make the bearings ideal for any water pump design, as well as many other applications. The water pump bearings are also well suited for use in superchargers, fan brackets, and power steering pumps.

Specifically designed to deliver key product performance features, C&U water pump bearings are offered in multiple design configurations. Based upon loading and design needs, these options include ball/ball, ball/roller, or reverse ball/roller in a wide variety of sizes. All bearing configurations feature superfinished, dual outer ring raceways that align with two superfinished raceways on a precision case-hardened integral shaft.  This design provides for an excellent load carrying ability and offers a variety of possible layout variations.

All C&U water pump bearings are developed to ensure long application life and excellent durability. They feature multiple seal designs, application specific material options, and nylon cages for longer grease life.

C&U Americas Cylindrical Roller Bearings Built for High Speed, High Load Capacities

– Applications for gearboxes, presses, machine tool spindles, construction equipment –

Plymouth, MI… C&U Americas, LLC, the North American subsidiary of the C&U Group, one of the world’s top 10 bearing manufacturers and China’s largest bearing producer, offers world-class quality Cylindrical Roller Bearings for high speed, high temperature, and high load capacity applications. The bearings are made to the highest quality standards, and are more affordably priced than most competitive bearings.

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C&U Americas’ line of Cylindrical Roller Bearings delivers excellent speed capability and features a high radial load capacity with optional designs offering thrust load capabilities, too.  These versatile bearings are available in extra capacity designs with a wide range of cage material options including steel, brass, and polyamide. Depending on the exact needs of the application, C&U Cylindrical Roller Bearings can be configured to meet a variety of noise, speed, vibration and temperature requirements.

Developed in both single row and double row configurations, C&U Americas Cylindrical Roller Bearings are available in all types of precision classes and feature both matched and interchangeable inner and outer ring designs. This wide range of design options positions the bearing line as an ideal solution for applications such as:

  • Agriculture
  • Automotive OEM
  • Electric motor
  • Gearboxes
  • Presses
  • Construction
  • Oil and gas
  • Machine Tool
  • Heavy industry
  • Fans/blowers
  • Traction motors
  • Pumps and compressors

C&U Americas Slewing Ring Bearings Precision Built to Handle Large, Heavy, and Slow-Oscillating Loads

– Designed for heavy equipment, oil and gas, medical systems, renewable energy –

Plymouth, MI… C&U Americas, LLC, the North American subsidiary of the C&U Group, one of the world’s top 10 bearing manufacturers and China’s largest bearing producer, offers world-class quality Slewing Ring Bearings for use in a variety of demanding industries such as heavy equipment, oil and gas, medical systems, renewable energy and semiconductor manufacturing. These versatile bearings can be specifically designed to handle large, heavy, slow-oscillating loads like those in cranes, booms and lifts, yet can also be utilized in high-accuracy applications such as CT scanners and industrial positioners.

CU Slewing Ring Bearing

Slewing Ring Bearings are precision built to manage a variety of load types including radial, axial, moment or a combination of each. Their unique construction and compact footprint helps facilitate ease of mounting and maintenance. Seals are standard for retaining grease and keeping contaminants out. Re-lubricating holes are incorporated into the design, evenly distributed around the bearing, to allow for grease replenishment which helps reduce friction and wear and extend bearing life.

C&U Americas offers single row ball, single row cross roller, double row ball, and three-row roller designs and a variety of heat treatment options. C&U can also provide gear teeth on the inner ring (internal toothed), outer ring (external toothed), or untoothed, depending upon the application.

C&U Americas Spherical Roller Bearings Deliver High Load Carrying Capability

– Wide usage for aggregate equipment, steel mills, and continuous casting machinery –

Plymouth, MI… C&U Americas, LLC, the North American subsidiary of the C&U Group, one of the world’s top 10 bearing manufacturers and China’s largest bearing producer, brings world-class quality Spherical Roller Bearings for use in aggregate equipment, construction equipment, continuous casting machinery, steel mills and paper mills. The bearings are precision made to the highest quality standards, and are more affordably priced than most competitive bearings.

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Specifically designed to deliver key product performance features, C&U Americas Spherical Roller Bearings offer a high load carrying capability, misalignment up to 1.5 degrees, and good speed performance. This results in improved equipment reliability and reduced operating costs.  All of the bearing configurations feature an outer ring raceway that is a superfinished, continuous spherical surface, two superfinished inner ring raceways that are inclined at an angle to the bearing axis and two rows of barrel-shaped rollers that closely match the raceway profiles. This design allows the bearings to handle a combination of radial loads and moderate axial loads together, as well as heavy radial loads and impact loads.

