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.
Our full lineup of GEN3 hub bearings with built-in active ABS sensors that respond to the safety demands of the automotive world.
Our hub bearings incorporate a sealed-type construction to deliver a sensor-integrated hub bearing. This design helps to prevent damage, corrosion, and adhesion of iron powders to the internal magnetizing encoder and the sensor probe–and makes our ABS sensors all the more reliable.
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.
The Elgin, Illinois plant totals 670,000 square feet, has 36 high-volume automated assembly lines and employs a highly skilled workforce of more than 650 people.