Founded in 1899, The Timken Company is one of the leading producers of antifriction bearings, seals, motion control systems and alloy steel components in the world. The company provides friction management and power transmission solutions for the aerospace, automotive, construction, consumer, defense, energy, industrial equipment, health, positioning control, power generation and rail markets. With annual sales of more than $5 billion, it employs over 25,000 associates. The Timken Company has achieved ISO 9001 certification. It operates nearly 60 plants, technology centers and distribution warehouses throughout the world. The company also offers repair and reconditioning services. In addition, The Timken Company provides training and online maintenance options.