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For the replacement of your gearbox bearings and your clutch release bearings, we provide you with the same standard of quality as the parts supplied to vehicle manufacturers.


Gearbox bearings and clutch release bearings are critical for the good operation of the transmission.

NTN in Europe develops the products and OE parts for vehicle manufacturers. For the Aftermarket parts, NTN in Europe guarantees:

  • an original equipment product, identical to the original
  • the same reliability as the original equipment
  • high level of durability
  • first-class performance
  • the ability to innovate and develop the products of the future 
  • support from our technical support team (training, advice, expertise, etc.)

Our range of gearbox bearings in figures:

  • more than 300 original equipment references
  • covering nearly 200 different gearboxes, for European and Asian vehicles

NTN in Europe do not compromise on reliability

Transmissions do not tolerate poor quality components. They contain between 6 and 14 bearings, ensuring:

  • the positioning of the shafts in relation to the transmission casing
  • the rotation of the shafts in relation to the transmission casing
  • the synchronisation between shafts.

Extremely reliable, NTN in Europe bearings are designed to:

  • ensures there is no backlash within the gearbox
  • function in harsh environments: high temperatures, oil pollution, high loads, shaft deflection due to fluctuations in engine torque, accommodate poor lubrication due to oil leakage from the gearbox, etc. 
  • meet specific requirements such as load carrying capacity, performance, acoustics and precision of assembly, etc. 



Discover our range of clutch release bearings

With a long-association with the market, NTN in Europe has developed a range of clutch release bearings covering 11 vehicle manufacturers. 

The production volumes of clutch release bearings make NTN in Europe one of the largest manufacturers in the world. 

Strict quality controls, which are in place throughout the manufacturing process, guarantee the quality of our clutch release bearings.

The technical specifications of our clutch release bearings

  • Special-purpose sheet steel is used as original equipment by car manufacturers
  • An angular contact bearing optimised for axial loads 
  • A polyamide cage suitable for frequent operation
  • A seal designed to increase service life even in a polluted environment  
  • Special grease specific for the application 

NTN in Europe makes more than 160 million gearbox bearings and clutch release bearings. NTN in Europe also offers a complete range of transmission products, CVJ, boot kits, within the AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET PRODUCT range - Chassis


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In an environment that has many constraints such as: high temperatures, enclosed environments, oil contaminated with metal particles, "the bearing is critical for the life of the transmission". With such extreme conditions, reliability is the key word for SNR bearings. This is proven by our technical expertise, all our transmission bearings are designed and manufactured in our own factories for the original equipment market.

Romain PETELLAZ - Product Manager, Automotive Aftermarket NTN Europe

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