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NTN Corporation Honoured with 2020 “CHO” MONODZUKURI Innovative Parts and Components Award


15 December 2020 - Toronto - Corporate - News

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NTN Corporation has received the prestigious 2020 “CHO” MONODZUKURI Innovative Parts and Components Award in the Mobility Components Category. NTN Japan was bestowed with this award by the Monodzukuri Nippon Conference and Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun for the development of the Low Friction Hub Bearing III.

The “CHO” MONODZUKURI Innovative Parts and Components Award recognizes parts and materials manufacturers that make significant contributions to the development of industry and society. The awardee is selected from manufacturers of parts and materials related to machinery, electronics and automobiles in fields related to the environment, health, biotechnology, medical equipment and everyday life.

NTN’s Low Friction Hub Bearing III was awarded the 2020 “CHO” MONODZUKURI Award in the “Mobility Components” category based on carefully evaluated criteria which looked in depth at the tribology and manufacturing technologies used in its development, as well as the low friction characteristics that improve fuel efficiency of automobiles by 0.53% and contribute to saving energy and reducing CO2 emissions. As NTN is the world leader in OE wheel hub manufacturing, that 0.53% at a global scale results in a significant, positive impact.

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The award is a testament to the importance of NTN’s product engineering and development capabilities, guided by NTN’s corporate philosophy to contribute to society through new technologies and products. The Low Friction Hub Bearing III is the result of this focus on engineering innovation to meet the needs of our OE customers across the globe.

NTN’s award-winning Low Friction Hub Bearing III is an automotive wheel bearing that reduces rotational friction by 62% compared to conventional products. The Low Friction Hub Bearing III achieves decreases rotational friction with an innovative seal design, optimized bearing preload and an improved grease formulation. This design also improves resistance to fretting wear in low-temperature conditions.

About NTN

Founded in 1918, NTN is one of the world's largest producers of premium quality ball and roller bearings, long recognized for the most stringent quality standards in the industry. With plants around the globe and a strong domestic manufacturing network, over 80% of the products sold by NTN in North America are made by one of the ten plants the company operates in Canada and the USA. NTN is also a leading provider of bearing services which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering consulting and training. NTN's company vision is "to transform into Canada’s leader of the Ultimate Bearing Experience."

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