NTN research and development

NTN is your trusted partner which it comes to research and innovation. You can rely on our R&D centres, our passion, our ability to listen and the expertise of our teams.


NTN's continued commitment to technology development

NTN commitment to technology development

Nearly half of our innovations are developed in partnership with our customers.

  1. We continually follow the evolution of our developments. This is how we identify the right connection between new technologies and industrial needs.
  2. We are listening to you. We meet with you and discuss your technical issues. We leave the field open to creative solutions.
  3. Your ideas can take shape and become real. We innovate from conception right through to the production phase

Transforming our business into the next century through our increased investment in research & development

  • our applied research and development teams work on mechanical, mechatronic, materials and process engineering
  • our exclusive calculation methods (software developed from our own knowledge and finite element simulation models) study the behaviour of complex mechanical systems, thermal behaviour, forging processes, crimping, heat treatment, magnetic field…
  • our independent prototype workshop, our test centre, our laboratories(metallurgy, chemistry, metrology, mechatronics) test new products in real-life conditions

NTN also innovates in collaboration with our partners: technical centres, universities, trade associations, technology hubs and clusters…

NTN innovation

innovative technologies by NTN

Urbanization, population growth, climate change and the depletion of the Earth's resources has led to changes in the economic and industrial fabric of society.

NTN is committed to addressing these issues in the R&D arena with a greater focus on new products and services which have a positive impact on the environment:

  • reduction of CO2 emissions and pollution
  • diversifying and improving urban transport
  • development of self driving cars and car sharing
  • development of electric vehicles and equipment
  • reducing operating costs for industrial operators: wind energy, rail, steel and mines, industrial equipment
  • development of precision agricultural engineering
  • exploitation of new energy sources
  • safety in human-robot environment
  • further improve the already high reliability in aerospace
Learn more by taking a look at our information on: materialsmechatronics and the latest NTN innovations.