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Timken Bearings Help Keep Mining Machinery Running in Poland

CANTON, Ohio: June 17, 2009 —The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR) is supplying tapered roller bearings for longwall shearer loaders used in underground coal mines in Poland. The loaders are produced by FAMUR Group of Poland, the largest mining machinery manufacturer in Eastern Europe.

Timken® tapered roller bearings installed in the cutter head transmission of the shearer demonstrated superior performance during field tests, proving their ability to withstand the high axial loads of the application, thus extending the service life of the equipment.

Downtime is particularly costly for operators in the mining industry. Timken helps end users keep equipment up and running at a high level of performance by providing reliable bearings, as well as the seals, lubricants, diagnostic equipment and repair services to help keep bearings turning.

About The Timken Company

The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR, http://www.timken.com) keeps the world turning, with innovative friction management and power transmission products and services, enabling our customers' machinery to perform more efficiently and reliably. With sales of $5.7 billion in 2008, operations in 26 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 Media and Strategic Communications
Mail Code: GNW-37
1835 Dueber Avenue, S.W.
Canton, OH 44706 U.S.A.
Telephone: (330) 471-3514 
Facsimile: (330)  471-7032
lorrie.crum@timken.com

 

Investor Contact: Steve Tschiegg
Director - Capital Markets and Investor Relations
Mail Code: GNE-26
1835 Dueber Avenue, S.W.
Canton, OH 44706 U.S.A.
Telephone: (330) 471-7446
Facsimile: (330) 471-2797
steve.tschiegg@timken.com

 

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