Timken Expands Training and Information Resources at AAPEX
-- New mobile apps, videos and in-booth training among expanded educational resources for end users and "DIY-ers"

CANTON, Ohio, Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Expanding on its growing training efforts for end users, The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR) is offering a number of new resources focused on the automotive aftermarket. All are being showcased in Las Vegas at the 2011 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX), Nov. 1-3 at Timken booth number 3018.

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Those attending AAPEX this year can take advantage of training events scheduled each day at the Timken booth. The company will offer four different 15minute sessions including:

  • Demonstrations of Timken's category management service;
  • Tips on maximizing the rich data-driven capabilities of TimkenInfo.com; and
  • Proper bearing handling and installation procedures, and bearing damage analysis.

 

Additionally, Timken has a new series of short videos on each of the training topics that will be available for download on the new Timken Connect Community website and Timken's YouTube™ channel. Each video is packed with information reinforcing vital knowledge and how-to instructions for users on the category management system, TimkenInfo.com, bearing installation and damage analysis.

 

To complement the TimkenInfo.com training and improve access to its full catalog of parts, Timken also announced plans to launch mobile applications of TimkenInfo.com for the iPhone® mobile digital device, Android™ device and Blackberry® smartphone. These tools give users access to full product information and torque specifications anytime, anywhere. The addition of these new mobile apps demonstrates Timken's commitment to help professional technicians and car owners do the job right, wherever and whenever needed.

"Over the past century, we've earned customers' trust by providing industry-leading products, knowledge and service. By expanding our digital offering and outreach, we are differentiating ourselves, serving another generation of aftermarket professionals more efficiently, with value-added tools for technicians," said Barry Harris, manager of global strategy, marketing and cataloging for Timken. "This is how we continually earn their trust in Timken."

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 that are critical to help hard-working machinery perform efficiently and reliably. With sales of $4.1 billion in 2010 and 20,000 people operating from locations in 30 countries, Timken is Where You Turn® for better performance.

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Contacts - Media: Lorrie Paul Crum, Ofc: 330.471.3514; Mob: 330.224.5021. lorrie.crum@timken.com; Investors: Steve Tschiegg, Ofc: 330.471.7446. steve.tschiegg@timken.com, The Timken Company.

SOURCE The Timken Company