At Saint-Gobain, our market leading brands NORGLIDE® Bearings, RENCOL® Tolerance Rings and our latest innovation SPRINGLIDE™ Spring Energised Bearings, are small parts that make a big difference to our customers, all round the world.
We supply high volume international Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier One suppliers with custom designed component solutions for use in a range of applications for customers in the most demanding industries, including Automotive, HVAC, Bicycle and Electronics.
We have decades in development and leading solutions with bearings and tolerance rings. Today, operating from 14 manufacturing bases and six R&D centres worldwide, we support our customers to develop even better systems using our components that deliver weight, space and cost savings, streamline assembly, reduce noise and extend the life of our customers' products.
We work in partnership with our customers to solve engineering challenges and improve the end user experience. Our customers include some of the largest companies and most recognisable brands in the world, and chances are you already enjoy the benefits that we deliver in products you use in your daily life already.
Let’s solve your engineering challenge together, today.
At Saint-Gobain, we know how engineers think. We know the challenges they face. We’re engineers too. That’s why we work engineer-to-engineer so we can deliver solutions that make a big difference for our customers and ultimately, the end user too.
Collaboration and Customer Focus
Every customer’s needs are unique, so each of our solutions are custom developed to maximize the value engineers can build into applications with our components.
By working engineer-to-engineer, we develop a deep understanding of customer challenges and demonstrate how our unrivalled expertise and experience can deliver, and exceed, exacting performance standards.
With over 30 years of experience with decades of ongoing investment in R&D, we have an unparalleled understanding of advanced materials and their capabilities.
Industry is constantly changing, and so are market expectations. From six R&D centres across the world, our dedicated engineers are developing the next generation of component solutions.
Local presence, global support
Global operations give us large-scale and rapid industrialization capabilities. With a presence in 14 countries, we offer tailored solutions and support to our customers wherever they are.
World-class manufacturing facilities guarantee we can consistently deliver high quality products, rapid response and the highest standards of service.
Our approach is to develop solutions that deliver on four key benefits which help engineers solve their challenges and deliver on end user expectations.
Our solutions support light weight design by delivering strong yet light components or allow to combine unlike materials, save space by replacing multiple parts or delivering ultra-thin components, and cut costs by eliminating lubrication and streamlining or combining components.
We can work with our customers to deliver custom solutions with the ideal tolerance compensations to deliver the best possible fit between mating components and optimise assembly.
Noise can be irritating and unpleasant for the end user. We deliver solutions that provide a quieter and more pleasant experience, and reduce physical discomfort, and wear, by reducing vibration.
Our solutions perform consistently over time by delivering controlled torque and friction, or the highest corrosion protection - enhancing our customer’s reputation with the end user through maintained performance over life.