A Congleton company notches up 25 years in business, supplying a cross-section of industries

By The Editor

2nd Oct 2023 | Local News

Bearings & Drives celebrates 25 Years. Top left to right: Steve Bacon, Ben Booth. Bottom left to right: John Middleton and William Simpson. (Photo: Zeus PR)
Bearings & Drives celebrates 25 Years. Top left to right: Steve Bacon, Ben Booth. Bottom left to right: John Middleton and William Simpson. (Photo: Zeus PR)

A Congleton-based company has celebrated a milestone birthday, notching up 25 years in business.

Established in 1998, Cheshire-based, Bearings and Drives in Greenfield Rd, Congleton, specialises in supporting UK-wide manufacturers with maintenance, repair and achieving operational efficiencies.

In the last 25 years, the business has supplied over 10 million MRO products to its far-reaching client base which includes food and drink, household goods, pharmaceutical, chemical and electrical motor manufacturers.  

 And it has supported over 1,000 clients with single-source supply products, reducing operational downtime and improving production efficiency, creating considerable cost savings.

William Simpson, Managing Director of Bearings and Drives commented: "Reviewing the stats, we are looking at an overwhelming amount of components that we have supplied to our clients, each one playing it's part in ensuring our customers are fully operational and achieving maximum line efficiency.  

"Everyone in the business is extremely proud of what we have achieved over the past 25 years. The cornerstone of Bearings and Drives has been, and continues to be, our 24/7 service managed by our skilled team who are on hand to deliver advice and engineering solutions to our industrial client base.

"We are now excited for the future and what's to come following another major development this year in the form of securing the sole distributorship of industry-leading CeramicSpeed Insulate ball bearings, considerably strengthening our offering further and introducing to the UK market, the latest technology in operational efficiency. 

"CeramicSpeed Insulate ball bearings are custom-made for electrical motors and a guarantee against damage caused by stray currents, and hence are becoming the preferred choice for many clients."

Bearings and Drives serves its national client base with industrial maintenance, repair and operations products from globally recognised manufacturers of bearings, power transmission, industrial gearboxes, motors, tools and consumables.

Drawing on their vast experience of customer requirements, their products and services have been developed for all types of industries including food, paper, recycling, distribution, quarrying and plastics.


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