C&U Americas Spherical Roller Bearings are available with a variety of design features such as pressed steel cages, one-piece machined brass cages, cylindrical bore or tapered bore options, and outer ring lubrication grooves. The wide range of design variations make the bearings ideal for use in other key industries such as alternative energy, off highway, construction, mining, as well as agricultural, electric motor, gas, oil, rail, and textile.

C&U Bearings Ranked Top Bearing Producer by China Machinery Industry Federation

Plymouth, MI… The C&U Group, parent company of North American subsidiary, C&U Americas, was recently named the number one company in the Chinese bearing market by the China Machinery Industry Federation and the China Association of Automobile Industry. The designation was given to the C&U Group for having the highest amount of income earned in China during 2015.

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The conference to name the top 100 China Machinery Industry Enterprises & Top 30 Automobile Industry Enterprises in 2015, which was co-organized by China Machinery Industry Federation and China Association of Automobile Industry, was held in Dongguan, Guangdong Province, China on May 26th, 2016. The C&U Group was also ranked no. 29 on the list of the Top 100 companies by the China Machinery Industry Federation, the highest ranking for any bearing manufacturer.

During 2015, The C&U Group achieved substantial growth in overall operations and maintained its industry-leading position by transforming and upgrading its main product lines. During this period, C&U Group was also able to expand its cutting-edge products and bring new innovations to the market.

As China’s largest bearing producer and one of the world’s top 10 bearing manufacturers, C&U utilizes the formidable production capabilities of its nine bearing manufacturing centers, 36 bearing plants, and 18 vertically integrated component plants to reach an annual production capacity of 819 million units.

C&U Bearings are precision made in advanced manufacturing facilities that are independently certified for ISO9001 Quality Management System, QS9000/VDA6.1 Quality Management System, ISO14001 Environmental Management System and ISO/TS16949: Quality Management Systems.

From its North American headquarters in Plymouth, Michigan, C&U Americas is able to offer its NAFTA customers exceptional value along with complete application engineering and customer service support.

Grand Prix Award From Hitachi Nets Pole Position for C&U Americas as a Top Supplier

Plymouth, MI… Top executives from C&U Americas, LLC enjoyed the best of both worlds on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the 2016 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix in Detroit, MI. In addition to the honor of being recognized as a top supplier, C&U Americas President, Tom Rouse and Matthew Unsworth, Director of Sales, were honored guests in the Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc. suite during the 20th running of Detroit’s premier open wheel racing spectacular and had the opportunity to partake in some exciting ‘varoom’ trackside.

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According to Mr. Rouse, “We are delighted to receive this prestigious recognition and could not ask for a more enjoyable way to celebrate the day with our valued partner, Hitachi Automotive Systems, and help them cheer on their driver, Helio Castroneves, and the Hitatchi Team Penske Chevrolet.”

Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc. President and CEO, Paul Carroll, noted, “C&U earned the opportunity because of their overall achievement on quality, cost savings, delivery, and innovation. They are one of our very best suppliers and in a class of elite suppliers in our industry. This is the first time we have had this type of award and we were very pleased to be able to host C&U Americas for this event.”

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Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc., a subsidiary of Hitachi America, Ltd., manufactures, remanufactures, and markets a wide range of automotive systems including engine management systems, electric power train systems, drive control systems, and car information systems for all major automotive original equipment manufacturers worldwide.

C&U Americas, LLC is the North American subsidiary of The C&U Group, one of the world’s top 10 bearing manufacturers and China’s largest bearing producer. C&U Americas offers a full line of bearing types and styles for use in original equipment manufacturing, aftermarket replacement, and MRO operations. The C&U portfolio includes over 30,000 types of bearings in a wide range of specifications and sizes ranging from 1.5mm ID to 4000mm OD.

As China’s largest bearing producer and one of the world’s top 10 bearing manufacturers, C&U utilizes the formidable production capabilities of its nine bearing manufacturing centers, 36 bearing plants, and 18 vertically integrated component plants to reach an annual production capacity of 819 million units.

C&U Bearings are precision made in advanced manufacturing facilities that are independently certified for ISO9001 Quality Management System, QS9000/VDA6.1 Quality Management System, ISO14001 Environmental Management System and ISO/TS16949: Quality Management Systems.

From its North American headquarters in Plymouth, Michigan, C&U Americas is able to offer its NAFTA customers exceptional value along with complete application engineering and customer service support.

Hitachi Automotive Systems Presents 2015 Quality Excellence Award to C&U Americas

Plymouth, MI… C&U Americas, LLC, the North American subsidiary of The C&U Group, one of the world’s top 10 bearing manufacturers and China’s largest bearing producer, was honored with the 2015 Quality Excellence Award by Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc. The award was presented in recognition of outstanding quality performance achievement. C&U Americas President, Thomas Rouse, and C&U Americas Director of Engineering, Richard Peterson, accepted the award during the 5th Annual Hitachi Automotive Systems Supplier Conference in Richmond, KY.

