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Timken Supplies Bearings for Russia's Largest Steelworks
SMS Demag to build plate mill, slab caster

CANTON, Ohio — Dec. 9, 2008 — The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR) today announced that it is supplying anti-friction bearings to SMS Demag AG for installation in a plate mill and slab caster under construction for one of Russia's largest steelmakers.  The order is valued at more than $2 million. 

 

Timken® spherical and tapered roller bearings will be installed in a 5-meter (16-foot) plate mill and slab caster under construction for the operator of the largest steel plant in Russia.  The steel producer provides about 20 percent of all the steel consumed in the domestic Russian market. 

 

The slab caster and roll tables will incorporate Timken high-capacity spherical roller bearings. In addition, tapered roller bearings will be installed on the work and back-up rolls of the heavy plate mill.

 

 About The Timken Company  

The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR, www.timken.com) keeps the world turning, with innovative friction management and power transmission products and services, enabling our customers to perform faster and more efficiently. With sales of $5.2 billion in 2007, operations in 27 countries and approximately 25,000 employees, Timken is Where You Turn™ for better performance.

 

Source: The Timken Company

 

 

Media Contact: Lorrie Paul Crum
Manager-Global Strategic Media
Telephone: 330-471-4794

Facsimile: 330-471-6320

lorrie.crum@timken.com

 

Investor Contact: Steve Tschiegg
Director - Capital Markets & Investor Relations
Telephone: 330-471-7446
Facsimile: 330-471-2797
steve.tschiegg@timken.com

 

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