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About RKB

The RKB Bearing Industries Group is the Swiss manufacturing organization which has been operating in the bearing industry since 1936, with a monthly production capacity exceeding 350 tons of machined steel. The experience gained over the years provides RKB with the know-how and expertise necessary for the development and manufacture of technological industrial bearings up to over 2.000 mm outer diameter.


RKB offers reliable cost-effective solutions, with extreme operational flexibility, leading-edge service, huge stock availability, short delivery time and the typical quality of a consistent premium-class bearing source. With a worldwide distribution network and exports to more than 50 countries, RKB is globally recognized as “The Alternative Power”  in the bearing industry.




  • 1936

    RKB traces its roots back to the passion and commitment of the Colleoni family to building a reliable source for high quality rolling bearings and bushings for industry

  • 1960

    The economic boom of 1960’s led Mr. Gianni Colleoni to establish a new and modern facility of 9.000 sqm to expand operations

  • 1978

    RKB starts a close cooperation with technological partners to exchange manufacturing expertise in overseas projects

  • 1996

    RKB embraces the new challenges of the global economy by establishing the RKB Group along with a bunch of branch offices in the world

  • 2001

    RKB management establishes two new production facilities: RKB LN Plant and RKB MS Plant

  • 2007

    RKB T3 Plant celebrates official opening, encompassing an area of 56.000 sqm

  • 2014

    RKB acquires 40.000 sqm of new property for the new T4 Plant. RKB MS Plant relocates to a new site of 8.000 sqm

  • 2016

    RKB opens two new branch offices: RKB SSC in Romania and RKB Latam in Mexico

  • 2018

    RKB opens a new branch office in Canada with adjoining warehouse

  • 2020

    RKB starts RKB MENA with bearing stock to serve UAE and adjacent countries

  • 2022

    RKB establishes RKB Wälzlager GmbH, a new local branch located in Oer-Erkenschwick, Germany

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