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Our company’s founder, Henry Timken, built the company in 1899 around an idea to make machinery more efficient through innovation. That same spirit of innovation remains at the heart of our company today. It fuels our imagination and inspires us to create new ideas and products that help contribute to a more productive world.

Our history of innovation continues with our dedication to new product design and development. Timken belts are performance driven. That’s not just a slogan but a passion to develop products to meet the needs of our customers. We work together as a team to create value and innovative solutions with our customers. Timken Belts is a partner in the success of original equipment and aftermarket customers around the world.

Industrial machinery relies on Timken belts for reliable, efficient performance in the toughest environments. Our people, processes, and technology develop world-class products that create value. Combined with our continuous improvement culture, we innovate our engineering, manufacturing, and quality processes to solve customer problems.

The Timken Belts technical center in Springfield, Missouri is focused on:

  • Research and material science technology
  • Application engineering
  • New product development
  • Product testing
  • Energy testing
  • Process engineering

Our team of dedicated professionals, scientists, technical specialists and application engineers have an average tenure of 17 years. We focus on quality, performance, durability and value. We develop application specific designs for best-in-class quality and performance.

We deliver effective solutions that meet the most demanding requirements of original equipment and aftermarket applications. Timken Belts engineering expertise stands ready to assist you.

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