Bianchi Industrial and UBC

IKO Nippon Thompson welcomes the UBC brand, a new "premium" segment in rolling bearings, combining the competitiveness of "Made in China" products with the quality standards of Japanese premium brands.

High verification processes at all stages of production, certifications obtained, social, environmental and IKO technology support guarantee the performance superiority and sustainability of UBC brand products. UBC production is positioned in the quality area of the best international brands but with a substantial cost advantage. A quality offer that clearly distinguishes itself from those of "private labels" that very often do not guarantee traceability and are placed on the European market without undergoing quality control at origin.

UBC Europe's offer consists of:

  • Spherical roller bearings
  • Cylindrical roller bearings
  • Tapered roller bearings
  • Full complement bearings
  • Deep groove ball bearings
  • Angular contact bearings
  • Thrust ball bearings
  • Thrust roller bearings
  • Needle roller bearings
  • Bearing units and bearing inserts
  • Bearings accessories


The proven specialization gained in the rolling bearing industry enables Bianchi Industrial to offer customers, where conditions of use allow it, a significant economic advantage through the UBC product, without sacrificing the guarantee of reliable and consistent quality.

IKO Nippon Thomson, a world leader in needle roller bearings, linear systems and mechatronics, acquired UBC Bearings, with a plant in Suzhou (north of Shanghai), in 2017. With its recognized technology, IKO Nippon Thomson, has introduced high quality standards that align with premium brands, both in terms of selected raw materials and through technologically advanced production systems, including total quality control at origin on the entire production. More than thirty-five years of technical and commercial Partnership between IKO Nippon Thompson and Bianchi Industrial, have enabled Bianchi Group to extend its service to the Customer, welcoming among its brands the new UBC bearing product.