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C&U Americas Joins Bearing Specialists and Power Transmission Distributors Associations

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C&U Americas
45901 Five Mile Road
Plymouth, MI, 48170

Press release date: February 26, 2013

Plymouth, MI… CU Americas, the North American subsidiary of The C&U Group, China’s largest bearing producer, and the 11th largest bearing maker in the world, has taken another major step in building an even stronger C&U Bearings brand and presence in the U.S. by becoming a member of two prestigious industry trade organizations, Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) and Power Transmission Distributers Association (PTDA).

The announcement was made by William A. Childers, President of C&U Americas, who noted that with the continued growth of economic globalization, the company’s key goals are to become one of the top 10 bearing suppliers worldwide and to make a greater contribution to the bearing industry.

About BSA
The Bearing Specialists Association is an Illinois non-profit corporation whose policies and direction are determined by elected officers and a board of directors, who report to the general membership. BSA is an international service and educational organization of distributors representing a total of almost 100 companies distributing factory-warranted, anti-friction bearings and invited manufacturers of bearings and related products.

About PTDA
The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) is the leading association for the industrial power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distribution channel. A U.S.-based trade association, PTDA represents 171 power transmission/motion control distribution firms that generate more than $11 billion in sales and span close to 3,400 locations in the United States, Canada and eight other countries. PTDA members also include 179 manufacturers that supply the PT/MC industry.

About C&U Americas
C&U Americas offers a full line of ball and roller bearings for use by a variety of industries in original equipment manufacturing as well as aftermarket and MRO operations. C&U makes over 3,000 different kinds of bearings for a wide range of applications, such as wheel hubs, engines, gear-boxes, universal joints, alternators, water and hydraulic pumps, compressors, machine tools, mining equipment, and power tools, as well as industrial transmissions and motors.

C&U is the largest bearing manufacturer in China; producing over 1.8 million bearings per day from TS16949 and QS9000 certified plants in seven major manufacturing centers.

For more information, visit:  or contact David Marek, C&U Americas, 44330 Plymouth Oaks Blvd., Plymouth, MI 48170, Tel: 734-656-0260 ex 228, Email:

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