CBR Bearing is a relatively small bearing company when compared to the “big boys” like Boca, SKF, NSK, and Koyo, but we were among the first to recognize the immense benefits of ceramic ball bearings and begin manufacturing and selling them.
We’ve been selling ceramic ball bearings since 2002. Before we made our first sale, we took our time to perfect the manufacturing process—making some of our own bearing-specific tooling with the help of a master tool maker and an aerospace engineer. This allowed us to craft some of the finest ceramic ball bearings on the market from the beginning.
The larger bearing companies began jumping on the bandwagon when the consumer demand for ceramic ball bearings began to grow, but these companies still remain focused largely on the more traditional steel bearings that are their “bread and butter.” At CBR, on the other hand, hybrid ceramic ball bearings are our specialty.
It wasn’t all that long ago that CBR was contacted by a large bearing company, asking if they could buy some of our bearings to send to their customers. The company representative explained that their customer needed the bearings quickly, and that it would take their company more than a month to get their customer the bearings. Since they knew we always keep a large amount of our high-quality bearings in stock at affordable prices, they were hoping they could just buy the ceramic ball bearings their customer needed off our shelf and ship them to their customer (after marking up the price, of course).
We sold them the bearings their customer needed, but we couldn’t help but think that if that customer had contacted us directly for ceramic ball bearings, they could have gotten them at a much better price (and even faster than they did, since we had to ship them to the other bearing company, who then shipped them to their customer).
Because we are a specialty bearing company and don’t have an enormous catalog of bearing options like the large bearing companies do, we are able to keep many of our bearings in stock. Even the ones we don’t currently have on our shelves can be sent out to our customers in a matter of days, since we do the manufacturing on site.
The quality of our bearings, combined with our fast shipping, low prices, and excellent customer service are what make CBR one of the best options for ceramic ball bearings. If you’ve only ever purchased bearings through a bearing distributor or directly from one of the large bearing companies, you might not know how different the experience can be when you work with a smaller, specialty bearing company like CBR. Give us a try! We don’t think you’ll be disappointed. Contact us today to have all of your questions answered or to place an order.