NKE AUSTRIA GmbH – a manufacturer of premium bearings – was founded in 1996 by a group of senior staff members of the former company Steyr Wälzlager. Within a decade, the NKE brand has emerged on the world bearing market as a significant alternative in the premium class.
They offer both standard and special bearings for all industrial applications as well as technical services, including product development, application engineering, consulting, documentation and training.
NKE’s core functions – such as engineering, product development, final processing of components, modular assembly, quality assurance, logistics, sales and marketing – are centralised at our headquarters in Steyr, Austria. The site is certified to ISO9001:2008, ISO14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001. In April 2006, NKE was awarded the Austria Quality Seal in recognition of its high quality standards.
Today, NKE bearings are distributed in more than 60 countries through over 240 distributors and 18 international representative offices.
By combining decades-long experience with the latest technical advancements, the NKE engineering team is continuously optimising the existing products as well as developing new ones.
Standard bearings: NKE have been constantly improving different aspects of their standard bearings, such as contact geometry, seals, cages, lubrication and materials. All these technical improvements lead to increased bearing life, reduced costs, and better performance.
Innovations: They also collaborate with external institutes for technical innovations, for example developing sensor bearings in cooperation with Technical Universities.
Special bearings: By working closely with their customers, they also develop creative and practical bearing solutions tailored to customers’ requirements; such solutions range from single bearings, to bearing units, or even modular systems. From concept development, technical calculations, drawings, prototyping, to series production – you can get the full support from NKE.