NSK—A leading company in the Industry
Since its establishment as Japan’s first bearing manufacturer in 1916, NSK Ltd. has been an industry-leading pioneer in every era.
NSK has established itself as the world’s top manufacturer of automotive bearings and ball bearings, which are its flagship products. NSK’s portfolio of high-quality products is backed by technological dominance, and NSK products are hard at work supporting the modern world in many fields. Our flagship products include the world’s first commercialized half toroidal continuously variable transmission (CVT) and an electric power steering system that boasts the world’s leading market share.
NSK began developing its global business long before globalization took off. Today, NSK has a worldwide network of 120 sites in 26 countries, mainly in the United States, Europe, China, and other parts of Asia.
In Pursuit of Total Quality
We are taking several steps to maintain our industry lead. Throughout the company, we are honing our competitive strength via continuous increases in quality, cost competitiveness and delivery performance. We aim to be industry leaders in total quality including craftsmanship, Kaizen (improvement), products, services, information, and work processes.
Promoting Individual Growth to Build a Powerful Team
Today, changes are occurring in the overarching framework of international politics and economics. Globalization continues to advance and the world is undergoing a paradigm shift into a new era. At such a time, it is vital that we value our relationships with customers and local communities, and foster and maintain a corporate culture of engaging in business with integrity, honesty, and fairness. I have high expectations that the newest members of our team will help to create and realize our new vision of a new NSK. In particular, I value young employees who do their own research, think for themselves, are persistent, thorough, never give up, and who go to the actual frontline site, and view the object in question when problem-solving. The drive of young people who can look at things with a fresh perspective and a flexible mindset is the power that will build the NSK of the future. There is a lot of challenging and rewarding work to be done at NSK, and each individual grows as they perform that work. And as each employee grows in their respective careers, I expect NSK itself to grow ever stronger. I hope to create a new future for NSK together with talented young people who are ready to step up and be central players in driving NSK’s growth.
President & Chief Executive Officer