C&U Rouse and Peterson Accept Quality Award

The announcement was made by Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc. Vice President Corporate Procurement, Steve Meadows, who noted, “Hitachi is fortunate to work with a supplier partner such as C&U Americas, who is keenly focused on providing unmatched customer satisfaction and committed to consistently delivering the highest quality products possible.”

C&U Americas President, Thomas Rouse, added, “Receiving this Quality Excellence Award is a testament to the hard work of our team members and the quality products that have helped C&U earn its reputation as a global industry leader. We truly appreciate the recognition by Hitachi Automotive System for our efforts and commitment.”

Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc., a subsidiary of Hitachi America, Ltd., manufactures, remanufactures, and markets a wide range of automotive systems including engine management systems, electric power train systems, drive control systems, and car information systems for all major automotive original equipment manufacturers worldwide.

C&U Americas offers a full line of bearing types and styles for use in original equipment manufacturing, aftermarket replacement, and MRO operations. The C&U portfolio includes over 30,000 types of bearings in a wide range of specifications and sizes ranging from 1.5mm ID to 4000mm OD.

As China’s largest bearing producer and one of the world’s top 10 bearing manufacturers, C&U utilizes the formidable production capabilities of its nine bearing manufacturing centers, 36 bearing plants, and 18 vertically integrated component plants to reach an annual production capacity of 819 million units.

C&U Bearings are precision made in advanced manufacturing facilities that are independently certified for ISO9001 Quality Management System, QS9000/VDA6.1 Quality Management System, ISO14001 Environmental Management System and ISO/TS16949: Quality Management Systems.

From its North American headquarters in Plymouth, Michigan, C&U Americas is able to offer its NAFTA customers exceptional value along with complete application engineering and customer service support.

C&U Americas Receives 2015 BorgWarner Supplier Quality Excellence Award

– Cited for superior quality of bearing components for BorgWarner Power Drive Systems –

Plymouth, MI… C&U Americas, LLC, the North American subsidiary of The C&U Group, one of the world’s top 10 bearing manufacturers and China’s largest bearing producer, has received the “2015 Supplier Quality Excellence Award” from BorgWarner Inc. The award was given to C&U Americas in recognition for consistently providing superior quality parts during the 2015 business year. C&U supplies various bearings for alternators and starters to the BorgWarner Power Drive Systems plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

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BorgWarner presented the award to C&U Americas during its Annual Supplier Conference, which was held February 25th, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Quijote San Luis Potosi, Mexico. On hand to accept the award were Victor Lopez Navarrete, C&U Americas Regional Manager-Mexico, Mike Caldwell, C&U Americas Quality Manager, and Tom Rouse, C&U Americas President.

“We are delighted to receive this prestigious award and honored to be recognized for excellence by a world leading manufacturer such as BorgWarner, states Tom Rouse. “We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with BorgWarner and are very proud of our team’s commitment and dedication in serving BorgWarner.”

BorgWarner Inc. is a global automotive industry components and parts supplier. The company produces powertrain products, which include manual and automatic transmissions and transmission components, such as electro-hydraulic control components, transmission control units, friction materials, and one-way clutches, turbochargers, engine valve timing system components, along with all-wheel drive system components.

C&U Americas offers a full line of bearing types and styles for use in original equipment manufacturing, aftermarket replacement, and MRO operations. The C&U portfolio includes over 30,000 types of bearings in a wide range of specifications and sizes ranging from 1.5mm ID to 4000mm OD.

As China’s largest bearing producer and one of the world’s top 10 bearing manufacturers, C&U utilizes the formidable production capabilities of its nine manufacturing centers, 36 bearing assembly plants, and 18 vertically integrated component plants to produce over 2.8 million bearings per day. C&U relies on state-of-the-art manufacturing and stringent QC in order to maintain its leadership position in the bearing market.

C&U Bearings are precision made in advanced manufacturing facilities that are independently certified for ISO9001 Quality Management System, QS9000/VDA6.1 Quality Management System, ISO14001 Environmental Management System and ISO/TS16949: Quality Management Systems.

From its North American headquarters in Plymouth, Michigan, C&U Americas is able to offer its NAFTA customers exceptional value along with complete application engineering and customer service support.

For more information, visit: cubearing.com or contact David Marek, C&U Americas, 45901 Five Mile Road, Plymouth, MI 48170, Tel: 734-656-0260 ex 228