ACORN becomes UK stockist for Timken Type E Tapered Roller Bearing Housed Units

Acorn Industrial Services Ltd has increased its range of Timken products by investing in a large stockholding of Timken Type E tapered roller bearing housed units. The new range will enable customers to slash their downtime by receiving and fitting the units to their machinery the same day.

Timken Type E housed units are bringing a new standard of performance to the tapered roller bearing market. Their robust housing, outstanding load carrying capacity and high misalignment capability delivers a 55% increase in service life when compared to industry-standard housed units equipped with standard Timken bearings.

Gavin Stacey, ACORN’s Sales Director, commented:

At ACORN, we are continuously striving to help our customers to reduce downtime. The addition of Timken Type E housed units to our stockholding gives maintenance engineers same day access to this versatile range of bearing units, which are directly interchangeable with similar housed units by brands such as DODGE® and Browning®.

Renowned across the globe for being the pioneer of tapered roller bearings, Timken has over a century of experience in the manufacture of premium quality engineering components. The Timken offering includes a full range of bearings, transmission, gearboxes, belts and chain, which are used all over the world in many industrial sectors, such as mining, cement & aggregates, pulp & paper and water treatment industries.

When asked about the new partnership, Mat Sawyer, Timken’s Key Account Manager, commented:

Our range of Type-E tapered roller bearing housed units are particularly suited for use in processing equipment, material handling and bulk conveying applications, where contamination and high axial loads are commonplace. ACORN’s position as a leading distributor of bearing components, coupled with Timken’s reputation for manufacturing high quality products, helps customers to keep their downtime to a minimum, even in these challenging industries.

For more information about Timken Type-E tapered roller bearing housed units, contact your local ACORN® branch. Email:, Tel: 0800 8766 441, or visit

Acorn Industrial Services Ltd provides full service supply solutions on engineering components to an international customer base. Their impressive stockholding of over six million items is available from regional distribution centres throughout the UK.

Acorn Industrial Services Ltd is part of Axel Johnson International, a privately owned Swedish Industrial group of more than 110 companies in 27 countries, with combined annual sales of EUR 960 million. Axel Johnson International drives business development and growth through a long-term approach to ownership in strategically selected niche markets, primarily technical components and solutions for industrial processes. Axel Johnson International is organised in five business groups: Fluid Handling Solutions, Industrial Solutions, Lifting Solutions, Power Transmission Solutions and Transport Solutions.