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Timken Earns New Business from Telcon
Technical Support Improves Customer's Performance

CANTON, Ohio, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR) announced today that it is supplying Telcon Construction Equipment Company with bearing products and application support for its JD-315V backhoe loader, EH600 dumper and TFC cranes. Telcon is a leading manufacturer of equipment used in major Indian infrastructure projects.

In addition to supplying Timken(R) tapered roller bearings, Timken also helped Telcon improve equipment performance and productivity through technical support, such as establishing proper bearing constraints and determining correct fitting practices. Timken's local supply of bearings also cut Telcon's costs.

"At Timken, our knowledge in friction management has positioned us as a total solutions provider in the global construction industry," said Rajesh Chowdhry, national sales manager - Industrial OE. "And with local resources in India, such as our global technology center in Bangalore and our manufacturing facility in Jamshedpur, we've been able to deliver world-class engineering and product support to Telcon quickly and efficiently."

Telcon is the largest supplier of hydraulic excavators in India, with more than 6,000 machines in the market. In addition, the company was the country's first construction equipment manufacturer to receive ISO 9001 certification. Telcon is one of 93 companies held by the Tata Group, India's largest private sector group.


About The Timken Company


The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR, keeps the world turning, with innovative ways to make customers' products run smoother, faster and more efficiently. Timken's highly engineered bearings, alloy steels and related products and services turn up everywhere. With operations in 27 countries, sales of $5.2 billion in 2005 and 27,000 employees, Timken is Where You Turn™ for better performance. 


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SOURCE The Timken Company